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Jack LaLanne Cracks a Sexist Quip and a Couple Push-Ups

Flashback: Fitness Made Sexist

Muscle man Jack LaLanne — "the godfather of fitness" — was a successful bodybuilder back in the day. The following vid was intended to be an instructional home workout aid, but all I see is Jack flexing and showing off for the camera. At one point he even says, "Don't try this at home." Some workout! But the real kicker comes at the end when Jack makes an unwarranted sexist assumption. Since when is negative reinforcement the strategy for getting people into shape?

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havok636 havok636 8 years
he doesn't even look like he's doing a pushup...it looks more like he's humping the floor
havok636 havok636 8 years
he doesn't even look like he's doing a pushup... it looks more like he's humping the floor
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Oh Jack! I can do more consecutive push ups (and not on my knees either) than my husband!
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Oh Jack! I can do more consecutive push ups (and not on my knees either) than my husband!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Did people even need these back then? People were more active in their daily lives than we are now a days anyway.
ladychaos ladychaos 8 years
And now he's all old and wrinkly...thats what he gets for that comment...
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