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Old 01-06-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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So, having done this, this is half core strength and balance, and half the things I mentioned earlier (e.g. familiarity with squatting instead of setting side legged, or needing a chair, etc.).

Certain cultures will routinely sit on haunches whilst working on the ground, eating, smoking, chatting, etc.

Western ones tend not to.

This is half the battle, familiarity.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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I think the flute adds a lot. Just another "test".


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Old 01-06-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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can somebody come over and help me up
Exactly!
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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OUCH! This guy must be double jointed.
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Old 01-07-2016, 02:26 AM
 
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i am jealous lol
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Old 01-07-2016, 02:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Does this test take AGE into account??!?!?

Do they honestly think a 65 yr old can do the same as a 30 yr old (and score as well or poorly) and the results would be the same?
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:03 AM
 
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well my wife is 65 and older than me , she can do it with ease and i can't do it at all .

think about it , as you get older and older your chances of dying get greater and greater so if you can't do it because of age , well you are just that much more likely to die just because you are older .
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:22 AM
 
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i am in very good shape and can squat fairly large amounts of weight as well as run 4 miles every other day .

i can't seem to do this for anything .

guess i am a goner ha ha ha
I can't do it either. Too many half-healed joint injuries that will not affect my lifespan in any way, unless I am running from ISIS or the police.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Canada
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can somebody come over and help me up
Me too! lol I got down. It wasn't pretty but I did it, but forget getting up in that position.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Canada
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This should NOT be called an age test. I don't believe it for a minute.

It's more like a leg strength, balance and flexibility test. That's all. Thumbs down!
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