Sunday, October 24, 2010

Excercise for middle-aged nerds

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
With a 5- kg 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- kg potato bags.

Then try 50- kg potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100- kg 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.


Roger B. said...

I had another idea, but for the full effect you need to be a new parent. It's called baby press ups.

Lying on your back, you hold the new baby in both hands close to you and face to face, then lift the baby until your arms are straight and return. Repeat ten times. Do this every day.

As the child grows over the years, so do your arm muscles.

Babies and toddlers love this, especially if you smile as you do it, but I doubt that you would be permitted by the 'weight' to continue past the tenth year. Never mind, you will have huge arm muscles by then.

eolake said...

Even more if you have twins.

Paul Sunstone said...

Hilarious! Eolake, I took the liberty of reposting this on my blog.

Anna said...

Just great !!! :)

I love the baby press ups too: .)