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The Deceptive Selling of Aging

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. 




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8 Comments

Reply Alan OldStudent
7:16 PM on October 13, 2017 
My very deepest condolences for your loss. You were lucky to have him in your life.
Reply Lionquest1
7:01 PM on September 25, 2017 
sixmillionman says...
jp does act like no one suppose to get older,but they do.......................


Thank you for all you kind responses to this Blog. Bless his heart, my Dad was definitely not an exercise guy and he hated dealing with stress after he retired from the postal service. But, he had a head full of blonde/brown hair when he died. As for John Peterson - the best I can do is to quote what he told me one time after I said something to the effect that I had a hard time keeping up with John Peterson. He sighed and very candidly told me, "Sometimes I have a hard time keeping up with John Peterson too."
Reply sixmillionman
3:33 AM on September 25, 2017 
jp does act like no one suppose to get older,but they do.......................
Reply sixmillionman
3:31 AM on September 25, 2017 
greg i did not tell you i am sorry for your loss.my father died at 89,haha i have more gray hair than he did too.
Reply sixmillionman
3:26 PM on September 22, 2017 
greg i agree with you.i am 69 and doing pretty good for my but we still aged contary to what jp says .both my parents are gone.they did good for their ages .what happened they still died.
Reply Lionquest1
3:05 PM on September 9, 2017 
Michael says...
Yeah I could write the post word for word without seeing it based on our experiences with him. But we all have to make our money somehow. I was taught to make my money the hard way, even though it would be hard to do it their way. Good Blog Greg, like the story with Your Dad.


There are things that John has promoted that I don't mind recommending, but John has a blind side that won't admit frailty or error. If he were shown that picture of Noel Johnson I posted, the first words out of his mouth would be, "That is not Noel Johnson," whether he knew it to be him or not.
Reply Michael
12:00 PM on September 9, 2017 
Greg here is a Ric Drasin video somewhat on this subject. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNpRH_n4syU
Reply Michael
11:28 AM on September 9, 2017 
Yeah I could write the post word for word without seeing it based on our experiences with him. But we all have to make our money somehow. I was taught to make my money the hard way, even though it would be hard to do it their way. Good Blog Greg, like the story with Your Dad.