Methods, Reviews & General Locomotion


Halteres used in ancient Olympics, human-powered aircrafts, fins for swimming, hydrofoils and pedal drive propellers, bows and arrows, bicycles are only a few examples of human ingenuity in the strive to potentiate the external performance of our musculo-skeletal system.


Human can jump a much higher distance when exchanging the energy of running speed with the potential energy via the elastic deformation of the pole. Which height could be reached by combining a bicycle with a pole? By using almost the same muscles we could reach 20 m height.