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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

More about Pat

This guy is just too much.

Pat Robertson is also selling an “Age-Defying Shake”, which he claims has given him the ability to leg-press 2000 pounds. Link

Here is what others say about this claim:

CBS Sportline: There is no way on earth Robertson leg presses 2,000 pounds. That would mean a 76-year-old man broke the all-time Florida State University leg press record by 665 pounds over Dan Kendra. 665 pounds. Further, when he set the record, they had to modify the leg press machine to fit 1,335 pounds of weight. Plus, Kendra's capillaries in his eyes burst. Burst.

In response to the skepticism of this claim, Robertson's website has claimed that his doctor is able to leg press 2,700 pounds, and that "It is not nearly as hard as the authors of these reports make it out to be."

Wikipedia also points out the improbability of finding a machine to hold the 2000 pounds,

(That is 44 of those big 45 lb plates)

and also points out that the picture on Pat’s website shows a 45 degree machine that effectively reduces the weight significantly [ sin(45°) ], as well as him pressing his knees with his arms, and other things.

This is kinda like me claiming to have bench pressed 3000 pounds because I push-started a car.

Snake-oil.

That must be one of the ingredients in the shake.


Previously: Pat Preaches Destruction for 2007


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