Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total)
  • Simple physical test…please try this at home.
  • Premier Icon lister
    Full Member

    Give this a go, and tell me if you have similar problems to me, or if I’m abit weird…
    Stand up (sorry!), feet shoulder width apart and hands by your sides.
    Now, unweight one leg and raise that foot up towards your bum, bending at the knee ONLY…don’t drop your hips or twist your trunk.

    On my right leg, if I reach back slightly I can bring my lower leg high enough for my right hand to get hold of my leg.
    On my left side I can’t get my foot higher than my knee.
    Admittidly I have a ridiculous ape span but my left side seems really crap.

    Anyone get similar results?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
    Full Member

    LOL

    about the same on both sides for me – can grab ankle

    Premier Icon IanMunro
    Free Member

    Ow! Just got cramp in both hamstrings.

    Premier Icon simonfbarnes
    Free Member

    I can rest either foot against my arse

    Premier Icon Biffer
    Free Member

    You’re fine. I can’t get either of mine over about 90 degree bend. Its caused by tight leg muscles. Try doing some stretches everyday to loosen them and especially after getting back from a ride.

    Some of mine was caused by a back problems, now I’m doing stretches and pilates which is helping.

    Premier Icon lister
    Full Member

    simon…what, without pulling your feet up to your bum?

    bugger…i am crocked!

    Premier Icon lister
    Full Member

    biffer…i don’t want the, above BUM height…i’m struggling on the left to get up to knee height!

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Full Member

    right foot rises a bit higher than left.

    Premier Icon FoxyChick
    Free Member

    I’m with simon on this, and I’ve drunk 2 large G&Ts.

    Premier Icon simonfbarnes
    Free Member

    what, without pulling your feet up to your bum?

    no, unassisted my foot only gets within about 10cm (when cramp doesn’t set in), unless I do it quick and kick myself 🙂

    But I’ve always been very flexible

    Premier Icon MrNutt
    Free Member

    bloody ouch! I just stood on an upturned plug!

    but yes, I can do wot the shy and retiring Mr Barnes did

    Premier Icon Ambrose
    Full Member

    I’m like SFB on this. But always been very very flexible. I tend to sort of shamble and lope about rather than walk. It’s a bit scary to watch sometimes…

    Premier Icon Smee
    Free Member

    I’m with SFB too. I got cramp in both legs too.

    Premier Icon Smee
    Free Member

    Another physical test for you all. This one involves lying down and a second person though.

    Lie on your front with your lower leg pointing up in the air – see if someone can straighten it while you are resisting.

    Premier Icon simonfbarnes
    Free Member

    lower leg ?? Do you mean middle ?

    Premier Icon beinbhan
    Full Member

    if your lying on your front which ones your lower leg

    Premier Icon Smee
    Free Member

    That sounds painful.

    Either leg from the knee down.

    Premier Icon dave_aber
    Free Member

    Not your middle leg then 😉

    Premier Icon Flaperon
    Free Member

    Owww… I just got cramp in both legs.

Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total)

The topic ‘Simple physical test…please try this at home.’ is closed to new replies.