Exercise for older TFF members....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Xracer, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    As some of us TFFers age, it gets more and more difficult for us to handle some of the heavier firearms....so here's an exercise regimen designed just for us.

    I came across this exercise suggested for seniors, to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on. The article suggested doing it three days a week. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

    With a 5-lb. 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, 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-lb. potato sacks. Then 50-lb. potato sacks, and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.......

    Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.

    :D :D :D :D

  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    I can do dat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D :D :D :D
  3. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico

    I was going to say ohhhh never mind. But still excerise is good for the body and soul :cool:
  4. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    Can I start with a two pound sack :confused: A five pound sack might be to much for me :eek: :D ;)
  5. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Dang X, is it really that simple??????? [grin]
  6. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    I don't know about you, but I'm pretty good at the 12 oz curls, with EITHER hand...and may EVEN go up to 16 oz ones soon....
  7. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Here I been using a X-frame in 460 S&W in each hand. Seems to work for me! [grins] Has to be better than them plastic pellet guns! [grins]

  8. happygunner

    happygunner New Member

    Feb 24, 2006
    You just join a gym and start going about every two days. I have been doing this for the past five years. Once you get past all the young people doing really tough stuff it's all downhill. You just do you'r own thing and before long you start feeling a lot stronger or you feel a lot of pain. :)
  9. Kimber Man

    Kimber Man New Member

    May 12, 2004
    Can I start by eating the two pound sack and then move my way up to a Whataburger ????

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  10. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Tried that once.......bout KILLED me.
  11. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    Ow!..... ow!....... ow!.........

    I think I may have pulled a muscle! :eek: :D :D
  12. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Is that paper or plastic? :confused:

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