“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Flabby arms
Monday, April 11, 2011

Question: When was the last time you walked into a big-box store or supermarket and the door didn't open up for you? Was this your reaction: "What the hell? Is this thing broken?"
You wave your hand in front of what you think is a sensor, and the door just sits there, closed.
And then you realize, with incredulity: "This is NOT AN AUTOMATIC DOOR?!?!! What the heck?!"

Next stop: Cars. When was the last time you manually rolled up a window?

Next stop: Electric kitchen equipment.

Next stop: Riding mowers

I asked my personal-trainer friend why so many people have trouble with flabby triceps. (The triceps are those under-side muscles in the upper arms that, if unused, start hanging there like a floppy hammock.)

Simple, he explained. We no longer have to manually push things.

Try this: Push down on the table or against the wall. See? It tenses those arms in the trouble spots. We have flabby arms because technology has made pushing unnecessary in everyday life.

Push onward, people.


Blogger Karen said...

Whew! Good to know. I thought I was getting granny arms.

April 12, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Susan Cushman said...

This cracks me up, Ad. I've been working out with exercise bands to try to tone up my flabby granny arms (to look better in a strapless dress at my daughter's beach wedding) and I think it's hopeless. *sigh*

April 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM  

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