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Offline dman

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Re: Best weightlifting routine to maximize caveman abilities?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2012, 09:40:50 AM »
I suppose that, eventually, I might want to invest in some sand bags and try walking around with them on my shoulders, unless someone has a better idea about how to approximate shoulder-carcass-carrying with weights :)

or get work as a builder's labourer.... I've got a builder working on my house at the moment and I'm doing the donkey work for him - saves me money and I get a workout.

Lol.  Good idea.  Have you seen the movie Office Space?  Reminds me of the second-to-last scene:

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[Scene... Peter [a former office worker] is now a construction worker,
working alongside Lawrence.]

PETER
This isn't so bad, huh?
Making bucks, getting exercise, working outside.

LAWRENCE
Fuckin' A.

PETER
Fuckin' A...

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Re: Best weightlifting routine to maximize caveman abilities?
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2012, 01:21:50 PM »
6x bodyweight isn't even possible for a person of normal height/weight...  Can you link me some research regarding the muscular development of homo erectus?

Start with this video up until about 1:43, discussing how athleticism affects bone robusticity and a comparison with homo erectus, before he starts talking about neanderthals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELavgk1_9L4

Here's a scholarly paper mentioning the bone robusticity - cortical strength and buttressing - of homo erectus long bones:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/%28SICI%291096-8644%28199908%29109:4%3C509::AID-AJPA7%3E3.0.CO;2-X/abstract

More is known on neanderthals:

www.ghosttn.com/History/Anthropology/Hard%20Times%20-Neanderthals.pdf