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Exercise for the over 40 group

Discussion in 'Strength Conditioning & Exercise' started by Natasha, May 1, 2007.

  1. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

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    We just came across this exercise suggested for the over 40s to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy so we thought that we'd pass it on.

    The article suggested doing it three days a week.

    1. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
    With a 2LB 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.

    2. Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

    After a couple of weeks, move up to 5LB potato sacks.

    Then 25LB potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 50LB potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute

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

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I LOVE it! That kind of exercise appeals to ME!
     
  3. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi Solo Diver

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    So I could do the same with large bags of M&Ms?
     
  4. Cacia

    Cacia Divemaster

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    that's too many potatoes to buy, because then you have to eat them.
     
  5. dlndavid

    dlndavid 私は寿司およびアジア女性を食べるだScubaBoard Supporter

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    freedom fries :D
     
  6. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

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    :rofl3:


    well hubby is nearly 47 and yesterday with his trainer he hit his goal of lifting 330lbs.... i would like to see him do that with potatoes

    cheers
     
  7. Karibelle

    Karibelle IDC Staff Instructor

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    That's what I thought too, then I got to the end and LMAO. :14:

    (and I *like* potatoes!)

    kari
     
  8. Cacia

    Cacia Divemaster

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    I don't think I get it...somebody splain it please...
     
  9. dlndavid

    dlndavid 私は寿司およびアジア女性を食べるだScubaBoard Supporter

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    you are using empty sacks of different sizes :catherine:
     
  10. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

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    Shes so cute! :10: :hugs:




    start with empty bags :wink:
     

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