ARX is resistance training technology that uses computer-controlled, motorized resistance in place of weights or other more traditional forms of resistance. This “adaptive resistance” provides safe, controlled, and quantifiable resistance that is of a higher quality than is currently possible with weights or other gravity-based systems found in the world today.
To learn more about what makes ARX different, you can view the following video: https://youtu.be/B8Km2QWDP68?list=PL7ijTcl_-JLHPRud-nTZVxDR_7WG7ReKw
There is no need to set the resistance while using ARX; the machine applies perfect opposing resistance in direct proportion to what the user is producing at each moment in time. The machine moves the handles or foot pads at the selected speed during the positive and negative regardless of how hard a user exerts. The difficulty is determined entirely by the user, whose effort is measured and displayed by the software in real time.
Yes! All ARX machines can be entirely controlled by the software (Automatic Mode) so you can perform workouts alone and without the need of a trainer or partner.
The machines can also be controlled via a handheld remote (Manual Mode) where the operator controls the speed and range of motion.
Toggling these modes back and forth is quick and easy to do in the software.
A full list of available exercises can be found on our Product Line page.
The drive system is attached to a load cell that reads the force that the user is currently applying to the machine. The load cell then communicates this information to the software in real-time. The software receives all of this data, stores it, and then translates it into useful charts, graphs, and other visual feedback components.
The speed of the motor can be adjusted within the ARX computer software. You can control the speed of the positive (concentric) and the negative (eccentric) portions of the repetition, independently. You can also control the amount of time the motor pauses at both ends of the repetition. This speed control allows for the ultimate in flexibility for programming your workouts.
ARX is safe for all forms of rehabilitation, offering the full spectrum of resistance ranging from passive resistance (stretching) all the way to eccentric loading (negatives). There are no weights to drop, the speed is manageable and controlled, and the machine can never act upon the user. This means that a user can never encounter any forces that they themselves did not first produce, and this never-excessive scenario dramatically lowers the risk of injury.
Both The Omni and The Alpha can provide you with full-body workouts.
The Alpha can perform both lower body exercise (in the form of a leg press) while also providing a potent upper body workout (in the form of chest press and rowing).
The Omni can perform various upper body exercises but also allows users the ability to perform lower body exercises like Belt Squat and Deadlifts.
ARX can be used once per week, seven days per week, once per month, or anywhere in between depending on your goals. In the same way that the metal weights in a gym can be used in a wide variety of ways, ARX technology can be used in various rep/set schemes, varieties, intensities, and more.
With ARX, any protocol is possible and no matter which you choose, ARX will provide you with the safest, most efficient, and most effective form of resistance you can find today.
Not only is there no medical benefit of strength training that ARX cannot provide, but its use can provide those benefits with a far smaller time commitment, far smaller risk of injury, far better progress tracking, and in a far smaller time period.
The body’s adaptive response of building stronger, bigger muscles is provoked primarily by the following three things at the muscular level: mechanical tension, physical damage, or accumulation of the metabolic byproducts of fatigue.
These stimuli can all be produced using weights, but with access to ARX’s adaptive resistance, you can produce all three elements in greater magnitudes, more safely, and more quickly than with any weight. So for those looking for a pump, bigger muscles, or just looking to build a more aesthetic physique, ARX is the best tool currently available to achieve all of these outcomes.
The following ARX Academy video goes into this in more depth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4G49oqBORs&list=PL7ijTcl_-JLHQPGYykpQErmrL8KBBHzkv&index=5