This is an older article, but it is very interesting, and still listed on the Christian Broadcasting Network website. 84 year old Pat Robertson claims that he can leg press 2,000 pounds. Yes, 2,000 pounds. That would make him a world class athlete, and guarantee him a place on the US Olympic Team. Here is the article verbatim, and I will include the link.
How Pat Robertson Leg Pressed 2,000 Pounds
Pat Robertson worked out at the gym on an incline leg press machine with weights up to 570 pounds. Working with his physician, who was an amazing strength trainer, he worked up to 800 pounds, then 1,000 pounds. Then one day he was able to leg press 1,500 pounds one time. Then over the succeeding months, he trained with multiple reps of 1,200 pounds, 1,300 pounds, and 1,400 pounds.
One Saturday morning, his physician said, “I’ll get you bragging rights. Let’s go to 2,000 pounds.” Then he worked up multiple reps of 1,400 pounds, 1,500 pounds, 1,600 pounds, 1,700, pounds, 1,800 pounds and 1,900 pounds. When 2,000 pounds was put on the machine two men got on either side and helped push the load up, and then let it down on Mr. Robertson, who pushed it up one rep and let it go back down again.
Mr. Robertson warms up now at 500 pounds, and was shown on television with Kristi Watts doing 1000 pounds.
His doctor, by the way, has leg pressed 2,700 pounds. It is not nearly as hard as the authors of these reports make it out to be. We have multiple witnesses to the 2,000 pound leg press, plus video of the 10 reps of 1,000 pounds.
So, we know it is true, because witnesses claim to have seen it. That works for most things at CBN. “Somebody says they saw it; must be true.” And a supposed video. Those things never lie, right? Of course, they were pushing an Age-Defying Shake and other health items at the time.
Can you imagine religious people might be lying to to make themselves rich, or to push an agenda? Heaven forbid.