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A great exercise, especially for us older adults (post 45+ish crowd)

Came across this exercise suggested for older adults, to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on to some here at SMF. 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, 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 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 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 of the sacks....
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Good one!

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PDT_Armataz_01_14.gifPDT_Armataz_01_14.gificon_rolleyes.gif good one!
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LMAO!! That's a good one! Here I thought it was going to be 12 oz curls!
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Take care, have fun, and do good!


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Got me at the last line.....PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
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I don't know if I could handle the one potatoPDT_Armataz_01_30.gif
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Whew! I was getting worried there for a minute!
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Does a glass of rum and coke count as one, or two, spuds? icon_biggrin.gif Terry
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