"In the beginning"

Disclaimer

The views expressed in this blog are not necessarily the views of the blog management, (on the other hand, they are not necessarily not the views of the blog management).

No effort has been made to stay within the bounds of the truth in this blog as it has always been the view of the management that the truth should never be allowed to stand in the way of a good story.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

My Kind Of Exercise Program

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.

The article suggested doing it three days a week. Just don't overdo it.

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 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.

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

5 comments:

Marcus said...

LOL!!
I remembered what I forgot while on the phone this morning. When posting if you save as a draft rather than publishing straight away then go to edit posts you get a lot more choices for making your posts/blog look nicer/different. ie. you can add colours, choose from a limited range of fonts, increase text size, bold etc. Once you've done that you can publish.
Editing is also handy for fixing typos you don't spot until after you hit publish!

Dad said...

Thanks Marcus, I'll try that out!

Merle said...

This is a good one for anyone like me who is too wobbly to do any real exercise. I think that everyone should do some exercise while they are able to, because there comes a time when we cannot.

Marcus said...

Where have your Flickr photos gone? Lost in code somewhere?

Peter said...

Why did you ask me about Flickr photos on a joke blog?
Scroll to the finish of the page and you will find 'em.