Friday, April 06, 2007

Ready for a work-out?

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5lb 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 10lb potato bags.

Then move up to 50lb potato bags, and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level now.)

After you feel confident at that level, put one potato in each sack.


Dario Sanchez said...

Blasphemy! Toil thee not on the day of Our Lord's Passion!

In other news, will you be releasing the Grannymar Workout Video soon?

grannymar said...

Now why didn't I think of that dario?

Now let me see...

Lie face down on the floor, arms above head... tighten your buttock muscles, then slowly lift your arms,head and legs so your nose and knees are just off the ground...

Sorry, I will have to think about what comes next!!!!

Granny said...

Must I get out of bed to do these?

grannymar said...

Hello Granny, I was getting very worried about you, thinking of calling search & rescue!

Am glad you didn't fall into one of grandads holes.

stay in bed for the moment until I work out how to finish the exercise.

Grandad said...

Granny has gone back to sleep. [She has the flu. She says.]

Can you help me with my exercise? I just can't seem to do it right...
Bend your right knee,until your foot is about 6 inches off the floor. Holding that position, do the same with the left knee.

Whenever I try that I either a) fall over, or b) end up squatting.

What am I doing wrong?

grannymar said...

Is it my exercises or your own?

Were you at the whisky today?

I think you should stay put no matter what position you are in until Granny wakes up!

Brianf said...

I prefer weight lifting as an exercise.
16 oz. at a time, preferably.