There’s a new trend in fitness and it goes by many names: Paleo, primal, caveman, natural, and ancestral, just to name a few. The label isn’t nearly as important as the principle: real-life movements that our ancestors performed to survive, such as pushing, pulling, lifting, squatting, bending, walking and the occasional high-intensity sprint.
If it sounds challenging, that’s because it is. It’s also extremely effective.
Embrace Your Inner Caveman
No two Paleolithic experts will agree on exactly how the cavemen lived and moved—but there is one thing we can all agree on: we weren’t designed to sit hunched over computers all day. Our ancestors inherently knew how to move. As a part of their daily existence, they crawled, ran, walked, jumped, climbed, foraged, and much more. In our modern world we may not need to move this way, but our bodies were designed to move this way.
Train Like a Caveman
Our Paleolithic ancestors maintained a low level of activity throughout each day. They walked, migrated, climbed, and foraged—and occasionally they had short bursts of high intensity movement (think fight or flight). It may not be realistic for you to stay in motion all day, but you can certainly take a few lessons from the caveman in terms of natural and effective movement.
The freedom of natural movement is inherent to all humans—all it takes is a return to our roots. If you’re ready to embrace your inner caveman, Tim Hanna, our Health and Wellness Concierge has designed a Caveman Cross Training clinic that is designed to get you moving, playing, and having fun—all while reaping the benefits of a challenging and effective workout.
What to Expect from Caveman Cross Training
The Caveman Cross Training clinic is a circuit-training regimen that incorporates integrative movements that have a functional application to everyday life. The clinic will focus on progressive movement patterns, strength, stabilization, and balance. You’ll strengthen your “sling muscles” to transfer power from your lower extremities to your upper body. Expect a combination of TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, and bodyweight exercises—but most importantly, expect the unexpected. You’ll gain a higher caloric burn than you would with a traditional workout—all while having more fun.
Ready to embrace your inner caveman (or cavewoman)?
Join Tim every Wednesday in May 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Drop-ins welcome: Members $20 / Non-members $25
Challenge your inner caveman while building stability, strength, endurance, and POWER!