September 9th, 2021

Episode #105


On this episode of Living Beyond 120, Dr. Jeffrey Gladden from Gladden Longevity and Dr. Mark Young get the chance to talk with ARX Fit Chief Product Officer, Mike Pullano. ARX Fit is the world’s leader in computer-controlled, motorized resistance technology. Mike teaches us more about ARX Fit, as we discuss the science behind resistance training, as well as the health and safety benefits that resistance training with ARX Fit provides. 


Here are some highlights:

Dr. Mark Young and Dr. Gladden discuss the tip of the day (1:38)

We meet today’s guest, Mike Pullano (10:00)

We discuss the difference between static weights and the adaptive nature of resistance training, as well as the benefits of resistance training (12:15)

Mike talks about how using a motorized system like ARX Fit is helpful and safe for those who have experienced different injuries (23:45)

Mike shares why resistance training is important, in general, and specifically in terms of aging and longevity (26:30)

Dr. Gladden discusses the importance of the hormetic stress on your body that exercise provides (28:40)

Mike and Dr. Gladden discuss the number of reps they do with the ARX machine (30:53)

We learn the importance and benefits of the instantaneous feedback that the ARX machine gives and how it helps maximize your workout each time (32:50)

Mike shares his experience with using ARX machine and blood flow restriction (37:00)

Mike shares with us how ARX Fit was born (40:30)

ARX Fit is advancing and quantifying strength training (43:35)

We discuss sports injury and how ARX provides optimal benefit and minimal risk (47:28)

Mike gives us three tips to have great longevity and live beyond 120 (43:30)

Dr. Gladden shares an empowering thought with us (52:36)

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Special Guest

Mike Pullano, Chief Product Officer at ARX

Mike Pullano is the Chief Product Officer at ARX Fit, the world's leader in computer-controlled, motorized resistance technology. After an achilles tendon injury sidelined his fitness routine, Mike found a passion for biomechanics and physiology. In his search for better fitness solutions, he discovered an early prototype of ARX. Blown away by the results, Mike joined the ARX team in 2014 to help develop Adaptive Resistance™  technology for its introduction to the market. 

Bringing an extensive background in product development, customer experience and marketing, Mike oversees the end-to-end product creation from design to delivery for ARX’s renowned offerings. 

Mike currently lives in Austin, Texas where he spends 11 minutes and 46 seconds exercising per week using the rest of his time exploring the world of human performance, golfing, hunting and playing music.

He holds a bachelor’s in science in Sports, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.