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8 Jun

Video Proof You Can Exercise Outdoors

Hate trying to find a parking spot at the gym? Waiting in line for a treadmill? Navigating the meat heads in the free-weights section?

Then you might like this video, which proves that you can get a great workout, no gym required.

In addition to reconnecting with nature, an outdoor workout can allow you to use your surroundings and your own body weight to get a great, primal-based workout with nary a dumbbell in sight!

Of particular note in the video, we love the bear crawls, the walking pop push ups and the tree branch chin-ups, as well as the plyometric-based log sidejumps and the log step ups (add a jump at the top to make it even more explosive!)

Plus, and this is completely unrelated, how funny is that dog?

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  1. Funny, I’m sitting here reading this, absolutely drenched in sweat, from doing something pretty much exactly like that.

    Naomi wrote on June 8th, 2008
  2. Love the video.
    Oh yeah.. and the dog!

    Strong One wrote on June 8th, 2008
  3. Thanks for the video! Some GREAT ideas! I’ve been reading in conjunction with my regular exercise routine, recently, and I’d like to share a book with you that might offer you some new insights. It’s called Harmonic Wealth and it’s all about finding harmony in your life in all areas – financial, relational, mental, physical, and spiritual. It has some really good tips about how to engage all five pillars (or areas) of your life, and to learn more about how they complement each other. Rather than dealing with each issue individually, maybe take a look at the bigger picture.
    Here’s the link to that book I recommend:
    a James Ray Fan

    JR Enthusiast wrote on June 9th, 2008
  4. My dog runs around when i exercise too!

    Donna wrote on June 9th, 2008
  5. Here’s more video proof;

    At Caveman Power we’re big fans of Mark’s website, and have incorporated many of his tips and insights into our methodologies – in particular, “Primal Health”.

    We’ve been training ‘guerilla/urban’ style with great results, as well having great fun :)

    We mainly use Kettlebells, Olympic Rings, and Parallette Bars, but we’re not impartial to using boulders or logs if the need arises.

    I encourage everyone to get creative with their workouts (think like a Hunter/Gatherer) and emulate what Primal Man may have done. In other words; “be true to your biology”.

    Matt Emery wrote on June 9th, 2008
  6. Bonsoir les amis que pensez-vous de mon nouveau blog sur l’ immobilier ?

    diagnostic immobilier wrote on March 15th, 2012
    • C’est tres bon
      Mais ill est tout en français

      gwendolyn wrote on September 9th, 2012

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