Posted by: 4pack | August 18, 2008

Jack LaLanne: Godfather Of Ideal Shape And Fitness

WITH ALL THE COVERAGE OF THE OLYMPICS AND PROFILES OF GREAT ATHLETES AND THEIR DIETS AND WORKOUTS, 93-YEAR OLD JACK LaLANNE HAS BEEN PRACTICING AND PREACHING A WHOLESOME DIET AND CONSISTENT EXERCISE. WHILE HIS EXERCISE ROUTINE…TWO HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK IN A GYM…IS EXTREME FOR THIS BLOGSITE, HIS DEDICATION IS TRULY MARVELOUS….HERE ARE SOME EXCERPTS FROM AN INTERVIEW IN THE EDMONTON SUN:

http://www.edmontonsun.com/Lifestyle/Columnists/Castagna_Cary/2008/08/17/6484646-sun.html

“You gotta put in the right fuel or you’re gonna end up in the grave (sooner than later). Put good food in that body, boy, and you’ll live a good lifespan.”

The famous fitness guru, author and motivator prefers to stick to wholesome foods such as raw veggies, fruit, egg whites and fish.

“So many people say, ‘I’m fat because my mother was fat,’ ” he says. “My dad died at 50. Does that mean I have to die at 50? My dad wouldn’t listen. I tried to get him to exercise and eat right.”

LaLanne, a fit and feisty 150 pounds at five-foot-seven, tops off his daily workout with 30 minutes of swimming. “Every workout I do is to muscle failure. It’s hard”….

“Man, life is wonderful and you can make it wonderful. Be a champion at living,” he urges. “Anything in life is possible. Make it happen. God helps them who help themselves.

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