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Old 07-15-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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I was curious and decided to give it a try. I'm 61, about to turn 62, and just did 10 quick reps in good form in probably 30 or 40 seconds. Hey, maybe that means I'll live to be a thousand.
I'm now 65 and can still do this for an easy 10 reps, and more actually (bragging). Hopefully though, this doesn't mean I'll live to a hundred. Eighty is more than long enough as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I know that I've replied to this before.

I have never in my entire life got up from sitting on the floor in the way they describe/show. So as someone whose 'religion' is science, I say bull****.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The video only projects longevity out the next 6 years. Of course a 20-yo is much more likely to live to 26, than a 70-yo living to 76. Beyond six tears, the presenter makes no claim.


I douubt that he has statisticalli valid sample size of actuarial data that would support his claim of life after a certain score.

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Old 07-16-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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Yes, seen this before and it's a crock. My father-in-law is 90 and I guarantee you he can't get up off the floor without help. And his brother was 98 and used a walker. I can't believe some of the sh*t that gets published as "fact."
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:07 PM
 
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Well, that helped to make the decision to file for SS at 62+2.

Sounds of tearing up spreadsheets and notes of calculations
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Good grief. I have to shake my head about this. What exactly is the purpose?

I had a knee replacement at the end of 2014. I got through it very well, did all the P.T. and exercises at home. My surgeon was pleased.

But the one thing I don't depend on is putting on pants while standing. On rare occasion I can do it easily but most of the time, need to sit down.

As far as this being a "test" for how long we'll live ..... whoever came up with that one needs to find a life.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:20 PM
 
Location: california
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I was curious and decided to give it a try. I'm 61, about to turn 62, and just did 10 quick reps in good form in probably 30 or 40 seconds. Hey, maybe that means I'll live to be a thousand.
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I'm now 65 and can still do this for an easy 10 reps, and more actually (bragging). Hopefully though, this doesn't mean I'll live to a hundred. Eighty is more than long enough as far as I'm concerned.

How do you manage to sit on the floor and back to standing - using no hands - 10 times in 30 to 40 seconds?

I can do that using one hand, but not with only feet and butt touching floor.

You must be quite flexible. Do you have a particular exercise routine that prepares you?
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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Just for the record. My hubby was able to do this easily and had a very strong and fit body, played many sports, and hiked miles.

He died of melanoma at age 67.

The message of this test is to stay as fit and active as you can and hope for the best.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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I couldn't have done this 10 years ago.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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How do you manage to sit on the floor and back to standing - using no hands - 10 times in 30 to 40 seconds?

I can do that using one hand, but not with only feet and butt touching floor.

You must be quite flexible. Do you have a particular exercise routine that prepares you?
I've kept in good shape all my life, so doing this is easy. And every morning when I get up I do a series of movements and stretches such as standing knee raises, hip rotations, shoulder rolls forward and back, bending over with legs straight touching palms to floor, and other things, including holding the abdominal plank for six minutes or so, and hanging from a doorway pull up bar. It's a good habit to get into.
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