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My new exercise regime-a few tips

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

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Just came across this exercise suggested for the over 40's to

> build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy

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> so I thought that I'd pass it on to others. The article suggested

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> doing it three days a week.

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> 1. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have

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> plenty of room at each side. With a 2kg potato sack in each hand,

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> extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there

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> as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, then relax.

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> 2. Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just

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> a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 5kg potato

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> sacks. Then 25kg potato sacks and then eventually try to get to

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> where you can lift a 50kg potato sack in each hand and hold your

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> arms straight for more than a full minute (I'm at this level).

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> 3. After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of

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> the sacks.......

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