How Arthur Jones’ Nautilus Machines Transformed the Fitness Industry

Go to the gym long enough, and you’ll undoubtedly come across the name Arthur Jones. Famed for his work with High Intensity Training and Nautilus machines, Jones helped effect a change in gym cultures across the United States and the wider world.Thanks to Jones’ ideas, training with machines became acceptable for gym goers, the standard of machines rose exponentially, and bodybuilding was introduced to greats like Mike Mentzer and Dorian Yates. Every now and then, you’ll even come across Jones’ infamous “Colorado Experiment” for muscle gain, which I’ll describe later on.  In today’s post we’re going to examine Arthur Jones’ life and his legacy in the Iron Game. As we’ll find out, Jones’ machines and training theories not only changed the face of bodybuilding, but revolutionised the way the general public trains. It is little exaggeration to say that Jones is one of the reasons why we train the way we do today.   Jones was born in Arkansas in late 1926 just prior to the Great Depression, which tragically transformed the American landscape. Early in his life, his family was moved to Seminole, Oklahoma, where Jones’ father operated a medical practice. There, his mother graduated fr...

UV Light Shows How Far Wee Spreads From Standing Up Peeing

Fellas, if you think your ‘good aim’ when peeing means you aren’t getting wee all over the place, then I have some news for you. Because a series of grim UV tests has shown that tiny droplets of urine can splash as far as 36 inches, almost an entire metre. Lovely, eh? If that’s not quite gross enough for you, one in four people quizzed by the researchers said they kept their toothbrush within 36 inches of their toilet, meaning there’s a good chance they’re inadvertently brushing their teeth with pee. Tests carried out by QS Supplies, found that 69 percent of men stand when they pee, and 31 percent of those men aim for the back of the toilet bowl, thinking this will cause the least amount of ‘splashback’. Unfortunately for those guys (and anyone who has to share a toilet with them) it actually creates more splashback than any other aiming technique the testers tried. If you’re interested, the study goes on to explain that when peeing from a standing position, thousands of droplets of urine are created and can fly into the air and land in the surrounding area. Mostly, these can’t be seen, which is why the guys from QS Su...