A really useful exercise!

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by Marguerite, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    A friend of mine heard that I'm trying to lose weight and that I have trouble exercising. Years ago I used to lift weights, she thought this simple alternative would be something I could o, without having to pay gym memberships or anything. It just uses easy to acquire alternatives.

    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
    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, my friend told me).
    After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.

    Ya know? I just might even be able to manage this.

  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :rofl: I was reading this, thinking, OMG-a 100 pound bag of potatoes in each hand! I love it!
  3. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I have heard of this with soup cans. Or even walking while holding soup cans to give the added weight. Never with a 5lb bag of anything. I find my 3 pound weights difficult! LOL!
  4. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It's better than eating a 10 pound bag of potatoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!