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Sep 12, 2019

In this podcast Fred Herbert shares what we can all learn about longevity from the amazing Jack LaLanne.

Jack died in 2011 at the age of 96 and was a truly remarkable man.  He would probably still be alive today but his family say’s he developed pneumonia and refused to go to the doctor. Here’s just a short list of his accomplishments…

  • His Jack LaLanne TV show ran from 1951 to 1985 and the women were crazy about him in his trademark tight workout outfit and his charm
  • He created one the first fitness weight training studios
  • He invented weight training machines
  • He believed in juicing and juiced for over 70 years. He started with a press that would juice fruits and vegetables, and felt it was one of the factors that made up the fountain of youth.
  • In the 1950’s his innovations included protein drinks and protein bars

But what I think was remarkable and should make us all reconsider what our bodies are capable of is his feats of strength at the age of 60 and beyond… There is a long list but here are just a few…

  • When Jack was 42 in 1956, he set a world record doing 1,033 pushups in 23 minutes
  • In 1974 at the Age 60 Jack swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf, for a second time handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat.
  • In 1979 at the age of 65 he towed 65 boats filled with 6,500-pounds of wood pulp while handcuffed and shackled in Lake Ashinoko, near Tokyo, Japan.
  • And in 1984 at 70 years old, handcuffed, shackled and fighting strong winds and currents, he towed 70 boats with 70 people from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, 1 ½ miles.

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