Athos- Wearable technology for men

The material which enables you to measure your fitness/strength already exists for men..

http://www.liveathos.com/apparel/technology

It focuses on male strength.. adapting it to a designing a suit measuring female strength would be interesting as it would not be measured in the same way.

Could link results via bluetooth to an app on iphone/android

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Basis tracker watches and other fitness tracking watches to measure strength in women

Watches and other monitoring devices which enable to track your fitness level including heart rate, muscle mass, water mass and other fitness attributes.

Technology enables us to monitor our physical activity through different types of devices.

A watch similar to this could measure and analyze your strength level as a woman along with fitness suit

1. Heart rate

2. endurance

3. flexibility

4. muscle mass

5. water mass

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Dictionary definition of strength..

noun
1.

the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor.
2.

mental power, force, or vigor.
3.

moral power, firmness, or courage.
4.

power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers, etc.
5.

number, as of personnel or ships in a force or body:

a regiment with a strength of 3000.
6.

effective force, potency, or cogency, as of inducements or arguments:

the strength of his plea.
7.

power of resisting force, strain, wear, etc.

Biblical examples of strength in women…

Biblical examples

Hannah (1 Samuel 1,2:1-11) exemplified strength clothed in joyful sacrifice. She cried before God for a son. When her prayer was answered, she kept her promise to take him and offer him to God. This mother took the treasure in her life and left him at the temple and then sang praises to God.

Often we think sacrifice is only for those in ministry. I know women who are not even Christians – in the military, diplomatic corps, international business – who make sacrifices. The difference is that, when you and I sacrifice, it has eternal meaning. My God works all things for good and for His glory. I have joy in sacrifice, for “the joy of the Lord is [my] strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).

Mary, the mother of Jesus, lived at the intersection of the supernatural and the natural worlds. She lived the rest of her life in her culture known as an “unwed mother.” We romanticize about Mary and her life and what happened to Jesus, but she was never understood. In Mary’s culture the greatest thing you had as a woman was your honor. If you lost that, you lost everything.

Mary practiced discretion. God opened the mysteries of His purposes to her in relation to her son and what He was doing, and Mary hid those things “in her heart” (Luke 2:19). She didn’t talk about it. When God reveals things to us about His plans and purposes, do we talk about them? A woman of strength knows when not to share what God is doing.

Mary wasn’t always silent. At the wedding in Cana of Galilee she spoke one sentence: “Do what [Jesus] tells you” (John 3:5). She used her influence to say, in essence, “You can trust Jesus. I know Him.”

We too can say to our world, “You can trust Jesus. I know Him.” Sometimes that’s all we can do. God has given us influence. Are you using it? May God give us the wisdom to know when to hide things in our heart and the wisdom to know when to speak and use our influence for His glory.

Mary was modest. Modesty is an internal quality. Having a moderate opinion of oneself means one does not call undo attention to oneself. Modesty is liberating. Because our culture no longer provides guidelines for what is appropriate behavior or speech or demeanor, everything is our faces regarding sexuality and self-focus and self-attention. Biblical modesty can be summed up in what John the Baptist said, “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30). Internal modesty will be demonstrated and reflected in how I dress, how I walk and how I relate to people.

Deborah, the prophetess, was listening to the voice of God. She wanted to obey, but she was also sensitive to culturally defined gender roles. She sent for Barak (Joshua 4:6). We need to be sensitive to the male leaders we are partnering with and how God using us is going to affect them. Strength without a framework of sensitivity is undermined. It needs that context.

Deborah led the army into battle one time. The rest of the time she was a prophetess. We need wisdom to know what battles to fight. All of us to fight some battles, but He hasn’t called us to fight all the battles. You won’t be in front of the army every time it goes out. Sometimes God says, “No, this one isn’t yours; sit it out.”

Over the years the Lord has given me a growing sense of which battles are mine and which are not. Some battles are controversial. Don’t fight them just because they are good causes. Because, if God has given you a specific battle to fight, if you are also fighting a controversial one, people will identify you with the controversial one rather than the primary battle.

Pentecostal women must be in touch with the times and this has nothing to do with age. Some of the youngest women I know are in their 70s, and they can relate to young women. We need to know what God is saying to our nation, to our community, to our church. What is He saying to AIDS victims? Little girls who have been sexually abused? To the disillusioned? To those who have no faith? Politics does not define the heart of God. He loves people. He cries over people. He sent His Son to die for people.

I need the anointing when I deal with my teenage daughter who loves God, but she comes home from school and I can sense and feel the influence of Satan working against her mind and her spirit. I don’t need lots of words; I need right words.

Women, what are you doing with your voice? You have a circle of influence. Are you using it for God — not just in the sacred place, but in the secular place, as well? The Spirit of the Lord is upon us.

At one point, David and I were struggling and God gave me a vision. I shared it with David. Some of the greatest ministry we have and the anointing we need is for those closest to us. It’s not for 500 people. But what happens is, if I’m available to God to be anointed to speak into the hearts of my family and friends and those in the schools and wherever I go, then it’s not hard to let the anointing flow when I come to church where we are all believers. By Acts 2, the dynamic of the Spirit on the disciples was already out of the Upper Room; it was in the streets. Women of God, let’s use our voices for God in our communities, our cities and our nation so changes can come in the name of Jesus.

http://ag.org/wim/resources/articles/ministry/min0309_grant2001wim.cfm

Inspiring quotes about women and the definition of strength

“Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves in my experience, at least the ones worth something, in any case.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Darling, when things go wrong in life, you lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail…”
Sophie Kinsella

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

“I Became a free woman when I decided to stop dreaming, freedom that is waiting for nothing .. and anticipation is a state of slavery” – Ahlam (Chaos of the Senses)”
Ahlam Mosteghanemi, فوضى الحواس

“Society shall never make progress unless it changes its basic objective of making things easier;instead our main objective should be to make men stronger!I say “men” as women have always had and shall continue to have all the strength needed!!-Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad(Woods oration-2008)”
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

strength… should women train like men?? Article in women’s health magazine

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Other than the showers, the weight room is probably the most sex-segregated place in any gym. The body benefits of lifting and strength training are clear, yet the gender split persists: most of the gymgoers inside are men. So what’s keeping so many women from incorporating strength training into their fitness regimen, the way dudes do? “Women tend to shy away from weights because they’re intimidating if you aren’t familiar with them, and also, they fear bulking up too much,” explains personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, the creator of the Women’s Health Spartacus 4.0 Workout in the Women’s Health Personal Trainer subscription tool.

About getting ripped: it can’t happen without lots of testosterone, which the female body doesn’t have. So you can nix worrying about that. And as for getting over weight room intimidation, a trainer or gym staffer can show you the ropes. Still not convinced? Here, Cosgrove offers six reasons that we hope will inspire you to make the weight room truly coed.

You’ll torch tons more calories 
Fact: strength training, whether via free weights or a machine, builds muscle. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism is—even when you’re just hanging out on the sofa, says Cosgrove. Higher metabolism means more calories burned after the workout is over!

Your confidence will get a kick
No wonder guys who train strut around showing off their muscles. The physical benefits of weight training appear within weeks of starting a program. You’ll notice that your shape is toned and tighter, and that fires up your self-esteem, says Cosgrove.

You’ll boost your cardio performance
Stronger muscles translate into more speed and endurance on the track, more power as you pedal, and a more efficient performance at any activity. “Weight training also helps you blast past those plateaus that happen during cardio workouts—when you think you’ve reached your limit running or cycling, creating muscle mass gives you the edge you need,” says Cosgrove. In fact, Women’s Health assistant editor Caitlin Carlson recently wrote about how strength training helps with cardio, as she’s learning during her 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit training plan.

You’ll strengthen your bones
You’re probably not worried about osteoporosis now—it’s a condition caused by bone loss that doesn’t typically begin to show up until you’re well past the half-century mark. Still, keeping your bones healthy and strongnow will reduce your odds of developing osteoporosis later. And aside from consuming lots of calcium, one of the best ways is to weight train. “Repetitive lifting helps build bone density,” says Cosgrove.

You’ll see results almost instantly
“Unlike cardio workouts like running, strength training reaps benefits almost immediately. “Start strength training two times a week, and each week, you see incremental changes: you’ll get a little stronger, allowing you to do another set of reps or lift more weight,” says Cosgrove. “Seeing results so quickly makes you feel motivated and positive.”

Your risk of injury goes down
Stronger muscles and bones make you more stable and agile, so you aren’t as prone to injuries in or away from the gym, says Cosgrove.

Convinced yet? You should check out Cosgrove’s killer workout, Spartacus 4.0, in the Women’s Health Personal Trainer subscription tool.