How physically flexible are you?

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#1

My hamstrings are so tight that when you have to do that thing to show how stretchy you are, I can’t even reach the chart. I have tried doing yoga, but it’s just embarrassing when you can’t even do the most basic things. I would like to be more flexible, but not enough to do much about it. Probably means I’m gonna get injured lots as I get older, which is a shame.

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#2

I am very rigid


#3

filth’s tomorrow, durbs.

(also rip @ma0sm :frowning:)


#4

I’ve been sat in this chair for three years, unable to get up


#5

This explains a lot


#6

What thing to show how stretchy you are?


#7

Had one of those physicals with my old job.

They make you sit on the floor then lean forward to see how far you can get your fingers to reach. I couldn’t even reach the chart.


#8

I can’t even sit cross-legged on the floor. No joke.

Going to the park in summer or whatever is a genuine problem. Cannot sit down for more than 5 minutes in a position even approaching comfortable.


#9

Really not flexible at all. A physiotherapist reckons I’ve got some kind of connective tissue disorder, it’s that bad.

I tried yoga but the instructor kept manhandling me because I wasn’t bending far enough and she seemed to think it was due to lack of effort rather than being broken. I remember her standing over me and pushing down on my shoulders with all of her weight because they weren’t level with the mat, and looking perplexed.

I don’t go to yoga any more.


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#10

Never been able to get anywhere near touching my toes.


#11

This is very similar to my experiences, and I have ended up doing the same


#12

calves are like piano wire

but my hips move like butter


#13

Oh, I’ve never done that. I can touch my toes with my legs flat on the floor though.


#14

You’d be fine on the chart


#15

Not very at all. I can’t sit on the floor with my legs crossed - I have to do that thing where I wrap my arms around my knees to sit upright.

I’m hoping that getting back into swimming and losing a bit of excess weight around my midriff will help, but I may have to start looking at pilates or something as i get older.


#16

I have Haglan’s Deformities: my hamstrings are so tight that they’ve pulled on, and deformed, my ankle bones so I have two weird spurs of bone, one on each ankle.

Fun fact: this is the medical condition that kept Trump out of 'Nam.

I think I win this thread.


#17

my hams are generally tight af and cause me no end of problems from sprinting. I have an extensive warm up regime before going for it, that’s kept the wolves at bay for a while but I can feel a rip coming


#18

Aw, guys :frowning:
I’m well flexible. Parents made me do ballet when I was a kid- can touch my toes, pop my legs behind my head and all sorts.
You all want to start doing some yoga!


#19

can’t even touch my ankles


#20

m8.