"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."
This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.
To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.
Someone should really change the bushings to bearings on those machines. Nothing like frictionless rust. Capital punishment is in order. The town of Huntington should have a public caning for the bastard who left those machines to rot. FYI these machines are still better than anything at Club Industry East last week.
Those machines were wasted and beat before Dynabody ever even got them.
You'd spend more money chasing your tail trying to find parts than it would cost you to buy quality equipment to begin with.
It is nothing like restoring a car - they MAKE reproduction rust repair sections for cars.
None of that Nautilus tubing was coated on the insides - the second one gets wet it starts weeping rustwater out of inside of the tubing. The metal isn't that thick. Those will all smell like mold unless you dip them in an antimicobial.
Plus movement arms love to get weak where they join to the pivot points and commonly snap off at that location. Rust just further facilitates this fact.
I have at least a hundred machines in 1000% better condition than those that have always been stored INSIDE.
BTW - talk about a tank literally melting into the ground due to rust in less than a half a century - Have you ever seen the two guys on the Military Channel that restore the old tanks? One from the Utah and the other from the UK? Multi billionaires - both have HUGE private restoration and fabrication facilities
They have to section several tanks into jigsaw puzzle pieces and weld them back together to make one "display" example that in no way is anything even close to its original metalurgy or structural integrity. I cannot believe the damage done to big thick tanks from the elements. They seem to have rusted to nothing wide open holes or to paper thin.
So in short, yes even tanks rust out to nothing.
There is one guy on ebay that claims Nautilus was DESIGNED for outside use and that he is a 20 year expert or something like that....My buddy called him up and asked him where it says that in the Nautilus Manual and he said something aboutthey leave them outside at prisons so it must be so.
Wow...learn something new every day. I wonder how he knows that?
To each his own. I'm fairly confident I could restore any of those machines to perfect working order for a few hunded dollars each. Would it be worth it, maybe not since most of those machines can be had in decent shape for a few hudred each. There is not a single part on any of those machines that I couldn't buy, make, or have made. They are old exercise machines, not spacecraft.
Most of the parts needed are easy to find. #40 roller chain, sprockets, guide rods, foam and plywood are readily available. I wouldn't try to make one from scratch since that would be cost prohibative, but a part here and there is no problem. I could weld, run a lathe, a milling machine etc when I was 15-16 years old. There is nothing complicated on any of these machines that the average hobby machinist/welder couldn't make.
If somthing rusts through in 10 or 15 years cut it out and replace it or throw the machine in the trash. BTW, the thinnest tubing I've measured on a 1st generation machine is 3/16". Almost all movement arms are solid.
The rust trails out of the bottom of most of those machines already. They have had almost ten hard winters in the snow and ice and hot hummid summers out there where they stand. Some of the pads undulate with the fetid microbes living off the stuffing and the greenish crud you see is thick mossy algae over red rust.
None of the upholstry is remotely salagable and the cost for new upholstry alone would be prohibitive for any of these pieces.
Wanna really cry, (or laugh as you please), go inside and see the bargain basement "Tuff Stuff" this jerk replaced it with....
Have a nice day.
Hey what does a box of quality AMERICAN MADE 40 chain cost these days anyway? About what, 8-10 bucks a foot?
You may think you still can find quality machines for cheap, but I seriously doubt it. Like he just mentioned the pads alone are worth more than a few hundred bucks on many units if they are in good shape. Sorry, but after doing this for many years and travelling all over the US to do it, at todays fuel costs I don't see anybody getting away on the cheap for higher quality machines. This is based on experience, not assumptions. If they are cheap you are getting what you pay for.