Contemplating his pet gorilla Mickey, Nautilus inventor and high intensity training pioneer, Arthur Jones, came to a profound realization that minimal exercise suffices for the attainment of remarkable strength and muscularity. Jones observed that animals like gorillas partake in almost negligible exercise or strenuous physical activity. However, when they do engage in physical toil, their efforts are intense, but notably brief, and infrequent.
Mickey, with his remarkable strength and status as an inspiration for both the Nautilus empire and Arthur Jones’ high-intensity training approach, played a unique role in promoting Nautilus machines. Prominent figures in bodybuilding, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sergio Oliva, Mike Mentzer, Casey Viator, Boyer Coe, Arthur Jones himself, and his wife, Terri, have all utilized the Nautilus pullover machine. However, none among them demonstrated the astonishing ease with which Mickey effortlessly lifted the entire weight stack alongside Arthur’s courageous spouse, Terri, in this singular publicity event.