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Old 01-23-2011, 11:44 PM
 
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I just read that fitness guru Jack LaLanne died today at the age of 96 of respiratory failure due to pneumonia. I remember watching his fitness program every day. The Jack LaLanne Show. I think he once said he would live to 150. He was a believer in Jesus Christ so he has now been promoted and is absent from the body and face to face with the Lord. It will be nice to meet him in heaven one day.


Exercise pioneer Jack LaLanne dies at 96 at California home; inspired generations to get fit - Winnipeg Free Press (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/exercise-pioneer-jack-lalanne-dies-at-96-at-california-home-inspired-generations-to-get-fit-114462654.html - broken link)
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:17 AM
 
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.. he lived a long,productive life I always thought he looked great and would live to be at least 100 or more.and I want one of his juicers!
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:50 AM
 
Location: SC Foothills
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Aww I'm sorry to hear that, he was such an inspiration and a good person. But hey, 96 is pretty darn good!! I want a juicer too SC!
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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He was and is a true inspiration both physically and spiritually.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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He was and is a true inspiration both physically and spiritually.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: RV Park
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That dude did some incredible things!



(As reported on his website)
  • 1954 (age 40): swam the entire length of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, underwater, with 140 pounds (64 kg; 10 st) of equipment, including two air tanks. A world record.
  • 1955 (age 41): swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco while handcuffed. When interviewed afterwards he was quoted as saying that the worst thing about the ordeal was being handcuffed, which reduced his chance to Star Jump significantly.
  • 1956 (age 42): set a world record of 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes on You Asked For It, a television program with Art Baker.
  • 1957 (age 43): swam the Golden Gate channel while towing a 2,500-pound (1,100 kg; 180 st) cabin cruiser. The swift ocean currents turned this one-mile (1.6 km) swim into a swimming distance of 6.5 miles (10.5 km).
  • 1958 (age 44): maneuvered a paddleboard nonstop from Farallon Islands to the San Francisco shore. The 30-mile (48 km) trip took 9.5 hours.
  • 1959 (age 45): did 1,000 star jumps and 1,000 chin-ups in 1 hour, 22 minutes and The Jack LaLanne Show went nationwide.
  • 1974 (age 60): For the second time, he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman's Wharf. Again, he was handcuffed, but this time he was also shackled and towed a 1,000-pound (450 kg; 71 st) boat.
  • 1975 (age 61): Repeating his performance of 21 years earlier, he again swam the entire length of the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater and handcuffed, but this time he was shackled and towed a 1,000-pound (450 kg; 71 st) boat.
  • 1976 (age 62): To commemorate the "Spirit of '76", United States Bicentennial, he swam one mile (1.6 km) in Long Beach Harbor. He was handcuffed and shackled, and he towed 13 boats (representing the 13 original colonies) containing 76 people.
  • 1979 (age 65): towed 65 boats in Lake Ashinoko, near Tokyo, Japan. He was handcuffed and shackled, and the boats were filled with 6,500 pounds (2,900 kg; 460 st) of Louisiana Pacific wood pulp.
  • 1980 (age 66): towed 10 boats in North Miami, Florida. The boats carried 77 people, and he towed them for over one mile (1.6 km) in less than one hour.
  • 1984 (age 70): Handcuffed, shackled and fighting strong winds and currents, towed 70 rowboats, one with several guests, from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, 1 mile.
He had a pretty dirty mouth, but if I can forgive him I'm pretty sure God can.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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That dude did some incredible things!



(As reported on his website)
  • 1954 (age 40): swam the entire length of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, underwater, with 140 pounds (64 kg; 10 st) of equipment, including two air tanks. A world record.
  • 1955 (age 41): swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco while handcuffed. When interviewed afterwards he was quoted as saying that the worst thing about the ordeal was being handcuffed, which reduced his chance to Star Jump significantly.
  • 1956 (age 42): set a world record of 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes on You Asked For It, a television program with Art Baker.
  • 1957 (age 43): swam the Golden Gate channel while towing a 2,500-pound (1,100 kg; 180 st) cabin cruiser. The swift ocean currents turned this one-mile (1.6 km) swim into a swimming distance of 6.5 miles (10.5 km).
  • 1958 (age 44): maneuvered a paddleboard nonstop from Farallon Islands to the San Francisco shore. The 30-mile (48 km) trip took 9.5 hours.
  • 1959 (age 45): did 1,000 star jumps and 1,000 chin-ups in 1 hour, 22 minutes and The Jack LaLanne Show went nationwide.
  • 1974 (age 60): For the second time, he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman's Wharf. Again, he was handcuffed, but this time he was also shackled and towed a 1,000-pound (450 kg; 71 st) boat.
  • 1975 (age 61): Repeating his performance of 21 years earlier, he again swam the entire length of the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater and handcuffed, but this time he was shackled and towed a 1,000-pound (450 kg; 71 st) boat.
  • 1976 (age 62): To commemorate the "Spirit of '76", United States Bicentennial, he swam one mile (1.6 km) in Long Beach Harbor. He was handcuffed and shackled, and he towed 13 boats (representing the 13 original colonies) containing 76 people.
  • 1979 (age 65): towed 65 boats in Lake Ashinoko, near Tokyo, Japan. He was handcuffed and shackled, and the boats were filled with 6,500 pounds (2,900 kg; 460 st) of Louisiana Pacific wood pulp.
  • 1980 (age 66): towed 10 boats in North Miami, Florida. The boats carried 77 people, and he towed them for over one mile (1.6 km) in less than one hour.
  • 1984 (age 70): Handcuffed, shackled and fighting strong winds and currents, towed 70 rowboats, one with several guests, from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, 1 mile.
He had a pretty dirty mouth, but if I can forgive him I'm pretty sure God can.
He did some pretty amazing feats.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Does this mean we are all going to have to do situps and jumping jacks in heaven?
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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yes, I think Jack might work us n keep us in shape in heaven! LOL.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Today was the first time I heard of him.
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