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Fitness & Exercise / Re: The 10 Machines You Must Avoid at Your Gym
« on: August 03, 2008, 11:44:55 PM »
Crap, now i have to change my whole routine.

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Fitness & Exercise / Unexpected Workouts
« on: July 05, 2008, 07:34:07 PM »
He is a good story about my Family’s 4th of July.

My wife has recently joined my caveman food habits, after seeing the effects and doing a bit of research of her own. So we prepared some local veggies, fruits and Salmon for a barbeque at the water front to have some fun and watch the fireworks.

We get there 3 hours early and parking was already completely full. I ended dropping off the family and all of our supplies, parked at the other end of the boardwalk and did a brisk 2 mile walk-jog to get back, all down hill at a 6% grade. No big right? After all, we SHOULD park a good distance away whenever possible. (see BigKhanz’s post about parking http://www.cavemanpower.com/forum/empty-t205.0.html )

After the fireworks, I didn’t want to leave my family in the park at night. So I packed muled it back with all our of our supplies, about 55lbs in total. Yep UP the 6% grade this time.

Not that this was a major feat but here’s the moral. A month and a half ago, that would have killed me. Yesterday, I barley broke a sweat. Always be on the lookout to put in that little extra effort. It’s a great way to reward yourself for the hard work your doing and come away excited.

Eating right, combined with high endurance workout every weekday, and I have to say, CAVEMEN ROCK!!

Stay healthy!

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General Discussion / Re: Ready to go primeval...
« on: July 04, 2008, 11:35:03 AM »
I would normally consider myself a pacifist.

Unless you screw with my family, then I’m the hardest mamba-jamba (not sure what your policies are for obsessive swearing) you will ever meet. Just call me Ender Wiggen in a 240lb body suit.  >:(

BigKhanz: I LOVE you advice. That’s def. using your head. And the picture tips, priceless.

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Advice Column / Re: THANKS FOR THE REFRESHING NEW OUTLOOK
« on: July 04, 2008, 11:14:13 AM »
Thank You Matt:

   I too would like to thank you for what you’re doing here. I trust that this is as much a motivator for you as it is for us to stay fit and healthy.

NHL, you’re not alone:

   I have a similar story. One month after my son was born I lost complete movement of my right arm. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s and underwent chemo and radiation for 8 months. Glad to say I overcame and the use of my arm has fully returned. I have always been athletic until that effect of the cancer started and the chemo actually made me very overweight from what I was use to. I found it hard to get “back on track”.

Lazy is easy.
 
   About 18 months ago I under went major back surgery and for various reasons could not motivate myself to get back in shape; until a month ago when I had finally had enough. I started with a no carb. plan but was seeking a lifestyle change and knew that this was not the way to go. I wondered why the lack of carbohydrates and refined sugar made me feel so good, but I just didn’t make sense that I couldn’t eat fruit.

Epiphany! - Compare:
 
1.   The “food pyramid”, which was developed less than 100 years ago and probably with funding from the grain companies

2.   100,000 years (or 10,000 if your religious) of genetic predisposition

Its not rocket science. Western culture spends billions to produce and eat foods which we can’t eat in the wild. Then we spend billions upon billions more to detoxify from the crap we should have never eaten in the first place. Not to mention the money in diet plans, low fat foods, drugs (both physical and physiological – both controlled by eating) and “preprocessed healthy” foods.  Is it any wonder why cancer rates, depression, health issues, and an overall lack of general wellbeing is so prevalent?

So after a bit of thought and trying to find places on the web to support my theories I found several sites that told me I was not crazy, www.cavemanpower.com being one.  ;D

I’m just baffled that the paleo community is such a small one. That, to me, is the biggest mystery.  :o

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Seems about right. While I'm not religious, I consider myself spiritual.

1.    Mahayana Buddhism  (100%)
2.    Unitarian Universalism (98%)
3.    Theravada Buddhism (90%)
4.    Neo-Pagan (89%)
5.    Taoism (88%)
6.    Liberal Quakers (87%)
7.    New Age (86%)
8.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (67%)
9.    Hinduism (66%)
10.    New Thought (64%)
11.    Secular Humanism (64%)
12.    Scientology (64%)
13.    Jainism (61%)
14.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (56%)
15.    Orthodox Quaker (53%)
16.    Reform Judaism (51%)
17.    Sikhism (46%)
18.    Nontheist (44%)
19.    Bahá'í Faith (42%)
20.    Orthodox Judaism (26%)
21.    Seventh Day Adventist (25%)
22.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (20%)
23.    Islam (18%)
24.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (17%)
25.    Eastern Orthodox (9%)
26.    Roman Catholic (9%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (5%)

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The Voting Booth / Re: Fate - is it a myth?
« on: July 03, 2008, 11:41:58 PM »
I was going to put that in, but no way can I spell Existentialism on my own. lol

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Fitness & Exercise / Yoga is for Caveman too…
« on: July 03, 2008, 06:51:43 PM »
After my fight with cancer a few years back, I tried to get back in shape (the chemo made me fat and lazy, and the type if cancer I had caused some of my muscles to atrophy).

Then I found Yoga, My wife got me into it kicking and screaming. But let me tell you this, nothing washes away the hectic day like a relaxing yoga workout. BTW – lost 50 pounds in 6 months with a once a day, low impact routine.

Now I use it as a mediation after a day in the office and a lunch at the gym or a day out in the wild.

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The Voting Booth / Re: Is the gym necessary for fitness?
« on: July 03, 2008, 06:45:17 PM »
I didn’t vote because I didn’t have the answer, “Yes, but id rather be ‘in the bush’”:

I run a small company; have 3 beautiful children and a wonderful wife. Where the hell am I going to find time to get run through the woods?

 ;D

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The Voting Booth / Re: Fate - is it a myth?
« on: July 03, 2008, 06:42:26 PM »
Philosophical:

   Those who believe their destiny is spelled out have the ability to remove personal responsibility. In the US, and especially the west cost, I have observed our future generation has a sense of entitlement which also cases this issue. If you believe you are not truly in control of your actions, how can you be responsible for them?

Scientific:

   Time is relative. Some believe that what is happening has already happened and can happen in no other way. But at the end of the day, you are you, and the choices you make are your own, regardless of the iteration.

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Hello all.

I found this site just a few days ago and it really spoke to me. I have just began my journey into this lifestyle change. After a fight with cancer and some major back surgery I needed to center myself. After only one mouth on the paleo existence I feel amazing.

In response to your question:

The most effective way to stop an attack, is to simply not be there. Either in the situation or at the end of the blow.

However if you must fight, fight to win. After a short stint with some amazing sensei’s in Jeet Kune Do, Kyokushin Kai, and Jujitsu, I think Bruce Lee’s justification of aggression speaks well:

If an enemy strikes your flesh, pound his.
If an enemy pounds your flesh, break his bone.
If an enemy breaks your bone, take his life.

If you need some quick and basic Techniques that will help you get out quick, here are some vids.

http://www.expertvillage.com/video/586_self-defense-video-defending-a-punch.htm
http://www.expertvillage.com/video/592_self-defense-video-shirt-grabs.htm
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BPGN_tiy3gw
http://youtube.com/watch?v=An1ZQZTTanw

Be Safe Matt!



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