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Interesting talk on one of the most basic Primal activities - Running. In this Podcast you will find out our about :
1. How gait can be analyzed with video and accelrometry.
2. That not all running shoes are built for function.
3. Is barefoot running beneficial?
4. Sustainable fitness lifestyle and realistic applications of running styles
Don't forget to build playful periods into your fitness training. At one time, maybe many years ago if you’re my age, we didn’t count sets or reps or worry about how many times we ran around the yard. We just did it. We ran and played and explored and jumped and threw and came in when it was dark. We simply played, and as we played we learned to use our bodies and grew stronger and better each time we did a new activity. This mindlessness, scientifically called the flow state by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in 1975, describes a mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in an activity. Athletes speak about rare, career defining moments where they were “in the zone” and it is this that they are referring to.
Think outside the box. Do a “Tough Mudder” (toughmudder.com). Create teams and have a tug of war Saturday. Organize a pick up road hockey game. Adding programs like Primal Move (primalmove.com) and MovNat (movant.com) will be sure to inject some fun and variety into your normal fitness routines.
Time for a personal update on this Paleo Journey! I've been sticking to an old school body building type of routine for 3 months now and maintaining daily carb intakes between 75 and 150 gms per day. I've been eating more Primal than Paleo recently adding in some Greek yogurt, raw milk cheeses and goats milk cheese crumbles on my salads. The seasonal fruit season has passed and now we will be focusing on fall vegetables and making some hearty Paleo soups and stews. So far I've gained about 12 lbs of muscle and kept my body-fat under 11% (went from 165 to 177 lbs). I've equaled many strength PRs that I had not been able to do since my 20s and it's been very gratifying. (315 lb squat, 380 lbs. dead-lift, 255 lb bench press. Also now doing sets of pull-ups and dips with a 45 lb. plate) As mentioned in previous posts I've also added in some yoga (my biggest challenge) and meditation for a more holistic approach. Still sprint once or twice a week as well. Getting a little bored so I'm thinking about taking a month or two off from this routine and trying something new. Might jump into a CrossFit box or do some MovNat and body weight types of training. I'll keep everyone posted. Wishing everyone much success on their personal journey's to better health!
A fellow Paleo Journeyer has started a new blog to share her experiences and hopefully inspire others. Take a few moments to check it out and show her some support. I am sure many of you will relate to her first blog...