Balancing on one leg with eyes closed

(8 Posts)
RaisingMissDaisy Wed 16-Jul-14 14:53:51

Hi everybody,

I havebeen doing 5:2 since October last year and am getting on well with it. I just tried for the first time balancing on one leg with eyes closed (like Michael Mosley did in his programme) and - am shockingly bad at it! I had assumed I would find it easy, but no, few seconds seems to be the most I can manage! I guess I need to try again in a few months to see if it gets any better, but just out of interest: how long can others do it for?

goodasitgets Wed 16-Jul-14 15:06:32

Bored and at home so I gave it a go grin
6 seconds blush

RaisingMissDaisy Wed 16-Jul-14 23:40:18

That's about how long I manage!!

Breadandwine Thu 17-Jul-14 18:17:16

A few months ago, I set just this challenge for all the posters on the Maintenance thread - with very few takers.

I've been IFing for over two years, losing 24lbs, and maintaining since Oct 2012.

I can do up to 60 second on my left foot, and well over 30 secs on my right - when I got bored and gave up.

I think it's a good idea, Daisy, for newcomers to this WOL, to try it out and set down a marker, just as you've done. Then see how much this improves with time.

Oh, BTW, I'm a 76-yr-old bloke! wink

TalkinPeace Thu 17-Jul-14 22:22:34

I do a LOT of Yoga : if I get into tree pose I can then close my eyes and stay there pretty much indefinitely
but yes, its a REALLY good test of balance, core strength and ankle muscles.

Do you need to be barefoot?

TalkinPeace Tue 22-Jul-14 15:52:16

it is easier barefoot on a hard floor : better feedback to your feet.

DefiniteMaybe Mon 04-Aug-14 15:56:34

I don't think it's the best test in the world I'm 25 weeks pregnant, haven't been following 5:2 for 21 weeks now [sob] and managed at least 45 secs before I got bored.

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