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Good exercise

Friday, January 18, 2013

Good Exercise

I came across this exercise suggested for seniors to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on. The article suggested doing it three days a week. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have plenty of room on 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, then relax. Each day, you'll find that you can hold the position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to a 10 lb. potato sack. Then 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.

Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.
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CTUPTON 4/29/2013 7:55AM

    Well--that was a gothcha!

Love it! Chris

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TEENYSMOM 3/30/2013 7:10PM

    HA, HA!! YOUR TOO FUNNY.

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SAMI199 1/24/2013 6:06AM

    emoticon You got me!

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CINDYWAGNER1 1/22/2013 9:40PM

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/20/2013 11:13PM

    Loved this one! If I can find some potato sacks, I'll have to give it a try! XOXO

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IZZYBEBOP 1/20/2013 10:38AM

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0309COOKIE 1/19/2013 5:46PM

    Lol.

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DR1939 1/19/2013 11:39AM

    Got me! emoticon

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CAKAROO 1/19/2013 9:38AM

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ANGRITTER 1/19/2013 9:18AM

    I was seriously thinking you had to be Jack Lalane's wilfe it you could hold 100-pound potato sacks in each hand!!!

i love that and will surely borrow it to spead joy with all my Senior friends!

Thanks for the giggle,
Ang

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/19/2013 2:26AM

    emoticon You have some really cute jokes!

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INDIANOAKS 1/19/2013 1:26AM

    TOO CUTE!! emoticon

Loved your scale blog too! LOL...

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GABIBEAR 1/19/2013 1:03AM

    emoticon That is so great. I was about to say that holding a 100 pound sack of potatoes in extended arms is not a good exercise for your shoulders.....then I read the punch line! Very clever! Thank you for the laugh!

Gabi
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PMFISH 1/18/2013 10:31PM

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L*I*T*A* 1/18/2013 9:49PM

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TXGRANDMA 1/18/2013 9:45PM

    Ha Ha! You really had me going there, for a minute! I thought I couldn't hold 100 lbs of potatoes in both arms, with someone helping me! That is when I started to get suspicious! emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 1/18/2013 9:23PM

    Your so witty lol

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RACEWELLWON 1/18/2013 8:48PM

    Will try , Thanks for the information ! That's my troulble spot !

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