Saturday, May 27, 2006

Pat Robertson is the MAN!

Verse of the Day
I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in. (Joshua 14:11 - NASB)

Just about the time you think the claims or comments can't get any more ridiculous, Pat Roberston comes up with another one. In an Associated Press article, Robertson claims to have leg pressed 2000 lbs! The feat, according to the CBN website, supposedly occured in 2003 when the "right-studly reverend" was 73 years old.

The CBN Web site attributes part of Robertson's energy/strength to "his age-defying protein shake." The site offers a recipe for the shake, which contains ingredients such as soy protein isolate, whey protein isolate, flaxseed oil and apple cider vinegar.

Columnist Clay Travis, commenting on the amazing show of strength stated:

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. Where in the world did Robertson even find a machine that could hold 2,000 pounds at one time? And how does he still have vision? (Read the entire commentary)
CBN spokeswoman Angell Vasko said Friday that Robertson was not available for comment because he was "out of pocket" for the long holiday weekend. "Out of pocket" my eye!!! He's probably still home rubbing his legs down with Ben-Gay®!

And we wonder why the world thinks we're a bunch of Bible thumping, snake-handling, leg-pressing idiots?

EDIT: This is an "unretouched" photo taken during one of Pat's workout's.

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