22 Ridiculous Exercise Trends – mental_floss List Show Ep. 423

22 Ridiculous Exercise Trends – mental_floss List Show Ep. 423

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares some truly ridiculous exercise and diet trends.

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50 Comments

  1. Tetra Sky on June 27, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    "type A should go meat-free"
    HAH! Fuck that. I am not giving up my delicious steak for anything.



  2. Walter White on June 27, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I wish I could hibernate myself skinny, that would inspire awe!



  3. Polly Flores on June 27, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    I like how the moral of the video was "don’t"



  4. Kai Crane on June 27, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    I think the advantage of the moving treadmill is that treadmills are easier on your body



  5. Ali Khan on June 27, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    lmaooooo @3:18
    There’s this one GIANT drawback, which is that you can’t see where you’re going



  6. 12Rman21 on June 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    I thought "breathearians?" but then 6:30 came around and it fortunately became clear, these people are not just a bit, but completely insane.



  7. Emily Caballero on June 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    The fat just walks away… in the form of cute little globby alien babies called Adipose who have a psychotic matron who wants to turn Planet Earth into a nursury, going against the Shadow Proclamation.

    Ah, how I love Doctor who.



  8. Fern on June 27, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    5:52ish
    DOCTOR WHO REFERENCE!!!!



  9. Laura Klaassen Minnick on June 27, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    If you see me running, you’d better run too- because there’s a bear behind me!



  10. lakrasia on June 27, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Sadly the burger-eating woman continues to write books promoting breatharianism, despite knowing that some of her followers (who deserve Darwin awards) died of starvation. Evil personified.



  11. 1867Phoenix on June 27, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    The dumbest exercise I ever saw came from some little kids show I saw while channel flipping about 8 or 9 years ago. It was telling young children to "Walk in Circle, Walk in Circle, fun fun fun." All the kids on the show did was walk in 2 foot (67 cm) circles, a behavior that made them look like there was something mentally wrong with them, which I’m sure wasn’t the case. I remember sing to myself "Walk in Circle, Walk in Circle, Make an idiot of yourself."



  12. Peter Attia on June 27, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    lol what would Jesus eat… Jesus was a Jew, so of course he would eat meat. The Paschal/Passover Sacrifice was roasted lamb if I remember properly.



  13. Jeff Lebowski on June 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    1985 called, they want their shirt back(yes I had one in 1985).



  14. seatbelttruck on June 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    "They’re the only things that aren’t radioactive…" Oooookay then.

    Exercise stresses me out. I’m pretty sure my body confuses the out-of-breath feeling you get when you exercise sufficiently with an oncoming anxiety attack. So I have to stick with pretty low-intensity workouts, or do something that gets my adrenaline going enough. Honestly, the best thing is playing videogames on a recumbent bike (because it has back support) but we reorganized the living room so that won’t work anymore. Going on walks in places with nice scenery is good too.



  15. Nexsus Archon on June 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    I felt the burn, and it wasn’t healthy.



  16. john pardon on June 27, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    H.M.V. Dieet, (helft minder vreten)



  17. Miranda Flores on June 27, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    I like to wake up early and go swimming at my gym. It’s really relaxing and easy on the joints.



  18. Ditty kong on June 27, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    please to a messianic Judaism video



  19. Christopher de Vidal on June 27, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    4:38 is false, the Hallelujah Diet is based on Genesis 1:29 before meat and alcohol were produced. I actually did this diet for five years but I no longer recommend it.



  20. A Kayfabe on June 27, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    I actually do lose weight by sleeping way too much tho. And no pills or drug required. I can go to sleep and stay asleep for days just naturally for some reason.



  21. ytho on June 27, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    water weightlifting



  22. Mary Brown on June 27, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    My two favorite exercises are jumping to conclusions and flying off the handle.



  23. First Cynic on June 27, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    My favorite exercise is watching youtube videos.



  24. Mark Ecker on June 27, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    riding my bicycle, is my favorite.



  25. Andy Finendale on June 27, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Nothing beats a good long walk in the summer.



  26. vlogerhood on June 27, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    All diets are ridiculous.



  27. Bauzi on June 27, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Who forgot the color chart in the background? ๐Ÿ˜›



  28. First Cynic on June 27, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    My favorite exercise is watching youtube videos.



  29. Hannah Overton on June 27, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I like swimming.



  30. Debhausen on June 27, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    nice doctor who reference in the captions ๐Ÿ˜‰



  31. Sergio Ferrero on June 27, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    My favorite sport is running… away from my responsibilities. Or running… out of money…



  32. Marta Elisa Hura on June 27, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    swimming



  33. Ed Mawhinney on June 27, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    12 oz. curls



  34. Debra Nygren on June 27, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    why is the background tilted in the beginning? oh well



  35. Alex Chhay on June 27, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    The color blue does reduce appetite. Hence why Walmart recolored the food section yellow. Red and Yellow increase appetite which is why so many restaurants use them. While buying glasses in ridiculous choosing a blue plate over and yellow plate might have a slight effect.



  36. RamblinRick on June 27, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    What? An entire episode on stupid exercises and diets and no mention of Will Keith Kellogg and C. W. Post?



  37. Jack Otnipoicsam on June 27, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    I sit just me or does John look extra pale in this video



  38. Isaiah Mumaw on June 27, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    My favorite type of exercise is not



  39. Flying Kiwi on June 27, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve never been a very active person, never played team sports (or any sports) as a kid.
    When I moved to London in August I start playing quidditch and it has honestly been the best thing ever.



  40. Jas C. on June 27, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Mine is walking



  41. Dario Witer on June 27, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Geez, John! Tell Meredith to stop with those lame puns! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜



  42. Christina Stone on June 27, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Definitely roller skating and roller derby.



  43. Ryan Buckley on June 27, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    John is really coming into his Dad body. I can’t tell if hes gained weight, or if his skin is just getting kind of saggy. Either way, he seems more authoritative.



  44. John Dufford on June 27, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I get my exercise being a pall barer for my friends who exercise…



  45. Marcelo Glenadel on June 27, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Backwards-running treadmill. Boom!



  46. Kristina Dniprenko on June 27, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    That hamster wheel you were talking about? It’s called rhoenrad, or German wheel. It’s very much still practiced today both as a sport and as a circus discipline. I enjoyed it so much I made a career out of it.



  47. Drew Rash on June 27, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Lookin old man
    Oldman.



  48. JLuVeeGee on June 27, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    clicked like for the toddler’s diet and the breatharian thing



  49. Jim Engstrรถm on June 27, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    You can actually live on only air for the rest of your life… please read and think before saying that’s a lie ๐Ÿ™‚



  50. Miss Amanda's world on June 27, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Chewing food till it is liquified is fine but but I don’t know anyone who has patients for that. Yes on the rest yeah avoid them.