This morning I went back to the gym for the first time since I got covid. The covid wasn’t really bad, just moderate head cold symptoms accompanied by serious fatigue. Still, I’m worn out from it and so I’m particularly glad I didn’t have to work out with any of this equipment photographed somewhere deep inside the old gym.
First, this contraption was installed sometime in the mid-1960s. The models looks rather sheepish, don’t they, with one in stocking feet and another in dress pants and shoes. I don’t know who any of them are:
But as goofy as that one is, this next one is . . . well, I don’t really know where to begin. Speaking of dress pants and shoes (we won’t mention the tie) I’m pretty sure that’s Frank Bearden, then head of the physical education department, and his outfit ever so subtly suggests it was taken during the mid-1970s. I believe he’s demonstrating some type of squat machine:
There are easier ways to do this.
Bonus: A barbell and some plates should do the job.