Banas Sports Therapy Brings the Future of Strength Training to Arizona

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New technology offers a powerful new way to stimulate muscle growth and get in shape, with as little as ten minutes a week.

The Omni ARX, with its adaptable resistance and computerized data feedback, looks like it should be on the space station instead of a Sports Medicine Clinic in Gilbert AZ. Maybe that's because the ARX creators are currently working with NASA to add the ARX into the astronaut's strength program while in space.

Until now, almost all strength training was based on the concentric phase of training (where the muscle is shortening and often called the positive), even though it is well known that more gains in strength and size are better achieved during the eccentric motion (where muscle is lengthening while contracting and often called the negative).

Traditional resistance must be low enough for the weakest range of concentric strength to function, thus it's not enough to challenge the stronger range or your much-greater eccentric strength, (much greater than previously thought before ARX monitoring). The ARX works all ranges of eccentric AND concentric, with full intensity in every rep.

The ARX moves at a predetermined speed of the client’s choosing, and matches their force output instantly, while automatically using a computer-driven, motorized drive belt system.The ARX allows the client to give maximum effort through both the concentric and eccentric phases of contraction. ARX actively tailors the resistance to each individual, on the fly, allowing them to work as hard as they choose 'without the fear of injury. No dangerous weights to drop and no adjustments to make; just perfect resistance.

“After 25 years of being a personal trainer and strength coach, the ARX is the most amazing full body workout I have ever had, in only 4 sets of 10 reps.” - Peter Rivera, Parisi Speed Coach.

Training on the ARX at Banas Sports Therapy in Gilbert, AZ has become an integral part of Para-Olympian Jason Rodie's training plan. “Since I have Cerebral Palsy, traditional strength training was difficult. However, the ARX adapts to the force you give it. This allows maximum effort on every repetition on both the positive and negative phase of the lift and that is something that is not possible with free weights.” - Jason Rodie, Paralympian Shot Put.

Banas Sports Therapy is currently the only clinic in AZ to offer adaptable resistance training. “The response has been amazing," says Dr. Jeff Banas, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and owner of Banas Sports Therapy in Gilbert, AZ.

"Football players, MMA fighters, and Ironman Triathletes, all are saying the ARX is the hardest workout they have done. It's great to see athletes get maximum results, but it is even more rewarding to see people who may be too frail achieve success through strength training. People with disabilities, illnesses, or osteoporosis, who cannot use traditional weights, have had tremendous results on the ARX.” - Dr. Jeff Banas.

Because of the adaptable resistance, as the client fatigues, there's no danger of the 'weight' being 'too heavy' to complete the desired timed-set, and good form is virtually guaranteed. Breaks in form trying to get that last repetition that's "too heavy" in to lift properly are a non-issue.

Each person gets out of it what they put into it. Give an honest effort, and the first repetition is just as hard as every other repetition. Since all the repetitions are through both the eccentric and concentric phases of muscle contraction, it will likely be the hardest workout anyone has ever done.

Since the intensity of workout is so high, and muscles are so fatigued, the body may need anywhere from 4 to 7 days to recover from just the one workout. This is where the body adapts to the workout, growing bigger and stronger muscles.

What does this all mean? For those willing to work hard, the ARX (adaptable resistance exercise) is the safest, most efficient, most effective workout ever.

Banas Sports Therapy is located in Gilbert, AZ. Dr. Jeff Banas is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Chiropractor, Endurance Coach, and 9 Time Ironman Triathlon Finisher. You can learn more about Adapitive Resistance Exercise by visiting:

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Jeff Banas

Banas Sports Therapy & Athletic Training
since: 06/2011
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