29 Aug '13, 1am

Take this simple test to check your leg strength and muscle function:

Most of us don't have fancy 1500-euro step-measuring machines, but you can pretty easily find a step, measure it, and then make sure you can step up at least 35 cm. For anyone who's currently running or cycling or doing other forms of regular exercise, I can't imagine this would be a challenge. Still, it's interesting to know the benchmark, and it would be cool if someone did a study like this with healthy and athletic people, just to establish some norms. If you're like me, you'll end up wandering around the apartment trying to find things to step up onto in order to find your limits. Admittedly, as I got to higher objects, I think I was cheating a bit by pushing off with my floor foot -- especially once I got to the bar stool, since I needed to use that foot to keep my balance!

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/health/how-high-can-you-step?...

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