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    Default Exercise for people over 50

    It's tough but I did it!!

    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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    Sweet!
    That's amazing.


    That I fell for it.

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    Peggy, a high school girlfriend sent me that, and, I sat and laughed at that. I thought it was really funny.

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    Funny yes, but it sounds a lot like the exercise routine after I messed up my right shoulder a few years ago doing military presses with 160lbs.

    Getting old sucks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebinky View Post
    Funny yes, but it sounds a lot like the exercise routine after I messed up my right shoulder a few years ago doing military presses with 160lbs.

    Getting old sucks...
    Yes it does, but the alternative is worse binky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Peggy, a high school girlfriend sent me that, and, I sat and laughed at that. I thought it was really funny.
    The name Peggy remids me of this series of cute TV commercials, lol
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotat...&v=D_czW2t-hCE
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    I don't have potatoes, but I have onions.

    Can I use onions instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dj2 View Post
    I don't have potatoes, but I have onions.

    Can I use onions instead?
    you can start with Nonions, lol
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    That was funny.

    I guess I missed Cookies post.

    Why is she always picking on us old folks ?
    Theory only works perfect in a vacuum.

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    Because I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Because I can.
    If you called me an old fart, I would not consider it a disparaging remark because both words are true. Roughage, you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Because I can.

    Keep up the good work Cookie.

    You RebbleRouser You.
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    I started reading the first post to my son Jamie, and he about had a fit. As strong as he is, he couldn't imagine lifting fifty pound sacks out like that.
    And then I read the part about putting potatoes in the bag, and he breathed a deep sigh of relief. He was getting a bit worried there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    I started reading the first post to my son Jamie, and he about had a fit. As strong as he is, he couldn't imagine lifting fifty pound sacks out like that.
    And then I read the part about putting potatoes in the bag, and he breathed a deep sigh of relief. He was getting a bit worried there.

    I was wondering how old folks can afford to buy Potatoes now a days.

    Even the cans of soup are expensive to use as weights.

    Old folks cant even afford to eat cat food now a days, with the high cost of drugs and healthcare.
    Theory only works perfect in a vacuum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    I was wondering how old folks can afford to buy Potatoes now a days.

    Even the cans of soup are expensive to use as weights.

    Old folks cant even afford to eat cat food now a days, with the high cost of drugs and healthcare.
    Yummy, don't knock it till you try it. UGH! just kidding.
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