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Are there people who train more naturally?

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Created February 07, 2011 at 4:51 AM

Are there people who dont like to spent time in fitness or crossfit studios. Rather doing natural excercise like working hard or moving a lot.

Natural training.

Is it clear?

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on February 08, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Very much agree

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on February 08, 2011
at 10:06 PM

Awesome! Sign me up for one of those. is that From Conan The Barbarian?

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on February 08, 2011
at 08:28 PM

Yeah, that's funny, I just read those posts a minute ago; I finally agree with him mostly, except that I think he's a radiologist, and I am still strongly opposed to our cavalier attitude toward ionizing radiation.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on February 08, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Lol, well played. On a different note, your idea regarding carbs and staying just out of Ketosis was very similar to KGH's recent posts. Not sure if anyone else noticed or not. Cheers.

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on February 08, 2011
at 08:21 PM

Oooooh, Travis, that is a hell of a neolithic torture gym you want. ;)

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on February 07, 2011
at 11:42 PM

I've been looking at Movnat for a while now. Looks like great fun.

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on February 07, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Great videos, Pieter!

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on February 07, 2011
at 09:28 PM

That's half the fun of it! :-)

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on February 07, 2011
at 07:20 PM

I bet it's fun. It's also pretty risky though.

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at 05:39 PM

Yeah, I think it's $280/each and both my wife and I are doing it!!! It's an anniversary present for us though. Should be fun.

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at 03:39 PM

Yeah, except those one-day clinics are *expensive*.

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209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

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on February 07, 2011
at 10:52 AM

We're doing a Movnat clinic in March. It looks very cool. It's all about moving they way we are supposed to.

"You will rediscover all the movement skills that made our species one of the most adaptable on Earth!"

Some video's here and here.

209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

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on February 07, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Yeah, I think it's $280/each and both my wife and I are doing it!!! It's an anniversary present for us though. Should be fun.

034c678bff434ab3781e3f1771018af9

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on February 07, 2011
at 07:20 PM

I bet it's fun. It's also pretty risky though.

F034ee9771c7ac0e1832fc104c116379

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on February 07, 2011
at 11:42 PM

I've been looking at Movnat for a while now. Looks like great fun.

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

(1591)

on February 07, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Yeah, except those one-day clinics are *expensive*.

209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

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on February 07, 2011
at 09:28 PM

That's half the fun of it! :-)

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on February 07, 2011
at 07:45 AM

Yes, I was out yesterday moving around logs, boulders and climbing trees. It was freezing cold in Vibram Five Fingers but a lot of fun!

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on February 08, 2011
at 10:09 PM

Gyms totally de-motivate me. I just can't bring myself to go to one.

However, over the last year I've gone from being out of breath trying to run more than a couple hundred yards to successfully completing a 10 mile Tough Mudder course in a little over 2 hours through a fairly casual routine of body-weight excercises, playing with logs, climbing trees, beating on tires with sledge hammers, running around, and long walks. Other than the occasional long run I rarely spend more than 15-30 minutes or so "excercising".

I've reached on my informal goals without ever setting foot in a gym. I am now able to easy and playfully take on just about any physical activity. Sunday morning my wife wanted something from the grocery store. At 7:30 in the morning, with the temp just above 40 degrees I grabbed my vibrams and a small backpack and ran to the store and back in shorts and a t-shirt (roughly a 3 mile round trip).

I love the freedom of functional fitness.

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on February 08, 2011
at 08:11 PM

I can't stand the thought of toiling away in a gym and being exposed to dense accumulations of staph, ringworm etc. on the equipment. Instead, I've just cobbled together a series of bodyweight/plyometric exercises and seem to be adding some mass. I may want to construct one of these eventually:

are-there-people-who-train-more-naturally?

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on February 08, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Very much agree

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on February 08, 2011
at 08:21 PM

Oooooh, Travis, that is a hell of a neolithic torture gym you want. ;)

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on February 08, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Lol, well played. On a different note, your idea regarding carbs and staying just out of Ketosis was very similar to KGH's recent posts. Not sure if anyone else noticed or not. Cheers.

94577e0344bb1671288ccee96083baf2

(363)

on February 08, 2011
at 10:06 PM

Awesome! Sign me up for one of those. is that From Conan The Barbarian?

Medium avatar

(39831)

on February 08, 2011
at 08:28 PM

Yeah, that's funny, I just read those posts a minute ago; I finally agree with him mostly, except that I think he's a radiologist, and I am still strongly opposed to our cavalier attitude toward ionizing radiation.

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on February 08, 2011
at 08:34 AM

Yes! I do go to a gym, but if it were convenient I'd be way happier going up a mountain twice a week, swimming in the creek flowing down said mountain, and lifting big rocks and logs. Basically Movnat.

Some folks say you should do more controlled workouts so you can "track your progress". The problem I see with this is that your measuring very specific, pretty contrived tasks in a very non-dynamic environment. I like Nassim Taleb's ideas on exercise: avoid flat surfaces and doing the exact same movement twice.

From my own experience, lifting big rocks is totally different from lifting weights, and running on a very uneven surface is totally different from running on a very flat one. I'm not saying weights and other conventional workouts have no benefit- they clearly do- but I would like to see natural movement explored by scientists and experts.

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89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on February 07, 2011
at 07:24 AM

Yep!

See: here, here and here

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on February 07, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Great videos, Pieter!

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on February 08, 2011
at 10:02 PM

Yup. Its the best kind. I do lift some weights and i do cross country skiing, but my fav thing to do is hike and climb mountains. Sometimes i try to climb trees, but i don't like to get to high, I'm kind of a wimp that way. I also like throwing rocks on my hike (as long as i know where its going) kinda like little kids. Pretty much anything outside where you're moving and having fun.

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