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Old January 10th, 2006, 02:03 AM
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I came across this exercise suggested for seniors, to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, I thought I'd pass it on.

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, 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.

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


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Old January 10th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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LMAO!!! You got me on that one!

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Old January 10th, 2006, 06:54 AM
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The empty 5lb bag sounds like about my mothers speed. Mine is the 5 lb with a small potato.
I actually believed that one until you got up to 50 lbs.

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Got me too! I couldn't even do the 5lb. I have no upper body strength.
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Got me too, but not for long. I say just go ahead and eat the potatoes.

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Old January 10th, 2006, 08:42 AM
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HA HA Steve.! I don't think I could even hold 2 empty potato sacks for a full minute - no upper body strength! And like Phyll, I'd probably eat the potatoes too!

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Y2C> you should call your routine "No Small Potatoes".......
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Yep, you got me, too! Good one! I'm with Phyl, let's eat those 'tatoes!
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