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
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 at 06:35 AM.
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 at 07:17 AM.
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 at 06:10 AM.
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 -
Originally Posted by Neckhammer
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.
Originally Posted by canuck416
Yeah - I have limited interest in getting really primal. The biggest risk in my back garden is treading in fox ****.
I didn't realize our ancestors had such hairless bodies to conveniently emphasize their sculpted physique
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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.
Originally Posted by not on the rug
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.