Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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 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 at this level.)

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

4 comments:

Karen said...

Thank you for the chuckle!!

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie (aka Tory)...*grin* I was actually visualizing doing this with 8 lb. weights until it bumped up to 10. The key word here is visualizing;) ~Nancy

marybelle said...

One would wonder what you would do with all the potatoes????

Tory Richards said...

LOL...never thought of that Marybelle!

I'm with you Nancy! Although, visualizing can have a powerful affect sometimes:) Or do I mean effect? I get those two words mixed up all the time.

Happy you got a chuckle Karen:)