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Jack LaLanne was a massive influence in my dreams as a young boy to develop super human strength and his passing today age of 96 deeply saddens fitness buffs and millions around the world.
I practically grew up on his television series expounding the benefits of fitness and body weight exercises and he was the first to get me inspired to build up my body with body weight exercises.
He has influence millions of lives by his powerful life, message of fitness, and feats of strength.
Jack LaLanne, at the age of 42 pumped out over 1,000 push-ups in 23 minutes on the “You Asked For It” television show!
Another feat of strength that impressed me was that he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco — handcuffed, shackled and towing a boat. I went to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and remember all the stories of the wicked tides there are known to be incredibly dangerous and was one of the reasons why they built a maximum security prison in the middle of the harbor.
BTW, he was 60 years old at the time! Imagine!!!
Here’s one of my favorite Jack LaLanne quotes:
“The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it’s never too late.”
“Anything is possible – as long as you make it happen”
Jack LaLanne at 71!
This is a massive salute and THANK YOU to a truly great man who walked his talk to the fullest degree and left lasting images of superhuman strength in the minds of many people.
Here’s a great link to hear about some of his amazing feats of strength and unstoppable endurance. He truly was a remarkable man on many levels and if you don’t know that much about him I encourage you to read about his life and to listen to this link:
I remember he had a long-standing bet to any athlete who can keep up with him with any of his crazy workouts in the gym. The money he put up for the bet was quite substantial and no one ever took him up on it to win the prize. They knew they would be humiliated by his unstoppable super strength.
His television shows were always a big inspiration and a remember watching them and doing exercises with my mother. His advice was always stellar and he was the person who really got me to start eating right, exercising wholeheartedly with bodyweight exercises, and starting my quest for maximum peak performance training.
Let’s send a prayer to him and his family and let his feats of strength and great advice on health and nutrition make us better. We are forever grateful. THANK YOU.