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I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling

I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling

| 24 min

A short 1960 documentary about physical fitness trends in the big city. Here you see modern man brought to bay by his own poundage, resolved to erase by exercise what rich food, idleness and age have put on.

  • director
    Wolf Koenig
    Georges Dufaux
  • camera
    Wolf Koenig
    Georges Dufaux
  • producer
    Roman Kroitor
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly
  • sound
    George Croll
    Frank Orban
    Michael McKennirey
  • editing
    John Spotton


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Ages 14 to 17

Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Eating, Nutrition
Physical Education - Fitness

This film takes an interesting look at fitness and exercise. Have students compare the types of exercises and the machines used in the 1960s with those of today. What are the primary differences? Are there similarities? In what ways has the thinking changed regarding fitness training and healthy lifestyles? Have students comment on the rationale for exercise and fitness as it is expressed in the film.

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