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Can you touch your toes without bending your knees?

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"Not no more"!

I used to be able to do this easily but now I cannot quite get down to my toes.

As I age, more physical things seem somehow not to work!

I used to do Yoga and did this type of thing all the time - perhaps if I practised, I would be able to do it again, but I am always fascinated at the range of movements that my grandchildren have, and the positions they can sit in.
by Finy
This is my 84 year old mum's party trick. She loves to show everyone how flexible she is still. So cute!
Oh my gosh, allab. I laughed when I read this. How great is she?!
by Vee
My mum sure is a character Vee!
by allab

I can also lay my hands flat on the floor,for some reason...
by Finy
I know ...lol...
by jonaja
by Vee
No. I am not very fit I guess.
by Gia
Yes, very easily. My age and the fact that I do yoga and Pilates help.
Yes I can! The yoga and pilates do help a bit with my flexibility. But I think it's just because my arms are long enough! haha
Yes - I do yoga quite a bit and it helps with my flexibility.
I don't exercise at all yet, even with a metal hip, I can still touch the floor without bending my knees.
Surprisingly I am able to do this with ease!!! It always shocks my specialists that I am able to do such a thing with a spine which has desiccation through every single disc!! I think that as far as the extra pain when doing this is concerned,it is definitely mind over matter! I know that the benefits far outweigh what I would have to live with if I did NOT do it each and every day,so I combine this with gardening early in the gorgeous tropical mornings,and thus I can concentrate on many positives, rather than dwell on the awful pain it causes for those few minutes while doing this exercise!! I started to do this stretching when first suffering from arthritis in my teens back in the early 70's,and I was advised that these stretches would be of enormous benefit to me later in life.This has certainly been the case as it can give enormous relief to pinched nerves which cause intense pain through my limbs!! It also does strengthen the muscles which is very important as I am no longer to do what I always used to enjoy most,Walking!! I get rather a big thrill and sense of achievement through being able to easily touch my toes!!
Yes, I can. I have had back pain most of my life. My chiropractor has always suggested stretching which I do daily. It helps to lengthen the muscle fibres and loosen up the tight ones that cause the pain. It really helps and I can still touch my toes too.
I won't lie to myself, I can't touch my toes without bending my knees.
Yes - no problem.
No. Never could, even as a kid.
Sure can... and I'm 57 !
Yes, but don't do it often!
Yes, no problem. I can even lay my hands flat on the floor. Going to the gym 4-5 days a week helps.
Once upon a time. But now second best - I can touch my partners when the laces need tying
I'm proud to say I still can even though I'm in my late 50's. I massage therapist taught me some easy and time friendly strtches to keep my body supple and fr the sake of ten minutes a day they have served me well.
Yes. Not easily though. Perhaps I should try stretching more.
by Vee
Holy moley!! I thought I couldn't but I just gave it a whirl and was astonished to find that I can!! Thanks, Finy :-))
by Rice
Yes, no problem. Can even go further and put my fist on the ground too.
I had to bend to see if I could :) and I can.
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