Behold, RFK Doing Push-Ups and Bench Presses in Jeans - Indoors Beauty

Behold, RFK Doing Push-Ups and Bench Presses in Jeans

Behold, RFK Doing Push-Ups and Bench Presses in Jeans

In immediately’s episode of “Odd Things on the Internet,” we’ve just a few selection movies of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew of John F. Kennedy, understanding in denims. The politician plans to face off with Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination subsequent 12 months, and his newest, uh, marketing campaign supplies embody footage of him doing a bench press and push-ups shirtless with denims and a belt.

The bench-press video was first shared on Twitter on June 24 by health coach Ryan Calder, who stepped in to identify Kennedy for his final set of bench presses at what appears to be the out of doors weight room at Venice Beach’s Gold’s Gym, referred to as the “mecca of bodybuilding.”

The subsequent day, RFK Jr. tweeted a push-up video from the identical exercise, writing: “Getting in form for my debates with President Biden!” (For the report, there are none presently scheduled.) He adopted it with a sequence of replies establishing well being and wellness as a part of his political platform, saying: “As President, I’ll restore America as the worldwide instance of well being & well-being. Not via tablets or syringes, however via character and self-discipline. And I’ll proceed to stroll the stroll and lead by instance.” He famous that “Americans gained a median of 29 kilos throughout the Covid lockdowns” (not true, BTW) and promised to “assist flip this round by encouraging our residents to train, eat nicely, and fortify their immune techniques by eradicating dangerous chemical compounds from our meals.”

And earlier than anybody might troll his rep rely, Kennedy additionally added: “p.s. And sure, I can do greater than 10 pushups. That was my final set.”

As a coach, I could not assist however discover that Kennedy may gain advantage from a bit extra extension in these push-ups for them to be thought of full (i.e., he did not straighten his arms sufficient), however I’ll let it slide contemplating his kind in any other case is fairly strong, particularly as a part of a full-on chest exercise. Although I take private offense to his outfit — denims by no means have a spot in the health club, not to mention with a belt — I respect the truth that he is nonetheless getting after it in the load room at 69 years outdated. Calder additionally added in another tweet that Kennedy benched just a few reps of 230 kilos (twice what’s proven in the video), which by all means is a formidable feat at any age.

Overall, the response from the web has been fairly supportive — of his health journey, at the very least. Things get extra contested in the case of each his politics (together with his stance on vaccines) and his outfit.

This will be the first time a possible presidential candidate has campaigned on understanding, and whereas a noble trigger, we’re hoping it does not catch on; in spite of everything, the very last thing we’d like is a partisan lens utilized to health. (There are sufficient issues holding folks out of the load room as it’s.)

“Start doing all your morning calisthenics everyone,” Kennedy additionally tweeted in the thread, which we cosign — simply please do not do it in denims.

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