Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My New Exercise Routine

A friend of mine at work told me about this exercise routine to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd blog about it. The article suggested doing it three days a week. It should fit in with my daily walking routine wonderfully.

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. 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. (I'm at this level.)

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


skip said...

Too much work! I'd rather garden and walk. I'd need to see a chiropracter with all those potatoes.

Jewels said...

Skip- Did you read the last line? One potato per bag!

Gracie said...

I caught the last line. You're hilarious. You had me, until the 100 lb line. :-)

Jewels said...

Gracie- What? You don't think I could do 100lbs?

pearlie said...

At the beginning, I went "I don't have any potato sack!!" Then mid-way, I went "you eat so much potatoes?" And at 100lb pounds, I went "you must be kidding me?" And at the end, "you are!"


skip said...

Oops, I missed that part. One potato I could probably do. I read your blog while I was at pro care at the Apple Store. (No, I wasn't lifting any) My only excuse.