Monday, February 01, 2010


John Caling sent me the following email. Given that the Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival has just concluded, it somehow seemed appropriate to included this here. John wrote I have tried this and it isn’t a hard as it seems – give it a go.

This seems a little daunting to start with, but if you apply yourself you may find that it's not as difficult as you think.

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

Then try 25-kg potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 50-kg potato sack 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 sack!


Le Loup said...

I don't really think this comes under the heading of exercise, but perhaps a way to get over 50s to purchase more potatoes!
By all means lift weights, I do, but walking or swimming will do you more good than either lifting potatoes or eating them!
Regards, Le Loup.
(try Historical Trekking!!! Could not resist a plug.

Jim Belshaw said...

Hi LL, always happy for free plugs from you so long as very loosely related to topic. And what isn't?