An Exclusive Strength Technique Laboratory Study

Location: Bono’s Giant Orange 15395 Foothill Blvd., Fontana, CA 

Beginning in the 1920’s “Giant Orange” stands began to populate the highways and roads of California. Erected in 1936 Bono’s “Giant Orange” was put up next to the family’s original route 66 restaurant to help supplement income. Today a few of these giant oranges can still be found off the highways and roads of California. Bono’s Historical Orange is one of the last remaining “Giant Oranges” from this era.

Exercise Type: Upper body Strength Endurance. 

1. Find two chairs 2. Assume a push-up position with one hand on each chair. 3. Do push-ups.

Rational: Using two chairs to do push-ups on is beneficial for a number of reasons. 1) It allows a greater range of motion developing upper body strength and flexibility simultaneously. 2) Takes more load off the upper extremity allowing one to do more push ups (easier than doing push-ups from the floor). This is especially helpful if one is not yet strong enough to do push ups from the floor.

Major Muscles Trained: Pectoralis Major, Anterior Deltoid, Triceps Brachii. Additionally the Sarratus Anterior, Rhomboids Major and Minor and the Subscapularis will stabilize the scapula while the Rectus Abdominis, External Oblique Internal Oblique and Transverse Abdominis along with the Erector Spinae muscles maintain posture and stability throughout the exercise movement.


P.S. You can check out the rest of the pictures I took from this trip on my flickr page here.


Sam Kressin