The Proteus® System is effective and safe for the entire spectrum of users from peak performance training to post operative rehab patients, regardless of age or gender. If you are old enough to train, you are old enough to use Proteus. Given the machine’s wide range of resistances, its ability to adapt to any movement, and the benefit of the machine only moving when a user moves it, Proteus is safe for all training ages.
With the Proteus® System you can generate a comprehensive report that provides unprecedented human performance data. The software captures 20 proprietary metrics including power, acceleration, deceleration, Proteus Score (power-to-weight ratio), range of motion and visual power production per rep. These key metrics can supply insights and recommendations, comparisons to other users by category, Power Reports and individual exercise results. Please visit the Product page for more detailed information.
The Proteus machine is roughly the same size as an average treadmill and has a smaller footprint than a standard cable machine. The actual dimensions are 30” width x 89.75” depth x 53.5” high. You can get additional details in our Specifications Guide.
550 lbs. You can get additional details in our Specifications Guide.
The Proteus machine plugs into a standard 120VAC 1A outlet. You can get additional details in our Specifications Guide.
The Proteus is WiFi/internet supported. Ethernet is recommended for the most consistent and smooth experience. You can get additional details in our Specifications Guide.
Currently the Proteus has two options, a single hand handle and a two-hand straight bar. Additional attachments are in development.
The Proteus machiine can be bolted directly to the floor, or by using the custom freestand (available for purchase) if bolting to the floor is not preferred or possible.
At this time, Proteus Motion does not serve markets outside of the United States and Canada.
Yes. Please contact us to learn more about our multiple financing options.
In order to generate more power, a user must first be able to generate higher amounts of force. Focus on training exercises that emphasize force production at lower velocities and transition into focusing on producing force at higher speeds once a base level of strength has been achieved.
We consider a 5% difference to be a normal Balance Score. Anything in the 5-10% range is a yellow flag, but not necessarily something you should prioritize in your training. Anything over 10% represents a significant imbalance and should be prioritized. Train the weak side with greater exercise volume and focus on producing force at higher speeds once a base level of strength has been achieved.
The Proteus Score is a user’s peak power to bodyweight ratio. To improve your Proteus Score, improve strength and power production AND/OR decrease body weight. Strength and power can be improved by prioritizing training for the most deficient body areas. To decrease body weight, focus on eating more filling foods that have a low caloric density and maintaining a caloric deficit.
Asymmetry between sides of the body is normal to an extent, but we consider a Balance Score greater than 10% to be a higher risk of injury.
Yes. Users can compare their performance test results to whatever custom cohort they would like by selecting Comparisons on the Session Summary screen.
Yes! Since using a Proteus is similar to the same type of resistance you get under water, it is extremely safe to do during early stages of rehab just like aquatic therapy. Of course, like any intervention, you must follow proper restrictions for the patient given their stage of rehab.
Workouts can be as short or as long as you want! While we have some pre-programmed workouts and testing protocols that take just a few minutes, users could easily spend a full hour training session preoccupied by everything Proteus has to offer.
No. Many users are shocked at how sore they AREN’T after using a Proteus machine. Due to Proteus’ concentrically biased nature, the eccentric load that typically results in delayed onset muscle soreness and central nervous system fatigue is minimized.
Yes. Proteus is concentrically biased and only provides resistance in the direction the user moves. This means there is limited eccentric load, and therefore none of the awkward loading that is typically seen during traditional resistance training.
Yes. Proteus is more effective than free weights, bands, and cable machines because it perfectly counters the user’s movement in its entirety thanks to its patented 3D Resistance. With free weights, bands, and cable machines the resistance will change based on the position of a joint or the orientation of the user in respect to the machine they are working on. To learn more about how 3D Resistance is so effective, please watch this video.
The Proteus® System is a great tool to coincide with the awesome training programs you are already writing! However, Proteus is a fantastic training replacement for anything you would do with a medicine ball, cable machine, landmine, or free weight. What Proteus does not replace is high resistance exercises that a highly trained user needs to train high force, low velocity movements such as difficult barbell bench press or trap bar deadlift.
Yes. The Proteus® System provides constant resistance throughout an entire movement that traditional resistance training equipment cannot replicate. Proteus’ 3D Resistance requires users to physically work more to complete movements typically done on conventional resistance training equipment. Since the user will produce more physical work to complete movements done at similar volumes, resistances, and intensities on traditional resistance equipment – they will burn more calories on a Proteus.
While eccentric training on a Proteus may be unconventional, it can be done. Users can complete the downward movements of squats at less than their body weight.
Yes. The Proteus® System is used most frequently for improvements in peak power development! But it can also be used for power endurance training. With peak power training your goal is to continue to increase power at the desired weight. With endurance training, your goal is to maintain power at the desired level for the desired period of time. Proteus delivers on both of these goals better than any other equipment.
95% of exercises on a Proteus machine should be performed facing the machine. But no, it does not matter because 3D resistance creates the same resistance in all directions. However, certain exercises cannot be performed in certain directions due to the range of motion limits of the machine. for example, a lateral bound should be performed while facing the machine to allow for full range of motion. If the athlete were to do it facing perpendicularly, they would likely run into the end of the range of motion quickly. Always test the movement before performing it.
It depends on many variables such as your training goals, schedule, frequency, etc. However, most athletes test between 2-4 weeks apart.
There are many training applications for utilizing the Proteus® System from increasing power output, improvements in power coordination and increases in endurance and fatigue tolerance, so it depends on your specific training goals. But one of the primary benefits of 3D resistance is that it does not require as much recovery time as other modalities. If you mix in many parts of the body, targeting different energy systems and performance outcomes, you can train on Proteus daily with great effect.
Isokinetic resistance provides varying resistance at a constant velocity. Proteus is the antithesis of this. It provides constant resistance at varying velocities. However, the result on muscle activation is fairly similar. Both create higher amounts of muscle activation for longer periods across a larger range of motion of a repetition compared to free weights and cables. From a measurement standpoint, isokinetic machines primarily focus on measuring force and are limited to mostly uniplanar movements. Proteus 3D resistance focuses on power and velocity and can measure in 3D dimensions, allowing a much greater depth of analysis across many more movements that are more applicable to sport.
As the Proteus® System is mostly utilized in elite athlete training locations, it is most frequently used in conjunction with sports-specific measurement tools such as radar guns, hitting analysis systems (Trackman, Rapsodo) and 3D Motion capture cameras (Dari Motion). Also Body composition devices (Inbody, DEXA, Fit 3D). Proteus is routinely paired with devices that measure other aspects of human performance such as wearables like heart rate monitors and Whoop straps, intelligent fitness devices like CAROL bikes and ARX machines. And of course, good old fashioned stopwatches, weights, and calipers. Proteus can enhance the use of all of these tools!
No! Although you can get a sense of power output by looking at med ball throw distance, or strapping an IMU to a free-weight or cable, neither of these methods are capable of measurement in all 3 Dimensions. The resistance in those devices is linear, either from gravity (med ball and free weights) or from the direction of the rope or cable. Less than 5% of human movement is in a straight line. Proteus is the first device to measure power in 100% of human movement allowing you to measure all 3 dimensions simultaneously.