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Old 01-05-2016, 04:17 PM
 
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Pseudoscience gibberish. Nothing new about that.
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:17 PM
 
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i do zero stretching exercises . only weights and every other day a 4 mile run to keep my diabetes at normal levels with no drugs .

on the other hand my wife starts our gym routine with stretches daily so i think that is the big difference , unless i really am a goner .
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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That is exactly how I felt! My legs are fairly strong still, so I was kind of surprised. I am tall though and I probably weigh more than I should... But if you can bench press that much, I guess it isn't leg strength. I'm actually glad to hear that!
doesn't mean i ain't croaking ha ha ha ha . i did actually score 8 since i needed at least one touch to get up and down .
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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I will have to ask my very active 97 year old friend when he lost the ability to do the sit test. I know he has been using a cane for a great many years.
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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i think you really have 3 possibility's here .

if you can do it i think that is a big plus . odds are you got the strength , the balance , the flexibility and the co-ordination to do it .

i think that is a good indicator of general shape .

i think if you can't do it you need to look at yourself and see why , kind of like a red flag .

if you are the right weight and in good physical shape i think it may be just flexibility issues .

but if you start to look at why not and are over weight , have poor muscle strength , poor muscle tone or lack balance , well then i think you may want to dig deeper or perhaps consider it a wake up call ..
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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I saw that video a few months ago, and realized that I've never, ever used that way to get up. I'd be asking for a fall if I tried it for the first time now!

I used to be able to get up from the floor without using my hands, but not by the method in that video. I do the one where you tuck your feet under your bottom and then while rising roll your feet until they're flat on the floor. Nowadays I use at least one hand to get up, because it seems stupid to risk falling over. And I'm almost certainly not in as good physical condition as when I was younger. Got to work on that ...
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:09 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.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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Ah....how many of you old bastards can do one armed chin ups? I am 62 and can do 5 with each arm. Even if I can't get my ass up off of the floor. lol
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:44 PM
 
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I came across the Sit Rise Test (SRT) this morning.

Being able to sit to a seated position on the floor and rise back up is a simple predictor of all-cause mortality and longevity. Hip, knee and back problems will exclude some from doing this, but for those who can, it's easy or maybe not so easy to do.
I know some limber people who smoke 2-3 packs a day....They could do this easily, but I tend to doubt them making it till they're 65....
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I've never been very flexible, wouldn't have been able to do this even as a youngster
I had to laugh as one of the things I told the social security judge was that I now had to do Pilates, as I can no longer bend, & I didn't even do them well at 16, much less 61.
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