The Third Paradigm – (Part Three)
So how does one change a paradigm? When Nautilus rolled out their machines and training philosophy in 1970, they were attempting to change the paradigm that you needed to spend lots of time in the gym every day doing multiple sets.
But did they change the paradigm? I’d say no, by definition are frameworks containing basic ways of thinking and methodologies that are commonly accepted. If Nautilus had truly changed the paradigm, then the majority of people who strength train would follow Nautilus principles. Nautilus merely added a layer to the overall accepted strength training practices.
Changing paradigms require a couple of things: the first being an idea. Not just any old idea, but one that have a profound impact on many people. The next thing you need is lots of people to buy into the idea. It helps if there is a group of highly influential people to inspire the masses. The last thing necessary for a paradigm change is time. Much like a stone tossed into a pond, the idea has to start and then spread.
Change isn’t easy. As far as strength training goes, the Nautilus way has been proven to be effective, efficient and safe. I think those last three words should be the cornerstones of any strength training program.
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