Gravity Suit Is Serious Business, If Only That
The Gravity Plus Suit was created by a former professional athlete named Jim Foster, who believes that it can make people stronger by making everything harder. Does it work? Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Jessica P. Ogilvie comes to this conclusion: it definitely makes things hard–so hard, in fact, that “After about 10 minutes of yoga, my shoulders were straining, my quads were exhausted and my biceps were crying out for rest. It was all I could do to return the device to its box, to be used again at another time.” Ogilvie quotes L.A.-based personal trainer Mike Donavanik, who claims that weight bearing is tried and true as far as ramping up cardiovascular workouts. Where’s the skepticism? No worries, that comes from Dr. William J. Kraemer, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut, who points out that there is zero peer reviewed data suggesting that the thing works. Geezer is still waiting for someone to invent the Gravity-Minus Suit. Read more in the L.A. Times.