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2006/07/06 18:21:43 (permalink)

The future of weight-training...

...centrifuges!

Hear me out... you know how astronauts muscles atrophy in microgravity (0g)? Wouldn't it be cool to have a *huge* centrifuge that you could fit a gym into, for working out at 2g or 4g?
I bet that's what the super-rich will be doing in a decade or so.
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    scstevo
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:28:55 (permalink)
    I dont get it, explain more please.

    Thankyouplease
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:36:38 (permalink)
    Wouldn't that just make it impossible as you'd be spinning around and the weight would be getting heavier and pulled to the outside of the centrifuge. It'd be like trying to squat on the Waltzer, very dangerous and pointless.

    Or maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick!?!?!?!?
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:37:16 (permalink)
    I think basically what he is saying is in the future you'll be able to increase the gravity in which you train. I don't see what the point would be though seeing as that's the reason for using weights, to increase resistance.
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:39:35 (permalink)
    A centrifuge is a machine that spins to create an artificial acceleration that resembles to those inside it the strength of gravity. Can range in size from tiny ones used by biologists to study the effects of gravity on rats and other organisms to big ones used by military pilots up to huge f**king space-bound ones a la the spinning wheel in the film '2001' (does not exist yet).

    You could build a big one on Earth and live inside it. The bigger the diameter of the wheel, the more 'normal' it would feel and the less queasy you would get living inside (because there would be less of a gravity gradient with distance from the hub).
    Every action moving mass aroung in a centrifuge at 2g would require twice as much energy as would be the case outside (F=ma). An ordinary person would be able to gain muscle mass just going about their everyday routine, a body builder would use weights with 1/2 as much mass.
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:40:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scuba

    ...centrifuges!

    Hear me out... you know how astronauts muscles atrophy in microgravity (0g)? Wouldn't it be cool to have a *huge* centrifuge that you could fit a gym into, for working out at 2g or 4g?
    I bet that's what the super-rich will be doing in a decade or so.


    Er it wouldn't make you any stronger, it would just double the weight! Try lifting twice as much as you can lift now...
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:42:50 (permalink)
    How would it make you bigger or stronger? You are lifting more, but under different conditions which wouldnt place anymore stress on the muscles?? I dono
    post edited by Cheshire Cat - 2006/07/06 18:43:17
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:47:04 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scuba

    ...centrifuges!

    Hear me out... you know how astronauts muscles atrophy in microgravity (0g)? Wouldn't it be cool to have a *huge* centrifuge that you could fit a gym into, for working out at 2g or 4g?
    I bet that's what the super-rich will be doing in a decade or so.


    LOL what the hell?
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:47:51 (permalink)
    I reckon the chronic exposure would be massively successful for muscle building. Remember that even with regular resistance training astronauts still lose muscle mass because outside of this training their muscles do so little in a microgravity environment. Living at 2g would force the body to become stronger; there would be no other choice.
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:49:32 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scuba

    I reckon the chronic exposure would be massively successful for muscle building. Remember that even with regular resistance training astronauts still lose muscle mass because outside of this training their muscles do so little in a microgravity environment. Living at 2g would force the body to become stronger; there would be no other choice.


    right?
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:51:29 (permalink)
    You'd be stronger from generally moving, but you wouldn't be able to lift higher weights (relatively).
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:52:37 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: mrbrightside

    You'd get stronger from generally moving, but you wouldn't be able to lift higher weights (relatively) in the way you're going on about.

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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:53:56 (permalink)
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:54:00 (permalink)
    I didn't say you'd be able to lift heavier weights
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 18:55:36 (permalink)
    So why say:

    ORIGINAL: scuba
    Wouldn't it be cool to have a *huge* centrifuge that you could fit a gym into, for working out at 2g or 4g?


    If you worked out at 2g you have to half the mass, thus being back where you bloody started. Pointless!
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 19:01:12 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: mrbrightside

    So why say:

    ORIGINAL: scuba
    Wouldn't it be cool to have a *huge* centrifuge that you could fit a gym into, for working out at 2g or 4g?


    If you worked out at 2g you have to half the mass, thus being back where you bloody started. Pointless!


    lmao
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 19:02:36 (permalink)
    yea that does make sense
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 19:03:24 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Rambo

    yea that does make sense

    lol
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 19:46:40 (permalink)
    reminds me of the fairground ride where you were spun round and then the floor would go down and you were stuck until the machine slowed down

    Fear = False Evidence Appearing Real
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    RE: The future of weight-training... 2006/07/06 19:52:10 (permalink)
    They wouldn't do it. It's be too costly.

    Lead guitarist and vocals of a one man band...
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