A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 01, 2016
“It it jiggles, it’s fat”

"It’s simple. If it jiggles, it’s fat” is a saying that has been printed on many images, usually attributed to bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s uncertain when Schwarzenegger first said it. “‘if it jiggles, it’s fat’ -A.S.” was posted on the newsgroup misc.fitness.weights on December 2, 1996.

“Take off your clothes, jump up and down. If it jiggles, it’s fat. If it jiggles a lot, you have a lot of fat,” a physiologist was quoted in the Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer in 1993.


Wikipedia: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (/ˈʃwɔːrtsənˌɛɡər/; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈalɔʏs ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, and former professional bodybuilder and politician. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. He is widely considered to be among the greatest bodybuilders of all time as well as bodybuilding’s biggest icon.

22 September 1993, Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer, “Fat: scale back weighing,” pg. F4, col. 3:
“Take off your clothes, jump up and down,” Books says. “If it jiggles, it’s fat. If it jiggles a lot, you have a lot of fat.”
(Dr. Wayne Brooks of Cincinnati Exercise Physiologists.—ed.)

Google Groups: misc.fitness.weights
When does ESPN or ESPN2 show American Muscle?
Jon Madison
12/2/96
(...)
“if it jiggles, it’s fat” -A.S.

Google Groups: alt.smokers.pipes
My Bitch with most Meerschaums
Bear Graves
3/14/02
(...)
“It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat.”
-Arnold

Google Books
Control Your Blood Pressure:
52 Brilliant Ideas for Keeping a Lid on Hypertension

By Rob Hicks
Oxford: The Infinite Ideas Company Limited
2005
Pg. 83:
It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

OCLC WorldCat record
Double brutal
Author: Austrian Death Machine (Musical group)
Publisher: Simi Valley, CA : Metal Blade Records, ℗2009.
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : English
Contents: Disc 1.
It’s simple, if it jiggles it’s fat (from Pumping iron) (feat. guest shredding by Andrew Tapley)

Twitter
Kyle Harrod
‏@LetsRiseAbove
“ Jump...if it jiggles, it’s fat! “
9:16 PM - 23 Mar 2009

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Coach Storm
‏@KKordish92
It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
10:35 AM - 7 Jul 2009

11 September 2009, Forward (New York, NY), “I Vant To Pump You Up” by Alex Suskind, pg. 2:
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a former weightlifter, once said this about body fat and exercise: “It’s simple. If it jiggles, it’s fat.”

Google Books
100 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Life
By James Egan
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2015
Pg. 41:
It’s simple; if it jiggles, it’s fat. - Arnold Scwarzanegger

Google Books
How to Fight FATflammation!:
A Revolutionary 3-Week Program to Shrink the Body’s Fat Cells for Quick and Lasting Weight Loss

By Lori Shemek, Ph.D.
New York, NY: HerperCollins
2015
Pg. ?:
If it jiggles, it’s fat.” —ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Breakthrough Fitness
It’s Simple, If It Jiggles It’s Fat
March 27, 2016 Dominic
The title of this blog is one of my favorite quotes from a bodybuilder named Arnold. Maybe you’ve heard of him. When it comes down to body composition this is as clear cut as it gets. Muscle is dense and firm. Fat jiggles and is soft like marshmallow.

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