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EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE OVER 50

post #1 of 18
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1.  Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

2.  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.

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

4.  After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

5.  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.)

6.  After you feel confident at that level ... put a potato in each bag.
post #2 of 18
T, your intensity is inspiring to us all.   Do you hydrate with this program?
post #3 of 18
It pays to read the entire instruction first even though it's a 6-step program.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Of course hydration is key.  As long as it relates to the Barking Bear Forums!!!

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post #5 of 18
You rock T. I will strive to reach these lofty goals.  A fine example you are to us all. Maybe a training video is in order.
We could sell them on Ricks's site as an off  season training aid to partner with his awesome instructional stuff.

Do you think he will go for it ? How could he lose  ? It's a win /win.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
It's a strict regime.  You have make sure to do your exercises three times a day followed by ample hydration.
post #7 of 18

What is your training schedule like? 
 How could one sustain such intensity on a daily basis?
How large is your beer bill?

post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
I tell you, it's rough.  But I'm motivated and someone has to do it.
post #9 of 18
As you should know, beer is a recovery drink as well as good for hydration. To save some steps (and too much to remember), since a can of  beer weighs about the same as the potato, it could be used as a replacement and then consumed during your cool down session and reduce the weight at the same time.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

As you should know, beer is a recovery drink as well as good for hydration. To save some steps (and too much to remember), since a can of  beer weighs about the same as the potato, it could be used as a replacement and then consumed during your cool down session and reduce the weight at the same time.
 
Very sage advice.  Some among us look at bags of potatoes as a waste of natural resources.  6 pack containers and beer cases however are more of a recyclable container for diet staples. 

Save the Earth!
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post



Very sage advice.  Some among us look at bags of potatoes as a waste of natural resources.  6 pack containers and beer cases however are more of a recyclable container for diet staples. 

Save the Earth!
 
Never bruise the beer or cause it to warm or become unsettled.

Save the beer
post #12 of 18
Does no one else see the irony of the expression, "6-pack abs"? They really don't go with actual 6-packs.
post #13 of 18
 Are these paper potato bags or canvas ones?
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
You must use the canvas ones.  They are the only one officially licensed for use by the Super Hot Idaho Training and Potato Oversight Team.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mapnut View Post

Does no one else see the irony of the expression, "6-pack abs"? They really don't go with actual 6-packs.

I have "keg-abs" to keep my "six-pack" insulated.
post #16 of 18
Restricting hydration's can have far reaching implications. 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100408/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_denmark_carlsberg_beer_strike
post #17 of 18
I do inverted pyramid sets.  I start with full bags then work more and more and more reps til the bags are empty....




And, I use potato CHIP bags!
post #18 of 18
For cross training, adding gravity drills is the next logical step. After that comes lawn chair drills.
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