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Long/Short Femurs Test?

It is kind of useless to say that you have long femurs because you are tall - you can only have long femurs in proportion to the rest of your body.

Is there a standardized way to test if you have long or short femurs relative to your height?

I heard that when you do the supine knee-to-chest stretch, if your knee extends past your belly button when you flex the hip completely, then you have long femurs, if not, you have short femurs.

Is that a good way to test for it?

[quote]lunk wrote:
It is kind of useless to say that you have long femurs because you are tall - you can only have long femurs in proportion to the rest of your body.

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Fair enough, but the lever arm does change regardless.
There is one test that helps you figure out which stance (in theory) would work best for you in the deadlift.

I tried finding it again but couldn’t, perhaps someone else has it bookmarked.