Friday, January 16, 2009

A President Who Can Pull His Own Weight

Guest blogger: Rick Osbourne

Obama Takes the First Ever American Presidential Pull Your Own Weight Challenge…and Wins!

According to TIME Magazine, when aides challenged him to a pull up contest and each proceeded to do two pull ups, Barack Obama proceeded to do three, and in the process he won the first ever American Presidential Pull Your Own Weight Challenge.

Interestingly enough taking the American Pull Your Own Weight Challenge seriously is one very simple and natural way to eliminate obesity from your life once and for all. In the words of one old coach “It doesn’t matter if they’re girls or guys, tall or short, rich or poor, black or white, Christian or Muslim. Show me ten people who can do pull ups and I’ll show you ten people who are NOT OBESE.”

Immunizing Yourself Against Obesity for Life:

You see people who can do pull ups are NEVER OBESE. And by combining a height adjustable pull up bar with a technique called leg assisted pull ups (jumping and pulling at the same time), almost anyone can learn to do pull ups in a predictable amount of time. And once you’ve mastered the ability to do at least one pull up (and more is always better), you’ve naturally IMMUNIZED YOURSELF against obesity FOR LIFE as long as you maintain the ability.

Stronger Week After Week, Month After Month:

If you take a tip from Barack Obama and you get just a little bit stronger this week than you were last week, and a little bit stronger this month than last, you’ll cultivate the habit known as Relentless Persistence, you’ll be a lot stronger this year than you were last, you’ll learn to pull your own weight, in the process you’ll immunize yourself against obesity for life, and avoid all the problems associated with it.

Saluting the Purple Flag of Pull Your Own Weight:

Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, in a red state or a blue state (or an independent) we can all salute the purple flag of Pull Your Own Weight and eliminate obesity in America once and for all. And who knows, maybe one of these days you’ll have a chance to win the Presidential Pull Your Own Weight Challenge just like Barack Obama. Yes you can!


Rick Osbourne spent 17 years as a physical educator and coach. He currently writes serves as Executive Director of Operation Pull Your Own Weight, an informational web site whose claim to fame is its ability to naturally immunize kids against obesity for life. Osbourne is also a public speaker, and his book “Operation Pull Your Weight: a Radically Simple Solution to Childhood Obesity,” (on Amazon) shows parents and educators how to motivate their kids to eat better, exercise more, and to naturally immunize themselves against obesity for life. Regular guest blogger and Chicago native Osbourne can be reached at or via email at Link on the "Yes We Can" tab on the Pull Your Own Weight website to see an expanded version of this blog.


Joe G. said...

Pretty good form ... considering he's a Democrat.

Joe G. said...


Charlie Mike, boys and girls!

Anonymous said...

The pilot who safely landed the problematic US Airways plane got his mastery from the same place Obama is going to be making cuts in: US Air Force