Several of my friends with HCV are coming out of their caves after a long winter’s hibernation and I worry about them. They just aren’t getting a suitable level of exercise. I have been rading up on this and have the most excellent regimen.
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 currently at this level.)
After you feel confident at that level, begin by putting a few potatoes in each bag . Don’t try to approach this too rapidly. Build up to it slowly so as not to be disappointed if you hit the wall going from the 50-lb. bags to the 100-lb. ones.