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(CBC)   Here's a 2 minute video that explains the traditional Inuit kneel jump. You can tell how old you are by the sound you make when you watch them demonstrate it on pavement   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2021-03-02 11:45:57 PM  
Tried it.
Managed to achieve the squat, and then went four feet backwards... Success?
 
2021-03-03 12:11:51 AM  

Redh8t: Tried it.
Managed to achieve the squat, and then went four feet backwards... Success?


I'd say yes. I tried it and I still only have two feet, still forward. I'll try again.
 
2021-03-03 3:49:44 AM  
Listen to the sound I make when my knee explodes.
 
2021-03-03 4:10:01 AM  
I sounded like a bowl of rice krispies after the milk was just poured over it...
 
2021-03-03 4:15:59 AM  
That cant be good for knees.
 
2021-03-03 4:17:14 AM  
Yowch. there's nothing that could convince me to even try that

/knees too sharp
 
2021-03-03 4:20:13 AM  

Vtimlin: That cant be good for knees.


Out of shape knees, no.
 
2021-03-03 4:28:34 AM  

Spectrum: Redh8t: Tried it.
Managed to achieve the squat, and then went four feet backwards... Success?

I'd say yes. I tried it and I still only have two feet


I would how it wouldn't cause you to grow another. Would be impressive, though.
 
2021-03-03 4:35:12 AM  

Vtimlin: That cant be good for knees.


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2021-03-03 5:05:18 AM  
The CBC is trying to injure people. I thought Canadians were supposed to be nice.
 
2021-03-03 5:14:09 AM  
Those looking for something easier should try Tom's go-to warm up stretch:

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2021-03-03 5:17:32 AM  

BafflerMeal: Vtimlin: That cant be good for knees.

Out of shape knees, no.


I think if you do that enough as a kid you will have out of shape knees
 
2021-03-03 5:18:44 AM  
This game is actually pretty mild, if you can believe that.

The game I was shown was: you start with right knee and left foot on the ground.
You must then jump and switch in rhythm with the other players to your left knee and right foot on the ground, back and forth until someone misses.

/I lost because my hand touched the floor.
/some can play for two goddamn HOURS.
 
2021-03-03 5:24:42 AM  
Relax. Have a donut.
 
2021-03-03 5:48:02 AM  
That looks fun to do... if only I were younger! I used to be able to do cartwheels, flying kicks, all sorts of fun martial arts stuff. There was one moment in time when I knew I've already grown too old for that stuff. That's when I attempted to do another flying roundhouse kick, only to land on my fatass. Now, I can't even do simple stuff. I walk, my knees creak, my ankles feel weird, my spine crackles. Being old is not wonderful all the time. shiat, one time I was driving, I suffered from lower right stomach cramps and I had to  pull to the side of the road to get out of the car to stretch, rest, and let the cramps pass.
 
2021-03-03 5:59:48 AM  
So it turns out I would make a really bad Inuit. Also I tried it outside and now have unsightly grass stains on my second best jogging pants. (In pandemic times this is work attire)
The upside is that tonight I will challenge the rest of the family to try it. Fingers crossed that at least one or two do worse than I did.
 
2021-03-03 6:18:22 AM  
"The stronger we are as a community, the better the chance for individuals to survive."
Damn communists.
 
2021-03-03 6:31:42 AM  
Wanna see some real pain?

Check out the World Eskimo Inuit Olympics.

The ear pull is brutal, essentially a tug of war between to competitors using ears.

The weighted ear competition is endurance of how far you can walk with weights hanging from your ear,

It's fascinating in its brutality
 
2021-03-03 6:32:16 AM  

GreenSun: That looks fun to do... if only I were younger! I used to be able to do cartwheels, flying kicks, all sorts of fun martial arts stuff. There was one moment in time when I knew I've already grown too old for that stuff. That's when I attempted to do another flying roundhouse kick, only to land on my fatass. Now, I can't even do simple stuff. I walk, my knees creak, my ankles feel weird, my spine crackles. Being old is not wonderful all the time. shiat, one time I was driving, I suffered from lower right stomach cramps and I had to  pull to the side of the road to get out of the car to stretch, rest, and let the cramps pass.


Dude(ette?), make sure it's not appendicitis.
It's uncommon for lower stomach muscle cramps, it's even weirder to have only one side.
Not impossible, just be careful.

From my side, I happy to say I can still do this. I've never tried jumping forwards, though.
Reasons:
- Grace of God, then:
- was always active as a child and this was actually one of the "I dare you to do this" challenges as a kid. That and the even harder go from flat on your back to jumping on your feet (see all cliche martial arts movies when they fall and spring back up)
- did martial arts for a few years as an adult
- still like to challenge myself, doing some acrobatic stuff with the kids (eg backflips on the trampoline, wakeboarding)
- I am of a certain age, but I'm also probably younger than many think
- other than genetics (looks-wise), I'm also graced with physical goofing off (not just verbal with you guys) and I feel that's one of the things keeping me young, and I don't sweat the small stuff and leave the big stuff up to Him

/grateful and thankful
//also, the above slash literally helps the way I look, because the faces we constantly make etch themselves into our features over time
 
2021-03-03 6:40:30 AM  
I could do that.

/ once
 
2021-03-03 6:47:12 AM  
Oh, and if you're at home, you don't want to try this barefoot. For the sake of your toes. If you insist, do not try this barefoot.
If you still insist, please use soft ground.

If you want to actually do this jump:
- practice from the starting position and just lift your body until you are straight on your knees (definitely not for bad knees), then sit back down. Keep doing that to strengthen and lengthen the Quads muscle and get it used to exerting force from its weakest position.
- ways to increase difficulty: slow down before you come back to a seated position. Or to keep the body from the knees up locked straight as you lean back to the point that you can't anymore and need to sit on your feet. I've seen people train themselves to lean all the way back onto a small cushion this way
- practice generating speed getting up without actually launching yourself
- the arms, the arms, the arms. EVERYTHING is in that swing of the arms upwards to generate lift. Watch the video where you see the competitors and notice how much they use the arms.
- last but not least, there is no try. This is a maneuver that you need to go full on to achieve

Good luck.

/we're all counting on you
 
2021-03-03 7:17:45 AM  
'If the ice started to crack, we'd know how to get up,' explains 15-year-old Damian Kigutaq Metcalfe

The downforce exerted by your legs and then by your feet seems like it would make the ice crack more and faster.
 
2021-03-03 7:29:18 AM  

Vtimlin: BafflerMeal: Vtimlin: That cant be good for knees.

Out of shape knees, no.

I think if you do that enough as a kid you will have out of shape knees


No, it prevents you from ruining your knees by keeping them lubricated and strong. This idea that your body fails if you use it stems largely from people comparing over training injuries that people suffer from rapidly increasing or decreasing their activity levels. Suddenly starting increasing volume hurts, but so does decreasing volume.  Check out some of the recent studies on using a resting squat. It's actually our stigma that squatting makes you look weak and poor that ruins our knees.
 
2021-03-03 7:30:29 AM  

Ragin' Asian: The CBC is trying to injure people. I thought Canadians were supposed to be nice.


LOL. Whatever has a front has a back, the bigger the front the bigger the back. So yeah, we can be evil farkers too.
 
2021-03-03 7:33:39 AM  
I got the kneel part; now I'm stuck. Send help!
 
2021-03-03 8:14:27 AM  
Van Halen - Unchained - 6/12/1981 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Official)
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Let's try this. Hit play, watch Dave.
 
2021-03-03 8:23:47 AM  
Inuit games are farked up

Stone Cold Killer wins the 2012 Ear Pulling contest with ease, a breakdown
Youtube EaHZLUWwxfQ
This is what they do for fun. Hardcore.
 
2021-03-03 9:23:54 AM  
For the last two weeks, I can't kneel without it feeling like my knee is pressed into broken glass, so ... I'll pass on this, thanks
 
2021-03-03 9:37:48 AM  

FarkingSmurf: 'If the ice started to crack, we'd know how to get up,' explains 15-year-old Damian Kigutaq Metcalfe

The downforce exerted by your legs and then by your feet seems like it would make the ice crack more and faster.


"Seems" is the critical word here.  This tradition would not have survived if it hadn't worked.  Hunters went off on their own, so self-rescue was everything.  You might be near a seal breathing hole (made by the seals chewing up through the ice), so the ice would be thin there.  If the ice near the hole cracked, jumping just a foot or two away would put you back on solid ice.

There's some action-reaction going on with the ice, so you could get away with it once.  After that, you'd better be on solid ice, as another knee jump probably wouldn't work.
 
2021-03-03 9:54:03 AM  
Wanna see my knees turn to dust?

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2021-03-03 9:59:17 AM  

Marcos P: Inuit games are farked up

[YouTube video: Stone Cold Killer wins the 2012 Ear Pulling contest with ease, a breakdown]This is what they do for fun. Hardcore.


That's the one.

Alaska has a real problem with isolation of villages and alcohol.

And this is a demonstration of why they try to keep the booze in check. Cause this is what you end up creating as a "past time" given too much time and booze mixed with cabin fever.
 
2021-03-03 10:51:00 AM  
I tried it. I managed to get down on my knees. Then had to call the fire dept to help me get back up.
 
2021-03-03 10:59:21 AM  

BigLuca: I tried it. I managed to get down on my knees. Then had to call the fire dept to help me get back up.


Username checks out
 
2021-03-03 11:22:15 AM  

Ghost Roach: For the last two weeks, I can't kneel without it feeling like my knee is pressed into broken glass, so ... I'll pass on this, thanks


I'm no doctor, but have you thought about sweeping the floor?
 
2021-03-03 12:55:44 PM  
Their names are way cooler than my name.

IamTomJoad: And this is a demonstration of why they try to keep the booze in check. Cause this is what you end up creating as a "past time" given too much time and booze mixed with cabin fever.


lol. But something tells me that Inuit daily life is a lot like my European ancestors' Olympics. They don't do track sports because...well, life is a big track. They don't do tractor pull because they pull sleds, as a town, migrating anceitn paths on an ancient schedule. I wonder if Inuit even bother signing up for body building and weight lifting competitions, or if it's too easy for them. So of course their games look scary to the rest of us who don't know how to use our bodies in every way, every day.

Now add alcohol to their super atheltic bodies and the ear pull probably loses a lot of nuace.

I spend time in front of the mirror because while I can wiggle my left ear, my right ear takes practice. I can totally imagine ear sports with fine motor function and feeling to guide them. Staring into the eyes of the opponent might have asome really interesting effects. A lot like a post unpthread says the kneel jump is about the arm swing, ear pulling might be about eyes and nose expressions?? Maybe??
 
2021-03-03 1:13:15 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Their names are way cooler than my name.

IamTomJoad: And this is a demonstration of why they try to keep the booze in check. Cause this is what you end up creating as a "past time" given too much time and booze mixed with cabin fever.

lol. But something tells me that Inuit daily life is a lot like my European ancestors' Olympics. They don't do track sports because...well, life is a big track. They don't do tractor pull because they pull sleds, as a town, migrating anceitn paths on an ancient schedule. I wonder if Inuit even bother signing up for body building and weight lifting competitions, or if it's too easy for them. So of course their games look scary to the rest of us who don't know how to use our bodies in every way, every day.

Now add alcohol to their super atheltic bodies and the ear pull probably loses a lot of nuace.

I spend time in front of the mirror because while I can wiggle my left ear, my right ear takes practice. I can totally imagine ear sports with fine motor function and feeling to guide them. Staring into the eyes of the opponent might have asome really interesting effects. A lot like a post unpthread says the kneel jump is about the arm swing, ear pulling might be about eyes and nose expressions?? Maybe??


I was a bit facetious, all of the events, such as this knee jump, are derived from survival skills.

The short documentary I watched years ago was pretty detailed on what each event's origin was.

The ear events, if I recall correctly had to do with preventing frostbite.

There is even a eating competition.
 
2021-03-03 1:58:55 PM  

SirMadness: This game is actually pretty mild, if you can believe that.

The game I was shown was: you start with right knee and left foot on the ground.
You must then jump and switch in rhythm with the other players to your left knee and right foot on the ground, back and forth until someone misses.

/I lost because my hand touched the floor.
/some can play for two goddamn HOURS.


This
We have the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics here in Fairbanks. The event that really impresses me is where they stand on 1 foot and have a small ball (tennis ball-ish) hanging by a string in front of them. Then they jump up and kick the ball with the foot they were standing on, and land on that same foot. Then the ball gets raised.  Some can kick it at about head height. Imagine 1-legged men in a face kicking contest and you have the idea.
 
2021-03-03 2:05:42 PM  

IamTomJoad: The short documentary I watched years ago was pretty detailed on what each event's origin was.

The ear events, if I recall correctly had to do with preventing frostbite.


Oh wow I have no clue how that works. I need to find this rabbit hole and learn some stuff!
 
2021-03-03 2:06:42 PM  

Bennie Crabtree:
lol. But something tells me that Inuit daily life is a lot like my European ancestors' Olympics. They don't do track sports because...well, life is a big track. They don't do tractor pull because they pull sleds, as a town, migrating anceitn paths on an ancient schedule.

Redh8t: Tried it.
Managed to achieve the squat, and then went four feet backwards... Success?


Traditional Scots athletics are also farm-work sports.  Caber tossing, throwing rock-sized weights for height or distance, carrying heavy weights for distance...
My one attempt at caber tossing was "successful"; the pole didn't go where I wanted it to, but didn't hit anybody, including me, and my fingers and back all worked after it was done.
 
2021-03-03 2:52:35 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: IamTomJoad: The short documentary I watched years ago was pretty detailed on what each event's origin was.

The ear events, if I recall correctly had to do with preventing frostbite.

Oh wow I have no clue how that works. I need to find this rabbit hole and learn some stuff!


Can't recall the name or where I caught it, but if I had to throw a dart I hazard it was a CBC or PBS documentary.

I myself am fascinated by events and competition that stem from tradition and superstition.

Folks still chase a round of cheese down a rather steep hill every year, even though most couldn't tell you why.....besides "I'd had a few pints that day"

It reminds me that although we as a society are pretty much idiots, we can be highly amusing and clever in talking others into "this great idea I had"
 
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