The chair challenge

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The chair challenge

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Rather than trying to put your socks on while standing up, those who are couples should try this one: women can more often succeed than men.

1. Stand up against the wall and take three footsteps back
2. Place a chair in front of you, up against the wall
3. Bend over the chair, creating a 90-degree angle with your body
4. Place your head against the wall
5. Lift the chair up to your chest, keeping your head against the wall
6. Now comes the real challenge... try to stand up straight, lifting the chair with you

With thanks to The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/10443 ... nly-women/
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Re: The chair challenge

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This is a wind up, right?

The real challenge is to sit on the floor, and then get up without using your hands, or elbows, or other levers....apparently people who can will live longer than people who can’t.

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Re: The chair challenge

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Not a wind up, Catrose, but your floor-sitting exercise isn't a bad test either, have just managed it, after dinner as well, but crossing legs was involved.
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Re: The chair challenge

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You are supposed to do it from cross legged but you cannot put your hands on your knees, very few people after their 30's can still do it, if they ever could.

To really get the workout of the core muscles and to practice the balance you should try it with your hands placed behind your head in the surrender position, you are allowed to take them away if you are nose diving the parquet :lol:

I can do the stand up test but really struggle with a straight back and hands behind the head.

As for living longer, there are so few people that have the strength and balance to do it that its not surprising.

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Re: The chair challenge

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The real challenge is to sit on the floor, and then get up without using your hands, or elbows, or other levers....apparently people who can will live longer than people who can’t.
:lol: Live longer? I just tried it and it nearly killed me.
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Oh yes, you are supposed to start by sitting cross legged....

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For me, the chair challenge is getting out of one without groaning.
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Re: The chair challenge

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I've got five border collies - the chair challenge is finding an empty one! :?

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Re: The chair challenge

Post by Le Démerdeur »

I have no problem straightening up with the weight of the chair, the problem is the legs hitting the wall, with a different stance it can be done, its more strain but easily doable. Even easier, all my dining chairs are foldable ones for butterfly tables :good:

So is it a wind-up and have I fallen for it?

If the problem is indeed the legs hitting the wall then I now know why women can do it and for the first time ever that my moobs have a purpose.

As a counterweight :!:

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