[pct-l] Excellent PCT Training Exercise

jdrower jdrows at comcast.net
Wed May 9 15:24:33 CDT 2007

And how large would that potato be, oh Muse of Morena?
PS A potato in both sacks or just one?

hiker97 at aol.com wrote:
> Here is an excellent training routine for all you hardcore hikers.
> 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, 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 sacks. Then try 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.
> This is the level I am now.  This is really good, since I am training for the upcoming Mt. Humphrey's expedition.
> After you feel confident at that level, then start putting a potato in each of the sacks.
> I thank you.
> Switchback the Personal Trainer
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