Monthly Archives: January 2011

Lifting weights will give you a heart attack and ruin your sex drive

This article about Jack LaLanne describes him as The Founder of Modern Fitness.  The most interesting part of the article is that in 1936 he opened a gym with weights and the medical profession was against him:

“People thought I was a charlatan and a nut,” he remembered. “The doctors were against me — they said that working out with weights would give people heart attacks and they would lose their sex drive.”

I wonder what things doctors are against today, but which we will later take for granted.  Maybe some of the ideas in this awesome book.