Safety. That’s a non-negotiable when you exercise – especially as a beginner to strength exercises.
One advantage of adaptive resistance exercise tools that can’t be beaten is safety.
The truth is this: even though weights are effective, they are inherently dangerous by design.
Even Olympic athletes suffer injuries while training with weights. If they can make mistakes and hurt themselves, you can bet that the rest of us – especially beginners – have a considerable chance of getting injured with weights.
Here’s how weight injuries work…
As soon as you lift a weight, you’ve committed to lower that weight. That weight is using gravity to push against your body. It’s trying to get to the center of the Earth, and you’re in the way.
On the other hand, ARX can never act on you. Instead, ARX works in response to you.
There is nothing that can fall on you when you’re training with ARX. That’s because we don’t use gravity for resistance.
ARX offers a far easier “exit strategy” if you feel uncomfortable during your training at any time.
When you stop pushing, the machine stops pushing, and the resistance instantly drops to zero. That’s called safety by design. Cool, right?
This adaptive resistance is a form of resistance that can never become excessive on your body.
With ARX being one of the safest ways to train, you can now train until you’re fatigued without worrying about injury.
Unfortunately, with weights, it’s often your fatigued state that leads to injuries. Unlike ARX, weights simply don’t adjust to how tired you are.
If you pick up a challenging new weight at the beginning of your set, it’s still that same level of weight when you’re fatigued…and that means you are potentially incapable of lifting it safely.
But that’s not the case with ARX.
With ARX, you’re always in control, and your adaptive resistance training can never become dangerous, no matter how tired you get.