måndag 31 maj 2010

Work out like a modern caveman

Work out like a modern caveman | Life & Style:

"Bare-chested, barefoot and bearded, they can be seen running along, arms swinging low to the ground. In New York they are known as the New Cavemen — modern city dwellers trying to eat and exercise like our Paleolithic ancestors. The basic idea is that as humans have evolved, a gap has opened between our fundamental physical needs and capabilities and how most of us live. Our ancestors ate simpler food, plants and meat with no grains, milk or processed foods, and got plenty of exercise hunting and gathering. They did not hit the gym after eight hours in front of a computer screen, or devour convenience store snacks. They may have only lived to 30, due to brutal weather and vicious animals, but if they were around today their physiques and general health would put us all to shame."

fredag 7 maj 2010

Fitness To Survive In The Wild

A Wild Workout for the Real World:

"Long before Cybex machines and stationary bikes, men built their bodies in the gym of the jungle. It's time to renew your membership"

onsdag 5 maj 2010

Cavemen who walk among us

Cavemen who walk among us:

"From their workouts to their parenting styles, these modern men are fanatical in their devotion to Stone Age life"

A really good recap of the neo paleo evolution.

söndag 25 april 2010

Paleo Diet Growing Followers

'Caveman Diet' growing followers - ESPN:

"There are plenty of guys in the NFL who are roughly 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds. But it was the fact that John Welbourn had 8 percent body fat that made the New England Patriots' locker room take notice."

måndag 29 mars 2010

Arthur De Vany on Steroids, Baseball, and Evolutionary Fitness

De Vany on Steroids, Baseball, and Evolutionary Fitness | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty:

"Arthur De Vany, of the University of California, Irvine, and creator of Evolutionary Fitness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about performance-enhancing drugs in baseball and Evolutionary Fitness, De Vany's ideas about diet and fitness. In the first part of the conversation, De Vany argues that there is little physiological or statistical evidence that steroid use increases home run totals in baseball. The second part of the conversation turns to De Vany's theories of diet and exercise. De Vany argues that our diet and exercise regime should take account of our evolutionary origins, an earlier time when we ate no grains and our exercise was a mix of intense activity punctuated by much milder activity. He argues that jogging is unhealthy and that we would live longer and feel better if we followed a different exercise routine than most Americans do today."

26:00 Arthur De Vany talks about Evolutionary fitness

31:12 How do you answer the fact that paleolithic man didn't live very long, and modern, grain-eating man lives for a long time?

35:21 Turn to exercise. Arthur De Vany ia s big critic of jogging and marathoning.

41:26 Fitness: What's wrong with jogging?

46:57 Talk a little practically about your exercise routine. Weight training, exertion, jog work, treadmill, what do Arthur De Vany recommend practically for people to do to replicate that hunter-gatherer exercise?

50:36 Challenges of interpreting data and confirmation bias, charlatanism; fan of Ed Leamer. Is our scientific knowledge reliable? prone to the same problems? well known? are we making progress?

54:06 Practical question: habit formation, application and knowledge.

1:00:24 When cutting out carbohydrates in the past, hard to maintain that. Is that because of not exercising or because of not waiting a month?