Thursday, June 7, 2012

EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE OVER 60

 

1. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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)

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

2 comments:

Jill said...

Ha! That's great! I will share that with my friends at the gym. We are always looking for shortcuts, and yes, we do occasionally slack. Fitness must be fun or I won't do it! THANKS!

Speedy said...

I never saw that coming. I read it to Sherri and before I could finish she said that you needed to put potatoes in that bag...Still very funny. Hope everything is going well with both of you.

Joe and Sherri