Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Healthy Food Defines You
It is currently Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:26 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Jack Lalanne
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:21 pm 
Offline
Rabbit
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:01 pm
Posts: 175
Location: Ventura, CA
About 6 months ago, at age 41, I was feeling very old and overweight. Aches and pains... stiff joints... difficulty getting out of bed... the works. Started thinking that maybe it was time to wind down my life. Then I came across this:

Jack Lalanne --- Feats and accomplishments: At 42, he did 1,023 push-ups in 23 minutes on the TV show, “You Asked For It.” Was named Professional Mr. America in 1954. At 60, he swam handcuffed from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco Bay while towing a 1,000-pound boat. At 70, he pulled 70 boats holding 70 people 1½ miles through the harbor in Long Beach, Calif., while handcuffed and shackled...

Now he is in his 90s and still works out for 2 hours every day.

What an inspiration! Time to get started on the rest of my life, I guess. I probably only have 60-70 years left!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:05 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:05 pm
Posts: 21037
Location: Austin, TX
Wow, those are some incredible feats! I've seen him on TV a few times and read a bit about him. He seems pretty awesome and super motivated!

_________________

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:18 am 
Offline
Elephant

Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Posts: 2783
I want one of those power juicers he sells on T.V.!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:34 pm 
Offline
Stegosaurus

Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Posts: 3110
ya, College - I want one of those juicers too!!

Sirdle, those facts you provide are amazing? He actually did ALL That stuff? Wow, how impressive.


Jack Lalane doesnt consume dairy - he was interiewed once on the powers of fresh home made juices and said:


"Nature intended milk for calves. Drink juice, as nature intended for us - not milk."

Honestly, my friend has that power juicer and it is awesome. After a lass of fresh juice, you can honestly feel your body saying "Awwww, thanks!!!!! That is what I need".


Everybody who can afford to should definitely get that juicer and start using it.

Fruits and veggies are truly nature's miracle / power foods.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:13 pm 
Offline
Rabbit
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:01 pm
Posts: 175
Location: Ventura, CA
Quote:
Sirdle, those facts you provide are amazing? He actually did ALL That stuff? Wow, how impressive.

And a lot more. I have a list around here somewhere. One year he swam from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf... another time he did it handcuffed... another time handcuffed and shackled... another time towing a boat... truly amazing. I think in 1976 he towed 76 boats across a bay somewhere.

What is more amazing is that as a kid he was laid up for a long time (I think it was a football injury to his knee) and was told by his doctor that he would never walk again. His determination was RAW. He set his sights on the steepest hill in town and vowed that one day he would walk up it... he did and never looked back!

In his late teens he started experimenting with weights. Local firemen and policemen would come over to his house. He had them all on exercise and diet plans. He experimented on them and on himself. He charted what they ate and how much they lifted. He invented machines to help with some of the lifts (many of the modern weight machines are based on designs of his, but he never thought to patent any of them). He was thought of as a charlatan and a quack. The policemen had to sneak over to his house at night because their captain did not approve...

I think I read somewhere that his parents both died young, from diet-related diseases. How sad. :cry:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS } Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group