Finally, a fitness program for those of us who are beyond the "Bowflex" age.

For those of us getting on in years and needing a bit of exercise, I thought I might let you, my friends, in on a little secret I've found for building my arm and shoulder muscles. You might wish to adopt this regimen - three days a week or so.

I started by standing outside, behind the house, and with a 5-lb . potato sack in each hand, extending my arms straight out to my sides, and holding them there as long as I could.

After a few weeks, I moved up to 10-lb. potato sacks, then 50-lb. potato sacks, and finally 100-lb. potato sacks.

Finally, I got to where I could lift a 100-lb. 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....