Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Some Exercises for the Over 50s...


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

With a 1kg 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 5kg potato sacks.

Then try 10kg potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100kg 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 sack.

(From MDFD)


Paco said...

Oh, man! I knew I should have read the instructions all the way through before I tried it.

kae said...

sorry, Mr Paco!

Stevo said...

No need to hold empty sacks out, try outstretched arms for several minutes. My sadistic CSM used to call them Easter exercises!

RebeccaH said...

I'm past the age when something like that can cure bingo wings, but hey, I'm game to try anything.