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Can you touch your toes?

FatamorganaFatamorgana Posts: 257
Straight legged, I wondered how many people can, or can't, without some effort to stretch beforehand, touch their toes.

Similarly, I wondered how this might vary, depending upon gender.

Two "ticks" per reply.

Can you touch your toes? 142 votes

No, never.
17% 25 votes
31% 45 votes
Yes after stretching.
5% 8 votes
I'm male
43% 62 votes
I'm female
1% 2 votes


  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    according to the results you've had 16 respondents, comprising 14 males, one female and presumably one don't know...
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    I'm a foot away from touching my toes and yet I have a very good position.

    I assume you think that flexibility is important for cycling? It really isn't.
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  • I can, but only just. I have to say, I have never had to assume that position on the bike before.
  • diydiy Posts: 6,473
    The issues isn't really "does stretching/flexibility aid cycling" it is "is it important to counter the impact of cycling".

    I think it is.
  • riggsy81riggsy81 Posts: 281
    I can and I have a massive belly in the way too :lol::lol::lol:
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,767
    I can touch my toes with a long stick if needs be - does that count? My flexibility is rubbish, but like other posters, my position (recently retired ex-road racer) is good, I think.
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    I can and can also get my palms flat on the floor after stretching :mrgreen:
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