Move Over Iron Man

I just watched Iron Man 2 this weekend so it seems fitting to write about the idea of body enhancements. The Activation Suit is designed with women in mind, prepping them for the ultimate work out while minimizing fatigue and injury. The suit electronically stimulates muscle groups to relax, “stretch”, and intensify work outs. The entire surface is touch activated enabling targeted training. And of course no bionic woman would be complete without the ability to record and analyze their regimen.

I love the idea and would give damn near anything to have this come to reality. I’m a freak when it comes to work out gear but I’ve also picked up some tidbits from trainers. I know that artificially stimulated muscles don’t really do anything to enhance a work out. It’s just your muscle reacting to stimuli. It’s great for physical therapy but doesn’t do much in the way of gaining muscle or losing weight. I also know that targeted training isn’t necessarily a good idea. You may want to strengthen an area but generally, improving the overall tone of the body is much better to keep those inner gears well oiled and spinning. I’m curious as to why this couldn’t work for men too. I mean we have the exact same bodies, with the exception of a few accoutrements.

Designer: Chris Vella

The Activation Suit - Workout Suit For Women by Chris Vella

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27 Comments

  • reality says:

    this is just a collection of photoshop images and what if. there is no research or testing to conclude this would work and satisfy a market.

  • Hartigan says:

    DESIGN is one thing another thing is to daydream and design impossible things.

    ok, ok some things will be achieved in the future but not with todays technology…

    M.

  • eomji says:

    Awesome!! Chris!
    Did you remake this one?

  • How about one for Men, how radical.
    Now add some body armor (lightweight) & your Gung Ho ready.
    Or adapt for Scuba, cold weather climes alone.
    A Super UniPower Suit.
    Id buy this or Rent for use IE scuba vs the std Wet suit
    How much for?

  • Croat says:

    While an interesting design concept, it is very flawed on several points. Our bodies already have a perfectly adapted system of impulses for controlling our muscles while exercising. For instance, the simple act of balancing on one foot requires an amazing ballet of precision muscle impulses and control, not just shocking target muscle groups. Using this sort of suit for running is just going to make you face-plant the instant it tries to override what your body is already perfectly capable of doing. Also, the computer is placed in the collar, as is the source of the cooling system, which both generate a lot of heat, directly on top of the carotid arteries..

    • Elite4Runner says:

      Actually, it's been proven that we usually use only a portion of a single muscle group under mundane circumstances. Conversely, in extreme situations, such as a distressed mother who's baby is trapped under a car, our bodies posses the ability to activate a greater portion of a muscle group allowing us to accomplish amazing feats, like lift a car. While I agree that something like this would cause an initial disorientation, but with practice, just think of what we could accomplish by calling upon that larger portion of muscle at will.

    • Elite4Runner says:

      Actually, it's been proven that we usually use only a portion of a single muscle group under mundane circumstances. Conversely, in extreme situations, such as a distressed mother who's baby is trapped under a car, our bodies posses the ability to activate a greater portion of a muscle group allowing us to accomplish amazing feats, like lift a car. While I agree that something like this would cause an initial disorientation, but with practice, just think of what we could accomplish by calling upon that larger portion of muscle at will.

  • Esmond says:

    All show but no substance to back it.

  • victor_lekweuwa says:

    The ass on the second picture was hot. Good Luck.

  • victor_lekweuwa says:

    The ass on the second picture was hot. Good Luck.

  • victor_lekweuwa says:

    I'm soo sorry that you spent the time to put this together. Really, consider a better hobby.

  • victor_lekweuwa says:

    I'm soo sorry that you spent the time to put this together. Really, consider a better hobby.

  • victor_lekweuwa says:

    And don't feel bad that this isn't a good idea, just think in a more realistic way to apply your imagination. Iron Man 2 offered a lot of great technologies and hints to the future of human-computer interfacing, and the possibilities are marvelous, but such is to be taken one step at a time in trying to develop the many different parts, instead of jampacking a whole lot of singular non researched, and perhaps non-existing, entities.
    Think smaller.. and good luck.

  • victor_lekweuwa says:

    And don't feel bad that this isn't a good idea, just think in a more realistic way to apply your imagination. Iron Man 2 offered a lot of great technologies and hints to the future of human-computer interfacing, and the possibilities are marvelous, but such is to be taken one step at a time in trying to develop the many different parts, instead of jampacking a whole lot of singular non researched, and perhaps non-existing, entities.
    Think smaller.. and good luck.

  • Tim Bone says:

    this comment is ridiculous.

  • Colby Hefenfinger says:

    This is possible, we do have the technology and it is safe, I don’t know why a company didn’t pick this up yet…. If they can make ab belts, back belts and every other thing you can think of then they can make this. If you can put ems pads anywhere on your body then you can put them in a suit.

  • Hunter says:

    Correction for the page’s title: Move over, Iron WOMAN.

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