Unboxing of the Best Exercise Machine in the World

Speaking only for myself, and as unveiled to the world at The 21 Convention (video), the ARX Fit Omni is the world’s best exercise machine.

And now it’s sitting in my house!

I had my first workout on it this morning. It was everything I ever dreamed of and more =).

I plan to blog a lot about the machine, why it’s such a revolutionary piece of equipment, and video record the first few dozen workouts.


Make sure to visit ArxFit.com.

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.

22 Responses to Unboxing of the Best Exercise Machine in the World

  1. anderton May 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm #


    • Anthony Dream Johnson May 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      You’ll have to contact ARX Fit for pricing (mine is a former test model, among other reasons).

  2. Donnie Hunt May 25, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    I watched the Keith Norris, ARX Omni video on Youtube. This machine seems awesome, Anthony! Looking forward to what you have to say as you do more workouts on it. I’m curious to know with you or anyone else, how much more force is produced on the negative portion of the exercises. I don’t know if I remember correctly but Keith said a trainee could produce somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 to 50% more force during a negative??

    • Anthony Dream Johnson May 26, 2012 at 2:21 am #

      Hey Donnie

      The number I hear most often is 40% more strength during the negative portion of any given exercise. I’ve heard this number from people I trust in this field, but beyond that, no hard evidence to point you to, nor do I have any idea if, and how much, this can vary from person to person.

      However, my machine tracks the force output really accurately, so I can tell you first hand what my strength difference is soon enough =).

  3. Shickalee May 27, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Anthony…can you do the Big 5/BBS workout with the ARX Fit Omni?

    • Anthony Dream Johnson May 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

      Absolutely. Although your compound leg exercise will be a belt squat, not a leg press, which is better anyway so far as I’m aware.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson May 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

      Btw, if memory serves right, this machine was actually designed *in the first place*, to be able to perform a “big five workout”, from home, in one machine.

      So not only can you, but that is in one sense, it’s primary purpose! =)

      — Anthony

  4. Shickalee May 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    Nice…the ARX is on my list. I go to the gym for BBS, sometimes it’s smooth running a cirucit other times it can be frustrating waiting on equip.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson May 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      I used to go to the gym for BBS to. Now I walk to the room across the hall =D.

  5. Ondrej May 28, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    Will this machine be distributed to Europe? How mouch will it cost?:-)

    • Anthony Dream Johnson May 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      Hey Ondrej

      I know there is an Omni in London, so I’m almost 100% sure they will ship to other areas of Europe as well. No idea what it would cost, but yeah, I’m sure they’ll be happy to make it happen.

      You can email mark@arxfit.com about shipping/pricing etc.

  6. Mr.J May 29, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    I would hate to work out on that machine, and lifting to failure doesnt work, look at most HIT guys, they are small, you dont see the bulgarian olympic power lifters using crazy contraptions like that, you see them lifting many hours a day 6-7 days per week using 80% one rep maximums on barbells, ,they are not overtrained, they are huge, ripped and strong as hell, they are champions and possess the real “body by science”

    more volume, higher poundages and dont lift to failure- thats the path to success, and dont tell me its only for roid monkeys and those with supperior genetics, the old time strong men didnt have drugs, and they sure as hell didnt train once every 10 days.

    get off your padded benches, stand up and lift something heavy…often.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson May 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      “Most HIT guys” are intelligent and are doing their best to apply reason, ie THINKING, to the activity of exercise. Their efforts actually have a positive effect on their musculature, and in many cases, do not contribute to long term joint and muscle problems that most other “camps” do, immensely. Olympic power lifters are (A) performing a sport, and (B), don’t know the first thing about exercise.

      The errors you make here in your comment are clear and typical. You fall hook, line, and sinker for the traps of conventional wisdom. You endorse “exercise” as based on superstition, myths, and athletic lore, rather than reason, science, bio-mechanics, and reality.

      Congratulations, you’re a dumb ass. Best of luck with your shoulders, knees, head, neck, and spine 1-20 years from now.

      • Brandon June 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

        “Olympic power lifters” do not exist, as they are two different sports. The fact that you are built like a twig also lets me know that YOU don’t know the first thing about exercise either.

      • Bill June 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

        What qualifications could you possibly have to justify your claim that Olympic lifters don’t know the first thing about exercise? They’ve gotten way fucking stronger than you have, why should I believe you or anyone you cite (even though you don’t.)

        First, you’re 23. Your experience in the matter is anecdotal and limited. Second, you’re a college dropout, what grounds do you have to call everyone you meet a dumbass? I normally wouldn’t bring that up, but the amount of ignorance you display and your fascinating ability to write off decades of accepted and proven methods as lore and superstition. What in the hell do you know about bio-mechanics?

  7. Mr.J May 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    reality is, if you want to be the strongest you can be, or gain the greatest hypertrophy, high frequency training is the only way to go.

    if joint health is your issue, I can give you lots of circumstantial evidence showing that your joints need not be compromised from lots of heavy lifting, and i have not found any “science”proving frequent heavy lifting done correctly will harm them.

    I will give you a link to a good article by Chad waterbury , which includes some simple observations on ordinary people who are not interested in hypertrophy, do not diet for it, and still achieve it…how?-high frequency use of their muscles.


    I think you would see tremendous gains if you abandoned your HIT for waterburys program, and wouldnt your experimentation, be the best science fo all.

    • Shickalee May 30, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      Um…no thanks. I’ll take my build over the pics on that link. As my wife and most woman would say “not attractive”. I have other life goals rather than living in the gym to inflate my muscles and my ego.

      • Hsshdh June 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

        Lol, bitch.

      • Bill June 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

        I hope you don’t mean the bodybuilder pictures on the right side, that’s the same standard sidebar for every t-nation article.

        And if you’re happy with whatever the fuck your build is and apparently don’t like the gym, what the hell are you doing lifting? Why lift if you don’t care about being stronger or looking better? Why get this expensive crazy thing that goes against most proven weightlifting practices if you have little stake in the matter?

        • Shickalee June 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

          I didn’t say I didn;t care but to a point. I prefer to look athletic/strong but not body builder sze. I think you know what I’m talking about. I like to look like I care but not to the point of self absorption.


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