New Exercise Routine

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November 3rd, 2009, 1:11 am #1

Here is a new exercise suggested for older adults, to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on to some of my friends.

It is best to do it three days a week.

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can.

Try to reach a full minute, and then relax. Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks.

Then try 50-lb potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.
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The Lumberjack
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November 3rd, 2009, 9:17 pm #2

I've been potato sacked! :laugh:

-=Mike
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July 11th, 2010, 4:24 pm #3

lol. that's how I feel sometimes about exercising!
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