Every person is naturally born with flexibility which is why you will notice that its easy for kids to put their legs over their heads and do splits. The older we get, the more rigid our joint mobility and flexibility get. Our situation tends to get worse due to office work. It can become impossible to zip up a dress and even straighten out your back.
WheeBuzz shows you 5 exercises which will test the flexibility of your body and even guess your age group. Many of these results can be unpleasing. You should warm up before exercising like performing leg swings, squats and jumps.
1. Check your shoulder joint flexibility.
If you’re doing it without exerting yourself then you’re performing well or you are still young. If you find it challenging, keep practising.
If you find it difficult, then clutch your elbows keeping your palms just behind your back and remain in this posture for a short interval. Keep on practising to prevent frozen shoulder symptom.
2. How is your spine flexibility?
If your entire palm can be rested on the floor, it means that you’re not older than 25 years of age and you should stretch regularly.
If your fingers touch the floor, that is well enough but you should practice more.
If your fingers can’t even reach the floor, it means that you should work out. Your spine joints would prefer to lay on the sofa or under a warm blanket rather than stretching.
3. Check the front part of your neck and your shoulder girdle flexibility.
Touching your heels in the start can be hard, but you shouldn’t force yourself. You can bend backwards while using your hands to support your back but you still have to work on your flexibility. But you’re surely not young.
If it was easy then it’s good, it means you’re flexible, but you should always remember to exit this position slowly.
4. Check your hip joint flexibility.
If it’s easy for you to touch your forehead with your knee and remain in that posture for 2 minutes, it means that your physical age is similar to a teenage school student.
If it’s not possible for you to reach your involuntarily bends of your legs and knees, it means that your joints are very stiff and back thigh muscles are not flexible enough.
These exercises are the basic flexibility movements that your body should manage to some extent as proof of good health. Perhaps it would be an eye-opener to get off that couch and start exercising or walking daily.
5. Check your knee joint flexibility.
This exercise isn’t difficult especially if you’re young. Try making a letter A posture while exiting your push up posture by making small steps.
This test can be challenging after 30 years as it will harder to perform it without bending your elbows, back and knees. You should remember this point and should focus on stretching regularly.
You will probably be more than 50 years of age if you failed this test and you must have never played any sports.