Arthur Jones the founder of Nautilus and MedX is said to have spent 100 million dollars on the development of the MedX lumbar machine. Arthur, given to hyperbole, also said that if everything in his life up to that point were bad and evil this exercise machine more than made up for it. Studies report amazing results, client have benefited and as one who has suffered serious back injuries I can attest to the positive results.
The MedX lumbar has features no other equipment offers. Some of the advantages:
· Resistance is always at a 90 degree angle to the back regardless of where you are in the range of motion. There are no compression forces on the vertebrae. When you are in the finished position of a dead lift there are compression forces.
· The range of motion can be precisely confined to a pain-free range of motion.
· The exercise can be performed through a full range of motion that supplies resistance even at the full contraction.
· The resistance is variable – it becomes lighter in the part of the range of motion where you are weakest. This makes for a much safer exercise.
· The hips and knees are constrained so that the lumbar is isolated and must do the work. See video here->
We becomes less flexible with age. Gradually our muscles supporting the hips and knee joints do much of the work while the lumbar remains somewhat inflexible. You have seen older people bend over and their backs appear almost fused. This machine done properly will give you more strength and flexibility and an added measure of protection from back injuries. With strong flexible back muscles you will not have to live with chronic back pain.
You are not likely to find this equipment in most health clubs. It is more expensive than other lines of equipment and involves more settings to accommodate all different sizes and conditions. We have extensive lines of Medx at both of our locations: Kelly's Austin Personal Training and New Orleans Ultimate Fitness Trainers.