posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 04:08 PM
I think that one of the only things that would improve drastically by training in a 2g environment...would be jumping. Go into a 2g environment and
just jump around for awhile. I'm pretty sure after awhile (once your legs healed from breaking) you'd get picked up by some pro-basketball team in
the 1g world, but your calves might be twice the size of your head.
Other than that, I think training in an increased G environment, while sounding badass at first, might be more harmful than not. The stresses on your
heart and cardiopulmonary system may be too much to bear. You could suffer from blackouts, internal hemorrhaging, or bone spurs. I'd hate to think of
the high impact damage your body could accrue from jogging.
I think gravity doesn't have so much to do with our height as genetics does, at least not as much as the old theories allot. After all, look at
things like elephants, giraffes, and dinosaurs...those things are huge! And they were born and raised in a 1g environment, not a 1/2g environment.
I'm not saying gravity has nothing to do with biological formation or progression, just maybe not as much as far as the alteration of a gene-type
that has been designed for a 1g environment. I wouldn't expect creatures from a 2g world to automatically be short and squat.
Sure, you might be able to get used to a constant change in gravity biologically, but what happens when you get back to normal gravity? Will your body
be able to adapt to the change very well, or even constantly?
We should look more to research done on effects of the human body in a weightless environment, primarily on a muscle and cardiovascular level.