This is going to be the most bizarre thing you’re going to see today. Back in 1865, Swedish physician and originator of mechanotherapy, Dr Jonas Gustav Vilhelm Zander, developed what he thought was the most cutting edge equipment for that ‘god bod’ everyone’s been looking for. After figuring out that the machines were actually improving health – who would’ve guessed? Rewards for all gym freaks out there who can figure what the hell is going on over here.

Here are 15 photographs of the most advanced gym equipment in 1892 and we can’t figure out what they do.

1. The barbershop workout.

2. Flagging’s apparently a really old thing.

3. Massage them abs onto yourself.

4. Acupuncture core exercises?

5. The intensive chill out exercises.

6. For feet abs.

7. P90X ain’t got shit on this.

8. Now this is starting to look like a carnival.

9. Heavy duty pull downs.

10. Ab yeh kya hai?

11. Heavy duty pull downs level 2.

12. Work out during naps too.

13. Swedish yoga?

14. I’m not even going to guess.

15. I don’t know if this is even a exercise.

Ban gaya six pack?