The Blue Monster

Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by John Wood

The Blue Monster

The Nautilus phenomenon essentially began in Culver City, California at the 1970 Mr. America Contest where Arthur Jones unveiled “The Blue Monster” — the prototype of what would eventually become his Nautilus exercise machines

“The Blue Monster” was a series of torso machines focusing on training the “pulling” muscles without the disadvantage of having to depend on grip strength to hold the bar, thus being able to develop that musculature far beyond what was capable with that limitation.

This simple observation led to advancements in physical training that had never before even been dreamt of…

To find out more about Arthur Jones and his system of training you will want to pick up a copy of Ellington Darden’s newest book The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results

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