Arthur Jones (inventor)

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Arthur Allen Jones (November 22, 1926 – August 28, 2007) was the founder of Nautilus, Inc. and MedX, Inc. and the inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines, including the Nautilus pullover, which was first sold in 1970.


The New High Intensity Training (2004)[edit]

From the book The New High Intensity Training: The Best Muscle-Building System You’ve Never Tried Ellington Darden. The New High Intensity Training: The Best Muscle-Building System You’ve Never Tried. p.34

  • If you like an exercise, chances are you’re doing it wrong.
  • A properly performed set of leg extensions immediately followed by a properly performed set of leg presses should leave you feeling like you just climbed a tall building with your car tied to your back.
  • We learn, when we learn, only from experience, and then we only learn from our mistakes. Our successes only serve to reinforce our superstitions.
  • Never be so arrogant that you fail to give people the benefit of being as stupid as they actually are.
  • Thinking is a terrible disadvantage with which most people are not burdened. Being able to think merely makes you aware of the outrages around you.
  • How would you feel if you lived on an island populated, apart from yourself, exclusively by retarded, malicious chimpanzees? Well, that’s how I feel. Don’t laugh, because you’re one of those retarded, malicious chimpanzees.
  • Voting for politicians who tell you what you want to hear has all but destroyed civilization, giving in to outrage in the hope of avoiding trouble has all but destroyed freedom, and looking for the easy road to success in bodybuilding has all but destroyed the actually great potential value of weight training.
  • If racehorses were trained as much as most bodybuilders train, you could safely bet your money on an out-of-condition turtle.
  • Split routines make about as much sense as sleeping with one eye open. Best results will almost always occur from exercising both your upper body and your lower body in the same workout.
  • There must surely be a few bodybuilders who are not idiots. But if so, they are well camouflaged in some undiscovered cave.
  • How old am I? Old enough to know it’s impossible to change the thinking of fools, but young and foolish enough to keep on trying.

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