We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In the fitness post yesterday, we mentioned getting up from a chair. Indeed, for a variety of reasons (arthritis, poor posture, overweight, lack of strength or mobility) this can become difficult for some.
Another common, basic maneuver which can become difficult without fitness is getting up from the floor without assistance. If you need to sit on the floor to do a task, or to read a book to a grandkid, you do not want to get up like a cripple.
Knees. That's my problem with getting up off the floor. I haven't figured out a way of doing it without putting weight on a knee. And that's been incredibly painful for 12 years now, since a really bad fall. Now it's exacerbated by arthritis. I can get up, but have to take a moment or two to get ready for the pain.
I started injuring my knees and ankles over 50 years ago... mostly skiing and ice skating, with an unhealthy dose of not watching where I was going. I watch now. Perhaps too vigilantly.
I guess my question would be why the gymnastics routine to just get up? I don't understand the reasoning behind this.
Then agian, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to these kinds of issues. My technique is to call over the dog (a Belgian Malinois) and he helps me get up by giving me something to lean on once I get to my knees. :)