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Exercises For People Over 50

Saturday, November 05, 2011

I received this in an e-mail yesterday and thought it was pretty funny :)


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 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags 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 currently at this level.)

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


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SNOWANGELDIVA 12/14/2011 3:27PM

I was thinking to myself..."Wow, Trish is like Superwoman STRONG!!!!" OMG!
How big are her biceps?!!
Can I even pick up a can of peas and hold it out?
I'd die...
You brat.
You had me. Hook.Line.Sinker.
You stinker.

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MBUCKLEY458 11/9/2011 9:43AM

    Thanks Trish! Hope all is well with you... I am back at square one again and trying to learn how to build exercise back in my schedule... keep in touch!

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CANDOK1260 11/7/2011 7:07AM

    emoticon THANKS FOR LAUGH

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LIFEWALK 11/6/2011 8:01PM

    LOL, I could do that!

well, maybe not that long! ;)

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RESULTS361AP09 11/5/2011 8:02PM

    Too funny Trish! I love your background picture-reminds me of home! :(

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MICHIGANLORI 11/5/2011 7:41PM

    Wasn't expecting that....too funny. emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 11/5/2011 7:01PM


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MNOT2THICK 11/5/2011 3:03PM

    emoticon I was going to ask if we really are supposed to exercise after 50 emoticon

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DEBZDOGZ 11/5/2011 9:57AM

    hahahahahahaha! LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GLASSART43 11/5/2011 9:45AM

Thanks for the laugh.

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SLOPOKE_SAL 11/5/2011 8:32AM


that sounds about right for me!

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