How the 1-Rep Gym™ Delivers Such Muscle-Building Performance
The 1-Rep Gym™ is specifically designed for optimum muscle building, body changing results. There is simply no better machine when weight training for strength.
The easiest way to imagine a 1-Rep Gym™ (until you feel it) is to think of a Soloflex™… but instead of giant rubber bands that provide the resistance, on the 1-Rep Gym™ nothing moves. The machine tells you how much force you're pushing or pulling. Remember, this is Measured Intensity Training™.
You'll Never Outgrow the 1-Rep Gym™The 1-Rep Gym™ allows you to provide as much force as you can possibly muster - up to 4,000 pounds (2 TONS) of force - against the press bar or foot platform. And, as you do, the Force Meter shows you exactly how much work you're doing. This way you can measure your improved performance with each workout.
How to Work Out on the 1-Rep Gym™
- Simply move the press bar to the proper location - the strongest position for the exercise you'll be doing (we show you where that is) - position yourself in the machine properly (we show you how) and, depending on the exercise you're doing, push or pull against the bar as hard as you can for 5-10 seconds (we'll even show you how to do that for maximum results).
- Then switch to the next exercise (which takes 2-3 seconds... less than 30 seconds to switch to the leg press position) and repeat.
Typically, you'll do only 5 full-body exercises per session.
- Then let your body recover! This may sound like an easy workout, but just because it takes less than 5 minutes, don't be fooled. You will feel it!
You won't feel sore, like you've injured yourself. You'll feel like you have WORKED your muscles... the kind of work that tells your body, "Umm... we need to burn some fat and build some muscle here!"
Easy to Stay Motivated
Your workout goal is simple: Progressively "overload" your muscles. In other words, workout today, let your body recover and grow from that maximum effort you just put out, and then in your next workout, attempt to push or pull with more force. For example, if your last leg press was 500 pounds on the meter, next time you'll want to beat that number... just seeing the force change on the meter can help you find a "hidden" reserve of strength!
When you first get your 1-Rep Gym™, you'll be amazed at how quickly you're strength grows. Some people see up to 300% improvements in just 3-4 workouts! That could mean going from, say, 400 pounds on a leg press to over 1,200!
Typically, this rapid growth is, in part, a sign of your nervous system learning how to engage all your muscle fibers. After you've achieved a significant level of neuro-muscular coordination, you could see growth of 5% per month or more.
Now, not every workout will be stronger than the last. Some days, you're just "off." Other times, you haven't given your body enough time to recover. Sometimes (rarely), you've waited too long between workouts. How do you tell the difference? That's why you need training to make sure you know what to do to. In addition to our Support Site, where you can log-in to get advice from experienced 1-Rep Gym™ experts, you'll get e-training from Shawn Bennett, developer of Measured Intensity Training™ (MIT), the leading exercise protocol for isometric training.
The 1 Rep Gym™ design principals are Strength, Simplicity, Longevity, and Ease of Use. Some of the most significant features are:
- Solidly Built to last a lifetime - All welded construction with stainless steel moving parts
- Easy to use - Quick change from upright press bar to seated foot press (30 sec. typical)
- Find the perfect exercise position with 1-inch bar height changes
- 2 second position changes
- Large digit display w/peak reading hold makes it easy to see the maximum force you applied
- Tough metalic powder coating resists scratching
- Easy to move - Roll the entire unit around on hidden dolly wheels (rolls through doorways easily)
- Clean look - store bar and accessories inside bench
- No pins or fittings to misplace or hand align
- Simple, quick lap belt attachment for pulling exercises (lats and abs for example)
- Every unit tested to 2 TONS of force!