The Evolution of High-Intensity Training

The Evolution of High-Intensity Training

The exercise philosophy of Arthur Jones was formally introduced by his 1970 book: Nautilus Training Principles, Bulletin No. 1. The war had provided unexpected lessons. In 1948, Jones trained in a YMCA gym (Tulsa, OK) where he experienced both heat and frustration – some body parts grew, others did not. His workouts were long; his body weight stuck at 172 pounds. Following 10 years of trying ‘everything,’ Jones heeded the conclusion of several large-scale experiments conducted during World War II: “There is a definite limit…

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High Tech for Low Back Pain

High Tech for Low Back Pain

It’s remarkable what 90 seconds of low-back exercise once a month will do I thought as I muscled the golf bag to my shoulder. I had carried it 18 holes for the first time in 20 years. My back was back. According to medical estimates, 80% of people suffer low-back pain at some time in their lives and 80% of back problems are muscular in nature. I was a statistic at 30 – two operations from years of running, weight training and sports. To…

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Speed of Movement During Exercise

Speed of Movement During Exercise

More than 25 years ago, I witnessed a demonstration using a large platform scale (called a force plate) that recorded changes in force. The subject, a 6’4”, 260-pound male, stood on the scale and performed an overhead press using a slow-to- increasingly- fast rhythm with a 60-pound barbell. At a slow speed, the signal on the attached oscilloscope moved in a smooth, steady motion and hovered close to 60 pounds. At maximum speed, however, the signal overshot the top and bottom of the screen. Freeze-frame analysis…

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A strong back is a healthy back!

A strong back is a healthy back!

MEDEX proudly offers a high quality service based on rehabilitation and physical training, developing and applying unique functional recovery and strengthening protocols. Through the MEDEX System we protect the body by adapting every program to the specific needs of each person, focusing on strength, conditioning, quickness, reaction time, neuro-cognitive and visuo-motor ability and working to stop and in some cases revert the effects of aging, optimizing the performance and results beyond the traditional exercise routine.