THE LEGENDARY Jack LaLanne developed his
workout over a lifetime. And his vitality and strength at his
advanced age is proof he knows what hes doing. Jack LaLannes
workout has one significant rule, and we should begin with that:
Start easy, do what you can, and increase your workout gradually.
If you dont follow this rule, you are likely to injure
yourself and become discouraged.
Jack LaLannes workout includes cardio, and he pushes
hard with his cardio. Throughout Jack LaLannes workout,
he keeps challenging himself. He changes his routine every three
to four weeks to keep his muscles guessing (and growing).
Jack LaLannes workout includes using
weights. Many people think he only does calisthenics, but thats
not true. He actually invented many of the workout machines now
popular in gyms. LaLanne goes
to failure sometimes, but not every time. He works out every
day, but he works out different general muscle groups on different
Jack LaLannes daily workout is about
two hours long. That includes both strength and cardio. Two hours
Jack LaLannes workout is the result
of a lifetime of experimenting with what works and what doesnt.
If you want his energy, vitality, and physical fitness, do what
he does. Just make sure you start slow, and gradually build up
to it. Your body can only build at a certain rate, and to push
your body to grow faster than it can grow will cause injuries.
Be patient and consistent with your workouts. As long as you
keep improving, youre doing enough.
Of course, Jack LaLannes workout
isnt the only key to his immense vigor. The other half
of the equation is what he eats, so you should know about that
too. His diet is low in fat. He eats a fair amount of lean protein.
He eats fruits and vegetables.
Jack LaLanne eats very few grains, no
flour and no sugar. He eats no red meat or chicken. His
lean protein consists of mostly egg whites and fish. He says
he eats no milk products, but he puts a little half and half
in his morning smoothie. He takes vitamin and mineral supplements.
And he drinks wine.
Change your diet to be closer to his and
youll have good fuel for your workouts. But if youre
going to ramp up your exercise routine to bring it closer to
Jack LaLannes workout, remember his first and most important
rule: Start easy, do what you can, and increase your workout
I gathered this information about Jack
LaLanne's diet and workout from articles about him, books by
him, and interviews with him. My favorite interview is: Jack LaLanne is Still an Animal.
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