The workout that nature intended for you to do!

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    Apr 14, 2010 8:23 PM GMT




    How did we forget? This is what we're all missing...nature is the most perfect exercise system. Put down your dumbbells and weight bars..go outside..explore...get wild.
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    Apr 14, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    Hey! That's my backyard. ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 14, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    You can adapt some of those exercises to your own surroundings. Perhap's there's a park or a forest near your house that has a larger plot of land to explore? A park near my house has nature trails which I've started to explore. Granted there's no lake to swim in, or a large rocky hill, but it's something.
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
    I've been arrested for similar things in parks...
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
    This is very cool!
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    I just bookmarked their website. It'd be cool to attend one of their workshops. Shame the closest one is in West Virginia.
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    He's pretty, but I don't have the time or resources to go commune with nature like that.
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    Well have you ever fallen out of the trees onto your head in the gym? icon_razz.gif

    This reminds me of a more nature themed Parkour which was kinda popular in the 90s and appeared in a Nike commercial featuring David Belle, kind of a form of urban gymnastics.

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    Apr 14, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    That man's knees are going to practically fuse when he gets older. This whole "nature would have had us exercise this way" concept sort of leaves out the part where nature killed us off by the age of 30.

    I admire his athleticism (the guy seriously scaled that wall like Spider Man), but hope for his sake that they have better artificial joint replacements in the near future. You don't exercise every day jumping down ten feet without tragic consequences in later life.

    SanDiegoNewbie saidWell have you ever fallen out of the trees onto your head in the gym? icon_razz.gif

    This reminds me of a more nature themed Parkour which was kinda popular in the 90s and appeared in a Nike commercial featuring David Belle, kind of a form of urban gymnastics.

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    Apr 15, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    abelian0 saidThat man's knees are going to practically fuse when he gets older. This whole "nature would have had us exercise this way" concept sort of leaves out the part where nature killed us off by the age of 30.



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    Case in point right there, lol. The knees on that guy are bound to be all kinds of jacked up when he get's older...
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    Apr 15, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    One day one of those branches he jumps on is going to snap. And... i couldn't help but laugh.
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    Apr 15, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    Don't get me wrong, I like hiking and all. But rolling around in weeds, getting splinters, being bitten by spiders and breaking out in hives is not my idea of a work out. Rock climbing looks fun though...
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    Apr 15, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    I'm not the guy in this video. I just found the videos inspiring.

    People are so filled with fear it seems to workout outside with the natural environment. There's just as many horrible things that could happen while your working out indoors.


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    Apr 15, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    granted - what he can do IS cool... but practically speaking, if you fall off of any of a number of those precipices, you are f_ked! I mean - possibly permanently paralyzed. No joke. Most gyms and obstacle courses are much much safer... so you can do them again and again without nearly as much chance of permanent injury. I'm not jackin' on what he's doin'... just sayin' there are no second chances in nature. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 15, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    Those vids are pretty funneh, I must say.

    Oh, sorry, by making that statement I just proved I'm spending too much time indoors and am afraid of nature, I suppose.

    * giggles at videos *

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    Apr 15, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    One must ask. "Is his body a result of the nature workout?"
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    Apr 15, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    My first day out and I would get attacked by a bear. I'll stick with the gym.
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    Apr 15, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    TallsdDude saidMy first day out and I would get attacked by a bear. I'll stick with the gym.


    Haha, well that can happen here in SD as well. icon_razz.gif
  • tazzari

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    Apr 16, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    Looks cool - nothing like outdoors.

    I simply stop any gym-type training over the summers. When I move to my ranch in BC I get great strength training just doing all the chores: splitting 5 cords of wood, getting water in buckets, building - this summer I need to re-dig a 1/4 mile of irrigation ditch... I always come home in the fall feeling stronger/tougher than I ever have with the gym. There's something about doing useful work, rather than repetition, and about being out doors...

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    Apr 16, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    Dragoonxi said
    abelian0 saidThat man's knees are going to practically fuse when he gets older. This whole "nature would have had us exercise this way" concept sort of leaves out the part where nature killed us off by the age of 30.



    SanDiegoNewbie said


    Case in point right there, lol. The knees on that guy are bound to be all kinds of jacked up when he get's older...


    Ugh, I used to do stupid shit like that when I was a gymnast.. never anything as good as that though.. and my entire back is fucked up as a result...
    Gymnastics is terrible!