– Can we work out when theseworkouts were invented? – Let's talk about that.
(upbeat music) – Good mythical morning! – It's still January and that means chancesare your gym is crowded and your dad still hashis holiday lights up but don't worry, by Marchthe gym will empty out and the lights will still be up.
– Yes but right now everyone is trying out their new fitness devices, new workout routines but they will soon fade into the past, just like all those that came before them throughout the decades.
So today, we're gonna lookat some of these workouts to see if we can tell exactlywhich decade they came from.
It's time for “Year Eye with Two StraightGuys: Exercise Edition”.
In each round, we're gonna see an exercise that was made popular from a past decade and then we'll guess that decade by shuffling on the shuffleboard! – Look at this shuffleboard! It's back.
– It's exactly the same.
– Who's closest to theactual year wins the round.
The loser must wear a sweaty headband throughout “Good Mythical Morning”.
– Mm, let's shuffle.
– [Both] Round one.
– Okay, let's see our first exercise.
– Okay, Theresa, hello.
Wow, you're good at that.
You call that a balance board, is that what you call that? – I call that a skatelessskateboard on a cylinder.
– Okay, that's pretty literal.
Okay, Link won last time, so he's gonna go first.
– Now, I'm getting, like, a '70s vibe and I dunno if it's causeyou got a headband on.
It's not, you know, it's– – [Rhett] Yeah, go with that.
– I just feel like this is something that's like, groovy man.
Kinda like, I dunno, maybe that's '60s.
– [Rhett] Yep.
– All right, I'm gonna go with 1960.
And then I'll block you fromother parts of the board and I think this thing's kinda heavy.
(plastic scraping) Oh yeah! – [Rhett] Okay, that's good, you did– – [Link] A little shy.
– [Rhett] You did what you have tried.
– Not much you can do.
All right, Theresa, I'mgonna give this thing a shot while Rhett is up.
– What do you mean, be careful? I know what I'm doing.
(wood thumping) Oh my goodness.
(laughing) – More weight on the left side.
More weight on the left side! – [Link] Well, there's a– – Lean on on the left.
Lean hard on the left! – Oh my God!- Hard on the left! ♪ 41 years old ♪ (laughing) – Now here's the thing.
He wouldn't be able to do thisat all if he wasn't wearing that incredible sweatsuit.
(laughing) It adds 10% athleticism.
– Here we go.
– Okay, I think the question.
– I am sweating out of just anxiety.
Get back on there.
– The question is, did something– – If you want to.
– There's a differencebetween when it was invented and when I became aware of it.
– When did you become aware of it? – Last year.
(laughing) – Okay.
– So, it's 2019 is not an option.
I don't know man, Ifeel like this is '90s.
– All right, shuffle away, man.
Try to get around me.
♪ I wanna do the '90s ♪ – [Link] Too far! – [Rhett] Okay, hopefully.
– [Link] You hit 1950.
– [Stevie] Okay, so that iscalled the balance board.
It's a fitness device that can help enhancestability and coordination.
It was invented by World WarII Pilot Stanley Washburn after seeing kids on theAfrican Gold Coast playing on a log in 1956.
– [Link] 1956? – [Rhett] Hey, that's where I– – [Link] Dang it! – Exactly, right where I landed.
– You nailed it by accident.
You jerk! – [Both] Round two.
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– But now, let's take alook at our first exercise.
– [Emily] Hey.
– All right, no apparatus.
So, this is just you and your sweats? – Yep, just me and some big sweats.
(laughing) – All right.
– Looking real cool.
– [Link] Let's see it.
(upbeat music) – Okay.
(hands clapping) – [Rhett] What, okay, I guess.
– Get funky.
Okay, high kicks.
– [Link] High kick.
– Your kids love you.
– Oh yeah, now she's going sideways.
(laughing) All right, little footwork.
There we go.
Little more footwork.
Now she's back to that.
– And there it is.
– Woo! All right.
(hands clapping) – [Rhett] Wow.
– You know, you knowyou've had a good workout when it ends with, “And there it is.
” (group laughing) You're winning so you go first now.
– You want me to do it more? Is there more you want me to do with that? – You could keep moving if you want to.
– No, that's cool.
I just want to make sure it's over.
– Wow, I mean, I don't evenreally know what just happened.
I mean, you danced.
I mean, I guess this is, like, when aerobic dancing started to happen.
Ah, when would that happen? '60s or '70s, is what I'm thinking.
So, what I'm gonna do is I'mgonna try to land on the '60s and then hope that you pushme into the '70s when you try to move me out of the way.
(plastic scraping) Or I'm just gonna land on the '70s.
– Now, here's the thing.
I don't know if this is jazzercise or if this is some sortof, like, disco dancing.
– You think it may be aproprietary exercise thing.
– Yeah, I think she'sdoing something specific like disco dancing.
Like, inferno cardio.
Like, disco inferno cardio.
– Well, that would be the'70s which is where I'm at.
– Right, so, I'm about toobliterate you outta the '70s and nestle myself right where you were.
(plastic scraping) – [Link] Go! Okay.
– [Rhett] That's a good move.
– [Link] Mission accomplished.
– [Stevie] Okay, Emily wasdemonstrating jazzercise.
– [Link] Yes! – [Stevie] Very well, I must say.
(Emily laughing) Which combines dance, strengthand resistance training with popular music.
It was invented by Judi Sheppard Missett who was teaching up to 35 classes a week when she first started jazzercise in 1969.
– Oh, man.
– [Stevie] You were so close.
But the wrong decade.
– But I still get the points.
– But you're still closer and get the point.
– Nice! We're tied up.
– [Both] Round three.
– Demonstrating our next exercise device, Mythical team member, Nick Lopez.
– Oh, you guys never met Nick.
– First time on the show.
– You may know Nick as atennis legend around Burbank if you're around Burbank.
– How you feeling Nick? – Fantastic.
– [Rhett] How fast can that thing go? – Let's find out.
– Speed up.
– Whoa, there's lots of beeping.
There's lots of– – [Link] There you go.
– Hey, we're gonna create a gif.
– What do you mean? When he falls? – When he falls.
– Here we go, this is fast.
– Oh my God, don't.
Oh, the tongue's coming out.
– [Rhett] Ugh, I'm nervous! Woo! – Oh my gosh, that thing's bouncing.
That's as fast as it goes? – It is the fastest it goes.
– That's the maximum? – That's 10.
– That's level 10.
– Hey, don't get fancy doingthings with your hands now.
– Okay, stop before you hurt yourself.
I mean, I did want you tofall but you took too long so.
(laughing) Okay, Link, why don't you go first.
– You can stand up there.
Just act like you're still going.
Just, like, do some sort of.
There you go- Right.
That's good, that's nice.
– All right, here's the thing.
Which came first, theelectrified treadmill or a not electrified version that this also is a stand-in for? Now, I know that there waselectricity all the way back but I'm just wondering, isthis the electrified treadmill or just a treadmill and it could have beenan unelectrified version? – [Stevie] The first timethe treadmill was invented for exercise is thedecade we're looking for.
– Invented for exercise.
– Well, what was it used for before then? – Science.
– Like, “I Love Lucy”, her, like, factory job.
(laughing) I think this is prettyearly but I'm thinking '20s.
– [Rhett] Okay.
(plastic scraping) – [Link] Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop! – Okay, I was thinking either '20s or '40s cause '30s is not an option.
– No, it's not.
You should go for '30s.
– 10 seems like, I wouldn't be surprised but I think the only thingthat I have left to do, is I have to knock you intothe back to secure my answer.
– You're going for a defensive move, here? – I'm doing exactly whatyou did on the last round.
I'm knocking you further awayfrom any potential answers.
– You're a coward.
(plastic scraping) (metal clunking) Boo! – Woo, strategy! – Boo! – Strategy, popular since 1910.
– [Stevie] Okay, Nick was, of course, running on the treadmilland doing so while smiling which was very nice.
Thank you Nick.
A treadmill is a device that originates from the late 1st CenturyA.
when the Romans used it to lift heavy items and it was used for various different purposesover thousands of years but the treadmill finally transformed into an exercise machinewhen it was patented by Claude Lauraine Hagen in 1913.
– [Rhett] Wow.
– See, so.
– [Stevie] And I actuallyhave a photo of one of the earliest wooden treadmills.
– [Link] That's, that's nice.
– [Rhett] That's dangerous.
– So, your cowardicemove gives you the point though we both looked horrible.
– [Both] Round four.
– Let's see another exercise.
– [Rhett] Oh wow.
– Good morning, gentlemen.
– [Link] Hey.
– What size weights you got there? – Got two pounders.
– [Rhett] Two pounders.
– [Link] All right, so.
– Arms out, legs out.
(laughing) – Arms out, legs out.
– Have you seen this before? – I've never seen armsout, legs out before.
Okay, so, now what's he doing? – Semi-circle.
– [Link] Leg semi-circle.
– [Rhett] He's stillgot the weights though.
– So, is the chair partof this David Hill? – Yes.
– Yeah, I believe so.
I think it's like chairsize.
– Okay, so you're going first because.
– You're in the lead.
You don't have to.
– Here's another one.
Run in place.
(feet stomping) – Running in place.
Now, you're just making stuff up now.
– You seem like you dothis on a regular basis.
– You ever walk by him at his desk? – He's always doing that.
– Doing that.
So, in which decade wasthere a lot of sitting? I don't know if that's the right question.
– Arms out, legs out.
– In which decade didthey come out with ideas like, “You know what? “You don't even have toget out of your desk.
” That feels like an '80sthing to me so, I'm gonna try to land on 1980.
(plastic scraping) Or I'll just land right at the top.
– All right, now, here's the thing.
– Let me try that chair.
– Now, see, I could try todo the cowardice power move and slam you all the way back but that's a long way to travel.
– [Rhett] Like this? – [David] Yep, semi-circle.
Leg, oh yeah, put the hip flexor in there.
– I actually think this is.
This is in the 2000s.
David, you know what I'm going for? You weren't listening to me.
– Oh no, I know, I'm just.
– You're going for 2000.
– Do you think that's right? – He can't give you answers.
– Guess we'll see, yeah.
I just know the moves.
(laughing) (plastic scraping) – Oh, you know what but I'mcloser to most everything than you which that's a nice move.
– You're not closer to 1980.
– No, I'm not.
– [Rhett] That's the onlyway I could win, I think.
– [Stevie] Okay, so, thisis called Chair-A-Cise.
– Whoa! What did I say? Chairsercise? – [Stevie] Yeah, something like that.
– Okay, whatever.
– [Stevie] A weight lossprogram intended to prevent pain or injury by doing itcompletely sitting down.
It was invented by fitnesstrainer, Daryl Madison but we weren't sure exactlywhich year he invented it so, we called him and he toldus he created it in 2007.
– Whoa, wow.
– Yeah, see.
All right, so, I got the point.
Man, we are all tied up.
– Tied up! – [Both] Round five.
– Okay, let's see this last exercise.
– What's David gonna do with that pole? (laughing) I wonder.
– [David] You guys ready? – So ready.
– Oh yeah, I've been ready my whole life.
What, whoa, what? (laughing) – David.
– Please tell me wheneveryou want me to stop.
– Please don't make eyecontact as you come around.
– I'm slipping now.
– What else have you got? – Oh, I'm dizzy.
– Hold on, that was absolutely incredible.
– He's not pole dancing.
– He is but he's pole spinning.
– He's pole-exercising.
– Have you ever seen pole dancing because that does happen sometimes.
– Pole dancing as an exercise, I think, is the thing that we're trying to guess.
Okay, we've kinda determined that this whole knocking theother guy's ball out of the way is kind of a cheap way to win.
So, for this final round.
– Yeah, it's very cowardly.
– We can't touch each other's balls in this final round, okay.
And, by the way, you also did it to me before I did it to you.
– That's true.
– You touched my ball, then I touched your ball.
Now, what we're gonna do, youcan't touch each other's balls but that means the guy that goes first has a slight advantage now.
Since you won this gamelast time, we're tied.
I'm going to get to go first.
– Don't overthink it.
If you're trying to figure out why we just came up withthat, don't overthink it.
– Well, you have the advantagebecause now you can block me cause I can't hit you.
I've only been aware ofpeople using the pole for things other than, youknow, just for exercise, in the last 12 to 15 years.
That's not an option so, it'sgotta be the '80s or the '90s.
So, I'm gonna try to land on the '80s which will kinda blockyou and make you have to reach around for the '90s.
(plastic scraping) – [Link] I think you went too far.
Oh, too short.
– [Rhett] Dang it! – I think you're right.
This is a recent thing.
We know 2000's off the boardso, I'm going for '90s.
Now, if I touch you.
– You lose.
– I'm disqualified.
– Yeah, don't touch my ball.
– All right, here we go.
Just gotta nudge, kindaclose to you and nestle.
(plastic scraping) In the '90s.
You're out! – Yep, okay, I can't seehow you could not win unless pole dancing was invented in 1910.
(laughing) Which has already been an answer.
– [Stevie] Okay, so yes, David was demonstrating pole dancing.
It's believed to haveoriginated as a performative art in America when the HoochieCoochie girls danced while they set up tentpoles at fairs in the 1920s but this was firsttaught to non-performers as a fitness class by FawniaMondey Dietrich in 1994.
– [Link] Woo! – There you go.
That means I got to wear a sweaty headband in “Good Mythical Morning”.
– And I get a celebratorytwirl from David.
– Woo! – Look at that.
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