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Inventor Craig Wise 66, painlessly works out for 15 minutes every day with his Body Oars. He has never lifted weights, never tried a set of sit-ups, not one bench press, or ever played physical sports before his late 50s.  Video shot 11/07/22

Wise's Body Oars efficiently run the bodies and hearts of weak, elderly, and disabled adults through massively empowering daily workouts painlessly and in just a few minutes.


Very few middle-aged and older adults have joints and spines that can handle enough force to seriously bodybuild. As we age, our ability to replace the cartilage in them quickly enough to build serious new muscle fails.

Frequent traditional workouts can pour new muscle on older people for the first few weeks. But they give up after a few more weeks because we can't rebuild cartilage quickly enough to maintain the frequency and intensity needed to maintain this. 


They stop because joint and spinal pain increases with each workout, rapidly ending the aging adults' ability to build and keep new severe muscle.

Wise's Body Oars eliminate both compression and impact forces that damage aging cartilage. They carry most of the effort and resistance forces outside spines and joints as tension energy.


Not loading joints and disks dramatically reduces the wear on cartilage, thus allowing Wise's extreme exertion devices to fully exert all large muscle groups every day, at any age, without the pain! Muscle exertion is so deep that each muscle-blasting exercise is also a cardio exercise.

Wise never consistently exercised until his late 30s, and that was only to help him fight advanced cancer. He has used his body Oars for a few minutes most days since about 2010.   

Most of his body-building inversions also fight opposing muscles, so every motion direction builds strength. Production models will allow users to adjust this balance. 

These devices also allow full-range loading, which almost no traditional methods allow. 

Wise has successfully prototyped around a hundred devices using his joint bypassing concepts. Many are not exercise machines. 


The three devices shown here allow extreme exertion of core muscles almost regardless of the condition of extremity joints. 


Versions could even be powerfully used by athletes just days after breaking a leg or arm or tearing up an elbow or knee.  


In 2009 Wise built one hundred of his Lower Body Oar (LOBOS) prototypes for the motion-hindered adults who contacted him after seeing these and other clips on YouTube. 


If interested, here are their testimonies

(Wise paid nothing for their reports, and each paid him $200 for their Lower Body Oars prototypes) 

Wise intends to manufacture several versions on Sullivant's Hill after the Upper Columbus Project starts rolling.  

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