Body Muscle Analysis

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To clarify; the main difference in concept between my preferred poles and other poles is that my preferred were designed from first principles, and based on anatomical/biomechanical analysis of the arm's walking stride actions above the legs. From this data came further analysis of how the arm's leverage can be accessed without distortion - in order to complement that of the legs and maximise the users walking potential (whatever their fitness level or walking terrain ... those with ME, amputees (Mark Inglis, climber/first bilateral amputee to summit Everest - 2006), or the team who chose to use my preferred poles. In the Race to the North Pole last April - and won by a margin of 2 days (5 teams competing). In contrast, the concept designs …show more content…

In the early chronology of "Health&Fitness Walking", my preferred poles should be included - as in 1994 the MD of a major German pole manufacturer met with us here in the UK to discuss the innovative benefits of my preferred poles design and use; but because they were handed Left and Right and costly to produce - plus a walking-education programme would be needed to explain how-to-use, so the body performs better on the slopes, or when just wanting to get fit; this would be too expensive, and so not commercially viable. As people were already buying their single poles for either hand - why …show more content…

We move around a vertical axis (a vertical line through the head and trunk, down through our centre of gravity just behind the navel - should fall between our feet as we walk). We know that the wider shoulder girdle should balance directly above the narrower pelvis (pelvic girdle) so that the spine is kept vertical - spanning between the two ...with the postural muscles such as the abdominals in front, and the group of back muscles behind, all working like guy ropes to keep us erect as the vertical box/trunk 'wobbles' free above the legs (with 'wobbling' more noticeable when moving over rough ground etc so more tiring with more corrective muscle work required to keep us vertical). We also know that we need to keep vertical to breathe properly. The rib cage needs space to expand; the lower ribs are like bucket handles moving up-and-out, expanding so that air is sucked down to the base of the lungs, which has the bigger capacity. If the space between the top of the pelvis and the bottom of the ribs is reduced ...such as when we 'droop' or tip forward ...then the rib cage can't expand properly and shallower breathing occurs, with air moving in/out more from the top segments of the lungs with less capacity (perhaps think of the lungs as pyramids - with a bigger base

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