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Old 12-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #61
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Me, too.
But I can easily stand straight up from a kneeling position with no hands. That seems to amaze some of my friends.
They recently added the option to upload videos here at er.org. I'm ready to be amazed Oh, bonus points if you can do this holding a brewski in each hand without spilling a drop.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #62
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I can squat over 400lbs, breaking parallel with free weights. I can leg press almost 800lbs.

I just watched both videos and tried it again. I hit the floor so hard on the way down my butt hurts.

No way I could get up without using a hand.
+1, LOL same with me. Seems to be more a test of flexibility and probably easier if you are not carrying too much bulk.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:22 PM   #63
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Since drinking a glass of red wine each day is also good for longevity, can you get even better longevity if you do this test while drinking a glass without spilling it?
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #64
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I am still on the floor waiting for some help getting up
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:09 PM   #66
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Obviously, you were able to crawl to the laptop or PC to make a post. Nah, you don't need no stinkin' emergency pendant.
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I can sit down gently into a cross-legged position - no problem. I automatically did it that way. Standing back up - almost!
Yep, same here Audrey. I've been able to get up a couple times without touching a hand to the floor, but I clearly wobble/stagger (badly), so that is a half point deduction. My wife can do this with no deductions (and she is gloating about that now)........dang, I gotta keep working on this!
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I felt really good when I passed the test. Then, today, I refrained from posting during the day, so that I could go out to do some yard maintenance work. At the end of the day, I stood back, looked at what I achieved and I did not feel proud at all. I accomplished perhaps 1/4 of what I was able to 20 years ago. OK, 20 years is a long time, but I am not even 60.

I feel tired now, and not sure if I can watch that DVD movie I intended to. It may be time for nite-nite. And tomorrow, I will contemplate upping my WR to 4%. There's no point in leaving my children too much, as it would just spoil them.
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Apparently it helps to be under age 20...
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Both of my knees have had the ACLs reconstructed and looking at the lateral stresses that are placed on the knees in these videos, I would not even attempt it.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that cute young thing in the video has two ACLs too.

We learn a variety of taekwondo techniques for getting up off the floor in a hurry, usually involving self-defense. However they all use at least two points of contact to lever yourself up (and out of striking range). I'm not convinced that the researchers in this thread have discovered anything more than a high degree of correlation with minimal causation.

Perhaps we should re-do the test to see how quickly we could get the researchers down on the floor with us. Then I bet they'd be willing to revise their longevity projections...
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Any score in the 8-10 range puts one in the low risk category so even if you have to use one hand to get down and up you're doing better than most.

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If a middle-aged or older man or woman can sit and rise from the floor using just one hand - or even better without the help of a hand - they are not only in the higher quartile of musculo-skeletal fitness but their survival prognosis is probably better than that of those unable to do so.
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Me, too.
But I can easily stand straight up from a kneeling position with no hands. That seems to amaze some of my friends.
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They recently added the option to upload videos here at er.org. I'm ready to be amazed Oh, bonus points if you can do this holding a brewski in each hand without spilling a drop.
I have a hard time with the regular version of the test. I can barely make it up with my feet crossed but it isn't pretty. But I tried it from kneeling and had no problem. I think I could even do it with the brewskis as long as I didn't top them up. Oh, and Merry Christmas.
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