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AIBU to ask how long you can balance on one leg with your eyes closed?

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Aberforthsgoat Mon 11-Feb-19 17:41:46

DH and I just had a ridiculous competition
You have to stand on your handwriting side leg - ie if you’re right handed stand on your right leg and lift the other leg up off the ground, bending it at the knee
See how long you can hold it

How long can you manage and do you wobble?

DH thinks you shouldn’t wobble at all but only managed 12 seconds
grin now imagining Mumsnetters all over the country randomly balancing on one leg and freaking the rest of the house out...

LilaJude Mon 11-Feb-19 17:44:37

I managed 45 seconds and that was with Dcat rubbing round my leg!

LilaJude Mon 11-Feb-19 17:45:04

And yes I definitely wobbled!

timeforteaplease1 Mon 11-Feb-19 17:45:08

31 seconds

Igotthemheavyboobs Mon 11-Feb-19 17:45:19

9 seconds with wabbling!! I wasn't expecting that as I can stand on one leg with eyes open for ages!

Aberforthsgoat Mon 11-Feb-19 17:46:45

Haha @igotthemheavyboobs I was over confident going into it for that very reason!
I’m stubborn so kept going back and practising
First time I nearly veered over straight away as I just lifted My leg straight up without doing it steadily grin

MrsReacher85 Mon 11-Feb-19 17:47:52

90 seconds, then got bored. But I do a lot of yoga which encourages one legged standing!

Aberforthsgoat Mon 11-Feb-19 17:48:46

Bloody hell @mrsreacher85 was that with your eyes closed as well? Please tell me you wobbled, you’re putting us all to shame
Maybe I need to rethink yoga

Kenworthington Mon 11-Feb-19 17:49:19

3 seconds gringrinblushblush

3out Mon 11-Feb-19 17:49:33

Eyes open or shut?
Leg akimbo or flamingo style?
Bare feet or shoes?

I got to a minute and then got bored. Very minimal wobble. Am I doing it wrong?

silkpyjamasallday Mon 11-Feb-19 17:50:00

24 seconds until DD pulled my foot grin that was harder than expected

DrDiva Mon 11-Feb-19 17:50:48

I am three glasses of anniversary champagne down. Can I get back to you?

Bubblysqueak Mon 11-Feb-19 17:50:49

Not very long but in right handed left footed so I last longer on my left food.

Aberforthsgoat Mon 11-Feb-19 17:51:02

Eyes closed!
Standing normally sorry should have explained that
And then lifting the other leg up, bending at knee and holding it

Starting with eyes closed as well so you lift with eyes closed

DishingOutDone Mon 11-Feb-19 17:52:26

YABU. No one wants to stand on one leg at teatime. HTH.

3out Mon 11-Feb-19 17:52:47

Holding the foot or holding the position?

Aberforthsgoat Mon 11-Feb-19 17:53:40

Holding the position

Aberforthsgoat Mon 11-Feb-19 17:54:06

@drdiva happy anniversary but no I insist

3out Mon 11-Feb-19 17:54:10

‘YABU. No one wants to stand on one leg at teatime. HTH.’
I tend to cook whilst standing on one leg as it’s comfier. I prefer to sit to eat though.

3out Mon 11-Feb-19 17:56:31

Ok. Eyes closed results in wobble that the Wobbly-Bridge would be proud of. Managed about 9 seconds only.

Aberforthsgoat Mon 11-Feb-19 18:00:32

@3out oh ha I was ready to be super impressed by your previous post!

OrcinusOrca Mon 11-Feb-19 18:02:12

11 seconds with wobbling. I thought I'd do loads better!

OrcinusOrca Mon 11-Feb-19 18:02:44

DH only managed 2.5 seconds though grin

ShivD Mon 11-Feb-19 18:05:25

40 seconds.

ShivD Mon 11-Feb-19 18:06:01

I do a lot of yoga though and it was wobbly at times

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