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The Battle of the Bulge in the 1940’s

By Jennifer Sage On March 28, 2012 Under Contraindications, Misc

We can laugh at bad exercise advice 70 years later, but do we have the insight to recognize poor exercise advice when it’s in our face? Is society just as gullible now as these women were back then? Back then, exercise science wasn’t very advanced, but in the modern age, it’s amazing the crazy things people will do in the name of fitness!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Shayne
    March 29, 2012
    3:53 am #comment-1

    I could sell that this afternoon. Easy. You think our public got smarter in 60 years? Not much.

  2. Jennifer Sage
    March 30, 2012
    2:10 am #comment-2

    Shayne, it is crazy, isn’t it? Not a whole lot different than the neoprene people were wearing a few years ago, or the electronic devices they hook themselves up to. Not to mention a few indoor cycling snake oil gimmicks! 😉

  3. Maggie Langley
    April 1, 2012
    1:08 pm #comment-3

    Unfortunatly….history repeats itself, just in different “marketing ploys” Fitness is NO different. Instructors need to educate their crowd Be it in the Fitness Class or Spinning Studio, Intensity is great, but knowledge and safety should always prevail!

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