If you have questions - suggest you query a guy named Eric Cressey - he runs a facility in the Boston area where many college, minor and major league players train and he writes a blog with much good information. Read up on this and self-educate yourself. I really liked his youtube video lecture he did last week where he discussed four types of strength workouts - not 4 specific workouts but that strength workouts are a continuum running from the “brute” power-lifter strong workout through the specificity workout of throwing a 5 oz baseball. I thought it was pretty interesting. I don’t know how old you are but I never considered throwing a baseball a strength training part of my workout.
Also, if for some reason nautilus equipment was all I had I guess that is what I would use to build strength. But most folks agree that the best way to workout and build functional strength is with free weights - but sometimes you got to workout with what you have.
I would still try to figure out how to include some ground based lifts or movements in my workout - push-ups, sissy squats, pistol squats, lunges, etc. that could be done without either a spotter or a large amount of free weights but would still provide some benefits. At some point in time though you will need to have free weights in your workout.[/quote]
Now just because it worked for this guy doesn’t mean it is the best way to workout. Don’t you guys have any science to back this up like Nautilus and Arthur Jones does.
They used free weights in the 50’s and you guys are still using them. lol
Maybe we should convert back to the horse and buggy. lol