Exercise for Fibromites...it works!

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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay...this really works and will build up those shaky arm muscles in no time!
With a five pound potato bag in each hand, extend your arms out and hold them there for as long as you can.  Do this until you can hold it for a minute with no problem.
Move on to a ten pound potato bag.  It may take a couple of weeks to accomplish but the results are worth it.
After mastering that, try a twenty pound bag.  Feel that burn?  This is a good thing.
A hundred pound bag sounds impossible, but you can do it.
Once the hundred pound bag has become a piece of cake, add a potato. turn
I know, how lame, but I thought of this old Internet post when I couldn't lift a bag of Purina Dog Chow this morning...I wonder if a 40 pound dog food bag would work! yeah
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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Cute!! turn
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   Posted 7/18/2010 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
You made me hungry for mashed potatoes, and a plate of them is all I can lift!

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   Posted 7/18/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
When I first read this, I was like ... wait a minute .. 5 pounds is way too heavy. Then I was like, DOH!! You got me. LOL :-P

LOL Cute!

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   Posted 7/18/2010 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I like it!! I, too, was going, "HUH?"
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   Posted 7/18/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I was like, duh, like I am going to go out and buy two five pound bags of potatoes.  Especially when one ten pound bag is cheaper.  lol...
Now I am hungry for that piece of cake.
That was cute.
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