Not long ago I was reading a very interesting sports medicine article in one of the top journals. The article had to do with human muscles, and the filaments between the muscles which allowed for rapid succession of full strength and rest. For instance a runner, or someone doing low weight high repetition curls at the gym might move their muscles very quickly, and this filament would move back and forth. It seems to me that if we wanted to upgrade the game of squash, we could create a squash ball with a filament inside which would move around.
Envision this for a second if you might; as you hit the squash ball, and depending on how hard you hit it, the filament would push forward changing the shape of the ball into an airfoil, the shape of the wing. When the ball hit the backboard, the filament would bounce … Read More
When most people evaluate their overall fitness level, there are very few that do not have goals they would like to meet to improve their performance. There are three major areas or concerns that most people indicate impact on their ability to increase their fitness level:
oThe time factor. Many people are so busy they simply don’t have additional time in the day for longer or more frequent workouts.
oThe cost factor. Going to the gym or working out at home can be costly both in gym memberships and home fitness equipment prices.
oThe boredom factor. Whether at home or in the gym the workouts become old quickly and it is hard to get enthusiastic about returning.
These factors are even more pronounced if you are working out at home. Due to space and cost restrictions there are limits on the equipment that most of us can purchase to set … Read More