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Exercising With Isaac Newton

When you exercise you really can feel that you are up against some physical laws. Some of these laws the great Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March) was the father of. He was an english mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian and author who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book “Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (“Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy“), first published in 1687, laid the foundations of classical mechanics. 

When you exercise Newton is always with you. If you should feel to alone, you can always have that in mind ;o). Let us look upon his first law.


E.g. when you are running, it takes a good strong muscle force to get you moving, but when you are up in speed, then you can feel that “the force is with you”. Especially when you are running down hill ;o).

It is of course the same thing in swimming and all other kinds of movements.

It is always good to know what forces that you fight, especially if you also have a mental fight with yourself.

If you are accelerating your body in running, you know it takes more power than just moving at the same speed. So if you want to go faster it takes more power and energy, but also at the moment you stop it takes ekstra energy to stop the speed that you have.

When you have tried to run long distance, you know that it is best to keep on running, because when you stop it takes energy (even if you feel like that is the best) and it certainly takes a great amount of energy to get on running again. Especially when you are tired.

Newton´s third law you really feel when you have your strength training. Those weights certainly have their force the other way you want them. Well that is of cource good because otherwise you wouldn´t have the same effect from your training. So the heavier weight the more power you have to use to change the direction of it or to fight it in the force of gravity. That makes sense doesn´t it?

If you were on the moon the weights would weigh 7 times less than on Earth and you would also weigh 7 times less. That would mean that you would kind of fly when you run.

Let´s recap Newton´s laws.

Now you know what you are up against when you are physical active. Don´t let it be against you, but use it for an effective training (well you don´t have a choice have you?) and have in mind that the three laws are WITH YOU all the way.


Love, Health And Wisdom




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