Fact-Checking Pat Robertson

A reader emailed CBN and queried the 2000 pound leg-press claim. Here’s the response:

Pat has discussed his weight lifting on the show. In regard to his personal lifting, he said that on the leg press he regularly lifted 1,200 to 1,300 pounds. This was after much training, for at one point he thought that he had maximized his lifting capacity at 570 pounds. Pat has also said during an interview that he had lifted 2000 pounds on a leg press with two or three people helping to get the weights started. Pat is a health conscious person and has focused on weight lifting, good nutrition, and exercise.

I’m a free weight squatter myself. But John Derbyshire already knew that.