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Old 01-07-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Canada
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i never saw it promoted as an age test

The second sentence on the first post of the OP:
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.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Well, here's one guy who hasn't been able to pass such a test, in at least 50 years:

How Has Stephen Hawking Lived to 70 With ALS? American Scientist

What keeps Stephen Hawking going, when he hasn't even been able to speak since 1985? It certainly can't be his fitness level! Can't be his musculo-skeletal system! Hmmmm, could it be his MIND? Could the mind have certain 'mysterious powers' over the body? Holy Mother of Batman!

OK, folks, back to the drawing board.....
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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can somebody come over and help me up
lolol that was great
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I'll be able to do it just fine as soon as I have both my knees replaced
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:31 AM
 
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It's more like a leg strength, balance and flexibility test. That's all. Thumbs down!
I can leg press 800 pounds and still can't do it [humblebrag]. I've never been flexible.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: california
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I've never tried to do that, and wouldn't be comfortable trying without being on thick mats.
However, I can easily get down and back up easily many times using either arm, and can turn
over and over on the floor with my arms in front or behind me, so maybe that counts for something.

Plus I can easily squat down, pause and come back up many times, which most seniors are not able to do.

The reason to keep practicing and doing these things is to keep and regain one's mobility.
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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so how about if I can get most of the way down, but the last 12" will be due to gravity?


I can get up with one hand. I think center of gravity is working against me. Feet are out there, bulk of body is back here. Gonna watch that gal on the video again.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Uh, oh, I am a seven. I need one hand to get down so that I don't land hard and crack my tailbone, and I need both knees to get up.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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I got a 10, but there is no way I believe the part about how long you'll live because of being able or not able to do this.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:59 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I got 11, I’m going to live till 110.
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