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Don't think you can touch your toes? You've been doing it wrong. That's according to the latest viral TikTok video, which sees a yoga enthusiast explaining the correct technique to successfully bend towards your toes without doing yourself any kind of back damage. Watch below:
I don't know how you usually try it, but the perceived method of attempting to touch your toes is to simply bend over forwards with your legs straight and strain your arms downwards as far as possible.
However, as this TikTok creator shows us, this is incorrect.
"Did you know that everyone can touch their toes?" she asks in the video, before attempting the popular method and failing to touch her own toes.
She then tells us: "You're doing it wrong."
Switching to the correct method, the woman says: "Bend your knees, draw out your torso, release your neck and straighten out your legs."
As she's instructing us, she also puts her method into action and - guess what - she easily manages to reach far enough that she can touch the ends of her feet.
"Grab your toes if you like," she finishes, touching her own.
Well, this is truly mind-blowing stuff, eliciting a range of reactions from TikTok users and more than 17,000 likes.
Many were seriously impressed by the instructions and had clearly given it a go themselves.
"I'm so annoyed that it was this easy!!!" one user wrote.
Another added: "Yes it worked and I have never been able to touch my toes".
However, not everyone was so successful, with one account writing: "I can't straighten my legs once I'm down there."
Another said: "I tried and and as I straightened my knees it still happens my whole body goes up."
There were also those keen to brag about they'd already been able to touch their toes even without the aid of this handy tip.
One person wrote: "Not one to brag but I can put my hands completely flat on the floor with my knees straight without bending them first."
Another show-off added: "I can do that and actually keep my legs straight."
Someone even offered another way of being able to do it, recommending: "If you spin three times you can do it too." Ok.
If you do decide to attempt the tip, which improves your flexibility, then make sure you do it in a safe place - not like Mexican student Alexa Terrazas who, in 2019, attempted an extreme yoga pose on her sixth floor balcony and consequently lost balance before plummeting to the ground.
Terrazas needed her legs reconstructing and underwent 11 hours of surgery after the terrifying fall.
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