Arm tendon connection.

If your arm's tendon was connected to point 2 instead of 1, then wouldn't we be like 3-4 times stronger than we are now? A bit like C-3PO in Star wars. Look at a picture of his arms.

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jtobako7 years ago
Closer to 10 or 12 times, from where you have the arrows (check out the difference in elbow to connection points). The trick is that the limbs are evolved to move fast (as legs) not strong to lift things. That and a connection that far out (especially if taken to the logical limit of extending it to other areas of the arm) would seriously limit the range of motion.
Yes, at the expense of travel. A muscle doesn't contract that far !
Millawi Legend (author)  steveastrouk7 years ago
Well yeah, i suppose.
torque versus horsepower.
Wouldn't your arms look different in their 'relax' pose?
Millawi Legend (author)  TwistedParadox7 years ago
Yes. Alot.
NachoMahma7 years ago
. If you had the proper mental faculties, would you keep asking questions that have nothing to do with DIY?
Maybe he's planning some DIY body alterations.
Millawi Legend (author)  Re-design7 years ago