What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, Athlean-X.com. So, I was going to do an entirely different
video tonight and something came across my desk that forced me to change my hand. You see, there was a recent poll that was
done, or a fitness test that’s supposed to determine how long you’re going to live. 10 drills, or exercises that you’re supposed
to be able to do to ensure a longer life. In that group of drills was this one particular
one called the Standing and Rising Test. Apparently, this is one of the ones that causes
a lot of problems for people. They sit there and they pass it around, and I’m going to
show you what it is because I want you to try it. Whether or not you can, or can’t do it I think
there’s a really big, important message that spawned off of this that made me feel so strongly
about making this video. It is: let’s raise our standards of fitness.
You see, here’s what the Standing and Rising Test is: I’ll stand up out of frame here so
you can see it. Basically, you’re supposed to be able to cross
your feet, and without using your hands, your knees, or your shins you’re supposed to be
able to lower yourself down to the ground here, and then you’re supposed to be able
to rise up off the floor without using your hands, your knees, or your shins. Now, obviously that was easy for me. It’s
not supposed to say “Look how good I am and how I can do it.” No! This is fucking easy
because it’s supposed to be easy. You see, we can’t let this be the standard
of excellence. The fact that I could get off the ground without using my knees, my shins,
or my hands? Good. Congratulations, Jeff! You’re a human being. If we were a kid, when
we were babies we did that all the time. We made things look easy. Why is it that as we
get older – and I mean even in your 20s – why is it that when we get older we start
allowing people to tell us what’s normal for your age and what you can and can’t do. You can’t use the excuse “I’m getting old.
I’m too old for that shit.” Too old for what? To get off the ground by yourself? Without
needing the Life Alert? “Help me, I’ve fallen! I can’t get up!” We
need to be able to have much higher standards for what we do. So, try it out and see and
test yourself in private. Again, if you can’t do it, here’s the thing:
let it be a wakeup call. Let it be a wakeup call. This should be something that should
be easy for you. If it’s not, you might have a problem with
your lower body strength, you might have a problem with your balance, you might have
a problem with coordination, you could have some orthopedic issues; your knees might hurt. I’ve got pretty shitty knees myself, but I
was still able to get up. If those are the things; start working on them. You can. There
are so many things you can do. At Athlean-X here, I try to train you like
an athlete. Like a professional athlete. Even though I know you don’t make a living as
a professional athlete, I try to train you like a professional athlete by giving you
the same exact things that I let these guys that come and make a living off of being a
professional athlete are doing. I have high aspirations for you. You still
possess the same levels and capacity for strength and balance and coordination and quickness.
You have the same capacity, you’re just not allowing yourself to realize it. You’re trying to set these limitations up
being either too old, or just not a pro. Let’s raise the standards. I hope you can all get
off the ground and if you can, congratulations. I really am glad. I think a lot of guys watching this channel
who followed me for a long time are going to be able to ace that test really easily,
but if you can’t, again, not picking on you at all; but it’s a wakeup call. It’s time to start changing your habits and
doing some things. Again, even if you are able to ace this, that’s just a standard of
well-below our standards. So we’re going to take you to that next level.
We have so many challenges in Athlean-X to make sure that we take it to these extreme
levels of fitness and we walk you through them and get you there step by step. If you guys are looking for that plan and
to let me take you through and raise your standards then head to Athlean-X.com right
now and get one of our Athlean-X training systems and work your way up. From the bottom all the way up you’ll get
better. That’s the key. Day by day. If you’ve found this video to be eye opening – again,
this is what we’re setting as our standard of fitness excellence – leave your comments
below. In the meantime, I will bring that video to
you that I promised I was going to make. We’re going to do something on the shoulders again
later this week; a really good shoulder training tip that you might not have been aware of. I’ll bring that to you in a couple days. I
wanted to make sure I got this out to you as soon as this came across my desk. It was
that eye opening for me. I’ll see you guys back here again real soon.