To commemorate Jack LaLanne, here's a few things he did!!!

1954 Age 40: Swam the length of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge underwater with 140 pounds of equipment, including two air tanks an undisputed world record.

1955 Age 41: Swam, handcuffed, from Alcatraz to Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco, CA.

1956 Age 42: Set a world record of 1,033 pushups in 23 minutes on You Asked for It, a TV Show with Art Baker.

1957 Age 43: Swam the treacherous Golden Gate Channel, towing a 2,500-pound cabin cruiser. This involved fighting the cold, swift ocean currents that made the 1 mile swim a 6 ½ mile test of strength and endurance.

1958 Age 44: Maneuvered a paddle-board 30 miles, 9½ hours non-stop from Farallon Islands to the San Francisco shore.

1959 Age 45: Completed 1,000 push-ups and 1,000 chin-ups in 1 hours and 22 minutes. The Jack LaLanne Show goes nationwide

1974 Age 60: Swam from Alcatraz Island to Fishermans Wharf, for a second time handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat.

1975 Age 61: Swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater, for a second time handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat.

1976 Age 62: Swam 1 mile in Long Beach Harbor, handcuffed, shackled and towing 13 boats (representing the 13 original colonies) containing 76 people.

1979 Age 65: Towed 65 boats filled with 6,500-pounds of Louisiana Pacific wood pulp while handcuffed and shackled in Lake Ashinoko, near Tokyo, Japan.

1980 Age 66: Towed 10 boats in North Miami, Florida filled with 77 people for over a mile in less than 1 hour.

1984 Age 70: Handcuffed, shackled and fighting strong winds and currents, towed 70 boats with 70 people from the Queens Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, 1 ½ miles.


Ken Blackwell said...

As a kid, I remember my mom watching his TV show. Don't recall her doing any of the exercises though...

Before starting Crossfit I would have read all his accomplishments and said "no way". Now that I've done Crossfit a while, I can see how someone could be in the shape to do it.

My favorite line of his was him saying that as a health guru, he couldn't die - it would be bad for his image. R.I.P. Jack.

Jason Lyons said...

it does not say it in this list but he once held a flag lever at age 66 with 77 pounds tied to his waist. that is sick.

i think sam b, plentus and tim p should do the jack challenge, 1000 pushups and 1000 pullups for time.

Melanie said...

He was amazing. RIP Jack.