Yesterday (January 7, 2013), the Adult Exercise Efficiency project opened with more of a whimper than a bang, yet the engineers behind it are determined to greatly enhance adult health and fitness, by exposing ways to greatly improve the effectiveness of almost all modern exercise methods and workout machines.
The point of exposing how efficient modern methods are, is to allow a far higher percentage of adults, seniors and mobility hindered people, to greatly benefit from exercise, by removing their problems.
The first score posted yesterday covers the Adult Exercise Efficiency of the traditional treadmill, generically. It scored a pathetic 3-8, out of a possible 100, for muscle strength building, as an adult cardio exercise.
Here are their official comments posted yesterday covering the traditional treadmill:
"The traditional treadmill has a long list of correctable problems for the average adult, which are not problems for the average child. The largest problem is a terrible score for CARDIO exercise efficiency, as the illustration exposes, only 3-8% of the External Motion Resistance Energy the traditional treadmill provides is used up opposing (fighting) muscle contractions in muscles, as almost all of it fights falling body weight inside leg joints and spinal discs."
"Remarkably these effectiveness problems traditional treadmill have for adults and seniors, appear to have many opposite effects for healthy growing children, because their still developing joints and spinal discs rapidly grow stronger to better deal with prevalent stress, which slows to a craw after their bones harden into adulthood."
"Force Mapping finds the traditional treadmill, and running in general, extremely beneficial for developing still growing skeletons, so much so that most children should be greatly encouraged, even bribed to use treadmills for tri-weekly cardio exercise, which is almost the exact opposite of what we find for the average adult, however you may be surprised to hear the rest of this story."
"To add to this health and fitness confusion about running exercises, all adults who can run well, actually do need weekly running exercise. However not as a cardio workout, but as a mobility conditioning exercise to keep their walking and running ability strong and ready, deep into old age."
"The difference is that the average adult needs to run between 50-100 yards, about once a week. Adults need just enough running exercise that allows joints and discs to completely heal in one week."
"These distance of these short runs, which should take far less than one minute a week, will vary based on weight and height, and mobility issues. But generally speaking, running adults only 50-100 yards a week is much closer to the correct amount they need. Training them to assume they need to run 5-10 miles a week is hundreds to thousands of times too much joint and disc abuse, and it has already prematurely hindered the mobility of countless millions of adults who overran their skeletons."
Because the contributor of these articles is deeply involved in this project, which is fully posted at exerciseefficiency.com, examiner.com should provide these findings for eventually hundreds of popular exercise methods, before any other media source.
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