Thursday, March 4, 2010

NEW EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE OVER 50

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.



With a 5-lb potato bag 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 a 10-lb potato bag.


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


(I'm at this level.)


After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.


(Those under 50 should be able to do it with 2 in each bag)

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I was SO impressed when you said you were at that level! I'm lucky if I can hold out two soup cans...
:)