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#1800's #workout equipment looks more advanced than many found on infomercials today. The major health issue of that era was longevity. Today it is obesity. Had they known then what we know now, they should have developed work out clothing, which is a much larger industry than work out machinery.
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Historical Photos: Old fitness machine
mechanical fitness contraptions built by Swedish physician Gustav Zander in the late 19th century