01 June 2007


Don't overdo it now!

Senior Fitness(Winter exercises for those of us who are getting older....)
I Just 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 to some of my friends and family.
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 50-lb potato sacks.
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.

Stolen from It Occurred To Me

A potato? I was planning on something more like a sprig of parsley...
BobG Homepage 06.01.07 - 8:13 pm #
Finally, an exercise that I can do!

LeeAnn 06.01.07 - 7:00 pm #

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