Your hairless skin lets you lose body heat efficiently. Your large gluteus muscles balance you in an upright gait in the absence of a tail, but are not used much when simply walking. Tendons in the back of your neck keep your head steady so you can run with your vision fixed on a target. Your long, narrow waist and mobile shoulder joint allow you to throw a projectile accurately while running too. We also retained enough upper body strength to climb well, perhaps not as good in trees as our monkey and ape cousins, but did you ever see a monkey or an ape climb to the peak of a mountain?
Early humans spent their days doing stuff like - walking to a known source of gatherables, jogging a long distance on a persistence hunt, running a long distance following vultures with the intent of stealing someone/something else's fresh kill, sprinting a short distance on an ambush hunt, running away from wolves, climbing to get away from bears, going to war against rival tribes...
We definitely evolved to run, I think a human who doesn't like to run is like a bird who doesn't like to fly. But we evolved to do a lot of other stuff too, which is why we've invented such a variety of sports, most of which only a human could really do.
Everyone has different sports they are more suited to than others. It may simply be personal preference, but it might be that you're descended from warriors/hunters/inventors... Looking at my workout preferences, I think I must be descended from some cunning Paleolithic warlords who didn't exercise much!
Last edited by CaveWeirdo; 06-08-2012 at 07:27 PM.
Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
WOE: Primal + IF
Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!