Sunday, September 09, 2007

Exercise for People Over 50

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have plenty of room at each side. With a five-pound 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-pound potato sacks. Then try 50-pound potato sacks. And then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-pound potato sack 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 few potatoes in each of the sacks.

[Submitted by Faliero]