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Old 09-13-21, 09:40 AM  
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The Sitting Rising test

I thought the sitting rising test was measured by whether you used your hands for support or not while standing up, but apparently youíre not supposed to get up on one knee either, so I guess I would fail this test. I can get up not using my hands or forearms for support but I canít go straight from the floor to standing without getting up on one knee.
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Old 09-13-21, 10:59 AM  
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I'm kind of the same, although if I try hard enough, I can do it without one knee.

However, in one of the workouts in a Walk Strong (I think it's WS1), Jessica Smith has this move and uses one knee. So, I assumed that was okay.

So, now there's information that one knee can't be used?
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Old 09-13-21, 11:08 AM  
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I think it's a progression. The fewer points of contact you need the better.
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Old 09-13-21, 11:43 AM  
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I'm kind of the same, although if I try hard enough, I can do it without one knee.

However, in one of the workouts in a Walk Strong (I think it's WS1), Jessica Smith has this move and uses one knee. So, I assumed that was okay.

So, now there's information that one knee can't be used?
I take it back, I just tried it, and I can't do it. I think it was easier when we used to have carpet in the bedroom.

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I think it's a progression. The fewer points of contact you need the better.
That's good to know.
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Old 09-13-21, 11:49 AM  
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Here is a link to the original study:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23242910/#affiliation-1

This is a good article discussing some of the limitations of this study/test:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...5e6_story.html

And yes, the idea is as few points of contact as possible. I can do it from sitting cross-legged with no hands/feet/knees by putting weight into my outer feet/ankles - it's not very comfortable though!
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Old 09-13-21, 11:50 AM  
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Okay, I was able to do it after following his demonstration of the crossed legs. You do need some sort of support from the feet in order to stand up, and this way of standing gave me that.

https://youtu.be/opIpj9vnsbA

Beth, thanks for the article links.
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Old 09-13-21, 08:39 PM  
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I used to do that easily. Then my knees became arthritic. They just don't bend much. And the kind of pressure that getting up from crossed legs would put on them, ugh.
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Old 09-13-21, 08:52 PM  
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Sherry, I basically was able to stand like in that video. I can't sit down as easily though - I fall on my butt!

Cynthia, I agree that it puts a lot of pressure on the knees. I think most people would be in pretty good shape if they are able to stand up with no hands - e.g., stepping one foot into a lunge and then standing, closer to how Gams described in the OP. That still takes plenty of strength and balance!
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Old 09-13-21, 09:55 PM  
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Sherry, I basically was able to stand like in that video. I can't sit down as easily though - I fall on my butt!

Cynthia, I agree that it puts a lot of pressure on the knees. I think most people would be in pretty good shape if they are able to stand up with no hands - e.g., stepping one foot into a lunge and then standing, closer to how Gams described in the OP. That still takes plenty of strength and balance!
I found sitting down to be easier, but getting up was uncomfortable!

I also think you are in good shape if you can get up on one knee with no hands.
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Old 09-13-21, 11:51 PM  
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I can do both but I find it easier to get up this way (see 55 sec mark) than with the cross legged rising. I think it takes good core/leg strength but there is some momentum involved so not sure how that would be scored. When people say "getting up on one knee", do they mean putting one foot forward like a lunge on the ground? Or is it against "the rules" to swivel from butt to shins (without hands) and then pop up?
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