Video: Are you ready for the Barack Obama workout?

posted at 5:21 pm on June 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. As a confirmed beta male myself, I’m no position to judge — although the eight thousand “Do you even lift, bro?” jokes on Twitter today did make me giggle. Remember back in the summer of 2008, at the zenith of Obamamania, when a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-kilogram, a.k.a. 70-pound, dumbbells? Either that was part of the Hopenchange hype or he’s lost a lot of mass since, so much so that this practically serves as a metaphor for how far he’s fallen. Don’t be too judge-y, though: In his defense, he’s going to be 53 this year and has a job that keeps him pretty busy, what with all the celebrity dinners and golfing and horrendously bad prisoner swaps and all.

Er, was this gym secure while he worked out? A Polish photographer familiar with the hotel’s gym told the Daily Mail that there’s no way to snap photos of it from outside the building. The Secret Service insists that there was no security breach and that people visiting the gym while he was there had the same right to take a picture of him as they would have had if he had booked a table next to them at a restaurant. Really? Not only can’t the president get 30 minutes alone in the gym, but the Secret Service is okay with people whipping out electronic devices and pointing them at him? Huh.


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NotCoach on June 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Did Putin see this?

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Hmmm… about as manly as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTkvZPOToSQ

dpduq on June 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I’ve seen grand mothers in the gym with more masculinity.

aniptofar on June 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

she watched him curl 32-kilogram, a.k.a. 70-pound, dumbbells? Either that was part of the Hopenchange hype or he’s lost a lot of mass since, so much so that this practically serves as a metaphor for how far he’s fallen.

Dumbbell, just a national and global embarrassing dumbbell…

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Is he “dancing” in that first second?

aquaviva on June 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Where is the mom jeans and funny bike helmet? Putin would be in there in Seal shorts and no shirt bench pressing grizzly bears.

Sven on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

This guy is such a flaming prancer.

Augustinian on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Remember back in the summer of 2008, at the zenith of Obamamania, when a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-kilogram, a.k.a. 70-pound, dumbbells?

70 lb dumbbells my ass! He’s lifting the kind of free weights I see women using at my gym(no disrespect to those ladies, but they obviously don’t bench the same as the dudes). In defense of Obama(a phrase I rarely use), the guy is in his 50′s and is thin as a rail. But bottom line is he ain’t lifting much in that video.

Doughboy on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

“What a girlie-mahn!!!” – Hans & Franz

Leaked video of Putin bench pressing a grizzly bear released in 3….2….1….

LordMaximus on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Cult of personality – reminds me of videos of Kim Jong-un.

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Gayest work-out video ever.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

WHAT THE FLUKE IS GOING ON?!?!?!?!?

Nutstuyu on June 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Hmmm… about as manly as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTkvZPOToSQ

dpduq on June 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I don’t even know what I am looking at. He doesn’t appear to be very fluid. How does this happen and we’ll give him the pass the Left never gave Palin for the butchered editing.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

the Secret Service is okay with people whipping out electronic devices and pointing them at him

Could make a joke here, but it would probably get me banned.

I’ll just point out that some of those SS agents must be actual patriots.

AZCoyote on June 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

In: Wimpy Obama

Out: Chimpy Bush

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Gayest work-out video ever.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Actually, he didn’t look all that happy or joyous. But definitely was ghey. I think George felt something move down there.

Nutstuyu on June 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Way to make the Bamster look like the Wimpster…

oscarwilde on June 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

… the guy is in his 50′s and is thin as a rail.

Doughboy on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Cocaine will do that for you.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

LOL! Spot on.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

This sorta reminds me of John Kerry the smurf.

Baggi on June 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

the Secret Service is okay with people whipping out electronic devices and pointing them at him?

Maybe everyone is turning on him now. Sure seems strange to see footage like this after 5 years of total blackout except state approved material.

Flange on June 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

GWB could still kick his a$$.

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

So glad you think it’s fine for your side to besmirch Obama as a lightweight, feminine sports star and gay dude. I suggest that you don’t have all the facts and are paid by Fox and the Koch brothers.

Pots, meet kettle.

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Did Putin see this?

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM

My exact 1st thought when I saw this. Pathetic!

ORrighty on June 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

… the guy is in his 50′s and is thin as a rail.

Doughboy on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Cocaine will do that for you.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

As does ruining your rectum with “normal” sexual activity.

#gheythread

Nutstuyu on June 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-kilogram, a.k.a. 70-pound, dumbbells

Typo,should have read.

a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-gram, a.k.a. 2-pound, dumbbells

Bmore on June 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

My exact 1st thought when I saw this. Pathetic!

ORrighty on June 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Cool – I love first thoughts.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Is this the Carter bashing the killer rabbit that attacked his canoe moment? Or the Carter collapse from heat exhaustion during a road race?

Is this the worst week of the Obama presidency?

de rigueur on June 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I suggest that you don’t have all the facts and are paid by Fox and the Koch brothers.

Pots, meet kettle.

jim56 on June 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Close. I’m paid in foxes and Coke.

Nutstuyu on June 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM

We’ll know soon enough when he releases his work out.

Cindy Munford on June 4, 2014 at 5:31 PM

This guy is such a flaming prancer.

Augustinian on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Yes, but he is — sadly — our flaming prancer.

natasha333 on June 4, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Hey, when will we see Hillary in the gym?

Sorry to ruin your afternoon, really.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Cocaine will do that for you.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Either that or he’s on the Michelle Obama mandated diet plan. Cuz the Obamas never fail to practice what they preach, right?

Doughboy on June 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

This guy is such a flaming prancer.

Augustinian on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

The first gay president, and dancer.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Wussies are wussies, no matter the color of their skin or the office they hold. Same goes for traitors and communists, muslims, pinheads, etc.

He is what he is, and it’s a disgrace.

Meanwhile, Putin wrestles a 3 ton grizzly bear to the ground and makes it cry “mommy”.

Diluculo on June 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Dang I screwed that one up good. Lolz! Can’t win em all!

Bmore on June 4, 2014 at 5:35 PM

“Pumping tin”

Colony14 on June 4, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Not only can’t the president get 30 minutes alone in the gym, but the Secret Service is okay with people whipping out electronic devices and pointing them at him? Huh.

They lie about everything.

the_nile on June 4, 2014 at 5:35 PM

It’s even worse than you think. All the weights are styrofoam.

fogw on June 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Leave Mom jeans alone. He’ll just get his panties in a wad and do something to get our children murdered for no reason that much faster.
Oh yeah that’s right b!tch boy. We know you’re only talent, what you’re most proud of. Nixon whistled past the cell doors. You don’t look so lucky. Bet you’ll be popular, but you won’t feel so lucky.

onomo on June 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Cocaine will do that for you.

Pork-Chop on June 4, 2014 at 5:28 PM

So will HIV.

Judge_Dredd on June 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-gram, a.k.a. 2-pound, dumbbells

Bmore on June 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Should read

A German reporter claimed she watched a dumbbell curl 32-Kilogram, a.k.a. 70.4 lbs.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

If he would only spend 30 minutes paying attention to intelligence briefings… Oh well I guess it is hard to make a youtube video out of doing boring stuff like…your job. I presume that his was leaked with some ok from the white house. If so they showed as much good judgement on this matter as playing up the Bergdahl transfer. If not what the heck is the secret service doing (or not doing)?

warmairfan on June 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

#BringHomeOurGirls, by Michelle obama, has a totally new meaning.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Ha, ha, ha, ha!!!
So much jealousy towards Queen Puff.

CTSherman on June 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Two points.

First, it is clear that he is unfamiliar with a gym and how you use free weights. His form sucked even though he clearly picked up some generic sense of exercises that men do in the gym with dumbbells.

Secondly, women in yoga pants do the same exercises with heavier weights.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Obama: the black Richard Thimmonth.

BuckeyeSam on June 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

He has a pen…and a phone….

And a First Lady that can kick his as$.

Electrongod on June 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Ok, I just broke down and watched that (I can’t bear to look at the POS) and I gotta say…That is the GHEYEST workout I have ever seen!!! Wow, light in the loafers doesn’t even cover it.

BeachBum on June 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Cult of personality – reminds me of videos of Kim Jong-un.

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

..you old enough to remember that pathetic Ferdinand Marcos workout video where the scrawny wogge was in some plush Honolulu bedroom suite after his exile lying on a plush king-sized bed hoisting 5-lb weights?

The War Planner on June 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

***

First, it is clear that he is unfamiliar with a gym and how you use free weights. His form sucked even though he clearly picked up some generic sense of exercises that men do in the gym with dumbbells.

***

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

To me, the form says it all. Those overhead military presses are hilarious. The lunges are equally bad.

BuckeyeSam on June 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

He’s drunk. Too many wine coolers.

rhombus on June 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Freed POW’s dad was a champion cyclist who became disillusioned with America after boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics over war in Afghanistan destroyed his Gold Medal dreams

TaliPa is a sissy sportsman too.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Work out like a KING!

Nethicus on June 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

He went over to the women’s section to pull out the 8 lb, chrome plated weights for some real heavy lifting.

Wigglesworth on June 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

The only thing missing was Olivia Newton John singing Let’s Get Physical.

Flange on June 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

This guy is such a flaming prancer.

Augustinian on June 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM
The first gay president, and dancer.

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

He has a lot in common with Bergdahl the Ballerina.

Wigglesworth on June 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Richard Simmons better watch out….

Electrongod on June 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

He simply does not give a f*** about real governing like an actual President, never did, and never will…

mnjg on June 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Breaking: Anonymous Employee At Polish Marriott Reveals The Name of The Song President Obama Was Listening To While Working Out

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 5:31 PM

After “working out,” Obama got in a little more cardio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg

BuckeyeSam on June 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM

..you old enough to remember that pathetic Ferdinand Marcos workout video where the scrawny wogge was in some plush Honolulu bedroom suite after his exile lying on a plush king-sized bed hoisting 5-lb weights?

The War Planner on June 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Yeah, that was pathetic.

Ward Cleaver on June 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Oh my, it looks like he’s going to deep throat that barbell.

geesoy on June 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Narcissistic POS

Pelosi Schmelosi on June 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Work out like a KING!

Nethicus on June 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

#LikeABoss

non-nonpartisan on June 4, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Second look at e-cigs?

HopeHeFails on June 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM

OT:

Bowe Bergdahl: Town cancels welcome for freed soldier

Organisers have cancelled a welcoming party in the home town of a US soldier freed from Afghan captivity, amid suspicions that he deserted his post.

The event in Hailey, Idaho, was cancelled for “safety reasons” because of a large increase in the number of expected attendees, a statement said.

kcewa on June 4, 2014 at 5:52 PM

a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-kilogram, a.k.a. 70-pound, dumbbell

HAHA, yeah right! Maybe he lifted it off the rack with 2 hands!

Those smaller silver ones he was using during his squate routing look like 15 maybe 20lbs dumbbells. BTW the other person I see doing those walking squat exercises at the gym are women.

Looks like he might have bumped up to 25ish for the incline bench press.

nextgen_repub on June 4, 2014 at 5:53 PM

He’s got to keep his body toned for Reggie . . .

TarheelBen on June 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

The only thing mess was that red ribbon at the end of the stick they use in floor gymnastics.

Oil Can on June 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Breaking: Anonymous Employee At Polish Marriott Reveals The Name of The Song President Obama Was Listening To While Working Out

Resist We Much on June 4, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Hahaha, that’s excellent, very funny. Also appropriate.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Bad form. Didn’t our taxpayer money fund a personal trainer for him so he could learn how to properly do reps?!

22044 on June 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Hahaha, that’s excellent, very funny. Also appropriate.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

It’s Raining Men???

Oil Can on June 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

messing not mess

Oil Can on June 4, 2014 at 5:56 PM

To cleanse the palate

if by cleansing you mean puking
:O

burrata on June 4, 2014 at 5:56 PM

By the way, we see his face so that it’s actually him…and not Allahpundit.

22044 on June 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Remember back in the summer of 2008, at the zenith of Obamamania, when a German reporter claimed she watched him curl 32-kilogram, a.k.a. 70-pound, dumbbells

OMG, that’s the first thing that jumped to my mind when I saw those puny little, silver dumbbells.

You’re a genius, Allahpundit.

blink on June 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Hey! don’t you understand what a tremendous physical toll it takes to be President? It killed FDR. They all leave with gray hair. Obama, clearly started his administration in 2009 as a physical marvel. Sure he smoked but he pumped heavy weight, golfed like a pro, and could have had a career in the NBA.

Now, because of the pressures of the job. He’s pumping granny-weights. His handicap at golf sucks. And he made 2 of 22 free throws.

Such a sacrifice to this nation.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Y-M-C-A! It’s fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A! You can hang out with all the boys, inside the Y-M-C-A!

fitzsweetpea on June 4, 2014 at 5:59 PM

but the Secret Service is okay with people whipping out electronic devices and pointing them at him? Huh.

Why would the SS object, they are the ones who staged it .

burrata on June 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Victory in Ukraine!

Vladimir Putin just died laughing!

Steve Z on June 4, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Did Putin see this?

Schadenfreude on June 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM

The Doctors did everything they could, but after 2 hours they couldn’t get him to stop laughing.

Oil Can on June 4, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Wow, was that ever cringe-worthy. How awful it must be for the men who have to protect that little useless worm.

Rational Thought on June 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM

I think I speak for most women in the world when I say

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

gophergirl on June 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Now people who used to mock Putin’s workout videos feel just a little stupid, eh comrades?
At least Putin is a man & was married to a woman.
0bozo? Well, uh, not so much.

Tard on June 4, 2014 at 6:04 PM

“Ohhh, like two shakeways…”

Just go watch Silicon Valley Season 1 Finale.

Lourdes on June 4, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Only way to make that gayer would be to swap out the lady barbells for shake weights.

jhffmn on June 4, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Y-M-C-A! It’s fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A! You can hang out with all the boys, inside the Y-M-C-A!

fitzsweetpea on June 4, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Rats! Missed it by that >.< much. Thanks to HA's five minute sign-on drudgery.

viking01 on June 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

The event in Hailey, Idaho, was cancelled for “safety reasons” because of a large increase in the number of expected attendees, a statement said.

LOL. And because the town was concerned that the large number of attendees coming to welcome Bowe Bergdahl home and thank him for his service might be a few Talibani terrorists too many for the small town to accommodate.

AZCoyote on June 4, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Only way to make that gayer would be to swap out the lady barbells for shake weights.

jhffmn on June 4, 2014 at 6:04 PM

… or pom-poms.

viking01 on June 4, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Good Lawd Almighty.

I’m tiny and I can lift more than that and not look so spastic doing it!

/Someone yank this fool off the World’s Stage – he’s a National Embarrassment. I bet Mick beats the tar out of him every night.

Key West Reader on June 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Is this the worst week of the Obama presidency?

de rigueur on June 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

No, I’m quite sure that the worst is yet to come…

climbnjump on June 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Reminds me of the old Charles Atlas comic book ads featuring the ’97 pound weakling’ on the beach getting sand kicked in his face. Putin must have a side ache right about now…

bimmcorp on June 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I think I speak for most women in the world when I say

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

gophergirl on June 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM

+ 1111eventy!! Ewe.

Key West Reader on June 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Hey! don’t you understand what a tremendous physical toll it takes to be President? It killed FDR. They all leave with gray hair. Obama, clearly started his administration in 2009 as a physical marvel. Sure he smoked but he pumped heavy weight, golfed like a pro, and could have had a career in the NBA.

Obama couldn’t hold a candle to FDR. Obama was probably vaccinated as a child against polio, which had left FDR in a wheelchair. While we conservatives don’t like FDR’s economic policy, FDR did win a major war as Commander in Chief, while Obama has already lost three wars (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya).

Steve Z on June 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

” Embrace the wince” Owe. These 8 pound weights are heavier than my golf clubs. Now suck it up and salute me.

Key West Reader on June 4, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Two points.

First, it is clear that he is unfamiliar with a gym and how you use free weights. His form sucked even though he clearly picked up some generic sense of exercises that men do in the gym with dumbbells.

Secondly, women in yoga pants do the same exercises with heavier weights.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

My secret sources tell me that those are specially-made for the Secret Service dumbells, made of DU and weighing 120lb each.

slickwillie2001 on June 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM

All that was needed for this video to be pure perfection would be pink neoprene on the weights.

Sekhmet on June 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Just remember boys and girls. This is the same idiot that made all the press holes get a wet spot on the campaign plane in 08 when he gave a beaver shot.

cabra viejo on June 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM

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