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One Legged Blind Balance Test

post #1 of 19
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Found a simple and fun balance test.

 

What is your balance-age? I'm young again.

 

 

 

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How long can you stand on one leg - eyes closed - before losing your balance? 30 seconds sounds doable but it's actually quite hard. You must stop the test if you begin to teeter, if the raised foot touches the ground or you open your eyes. These are the average results in seconds related to age: 4 seconds = 70 years, 5 seconds = 65 years, 7 seconds = 60 years, 8 seconds = 55 years, 9 seconds = 50 years, 12 seconds = 45 years, 16 seconds = 40 years, 22 seconds = 30-35 years, 28 seconds = 25-30 years
post #2 of 19

I am young again, too.  But what I need is more strength, and age is taking that away faster than balance.

post #3 of 19

   I am young as well rolleyes.gif...29 seconds left foot, 31 right foot. I KNEW our WII fit console was full of it!!

 

     zenny

post #4 of 19

I am turning 50 in a few months. My left knee has had two reconstructive surgeries and several orthoscopic clean ups. I did each leg three times and took the average.

My results for the One Legged Blind Balance Test are.

 

Left leg- 34 seconds

Right leg- 28 seconds

 

Guess I am still young at heart!! It is a shame about my back though. HA!!

post #5 of 19

barefooted, in shoes, or in ski boots?

post #6 of 19
...i did it in socks, on a medium thickness carpet. good question tho...

zenny smile.gif
post #7 of 19

I did it, bare foot on hardwood flooring.icon14.gif

 

Think I need to get a life......eek.gif

post #8 of 19

Do it on a bosu.

 

I did a lot of this in PT after spraining an ankle a while ago. I can do it forever wink.gif. It is more difficult on my right foot, which has a bum big toe. I got really good at it so they made me stand on a bosu. I don't remember how long I could go one-footed, but two-footed blind on a bosu I got past a minute, which impressed my trainer. That's all I got. 

post #9 of 19

Now try it standing on a ball...........

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Do it on a bosu.

 

I did a lot of this in PT after spraining an ankle a while ago. I can do it forever wink.gif. It is more difficult on my right foot, which has a bum big toe. I got really good at it so they made me stand on a bosu. I don't remember how long I could go one-footed, but two-footed blind on a bosu I got past a minute, which impressed my trainer. That's all I got. 

 

In PT on the bosu, was it always blind?   It's not too easy with one foot and eyes open.  I like to do that while watching TV.  I guess I wouldn't miss much if I closed my eyes smile.gif

post #11 of 19

Too much stuff getting used. eek.gif

 When working on balance in the gym just got into hopping eyes closed on one foot.  That was hard enough thank you.

post #12 of 19

So that's what that police officer was doing, testing my balance age!  I thought it was some kind of sobriety thing.

post #13 of 19

The more beer I drink the easier it is.

Man I hope it snows soon.....cool.gif I can practise one footed skiing with my eyes closed now. Got the static demo down mastered.

post #14 of 19

What a hoot!!

 

I thought I'd be putting a foot down (or falling over) after a couple secs, but I just finally stopped counting at 65 seconds, on either foot. Maybe this is just more genetics than anything else? I'm a couple months away from 60 & by this measure, must be about 16 right now! For good measure, I tried it on the solid wood floor first and then on the gooshy carpet, same result. Although, I will say, I live up in the mountains where the air is pure & gravity is far less... :)
 

post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by tball View Post

In PT on the bosu, was it always blind?   It's not too easy with one foot and eyes open.  I like to do that while watching TV.  I guess I wouldn't miss much if I closed my eyes smile.gif

Yes. I'm sure I couldn't do it as well now, but doing it every day made it easy.
post #16 of 19

Wonder if all of us being involved in gravity based motion sports makes much difference compared to the less active 40-70 year old?  

 

I have drunk a few free beers challenging contemporaries to do this.  beercheer.gif

post #17 of 19

You're all doing this with your eyes closed right?  I can go forever eyes open,  but eyes closed am just about at my age.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

You're all doing this with your eyes closed right?  I can go forever eyes open,  but eyes closed am just about at my age.

 

I always felt like a junior-higher inside, now I know why!

Yup, eyes closed. I did one thing to start though: Closed my eyes first, felt my center on 2 feet, and then raised one and started the stopwatch.

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

So that's what that police officer was doing, testing my balance age!  I thought it was some kind of sobriety thing.

He was checking to see if you were old enough to drink.

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