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  • Let's get back to Paleo/Primal training

    It seems that perhaps we have lost focus on what it means to embrace a Paleo or Primal blueprint when it comes to our fitness routines. Our Paleo ancestors were survivors whose day to day existence required strength, flexibility, power, speed and endurance. How many of you combine all of these in your programming?

    Here an exciting new approach that I am going to incorporate:

    MoveNat Course video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUo5RwR-pLg

    Get primal: Work out like a cave man (or woman) - TODAY.com

    And a video to inspire you:

    True To My Nature | By MovNat - YouTube
    Last edited by canuck416; 06-04-2013, 06:35 AM.
    Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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

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    I challenged myself to try some new forms of exercise in April and a MovNat-type session in my garden (based on their youtube channel - balancing on planks, jumping, squatting, sometimes while carrying a large piece of concrete) was both the most absorbing and made me the most sore. I'm now considering buying Daryll Edwards' new book.
    Last edited by upupandaway; 06-04-2013, 07:17 AM.

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    • #3
      Unfortunately I think getting really primal for fitness is higher risk with lower reward when compared to a solid strength approach with loads of walking and a few sprints. MOVNAT really intrigues me, but there are simply safer means to that end IMO. But that's me. I'm sure other will love it. Check out DeVany for some additional primal workout.
      Last edited by Neckhammer; 06-04-2013, 06:10 AM.

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      • #4
        I didn't realize our ancestors had such hairless bodies to conveniently emphasize their sculpted physique

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
          Unfortunately I think getting really primal for fitness is higher risk with lower reward when compared to a solid strength approach with loads of walking and a few sprints. MOVNAT really intrigues me, but there are simply safer means to that end IMO. But that's me. I'm sure other will love it. Check out DeVany for some additional primal workout.
          I understand your concerns. However the MovNat training is very progressive, starting with simple movements and then building the intensity as you gain competency and confidence. You can check this out here in this short video of their 1 & 2 Day workshops -

          MovNat is for everyone! - YouTube
          Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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

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          • #6
            Yeah - I have limited interest in getting really primal. The biggest risk in my back garden is treading in fox ****.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
              I understand your concerns. However the MovNat training is very progressive, starting with simple movements and then building the intensity as you gain competency and confidence. You can check this out here in this short video of their 1 & 2 Day workshops -

              MovNat is for everyone! - YouTube
              I think to truly embrace a Paleo lifestyle we need to step outside of our comfort zones and play with some truly ancestral movements. Personally, I will still maintain a solid strength approach, with walking and sprints but I will slowly begin introducing MovNat into my weekly routines.
              Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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

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              • #8
                you know what isn't "primal" (god I hate saying things like that) about movant? spending a gazillion dollars for someone to teach you how to jump over a log. I think its a good idea, and a fun form of play. I certainly wouldn't describe it as any sort of training. and for what you get (return on the dollar), its a total sham.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                  you know what isn't "primal" (god I hate saying things like that) about movant? spending a gazillion dollars for someone to teach you how to jump over a log. I think its a good idea, and a fun form of play. I certainly wouldn't describe it as any sort of training. and for what you get (return on the dollar), its a total sham.
                  Hmm, your statement "I wouldn't describe it as any sort of training" leads me to believe you don't get it. Did you watch the video describing the 1 & 2 day courses. Several friends of mine have taken the 2 Day course and absolutely loved it. Both are serious personal trainers and said it was the best course they've ever taken and plan on adding it to their training options for clients.
                  Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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

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                  • #10
                    I do get it. known about it for years. probably longer than most of the people on this site. I follow erwan and movant on twitter and they follow me (god only knows why). but $360 for someone to teach me how to play on monkey bars, climb a rope, crawl on all 4s, and throw and catch is a sham. the dude will never get a dime of my money.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                      I do get it. known about it for years. probably longer than most of the people on this site. I follow erwan and movant on twitter and they follow me (god only knows why). but $360 for someone to teach me how to play on monkey bars, climb a rope, crawl on all 4s, and throw and catch is a sham. the dude will never get a dime of my money.
                      Do you incorporate these movements in your training?
                      Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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                      • #12
                        I sprint, climb ropes, slackline, throw heavy medicine balls, hit my giant tractor tire with a sledge hammer, flip the tire, use rings, and box, as part of my training. yes. but I also lift heavy 2-3 times per week.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                          I sprint, climb ropes, slackline, throw heavy medicine balls, hit my giant tractor tire with a sledge hammer, flip the tire, use rings, and box, as part of my training. yes. but I also lift heavy 2-3 times per week.
                          Sounds pretty MovNat like to me, I bet you would never pay anyone to teach you how to lift weights, run or do Crossfit either. I never have, just basically learned it from reading and watching videos. However the course is a way to develop a systemized way of incorporating these type of movements into a routine and is usually attended by personal trainers and teachers who are looking to add it to their programming.
                          Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                            Sounds pretty MovNat like to me, I bet you would never pay anyone to teach you how to lift weights, run or do Crossfit either. I never have, just basically learned it from reading and watching videos. However the course is a way to develop a systemized way of incorporating these type of movements into a routine and is usually attended by personal trainers and teachers who are looking to add it to their programming.
                            what it sounds like is my workout. it isn't trademarked or overpriced. I've had someone show me things like proper squat and deadlift form. I've had people show me proper snatch form. you can get hurt when you are picking nearly 3x your bodyweight up off the ground.

                            you don't need to learn how to climb monkeybars and throw a sandbag from a professional trainer. and you certainly don't need a systemized way to do so. this is my problem with the world we live in today. everyone is so quick to jump in to telling all of their friend that they are "paleo" or they do "movnat" etc. its crap. the idea of natural human movement is just that. its natural. paying someone $400 to show you isn't natural. in fact, its the antithesis of natural. people that pay for that stuff are too dumb to survive. I just wish I would have though of it sooner and then i'd be wealthy and in the Spanish countryside teaching stupid people with too much disposable income how to crawl like a bear for $2000

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                            • #15
                              I spent the last weekend on a canoe trip. Gear/canoe had to be carried to water access which was ~100 yards downhill through woods (uphill on return). Along the trip we had to portage also. There were downed trees that needed be crawled over, and generally some rough terrain in spots. It was great fun but hard work! Made me realize all the time I spend in gym is making me strong/healthy, but doesn't offer enough 'functional strength' for a weekend outing in nature. Movement required is totally different. So this makes sense to me, but I just plan on getting into the woods more.

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