Sunday, November 13, 2011

Exercising for the Over 50 Crowd - Humor

I'm a pretty active guy.  I've skated on Inline Skates (Rollerblades) for 21,000 miles and have acted as a trainer in a gym more than once. 

I'm also helpful, so if you would like a little training advice, here's a trick a friend told me many years ago.  It is especially helpful for those of us who are over 50!

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

With a 5-lb potato bag 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 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag 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 bag.

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