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Walking with your hands behind your back

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Accy cyclist, 12 Aug 2017.

  1. I've been taking note recently of people who walk with their hands clasped together behind their backs. I've just seen an old fellow walk past here doing just so,which prompted me to post this thread. I've recently started to do it myself. For me it seems to help ease any back ache and sometimes seems to help my ex broken hip. I've also noticed that it's more men than women who do it and men over 60,rather than younger ones. Do you walk with your hands behind your back and if so why?:scratch:
  2. Colin_P

    Colin_P Veteran

    I do it to feel like Professor Yaffle.
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  3. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Yup. I do it a lot of the time as it helps with my shoulders. BITD it was seen as rather snobbish!
  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Nay lad.
  5. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Id probably pass out if i forced my right arm behind my back let alone walk..

    When fully fit its something i never do..ready for anything hands at my side as usual
  6. Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    Nah! Only old folk do that.:tongue:
  7. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    I'm losing count of Accy's affectations now.
  8. Old people do it to be sure their belt line remains up at their armpits.
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  9. Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    I thought that was why you wore braces as well?
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  10. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Staff Member

    No I don't.

    Does it help counterbalance the old age forward stoop?
  11. Just mentioned this phenomenon to Mrs D, and she suggests they do if in case they suddenly become incontinent and need to catch the evidence.
  12. Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    Must have long arms....
  13. Well, according to their trousers their bottoms are halfway up their back.
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  14. Dirk

    Dirk Veteran

    Better than hanging down by their knees.....must be a bad attack of piles.
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  15. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Only when I'm meeting members of the general public. It deters them from trying to shake hands with me.
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