I started working out at a new gym the other day. The new gym does not have a machine I normally use, the Nautilus Nitro Lat Pulldown. But they did have a pullover machine — one of Arthur Jone’s first machines, perhaps the first if I’m not mistaken.
I started working out at a new gym the other day. The new gym does not have a ma
chine I normally use, the Nautilus Nitro Lat Pulldown. But they did have a pullover machine — one of Arthur Jone’s first machines, perhaps the first if I’m not mistaken.
Before I used it, I took a step back to admire what Arthur created, and the legacy he left behind that the rest of us benefit tremendously from.
Which is when I took this picture.
Upon further reflection, I realized that it was likely I was the only person in the entire gym who
- A. Knew how to use this machine properly.
- B. Understood it’s significance.
At first, this was a little saddening. But then I realized Arthur would not have wanted it any other way after his death. Arthur did not progress the world forward to benefit the ignorant masses — he did it for his own selfish desire.
He created revolutionary machines, put forward revolutionary ideas, and produced an incredible wealth by the grit of his teeth and the integrity of his ego.
The fact that men still exist today who know how to use his machines properly, I think, is exactly what Arthur hoped for after his death. I do not believe the number of these men was of any significance to Arthur — only that the men who matter were able to learn about his machines and use them as they were meant to be used, free of compulsion or force to the contrary.
It is men like Arthur Jones that we owe a great deal to.
An uncompromising man who stood against the men of his time, for his own selfish desire, and made the world a better place because of it — the world we now live in with modern day Arthur’s like Doug McGuff, Drew Baye, Patrick Diver, and Bill DeSimone.
If you’ve ever used Nautilus or MedX machines, you owe it to yourself to read the history behind them, and about the man who was the fountainhead of their creation at ArthurJonesExercise.com
Here’s to the man who was Arthur Jones.
“Younger women, faster airplanes, bigger crocodiles.”