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06-12-2014, 08:45 PM
 
John,

I seem to recall that you said Noel Johnson ran marathons till his death and that part of his daily workout was to do 30 minutes of rebounding twice per day.

Do you know any more about Noel's Leg Workout?

Was his endurance running and leg strength attributable solely to rebounding?

Thanks for any insight!

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06-13-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Hey ChuckH,


I met Noel Johnson and became friends with him on Saturday, August 4th, 1979. Noel had won four Gold Medals including three for running the mile, 10,000 Meter, and Marathon and one four Boxing just a few weeks earlier. At age 80 Noel was the stuff of legend. Noel had started his rejuvenation program at the age of 70 in 1969. He was warned by his doctor that any attempt at exercise would be fatal. Noel not only proved him wrong but outlived his doctor by more than a decade.

Noel routinely did 1,500- 3,000 repetitions of exercise each day. He started out with a morning complex of 1,000 repetitions all of which were Charles Atlas's exercises. He followed the Atlas exercises for the full body each day and practiced some of them for only 3 to 7 reps but fully believed that each and every exercise from Atlas's System should be practiced each and every day so that one did not forget any of them. Noel practiced Lesson One performing 200 Atlas Push-Ups each day with 50 to 100 repetitions of each of the other exercises in Lesson One.. In addition to Lesson One he would take one of the other body part courses and practice it to what many would consider an extreme often doing 100 reps of each of the Atlas exercises. This meant for the 12 ab exercises of Lessons 3 & 4 combined that he often did 1200 reps or 800 reps in total of the 8 Atlas Arm building exercises. He would then practice the exercises from each and every Atlas Lesson for just a few repetitions of each but did all 96 Atlas exercises each day though many for just 3 to 7 reps as stated above.

Noel, took up rebounding at the age of 80 in 1979 after he heard a lecture about the miracles of rebound exercise by Al Carter. He told me that it would normally take four or five days and sometimes a full week or longer after a marathon before he felt fully 100% recovered in terms of energy and for the pain and stiffness to leave his body. However after hearing Al Carter, he immediately purchased a rebounder and put into practice what Al Carter had said about how rebounding activates the lymphatic system as nothing else does and thereby helps accelerate healing and recovery . He put it to the test after winning his age group in the marathon. He did this by getting on his rebounder later that day just to circulate his lymphatic system for about fifteen minutes. He then got on his rebounder the next morning in order to help speed his recovery. He told me that he was 100% fully recovered after just two days and felt stronger than he had. In fact, Noel said that he noticed a dramatic strength/endurance increase in all of his daily exercises that he attributed to rebounding. He then cut back his running to three or four times each week for 3 to 4 miles and began rebounding for an hour each day. Noel stated that he achieved better results rebounding twice each day for 30 minutes than he did by rebounding for hour or longer non-stop. In fact, in addition to his two 30 minute sessions each day he would often rebound for 3 to 5 minutes several times each day. Noel believed that no form of exercise was as beneficial to foundational health and feeling good as rebounding. I did hear him often state, "If you're gonna take my advice and start rebounding then you need to get the best otherwise you'll end up hurting yourself on a cheap one."


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06-13-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Mr.Peterson, What Noel Johnson said about cheap rebounders is so true. Years ago my doctors told me if I didnt lose weight I could have a heart attack or stroke. When I told them I could no longer run they suggested rebounding. Due to our financial situation we got a cheap rebounder that had a safety bar. After just a few times using it my feet would pronate and my back would hurt from the stiff bounce due to cheap springs. I soon got rid of it. I was very disappointed because I had finally found an aerobic exercise I could do. oh well, live and learn.
 
 
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06-13-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Dear John,

Thank you for that comprehensive answer!

I only know about the Atlas system what I've learned here so I don't know how many exercises that is in total, but that sounds like QUITE a workout...

So he must have been doing knee bends and some lunges as well!

Do I also recall you saying he used the exergenie and/or other isometrics too?

Thanks for your answer...

ChuckH
 
 
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06-13-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Hey ChuckH,

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06-13-2014, 05:42 PM
 
Ok will do!
 
 
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