If you’re very fit, you probably know it. But what if you’re not so sure where you fit on the fitness scale? Prevention offers seven moves you can do to test your basic mobility and strength.
You’ll need masking tape, a dowel about 4-feet long (a broomstick works), and a doorway.
The moves include deep squatting (testing hip and ankle mobility), a push-up, straight-leg raise, a lunge, and a few more. Prevention is positioning this guide as a way to find your body’s “real” age — add 3 to 5 years to your current age for each test you don’t pass — but feel free to skip that part and just see where you are on these movement tests, which are based on the Thrive assessment developed by Grey Cook, co-creator of the Functional Movement Screen.
How Old Is Your Body Really? Find Out in 7 Moves [Prevention]