Reality Exercise Strength Check for 50+'rs.
This poll is anonymous.
OK, some very simple strength checks that most of us can do.
Pushups, crunches and pullups.
I know there are a lot of better checks, but most of us have, in some form or other, the ability to check these things out.
Pushups: Keeping the body straight, starting from the "up" position, lowering till something touches the floor, then up again. How many in a single try?
Crunches: Using the George Forman method - lying in front of a chair, upper legs at about 90 degrees to body and lower legs 90 degrees out from lower legs, horizontal with floor, and heels and lower legs resting on chair seat. How many ups and downs can you do in one try? (Caution: DO NOT PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR HEAD AND PULL ON YOUR HEAD. KEEP HANDS TO SIDE OF HEAD OR FOLDED ON YOUR CHEST)
Pullups: Find a bar somewhere (like in a playground) or make your own with some pipe and rafters. Hands pointing any direction you might like, starting from a hanging position, pull up until chin goes over bar, then down again. Depending on the height of the bar, you may want to start from a small stool. How many continuous?
Okay, give it a try.