I came across this exercise suggested for seniors, to build muscle
strength in the arms and shoulders. It's so easy, I thought I'd pass
The article suggested doing it three days a week. Begin by standing
on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each
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
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks, then 50-lb.
potato sacks, and 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 of the
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