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    20 Second Test of Strength, Flexibility, and Balance

    If you can put on and remove your socks while standing, you pass.

    Bonus points for doing it with your eyes closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP
    If you can put on and remove your socks while standing, you pass.

    Bonus points for doing it with your eyes closed.
    Does getting out of bed in the morning with my eyes closed count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by card
    Does getting out of bed in the morning with my eyes closed count?
    Hmmmm...only if you can make it to the bathroom without running into the door frame.


    FWIW, I consider "putting on your socks while standing" to be a legitimate test. If you can't do it, you have an issue with strength, flexibility and/or balance (or, for some it may represent a "pie" issue ).
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    I passed, what do I get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP
    If you can put on and remove your socks while standing, you pass.

    Bonus points for doing it with your eyes closed.
    Are we talking those little socks that just cover your feet, or ankle length, or knee highs? Do they have to match?
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    I keep a pair leaning up against the wall over there for just such situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP
    FWIW, I consider "putting on your socks while standing" to be a legitimate test. If you can't do it, you have an issue with strength, flexibility and/or balance (or, for some it may represent a "pie" issue ).
    A legitimate test? Why do you hate pie?

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    Am I supposed to put on both socks simultaneously?
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    I can do it easily................ unless I tried the first half hour after rising in the morning. My back won't let me do it then.

    The bad part of that is......... that's when I put on socks.
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    It's tough, yes, but what about plucking a golf ball from the bottom of the cup without crouching way down? With, like, barely bending those knees? My fellow golf nut (and cycling nut) Jppe, how about it?

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    What about putting on undershorts while standing, would that get me pie?

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    I tried it with my eyes closed and put both socks on the same foot. What does that mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    I tried it with my eyes closed and put both socks on the same foot. What does that mean?
    You're trying be be a show-off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    I tried it with my eyes closed and put both socks on the same foot. What does that mean?
    Memory loss - since you can't remember that foot already has a sock on it
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    Socks?

    Who wears socks?

    (I passed at age 67yo - WITH MY EYES CLOSED - calf length socks, no less. I want my prize and bonus prize! - is that 2 pieces of Blueberry Pie?)
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    I can also tie my shoes while standing on the other foot, do I get bonus points?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HopedaleHills
    I can also tie my shoes while standing on the other foot, do I get bonus points?
    Showoff

    Can you do it while standing on your head?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP
    If you can put on and remove your socks while standing, you pass.

    Bonus points for doing it with your eyes closed.
    The true test of balance and flexibility is putting on a pair of panty hose while standing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwy 40 Blue
    It's tough, yes, but what about plucking a golf ball from the bottom of the cup without crouching way down? With, like, barely bending those knees? My fellow golf nut (and cycling nut) Jppe, how about it?
    That's a good one! My kids gave me a "suction cup" to put on my putter handle to get balls out of the cup without bending over!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by George
    I passed, what do I get?
    A ticket out of Katy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
    The true test of balance and flexibility is putting on a pair of panty hose while standing
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    At times I would take you up on that.
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