Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Funnies

I 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. 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 sack.

 

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19 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

LOL! Oh too funny my friend! I love it.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs.
Kim

LAURIE said...

Now that is my kind of exercise program!!! Happy Friday - Laurie

LisaShaw said...

That was cute. For a minute I was actually following it and then realized it was a hahhahhahah.

Love ya.

Runner Mom said...

This is darling! THanks so much! Have a great Friday!
hugs,
Susan

before I got to the punch line, I'm thinking, I didn't even know they had 100 pound bags of potatoes!!

Sherry said...

LOL! I didn't see that one coming. Teehee!

Have a great weekend!
Sherry

Kelly said...

LOL... now that is my kind of excersise!! Hey... no one said there had to be actual potatos in the sack!! Have a great weekend!!

Tracy said...

That's one I think I could do! LOL. Thanks for the giggle. Happy Friday, my friend!

Tracy

Laurie Ann said...

I love it! Bwahahaha! That's my kind of exercising! Happy Friday, Susan.

Cheryl said...

Susan,

You had me going there for a minute. That was great!

Thanks for sharing!

Love,
Cheryl

BTW~ Janet went to MD Anderson and had the MRI, everything is still stable. She was very pleased!

luvmy4sons said...

Too cute!

Debra said...

Oh Susan...

I was like NO WAY...then put a potato in it...cracked me up! lol

Loved it!

Happy Friday to you!

Jennifer said...

I have to admit..this one really had me going. I was thinking "for seniors!!" GOTCHA YA!!

Tiffany Stuart said...

GOTTA LOVE HUMOR! It continues to carry me through life. A real gift from God. He knew we needed it.

This sounds like me...

SophieMae said...

LOL! This one busted me up! I did not see that coming! Thanks ever so for the laughs!

Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

e-Mom said...

Tee hee, a cute one. Very funny. Have a wonderful weekend, Susan. :~D

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh...my word. You CRACK me up!!

Thanks for the laugh my friend.!

Lynn said...

Now that's strength training that I could do!
:o)
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Grammy said...

That was a great joke! I love it.

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

I have been looking for a good exercise for my arms using weights and this sounds like JUST the one I need!! ha ha This was really funny! Thanks for making my day!

Marilyn