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Pat Robertson worked out at the gym on an incline leg press machine with weights up to 570 pounds. Working with his physician, who was an amazing strength trainer, he worked up to 800 pounds, then 1,000 pounds. Then one day he was able to leg press 1,500 pounds one time. Then over the succeeding months, he trained with multiple reps of 1,200 pounds, 1,300 pounds, and 1,400 pounds.
Originally posted by jbondo
I am a Christian and I can assure you that Pat Robertson is not one of my "leaders". I would really check into the origin of this literature as it sounds a bit odd to me.
My Pastor is my teacher, my leader is God.
Originally posted by Unrealbutreal
How dare you desacrate the alien race by claiming Pat Robertson is an alien.
He is a promoter of murder so I guess he is a MURDERER.
Poor little aliens we'll protect you from Pat.
The Web posting said two men loaded the leg-press machine with 2,000 pounds "and then let it down on Mr. Robertson, who pushed it up one rep and let it go back down again." The Web site said several people witnessed the event, and shows video of Robertson leg-pressing what appears to be 1,000 pounds.
Leg press claims
Robertson claims on his web site that through training and his "Age-Defying energy shake", he is able to leg press 2,000 pounds. This claim has been cited as impossible by outside sources, since 2,000 pounds would be an exceptional accomplishment for a world-class athlete, to say nothing of a 76-year-old man like Robertson. Additionally, a standard leg press machine is not equipped to handle that much weight, and a modified or custom machine would be required in order to hold the 44-different 45-pound plates. For comparative purposes, when Dan Kendra set the Florida State University record of 1,335 pounds, the leg press machine required extensive modifications to hold the proper amount of weight, and the capillaries in both of Kendra's eyes burst during his successful attempt. Thus, Robertson's claimed achievement would add 665 pounds to the best-ever total of Kendra, a top athlete in his physical prime, who would go on to play professional football in the National Football League and become a Navy SEAL
Originally posted by worldwatcher
Humans have no idea of what their minds and bodies are capable of. We can walk on water if we want to, walk on fire, survive without food, contort ourselves in a myriad of positions yet most of don't.
Why don't we? It's not just because of genetics that some of can't do amazing feats, for most of us it's because of our minds. If you have faith in something, including yourself, you really can achieve anything.