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Old 04-26-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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Upper arm/Shoulder exercises

I've heard that you need to be over 50 for this to actually work...some of you will have to wait!

Just came across this exercise suggested for older people to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on to some of my friends. The article suggested doing it three days a week.

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb 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 this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks.

Then try 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 arm straight for more than a full minute.

After you feel confident at each level, put a potato in each of the sacks.

Works for me!


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Old 04-26-2007, 07:36 PM   #2
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So how many potatoes do you have to eat a day to maintain the sacks with fresh potatoes?
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So eventuallly I can get to 100lbs in each hand and hold it out for one minute. Right!
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So eventuallly I can get to 100lbs in each hand and hold it out for one minute. Right!
100-lb sacks don't get heavy until the potatoes go in...
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100-lb sacks don't get heavy until the potatoes go in...
- ding ding ding!

BTW - tried this joke exercise out w/ 5# weights this morning. Reminded me of PT on the grinder many moons ago.
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