Generally how long you live can be determined by a simple five to ten second test called SRT.
SRT is the Sit to Rise Test. It is based on how easily you can stand up from sitting on the floor to full standing. You cannot use hands, elbows or knees.
The test goes as follows:
- Sit on the floor cross-legged with your hands clasped in front of you.
- Shift your hips over your feet; and
- Stand up.
While it sounds simple enough. But, it is amazing how many people cannot do it the first time. Even teenagers.
Yet, what is more amazing, is that the average over 50 year old can be trained to do it without much hassle.
The trick is to break the movement down into stages. Practice standing up from the kneeling position first. Do this WITHOUT pushing on your front knee your hands. Just sit up with your weight on your knees and balls of your feet, step forward and drive from your rear calf, thigh and glute (butt) muscles and not only from your front thigh.
Once you can stand from the kneeling, you can go onto standing from the sitting position. It is mostly a matter of shifting your hips over top of your feet and driving yourself upwards using your butt muscles and balance.
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