June 23, 2006

Exercise program for those getting on in years

I thought I would let you in on a little secret I've found for developing my arm and shoulder muscles.  You might wish to adopt this regimen, 3 days a week.
 
I started by standing outside behind the house, and with a 5 pound potato sack in each hand.  I extended my arms straight out to my sides and held them there as long as I could..
 
After a few weeks, I moved up to the 10 pound potato sacks,  then to 50 pound sacks, and finally I got to where I could lift a 100 pound potato sack in each hand and hold my arms straight our for more than a full minute.
 
Next, I started putting a few potatoes in each sack.   But I would caution you not to overdo it at this level.

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Comments

LOL! I like that plan!

Posted by: vw bug at June 23, 2006 10:42 AM

Oddly enough, I'd actually recommend this program.

Even holding empty sacks is better exercise than doing nothing at all :-)

Posted by: Harvey at June 23, 2006 02:31 PM