The “Old Man” Test (YIKES!)

Ever wonder how “old” you really are? Try this simple 2 part test, where you will do something that you do every day (get dressed) except in a different way than you may be right now.

The rules are simple.

Stand on one leg and pick up a sock and put it on your foot. Without letting your foot touch the ground, lean over and pick up the shoe. Put the shoe on and tie it. At this point you may put that foot on the ground.

From here you have to pick up the other leg and balance once again. Lean over and pick up the sock and put it on. Then put on the shoe and tie it.

If you can complete the entire task without losing your balance to the point that the foot in the air makes contact with the ground at all, then this is indicative of the fact that your balance is not where it needs to be and you need some work.

Let me know in the comments how you do.

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Jeff Cavaliere MSPT, CSCS served as both the head physical therapist and assistant strength coach for the New York Mets. Jeff earned his Masters of Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s of Physioneurobiology from the College of Health Sciences University of Connecticut Storrs. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).