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  • Any one doing MovNat as part of their Paleo Training?

    I recently took a course in this amazing new approach to exercise. Very Paleo IMO. The two links below give you a good idea of what MovNat is. Has anyone else tried this? What were your impressions?

    MovNat is for everyone! - YouTube

    The Workout The World Forgot - YouTube
    Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

    https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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    I am considering taking a 1 day course this fall, but no experience otherwise.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
      I am considering taking a 1 day course this fall, but no experience otherwise.
      I highly recommend it! Wishing you the best if you decide to try it.
      Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

      https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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      • #4
        I have a HUGE oak tree on my regular morngin run route. I often leap from the ground to a low hanging branch and race to the top of the tree as fast as I can. Great fun to be a little kid again and its a good all body workout.

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        • #5
          I'm part of a MovNat group (along with SharonCC and maybe others here?) I have been to only 3 meet-ups so far but they're very fun - motivated people that are open minded and don't mind looking a little weird, my favorite kind.
          I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Karma View Post
            I have a HUGE oak tree on my regular morngin run route. I often leap from the ground to a low hanging branch and race to the top of the tree as fast as I can. Great fun to be a little kid again and its a good all body workout.
            I love it! Great idea.
            Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

            https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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            • #7
              Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
              I'm part of a MovNat group (along with SharonCC and maybe others here?) I have been to only 3 meet-ups so far but they're very fun - motivated people that are open minded and don't mind looking a little weird, my favorite kind.
              Great to hear. I think this will really catch on in the Paleo community.
              Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

              https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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              • #8
                I'm signed up for the 1-day course in Salt Lake City, on 13 Oct. It looks like it will be fun! I already Crossfit, so it will be interesting to see how the two mesh!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                  I'm signed up for the 1-day course in Salt Lake City, on 13 Oct. It looks like it will be fun! I already Crossfit, so it will be interesting to see how the two mesh!
                  I think that Crossfiters will really like this, sort of like the next evolution in Crossfit training. I'd love to hear a report on your impressions.
                  Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

                  https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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                  • #10
                    I'll be sure to report back! I was showing my hubby some MovNat videos, hoping he'd be interested in going to it also, but he's currently battling chronic biceps tendonitis and doesn't want to attempt anything new right now. But he scoped out the MovNat website and said, "you should become a trainer for this!"

                    If only I had an extra six or eight hours in each day...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gary Conway
                      I love doing MovNat style workouts. Going to a 2 day workshop in November which I'm really looking forward to.
                      Cool, make sure to let us know how it went.
                      Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

                      https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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                      • #12
                        I'm sure it's fun and I would even do it of we had classes around here, but is it really that natural? I have never had to do a lot of those movements in my normal life. Normal movements include reaching for stuff on high shelves, walking, walking carrying a load, running, running from bees, riding a bicycle, stooping to clean the floor, pushing a vacuum or broom (and until you've had a hysterectomy you have no idea how much that works your abs), scraping a bow across a fiddle for hours, jumping as high as possible to see if there's anything good in a Dumpster. But not too often have I walked like a monkey on all fours or skittled along on my fingers holding a plank.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                          I'm sure it's fun and I would even do it of we had classes around here, but is it really that natural? I have never had to do a lot of those movements in my normal life. Normal movements include reaching for stuff on high shelves, walking, walking carrying a load, running, running from bees, riding a bicycle, stooping to clean the floor, pushing a vacuum or broom (and until you've had a hysterectomy you have no idea how much that works your abs), scraping a bow across a fiddle for hours, jumping as high as possible to see if there's anything good in a Dumpster. But not too often have I walked like a monkey on all fours or skittled along on my fingers holding a plank.
                          I think the idea is that it would have been natural to our ancestors to move like this. I heard an interview, and it sounds amazing. Nothing in my area, unfortunately, but I have my feelers out when it gets here.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                            I'm sure it's fun and I would even do it of we had classes around here, but is it really that natural? I have never had to do a lot of those movements in my normal life. Normal movements include reaching for stuff on high shelves, walking, walking carrying a load, running, running from bees, riding a bicycle, stooping to clean the floor, pushing a vacuum or broom (and until you've had a hysterectomy you have no idea how much that works your abs), scraping a bow across a fiddle for hours, jumping as high as possible to see if there's anything good in a Dumpster. But not too often have I walked like a monkey on all fours or skittled along on my fingers holding a plank.
                            Like the Paleo diet the idea is to get back in touch with our ancestral genes. These movements are typical of what would have been experienced daily in Paleolithic times. Also its a sense of play that many of us experienced as children.
                            Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

                            https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                              I'm sure it's fun and I would even do it of we had classes around here, but is it really that natural? I have never had to do a lot of those movements in my normal life. Normal movements include reaching for stuff on high shelves, walking, walking carrying a load, running, running from bees, riding a bicycle, stooping to clean the floor, pushing a vacuum or broom (and until you've had a hysterectomy you have no idea how much that works your abs), scraping a bow across a fiddle for hours, jumping as high as possible to see if there's anything good in a Dumpster. But not too often have I walked like a monkey on all fours or skittled along on my fingers holding a plank.
                              None of those activities are actually 'natural.' What you're describing are modern activities that we just happen to be capable of adapting to. The movements in MovNat are based on what we are evolved to be capable of. Our bodies are meant to move much differently than we do nowadays, so returning to our original functions can help to offset the overuse injuries we tend to accumulate because of our modern life/activities.
                              Josh Vernier, CPT

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