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Offline Chris Graeme

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More on sprinting
« on: August 26, 2006, 02:41:31 AM »

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Re: More on sprinting
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 04:52:44 AM »
Interesting...... of course there will be any number of studies and proofs to counter this study, just as there will be an equal number to support it. Each of us must make decisions on what we believe believe to be true, the simplest way to do this would be to go with what makes sense to you. It won't always be right, but usually will be. (something to do with "first impulse" I think).
Thanks for putting the link up Chris, food for thought.
It does make sense to me, by the way. :)



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Re: More on sprinting
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 09:05:08 AM »
Interesting...... of course there will be any number of studies and proofs to counter this study, just as there will be an equal number to support it. Each of us must make decisions on what we believe believe to be true, the simplest way to do this would be to go with what makes sense to you. It won't always be right, but usually will be. (something to do with "first impulse" I think).
Thanks for putting the link up Chris, food for thought.
It does make sense to me, by the way. :)


Ahh see this is why I love that I found the Paleo ideas

There is no room for debate about basic facts like what ancient humans ate and what their activities were etc

Sprinting was obviously done to capture food so there's no doubt that it is natural and inherent

Walking the same

Long endurance activities like jogging - probably not so much

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Re: More on sprinting
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006, 10:43:50 AM »
Even though softball has a popular image of a place where middle-age guys with beer bellies go to recapture past glories, it can be a pretty good platform for paleo-style exercise.

I play left field and make the most out of it by sprinting to and from the dugout between innings.  Chasing after a long outfield hit certainly has parallels to chasing down your food as well.  I also make sure to always sprint to first base, even on a clear pop fly.  The dugout sprinting and sprinting to first base occasionally raises a few eyebrows from the other team ("who does he think he is - Pete Rose?", but it works for me.

Check out those softball leagues y'all!


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Re: More on sprinting
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2006, 01:19:07 PM »
Interesting...... of course there will be any number of studies and proofs to counter this study, just as there will be an equal number to support it. Each of us must make decisions on what we believe believe to be true, the simplest way to do this would be to go with what makes sense to you. It won't always be right, but usually will be. (something to do with "first impulse" I think).
Thanks for putting the link up Chris, food for thought.
It does make sense to me, by the way. :)


Ahh see this is why I love that I found the Paleo ideas

There is no room for debate about basic facts like what ancient humans ate and what their activities were etc

Sprinting was obviously done to capture food so there's no doubt that it is natural and inherent

Walking the same

Long endurance activities like jogging - probably not so much

In regards to your long endurance claim, it's been argued that humans were also very well fit for running long distances - at least long than that of very distant relatives. The support was an examination of the Gluteus Maximus, as ours is much proportionally larger to our bodies than say a gorilla for example. Our well-developed (in most cases) - or at least the potential to be well-developed - large gluteus muscles allow for longer distance running.

However, I fully agree that sprinting is superior to distance running; not to mention that many people have poor running form to begin with and long-term jogging really bangs up their joints.