Eunice Y encouraged this.
Being able to touch your toes is a sign of decent flexibility in your hamstrings, calves and back. However, being able to hold this position for an extended period of time demonstrates even better flexibility, as your muscles will re-contract if you do not have the required level of flexibility.
If you attempt and fulfill the following, you have completed the challenge: Sit down with legs straight, bend forwards and touch both feet. Hold for 30 seconds.
Touch your toes with legs straight Challenge rules
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
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“Challenge done. I completed this a few times, and held the pose for a minute. I only felt the stretch when I bent more forward, attempting to touch my knees with my head. I really hope I was doing it right, because I am not generally a flexible person :-)”
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Hey Anna, do you warm up before trying this exercise? Persistence us the key. Each time you try don't just try once but perhaps 3 or 4 times, each time just push that little bit more. Hold your stomach in and breath...
Julia H I'm not there yet, but I can tell I'm making progress. Pilates/yoga and PiYo is helping (not to mention I practice)
Julia H I've been taking yoga, pilates and piyo in the hopes all that stretching will help. It still hurts. I can grab my toes, but can't stay there long.
Surly B encouraged this.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!