Wise's slightly crooked knees were always a problem for him; he did not walk until he was three. He never played sports or even participated in Physical Education class because he could not run. So his PE teachers typically excused him from class.
The lack of physical exercise caused him to be a very fat child. At age 13, in 1969, Wise traded overeating for the hippy culture and became quite thin through high school. However, at age 15 his weak (never developed) knees were not strong enough to maintain integrity and they began dislocating. This happened 5 or 6 more times until age 27, each time requiring a leg cast for 6 weeks, as if he had broken a leg.
In his late teens he grew out of the hippy lifestyle and again became quite heavy.
As the doctors removed his last cast (at age 27), he was told that he had so little muscle around his knees that these dislocation issues will keep happening. They recommended that he be fitted for permanent leg braces, that he should wear everywhere. The thought of this was not pleasing so instead he decided to see what he could do to build knee strength.
The following morning he drove over to the massive near by stadium where the Ohio State Buckeyes play football, and walked its stairs to the top, which was a massive struggle for him the day after losing the cast. But he returned each morning to climb it again. After a few days it became easier, and after about a week his leg strength started to noticeably increase.
Soon he began climbing its stairs twice each morning. After another week or so he began skipping every other step and after a couple more weeks he was running up them to the top.
He discovered he could also now run across land. He was never going to break any speed or distance records, but for the first time in his life he could run (at age 27).
The amount of muscle around his knees had massively increased and over the last 33 years he suffered no more dislocations. He also discovered far more stamina and overall physical strength, and lost about 70 pounds. So he continued.
However, after about four months of running the stairs each day, his knee joints grew increasingly painful, so he backed down to every other day. Yet the pain continued to grow, so he kept adding more days in between.
The pain finally became manageable at 2-3 workouts a month, which was not close to the amount he needed to retain his new level of physical fitness, or weight. So he regained about 50 pounds and slowed down.
In his mid thirties (in 1992) Wise and his wife Jeanne were vacationing in Europe and he developed lumps on his neck. By the time he returned his neck looked like a bag of golf balls, so he went to the doctor.
After about a dozen surgeries and procedures he was diagnosed with two types of Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the immune system), staged at 3B (very advanced). During 8 months of chemical theory he accidentally discovered something else very beneficial about running the stadium.
Even after his diagnosis he continued to climb the structure twice a month. But after the chemotherapy started, he became constantly sick. A week or so later he forced himself to go climb the stadium again, and the rest of that day he felt far better than at any other time since the therapy began. He did not connect that to the heart pounding exercise for another two weeks when he did it again, and then again felt well for the rest of that day also.
This time he noticed that after making his heart pound he felt much better. So he again began running steps each day. He did discover that he did not need to go as long as it takes to run the stadium several times. He found that just about twenty non stop junts up and down his home's stairs for 5-6 minutes accomplished this feel good trick.
So he run his home's steps each morning for the remainder of his 8 months of chemotherapy. However by the end of the sessions, his knees were plagued with pain again. So he again backed his workouts down to several times a month.
By the year 2000 he was again well over 230 pounds but now his knees would severally ache during and after every session no matter how much time he allowed in between.
So he went on a quest to find another workout method that could still powerfully run his core without abusing his knees.
To make this long story shorter one day at work he sketched several people doing traditional core cardio workouts, and then began tracing the muscle effort and motion resistance (and other) forces through the images. He was trying to determine which methods delivered the most external motion resistance directly against his large core muscles compared to his knee joints.
It did not take long for him to realize that all stout traditional core mobility muscle cardio type workouts send virtually every gram of external resistance through the knee joints before any reaches the large core mobility muscles, so his quest was mostly in vain.
This means that if you do not have powerful healthy knee joints you are not going to be able to main powerful core mobility fitness. This struck Wise as strange because something not even close to his core mobility muscles and heart was preventing them from being powerfully maintained.
So Wise's Bio Force Mapping (BFM) was not in vain, as after he realized that virtually every stout workout method humans have ever used actually forces targeted muscles to fight the skeleton, to deliver the resistance. That traditional workout methods are physically limited to building (or maintaining) no more muscle strength that the weakest joint or other part along the path the resistance takes through the body.
So he began using BFM to help him engineer a new class of joint and disc bypassing exercise devices he now calls Non-Kinetics. This way his knees would no longer prevent his largest muscles from being able to deeply exert.
using real engineering science to create adult workout devices and methods, instead of just making things that get at muscles by smashing joints first, would suddenly allow almost any adult at any age, even those with most motion limitations to fully exert virtually all large muscles frequently enough to build and maintain powerful fitness, without pain or building up more joint or disc damage.
Wise began making prototypes that used his direct resistance delivery idea. Virtually every prototyping sample worked in funktion just as they did on paper. Yet these devices in consumer viable form would be quite complicated.
Wise continued to apply as many engineering principles as he could find to gauge their usefulness. On a very windy day in 2002 Wise drove past a cable supported TV tower and noticed it appeared to be totally unaffected by the powerful gusts.
Although it was not visible he realized that the cables were having the crap worked out of them, that one would have to break before the wind would harm the fraim. His BFM science had just exposed another way to make muscles work far harder that skeletal parts, just as the cables do the work of supporting the tower.
This aspect allowed him to invent water based Non-kinetic exercises that do not use devices. They are still limited to the amount of force that the muscles around the knees and elbows can handle with isometric tension, so they cannot maximize core strength. But it allows the design of very simple water exercises that are many times more effective than swimming or water aerobics for elderly people to build cardio and core strength.
These methods still deliver all loaded resistance against contractions, as much as elbow or knee tension can hold, while swimming and water aerobics, which are both also skeletal kinetic chain methods, lose the most of their external resistance through unstabilized motions that just release it without any fight. You can download copy of his book Non-kinetic workouts for swimming pools here at Amazon.
He decided to prototype body attached paddles that took over the function of extremities, because they lower body version did exactly what he was originally looking for when he first developed BFM, allowing adult core running muscles to deeply to fully exert their power without the resistance against them coming up through leg joints.
That would be more than enough to fund production facilities and submit applications for 100’s of additional patents.
So while Body Oars were in the patent process Wise began posting videos of them at Youtube to get physically hampered adults to contact him for a set. He made them pay for his help and to make them devices, to make sure they would use them and report back to him as to their progress.
Many of the testimonials posted above came from these people.
This image was shot by Business First in 2009, shows Craig Wise at age 54 before he started using his Non-Kinetic methods for his upper body. The lady is using a set of LOBOS, which was also all he used for his 15 minute workouts, back then.
Wise would not start regularly using Non-Kinetic upper body methods for several more years, even though he had first prototyped his Upper Body Oars™ (UBOS™) way back in 2004.
"I developed this physical fitness science so older or hindered people, like me, could become and stay physically energized (cardio), not to look like a 60 year old muscle man. However, it is hard for the discoverer of an all new adult fitness technology to be taken seriously without
also having some muscle to show off."
In 2000 construction and leverage engineer Craig Wise of Columbus, Ohio, apparently became the first person to ever map the invisible interactions of muscle effort fighting external motion resistance along the kinetic chains of traditional exercise methods. He did this through crude sketches he drew of adults doing traditional workouts.
At work he frequently traced the paths of other invisible damaging forces through blueprints, to insure structural integrity of the building before construction. Tracing the invisible damaging forces of exercise through these sketches is basically the same thing.
Wise never imagined (at that time) that he was the first person to ever map these interactions, as he assumed that all fitness experts already did this to have a scientific way to measure the efficiency of any exercise method, just as engineers do to measure efficiency of anything they build, strengthen or fix.
The combined age of Kris Snyder and Craig Wise, when this photo was shot on 9/3/12, was 104.
This was only a few months after Wise decided to start using his Non-kinetic prototypes on his upper body.
Both did only basic non-kinetic wet full body workouts for 120 days in a row.
Wise (right), discoverer of this science, age 56 at that time, limited his total exercise time to 20 minutes a day, using only high exertion wet methods and his Upper Body Oars, for about 5 of those 20 minutes.
Wise was a physically hampered child from knee issues, he could not play sports, run or do any real exercise until his late twenties.
In 2012 Wise used his Upper Body Oars™ 'UBOS™''
for 5 minutes (of 20) a day, 120 days in a row:
Kris (age 48) did lighter, only full body wet Non-Kinetics for about 1 hour each day. He was a high school football star and had many worn joints and disks, and was in poor condition when he started Non-Kinetic water based methods, about 6 months before these images
Wise built this tiny (shallow to deep) heated year-round Non-kinetic workout/swimming Pool Prototype in Columbus to develop wet Non-Kinetic methods privately. It is free-standing (not built in) which avoids building codes and permits, and can fit in tiny urban yards. It can have attachable wheels to relocate it, and a 3 inch thick, still clear, insulated top cover for use during freezing months. Production models will have many more features, and tailored fit and finish.
Summer 2016 mission ended up being, increase core muscle
definition without spending additional exercise time
July 2, 2016,
Sept 1 2016
using new N-K core prototype
For July 2016 Craig Wise, 60, increased his non-kinetic water only (no-device) workouts to 25 minutes a day, which resulted in an unwanted 10 pound weight loss.
So by mid month he went down to 20 minutes a day and he has maintaned that through Augest.
During June Wise increased to about 23 minutes a day of Non-Kinetics and still about 3 minutes a week of traditional kinetics, these next pictures were taken on about month later, July 2, 16 - Wise's 60th birthday. This was the first day in his life he noticed his 6 pack started to become visible. He has done fewer setups in his entire life than many young athletes do each day.
Wise has never used muscle building drugs or supplements (besides multi vitamins). He eats what he likes, including ice cream donuts and sweets daily.
Wise worked for several large home building companies designing and selling new homes, so his work often required him to trace (invisible) destructive forces through blueprints. Tracing similar exercise forces through sketches of people exercising is almost the same thing.
These Photos of Craig Wise
taken on Memorial Day, 2016,
For the month of May Wise averaged 17-18 minutes per day of basic wet Non-kinetic exercises from his book (No Exercise Devices used) + 3 min kinetic each week
However, he spent about half of that 20 minutes testing non-kinetic crossing core pump prototype. He did regain all of the weight he lost and apparently kept the definition.
He had only been using the basic non-kinetic water exercises from his book Non-kinetic exercises for pools, he had not used any of his fitness inventions for several years.
By using devices for half of the 20 minutes has amplified the muscle definition over the non-kinetic water only exercises which are already energizing many elderly people around Columbus. Wise continued doing about 3 minutes of kinetic exercise a week
This video shows a few of Wise's first Non-kinetic
inventions for water, (invented before 2008)