|Posted on September 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM|
I quit helping and supporting John Peterson for quite a few reasons. The split that finally divided the chasm had to do the concept of never growing old. There has been a prevalent myth among physical culturalists from McFadden on down, that if you ate right and exercised right, you'd live forever.
No, it doesn't work that way. You can give life to your years and years to your life by watching diet, and moderating stress levels and exercise, but aging and death are a fact of life. When I went through EMT training a couple of years ago, I found the anatomy and physiology part of the training fascinating. As an organism, our body processes begin to shut down slowly and over time. It can be slowed, but not reversed. Basically the effects of gravity and daily wear begin to take their toil.
What inspired this Blg was the title of a recent post by John on his Transformetrics site entitled "A body like a twenty year old," or some nonsense like that. I'd been asked by someone on my YouTube channel about where to get the Bronze Bow Isometric Power Belt and I was copying the link to post for them when I saw this. I didn't click on it, but I am sure John was trying to promote a concept for a new book with a pronouncement like that. I am being sarcastic here, but I, and a few others, could probably write the post word for word without seeing it based on our experiences with John.
John is not the only one who has sold this deceptive idea of eternal youth. Remeber the older doctor from a a few years back, with the steroid and HGH bloated body who was promoting "Hormone Therapy" to retard the effects of aging? Where is this guy now? I watched some of his videos on YouTube back when he was peddling his message. He had the steroid look, but a seventy something year old face was still a seventy something year old face. As well, studying his movement patterns in the gym, he lacked flexibility and mobilty.
The bottom line is that Bernarr McFadden aged, Charles Atlas aged, Noel Johnson aged, Frank Rudolph Young aged, Steve Reeves aged, and yes, John Peterson, just like the rest of us is aging.
Noel Johnson in his eighties
I'll leave you with this story about my Dad who passed away recently. Dad was a healthy seventy-eight. He walked, gardened, was taking college classes to keep his mind alert, and was active in his church. He watched his diet and ate moderately. Dad was a handsome guy with a head full of wavy blond/brown hair. In the hospital I had asked my stepmom if he dyed it. Her reply was "Lord, no". I have to laugh. Mine being gray and a hard won gray at that, no wonder Dad would introduce me to people as his older brother.