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Exercise For People Over 50

August 6, 2016


Begin by holding a 5-lb potato bag in each hand. Extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold your arms in that extended, upright position as long as you can. You might feel your shoulders and wrists start to complain after a minute or so of holding your bags away from your body, but try and work through that initial pain if you can. WARNING: Listen to your body and don’t ever do more than you can, but the physical fitness gains will come faster the harder you work.

Repeat this exercise every day at about the same time.

The gains with this exercise are dramatic. Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position with your arms extended holding the 5-lb potato bags for just a bit longer period of time than you could the day before. It might not be a lot of time (Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know); it might just be a matter of a few seconds, but trust me, you will notice your strength and endurance increase with each day and you will be holding the 5-lb potato bags extended out from your body for a longer period of time each day.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags. Then, but only when you’re comfortable – remember: listen to your body – try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand (I’m at this level).

After you feel confident at the 100-lb potato bag in each hand level then put a potato into each bag.

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  1. August 6, 2016 5:43 pm



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