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IN Health & Fitness ON 21 Aug, 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the classic time, people used to swing their fat kids upside down to make them fit.
They are working out with a resistant band and bowling pins which are a kind of odd workout exercise.
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.
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.
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.
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