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Strange Vintage Workout Methods To Make You Glad You're Exercising In 2016

From centuries men and women are working hard to bring their sweat out for maintaining their health and physique.  Working out and gym equipment has come a long way since early 1900's.

You will be in shock to know that these strange and weird vintage workout equipment were once all in rage.

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Strange Vintage Workout Methods To Make You Glad You're Exercising In 2016

Strange Vintage Workout Methods To Make You Glad You're Exercising In 2016

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This one looks very silly but is the most versatile piece of exercise.

This one looks very silly but is the most versatile piece of exercise.

Two women hold a medicine ball between their heads in a tete-a-tete and push the ball in their opposite direction. The exercise sounds weird, but it works like a miracle for the waist and posture.

One of the most popular piece of equipment at the gym was the exercise bike, started in 1920's.

Vintage Workout Methods

You will be surprised to know, this exercise bike is a little different than the exercise bike which we use in our gym. The bike is basically hooked with a giant wheel which measures the energy input. The energy input wheel works the same way as electronic monitors work in the modern exercise bikes.

Kangaroo boxing has a long history, and it was started in 1900's. 

Vintage Workout Methods

The boxing between a man and a kangaroo started way back in the 1900's in both Australia and America. Basically, this was put up to promote circus, zoo, and carnivals and was usually done in a big top or a public park. However, with time the popular unconventional entertainment exercise faded out when the animal activists protested about it.

This slimming machine is for the lazy ones.

Vintage Workout Methods

You don't even have to lift your finger to get slim. All you need to do is sing a song and entertain yourself. This slimming machine promises to raise the heart rate of the exerciser, can also melt your fat and improves circulation with regular use.

The classic exercise tool- resistance band.

Vintage Workout Methods

It was patented in the mid-1800's and since then it wasn't changed much at all. The tool is used to gain weight.

Earlier when people were not that much educated they used this trick to make their kids slim.

Vintage Workout Methods

In the classic time, people used to swing their fat kids upside down to make them fit.

Here in the picture, we can see President Coolidge with his Speaker of the House Frederick. Even they need a workout.

Vintage Workout Methods

They are working out with a resistant band and bowling pins which are a kind of odd workout exercise.

This is a health wheel and is basically the same thing as a hamster wheel.

This is a health wheel and is basically the same thing as a hamster wheel.

We can see in the picture a woman is strapped to the wheel and is held in place by two blocks. When the wheel is in full swing, the exerciser needs a partner to keep them from rolling in the dangerous situation.

This one is the best exercise for housewives. 

Vintage Workout Methods

In 1910's women were encouraged to stay fit but being housewives this was not that easy. At times, when women used to do manual work of home they were quite slim but still they joined men to do some vigorous exercise.

The vintage treadmill.

The vintage treadmill.

Though this vintage wooden treadmill was not high tech but got the job done. The treadmill was made of two wooden drums that rotated around two cylinders. There were also two metal poles positioned on the either side of the pole for runners to hold them. 

Back from the centuries, people were fitness freak. They used to work out anywhere and anytime.

Vintage Workout Methods

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