How Non-Kinetic Exercise Science Maximizes Swimming Pool Based Exercise
This page is a very basic example of how we combine engineering principles to design both Non-kinetic devices and methods. Do to intellectual property issues, we will only
discuss the efficiency maximizing properties of the Non-kinetic (and what we call Hybrid Kinetic) exercise methods that we first exposed almost a decade ago. Theses
properties are only ideal for designing swimming pool based exercise from scratch, these are not the properties we use to design most Non-Kinetic devices.
This is much like loading weight on a TV tower to force its cables to work harder to hold it up
In 2002, after pondering a cable supported TV tower on a very windy day, Craig Wise realized the 3 basic principles for fully exerting muscular systems in water, without using Non-Kinetic devices. The properties below allow exercise forces to be carried through our muscular systems, instead of through our skeletons, as happens with every other physical exercise method, wet or dry.
Muscular systems still have parts that are weaker than large muscles (small muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.) in-between the effort and resistance forces, so targeted muscles cannot be strengthened to their total potential for strengthening this way (weaker muscular parts will still fail first). Total maximizing muscle strength requires devices (machines or appliances) that deliver the external motion resistance to the body already pulling away from targeted muscles contractions.
However, by only allowing the weakest muscular system parts to be overworked, these Non-kinetic pool based exercise methods confine the exercise damage in average and elderly bodies to only parts that still do rapidly heal to bigger stronger states.
To accomplish this, these 3 properties must be simultaneously combined in water, allowing immensely deeper, farther and painless large muscle exertion than swimming or water aerobics can physically approach. This allows elderly and motion hindered people to actually build far more new strength and cardio stamina than is possible with traditional water workouts. And do so painlessly, and in less than half of the time that millions of aging adults currently spend just trying to maintain the strength they have by using traditional water exercises.
Kinetic exercise load skeletons
parallel to bones (and spine), which forces muscles too work harder to move them
Pool based Non-Kinetics use crossing resistance force to only hard work muscles
A strong enough wind can work the tower's cables so hard they will break before
compressing or stressing the tower
Frame (Skeleton) Crossing force Loading
Your muscles not only operate your skeleton, they support it much like cables support many TV towers. Without muscles or cables supporting your skeleton or the tower, neither could stand. Because air and water dynamics are nearly identical, this air based principle observation became the foundation for designing water based non-kinetic exercise methods.
The strong wind pushes compression force horizontally against the frame, however, because this force is moving across the tower, instead of vertically (up or down ) from one section to the next, frame sections are not jammed into each other (compressed).
Instead of shoving frame parts together, this crossing compressing energy converts into tension energy pulling on the support cables instead. This crossing compression principle is the foundation for allowing muscles to be very deeply exerted in water without also having the effort and resistance forces fighting through joints and spinal disks.
Traditional kinetic chain exercises, including swimming and water aerobics, work by jamming bones together, or pulling them apart, so the joints and disks in between become much harder for for muscles to move. This is much the same as loading weight on top of the cable supported tower, to force its cables work harder when the tower sways.
Like the cables on the TV tower, aging muscular systems (full groups) can be exerted to what their weakest part can handle (first breaking point) painlessly because no bones or vertebrae are being smashed together or pulled apart.
When the exercise forces move across the extremities and spine, they do not jam skeletal parts together (no force wasted on smashing joints/disks), and almost every gram of this external motion resistance force ends up opposing only muscle contraction, just like the cables during intense wind. For aging adults this makes stout exercise entirely beneficial, (won't wear them out) by removing almost all stress (work) on all of their non-static skeletal parts.
By adding a few other properties as explained below, Wise began designing very deep muscle exertion pool based workouts that will allow most elderly and mobility limited adults to exert their largest muscles immensely harder and farther than they can at any other time, doing anything else, beside using a Non-kinetic device.
Wise’s Body Oars are also for water, but instead of using isometric tension against crossing force, they use principles Wise borrowed from exoskeleton creatures, to instead get around all weaker skeletal or muscular links, still for water.
Next these cables or your muscles could not be deeply worked if the frames are stiff (static). Next:
Imagine rowing a boat with oars that just bend and then give in when you row. You should not have much trouble doing the motion, but you will not get to exert very deeply, nor will you get very far.
Traditional water workout methods have so many simultaneous motions that they release most resistance.