OtherPeople Fitness hundred years ago [8 PICS] by dak June 11, 2008, 4:55 pm 61 Views 28 Comments See more Previous article Saturn Next article Are You Ready to Rock 13 Comments Leave a Reply The fourth one down is the Total Gym! It is a “lift your own body weight” bench design. It looks like you could sit or lie on that bench and do all sorts of exercises while lifting your own body weight at various ratios for different weight levels. There IS nothing new in the world. so where they fit hundred years ago … ??? They had scam artists back then too selling useless exercise machines. L1 does look like a precursor to a fitness gym though, interesting. Funny how something as simple as a barbell or a dumbbell hasn’t changed much. Become a Gentleman bodybuilder, today! hell difficult to exercise in the past… thanks to GOD who gave sense to human and he came up with better machines How neat are these contraptions? Some of them actually look kind of scary…LOL… Thanks for sharing these…Very cool! Kimberly Edwards 🙂 BlogNButter.com/fitness As a fitness writer and lover of Americana, I really enjoyed this post. Great collection of old day fitness tools. Exercising in a suit or head to toe garments? Take some clothes off people! What a neat collection of old-time exercise equipment. Thank goodness for modern technology. But they didn’t have to deal with obesity problems that so many adults and children have today. well it must of worked cuz look at our equipment and then our fa tbodies xD the only difference between these and modern fitness machines, except for all the gears and wheels and whatnot, is the elaborate outfits. i wonder how often people died of heatstroke.combined with the uncoolness of bathing regularly, this must have been a disgusting time to be alive. Not quite sure but some of those machines looked sexual Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.