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Why should you be able to touch your toes?
Last Updated: 14th April, 2020
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Considering this, is it impossible for some people to touch their toes?
You can't touch your toes because of the way you have been using your body — and it's something you can fix. In this toe touching quest, hamstrings are only one of the culprits, but there are some key accomplices including your hip flexors, your mid- and lower back, and even your lats, that need to get in line.
Secondly, is touching your toes a sign of fitness? So I would say that if one cannot touch their toes, it is a sign that there is some disharmony in the physical fitness. Either too much strength or too little of both, strength and flexibility. That is when muscles/joints are in early development stage and can stretch to establish a flexible body (think Gymnasts).
In this regard, what does touching toes mean?
1. to bend, while keeping your legs straight, and touch your toes with your fingers, as a physical exercise. Synonyms and related words. + To do physical exercise as a way of keeping fit.
How long does it take to be able to touch toes?
That's right. Studies confirmed that actively focusing on touching your toes for 30 seconds, 3 times per week was enough to lengthen hamstring muscles in 4 weeks.