Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ozark Exercise Regimen

We owe a big “Thank You” to Jack LaLanne. "The Godfather of Fitness" was born September 26, 1914 in San Francisco, CA and admittedly, during his childhood days was addicted to sugar and junk foods. At age 15, young Jack heard Paul Bragg speak on health and nutrition which had such a powerful influence, it motivated Jack to focus on his diet and exercise habits.
The Jack LaLanne Show was the longest running health and fitness show in history, airing from 1951 to 1985. In addition to the Jack LaLanne Show, Jack has published numerous books, created countless health and fitness videos, appeared in films, marketed health and exercise equipment and vitamin supplements. Through his career, LaLanne has won numerous awards including the Horatio Alger Award from the Association of Distinguished Americans, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hall of Fame. At the young age of 94, Jack LaLanne continues to work out every morning for two hours, spending 1 ½ hours in the weight room and ½ hour swimming. Jack LaLanne lives with his wife Elaine in Morro Bay, CA.

Hubby and I are trying to improve our diets and lose some weight. We have adopted the following exercise regimen each day in hopes that by warm weather we will have a slim body for Swimsuit Season…

Ozark Exercise Regimen
For those getting along in years, here is a little secret for building arm and shoulder muscles. Three days a week works well. Begin by standing outside behind the house, and with a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand... extend your arms straight out to your sides and hold them there as long as you can.

After a few weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks and then 50-lb. potato sacks, and finally 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.

Next...start putting a few potatoes in the sacks, but be careful not to overdo!

13 comments:

  1. Yikes.. 100lb sack.. I'm lucky to hold a gallon of milk for more than 3 mintues out to my side.

    You are far more adventurous my dear than me.

    with love,
    Olivia

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  2. I like your Ozark exercise regimen, I think I might be able to do that. :-)

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  3. Maybe add a weekly walk to the still!!

    I love it....LindaMay

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  4. LOL Joy! Jack was just on TV the other day, ae 90+ & looks fab!

    I still like the exercise program where you take Hershey bar 'weights' & add as needed to increase our lifting power ... why is it they never get past the elbow bend to the mouth?!

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  5. So nice to think back about Jack. As for the Ozark workout - that looks like one I can handle!

    Too funny!!

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  6. I think you will be VERY proud of me when I tell you I KNEW that was Jack LeLanne FROM THE TINY picture on my blog follow list even BEFORE I came here to read.

    Secondly, I am LOLLING all over the place over here about putting potatoes in the sacks - - - - eventually.

    My kind of exercise FOR SURE.

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  7. I used to watch jack all the time when I was younger. He and his wife look great for their ages on their infomercials. Ha! Ha! Funny work out routine..

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  8. I like your idea of exercise. I just might have to add that to my routine.

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  9. LOL...VERY FUNNY ABOUT THE POTATO SACKS! BET THAT WORKS TOO! I DIDN'T KNOW JACK L. WAS STILL ALIVE, I REMEMBER HIM. AMAZING THAT HE HAS BEEN SO IN SHAPE ALL HIS LIFE! COME SAY HI :D

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  10. lol...I was thinking WOW until I got to the end...hey...whatever works...

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  11. The next thing we know, you'll be doing stand-up comedy at the clubs on Friday night:-).

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  12. All I need only step walking on the stairs. Easy and perfect shaping for the thigh & buds.

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