Saturday, October 30, 2010


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

With a 5 lb 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 lb potato bags.

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


Anonymous said...

so long as i retain the strength to pick up a bag of potatoes so that my wife can cook my chips or roasties then i'll be happy!

ZACL said...

Ax, you've missed the point! You don't start off with potatoes in the bags, you work up to it.

I would offer a prize of the potatoe(s) in the bags - as you reach the dizzying heights of the large sizes - to the exerciser.

After the effort of bag lifting, the chips would be all the sweeter. for the eating.

keiko amano said...


You mean, you eventually eat all the potatoes in your 100 lbs. bag??? Wow, don't you gain weight rather than losing? Do you fry them or make baked potatoes with lots of butter and sour cream? I do love baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, but if I get such a huge bag, for sure, I'll gain weight!

Oh, I forgot the focus of your blog: exercise. I tend to think of foods. Sorry!

ZACL said...

Hi Keiko,

If you do the potato bag exercise as suggested, the only weight to be gained will be that of extra-curricular munching.

Anonymous said...

That's most definitely my kind of exercise! Flighty xx

ZACL said...

That's good Mr F. :)