For any of you who are (or any who soon will
be) getting on in years, I thought I would let you, my friends, in on a little secret I've
found for building my arms and shoulder muscles. You might wish to adopt this regimen - 3
days a week works well.
I started by standing outside behind the house and, with a 5 pound potato sack in each
hand, I extended my arms straight out to the side and held them there as long as I could.
After a few weeks of this, I moved up to 10 pound potato sacks, then 50 pound potato
sacks, and finally got to where I could lift a 100 pound potato sack in each hand and hold
my arms straight out for more than a full minute!
Next, I started putting a few potatoes in the sacks, but I would caution you not to overdo
it at this level.