Exercise for people over 50

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  1. Cookie

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    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.
  2. Terry

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    Sweet!
    That's amazing.


    That I fell for it.
  3. Cookie

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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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    Yes it does, but the alternative is worse binky
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    I don't have potatoes, but I have onions.

    Can I use onions instead?
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    you can start with Nonions, lol:p
  9. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    That was funny.

    I guess I missed Cookies post.

    Why is she always picking on us old folks ?
  10. Cookie

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    Because I can. :)
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    If you called me an old fart, I would not consider it a disparaging remark because both words are true. Roughage, you know.:p
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    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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    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.
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    Yummy, don't knock it till you try it. UGH! just kidding.
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    I knew a little old lady that would eat Caned Cat Food on Crackers.

    She had to stop because Crackers were getting to expensive.
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    I have a male cousin who used to take empty coffee cans and fill them with sand to use as weights.


    Years ago, on a nice day I decided to walk down a very steep hill with my 2 little boys to Kmart. We saw an assortment of different small exercise hand held weights about 10 pounds a piece. We bought them. We each had a set and a set for their dad.

    I couldn't carry them all up the hill, and the youngest was getting tired and wanted carried, that was the day I could had been taken in for child abuse, lol. We pushed, those weights up the hill, and then, I saw a shortcut. All we had to do was to climb over a fence but, there in the bushes was a very unhappy, very angry, bird of some kind who had eggs. It was kind of marshy and mucky and,the bird started chasing the kids who couldn't run in the muck. The kids were screaming, the bird was squawking and large in size, and my youngest was screaming that it was a Pterodactyl and going to eat him.

    I pitched all the weights and grabbed the kids. With the bird hovering around me squawking, slowly... I managed to pluck my way out out of the muck carrying 2 kids.

    Later we got those weights and after all that trouble, hardly, ever used. I got muscles moving them to dust under them.

    Should had passed them on to my cousin with the coffee cans.

    We had just bought this house back then when they were born, and I didn't know the area. Once, we walked in the door, all muddy and exhausted, the kids crying and telling daddy that mommy made them push bar bells up a hill, and a Pterodactyl tried to eat them, lol... he asked, " what barbells? and, Dinosaurs?"

    Later, we walked down to the muck and the Pterodactyl and he said, " Lucy, what did you do?"
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    Cookie,

    That must have been a sight to see.

    All because your husband asked you to get a 6 pack for him.

    Bless Your Heart.


    Have Fun.
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    Cute story!
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    True story! lol. Poor Ricardo...
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