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sfuller94
01-23-2012, 07:06 AM
I remember as a young boy watching Jack Lalanne while my Grandmother worked out with him. Of course, the TV was black and white and the channels had to be changed manually.

Thanks to Jack, I recevied a good dose of fitness education at a very young age. I bet Jack knew that one day obesity would be America's largest killer.

Thanks Jack!

Old-Time-Lifter
01-23-2012, 07:07 AM
I remember as a young boy watching Jack Lalanne while my Grandmother worked out with him. Of course, the TV was black and white and the channels had to be changed manually.

Thanks to Jack, I recevied a good dose of fitness education at a very young age. I bet Jack knew that one day obesity would be America's largest killer.

Thanks Jack!

He's been dead for a year already. :confused:

ljimd
01-23-2012, 07:11 AM
Jack's doin' a bulk in heaven(good food up there) - and a cut later this year. He'll show us young pups.

sfuller94
01-23-2012, 07:26 AM
Doctors advised their patients to stay away from Jack's health club, a business totally unheard of at the time, and warned their patients that "LaLanne was an exercise 'nut,' whose programs would make them muscle-bound" and cause severe medical problems.

Wow...how far we've come...

Old-Time-Lifter
01-23-2012, 08:01 AM
Jack's doin' a bulk in heaven(good food up there) - and a cut later this year. He'll show us young pups.

Would rep but I'm on spread with ya. :( Will try to remember to get you some green later. ;) :D

ljimd
01-23-2012, 08:10 AM
Would rep but I'm on spread with ya. :( Will try to remember to get you some green later. ;) :D

It's all good Roy - Jack was a real hero and inspiration. A few more like him wouldn't hurt.

sfuller94
01-23-2012, 08:19 AM
Would rep but I'm on spread with ya. :( Will try to remember to get you some green later. ;) :D

OTL has been duly repped....

darkninja67
01-23-2012, 08:50 AM
All I recall is that my mother used to watch his show when she was ironing.

Can't believe it has been over a year now. RIP Jack

j2048
01-23-2012, 02:04 PM
I thoroughly enjoy watching old clips of his show on youtube. Time flies. It does seem like he passed away just recently. RIP.

chrisimundo
01-23-2012, 02:06 PM
respect to jack, truely the father of fitness!

sojomojo
01-23-2012, 02:34 PM
When Frank Sinatra died, Jay Leno compared Sinatra's life to that of Jack Lalanne. They were the same age (one year difference). Jack Lalanne never smoked, never drank alcohol, never ate junk food, went to bed early, was loyal to the same woman. Frank Sinatra was the exact opposite to Jack Lalanne, i.e., boozer, smoker, womanizer, gambler. Jay Leno asked the question: "Whose life would you have wanted to live - Jack Lalanne or Frank Sinatra?"

Guff
01-23-2012, 02:40 PM
Not to knock the legend, I wonder what it says when Ernest Borgnine is still alive and kicking and Jack is gone...

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFnK2wIHEBjCVqZj1IGaSvF1V0Tzb79 f1pZadLISdgCCn3sPpp8A

Brackneyc
01-23-2012, 03:14 PM
Not to knock the legend, I wonder what it says when Ernest Borgnine is still alive and kicking and Jack is gone...

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFnK2wIHEBjCVqZj1IGaSvF1V0Tzb79 f1pZadLISdgCCn3sPpp8A


Good genetics

Corbi
01-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Not to knock the legend, I wonder what it says when Ernest Borgnine is still alive and kicking and Jack is gone...

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFnK2wIHEBjCVqZj1IGaSvF1V0Tzb79 f1pZadLISdgCCn3sPpp8A

Yep, I think it all comes down to possbily genetics and maybe even a good dose of luck. Read about healthy people of all ages dropping dead for all sorts of reasons. And then you have the ones who drink, smoke, eat any garbage put on a plate, are 100+ lbs over weight and they live to be 100.

Tommy W.
01-23-2012, 03:22 PM
My nephew is involved in the film industry and had an assignment to go to someones house in L.A. and shoot a commercial for some guy making juicers.
So we're hanging out talking about it and he says "Yeah it was some old guy named Jack La Lanne". He thought Jack was pretty cool. He'd swim really hard or go in his gym and train like a madman then all of a sudden stop, lay down and sleep for about 20 minutes. He did this pretty much all day.
He told Ryan how good the juicer was so Ryan's thinking, cool he'll probably give me one. Jack goes "Kid, they work really good! Costco has them for a pretty good price, You oughtta pick one up."

Brackneyc
01-23-2012, 03:23 PM
Yep, I think it all comes down to possbily genetics and maybe even a good dose of luck. Read about healthy people of all ages dropping dead for all sorts of reasons. And then you have the ones who drink, smoke, eat any garbage put on a plate, are 100+ lbs over weight and they live to be 100.


My nephew is an electrician (lighting) in Hollywood, and just finished a movie with Mr. Borgnine. Said he was one the nicest guys he has met yet "in the business."

Edit: Just saw Tommy's post. Crazy stuff (nephews). :)

Guff
01-23-2012, 03:24 PM
Good genetics

I think this sums up much in life

Corbi
01-23-2012, 03:29 PM
My nephew is an electrician (lighting) in Hollywood, and just finished a movie with Mr. Borgnine. Said he was one the nicest guys he has met yet "in the business."



Maybe long life is a reward from God for just being a good person? I don't recall there ever being anything negative posted about Ernest.

sfuller94
01-23-2012, 03:38 PM
Saw a report on Yahoo! about aging and centenarians. They all seem to have suffered through the same illnesses as younger folks who had passed away. They just somehow managed to bounce back.

Researchers are studying their genetics and are finding specific genetic markers that centenarians have the rest of us don't.

But, it's easy to see that Jack LaLanne was able to maximise the amount of time his body would allow him to spend on this old planet. That's my goal and I certainly appreciate the lessons he taught.

Found the article: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/centenarian-genetics/

Corbi
01-23-2012, 03:45 PM
I also think if someone stays active they have a better shot at living a long time. Some folks just sit around and get old and don't do $hit, you see these people & they look like they are 20+ yrs older than they actually are. Yet you have the ones out riding bicycles, hiking, kayaking, swimming, etc and they can be 70+ and yet look like they are 50.

Marius_Ursus
01-24-2012, 11:34 AM
Not to knock the legend, I wonder what it says when Ernest Borgnine is still alive and kicking and Jack is gone...

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFnK2wIHEBjCVqZj1IGaSvF1V0Tzb79 f1pZadLISdgCCn3sPpp8A

On the other hand I wonder how much time Ernie spends in the hospital getting surgery and various other procedures, how many meds he's taking, etc.

-MarcusD-
01-24-2012, 11:38 AM
Not to knock the legend, I wonder what it says when Ernest Borgnine is still alive and kicking and Jack is gone...

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFnK2wIHEBjCVqZj1IGaSvF1V0Tzb79 f1pZadLISdgCCn3sPpp8A

http://www.abload.de/img/cowboybikerrtophat1w9et4.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=cowboybikerrtophat1w9et4.jpg)

|ceman
01-25-2012, 07:41 AM
Yep, I think it all comes down to possbily genetics and maybe even a good dose of luck.

x2.

When you get past a certain age, a run in with pneumonia that you'd shake off as a young buck could signal curtains for you. Even small things can lead to an untimely demise once you get old.

Be careful all you O35'ers. :D

ZBlacktt
01-25-2012, 08:06 AM
Mean while in this corner. With 50 years of smoking, drinking and drugs.

http://images.zap2it.com/images/celeb-1464/keith-richards-2.jpg