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Originally posted by St Udio
a earth bound 2 gravity environment....way exotic !
i do a low-tech alternative, i strap on ankle and wrist weights,
i live with them for 48 hours at a stretch, remove them for 1/2 day
and do another 48 hour stretch, after that rest period
if you've ever seen the opening scene of movie 'Conan The Barbarian'
one sees a really young lad strapped to a turnstile apparatus designed for oxen to operate...
as the seasons go by...and the other captives die from exhaustion...
the lad grows bulk & muscle, and has also trudged a sizeable rut in his circular path.
as the years go by, the lad all muscle-bound, has been turning the several ton apparatus by himself for years on end...viola!
...one sees an early Arnold Schwarznegger as he appeared in his Mr. Universe type physique
i think this is in line with the 'adversity principle'
...a sustained struggle elevates the person...
Originally posted by Protector
I'm sure humans could survive in a 2g environment, but I'm not sure if it would give an athlete any real advantage, unless he is a body builder, or hurderly, or high jumper.... something that requires vertical lift.
Originally posted by nazgarn
2g swimming -- they would sink and drown! hahaha
imagine strapping the weight of another you on.. that's swimming with an extra 70kg for me. no way!