Have You Been Taking Advantage Of “The Great Outdoors”?

Here’s a MovNat video from Erwan LeCorre.

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12 Responses to “Have You Been Taking Advantage Of “The Great Outdoors”?”

  1. Oshun/Aphrodite says:

    I love this video. Thanks for posting this. I have to go look at their website.

    I love nature. I am more of a water baby than a mountain girl – although I am impressed that this dude can climb rocks with his bare feet.

  2. Energize says:

    That was looked so refreshing. Reminded me of my youthful days when I played so hard and long (until the street lights went dim), had so much fun and ate anything I wanted. I had NO idea what was a calorie. Yet, I was in excellent shape. And this was mostly done barefoot. I don’t see kids doing this anymore. Organized sports are have taken over and the kids mostly look stressed.

    • cal says:

      AMEN TO THAT—-kids today wont get any exercize unless its organized sports, also, we wont have a strong military because these boys are too out of shape to fight

  3. SweetSoulSister says:

    This looks like the workouts advocated by Mark Sisson of “The Primal Blueprint” fame. Loved the vid.

  4. Anne1 says:

    Very inspiring! His athletic abilities are amazing and he’s not too bad on the eyes either.
    I’ll go for the indoor version due to my extreme daintiness and general fear of bugs in the great outdoors, LOL!

    I have some workout videos but they get boring after a while. I lasted the longest with one featuring dance moves because it added a fun element to the usually boring routine. I want to create a home gym so I was taking notes on the equipment he used in another video.

    Thanks for the reminder to keep the body moving whether it is outdoors or indoors, indoors as it is in my case.

  5. Oshun/Aphrodite,

    You’re welcome! Personally, I’m neither a water or mountaineering sort of person. {smile} I like walking and bike riding.
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    Energize,

    You said, “That was looked so refreshing.”

    Yes, it does look refreshing!

    You said, “Reminded me of my youthful days when I played so hard and long (until the street lights went dim), had so much fun and ate anything I wanted. I had NO idea what was a calorie. Yet, I was in excellent shape. And this was mostly done barefoot.”

    That’s the whole point of MovNat (which is based on Le Methode Naturelle. Mark Sisson of the Mark’s Daily Apple blog makes a similar point about seeking out fun activities to serve as exercise.

    You said, “I don’t see kids doing this anymore. Organized sports are have taken over and the kids mostly look stressed.”

    It’s a pity; and what you’re describing are those children who are participating in sports. So many are doing nothing except video games.
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    SweetSoulSister,

    Yes, it’s the same set of exercise ideas as those encouraged by Mark Sisson.
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    Anne1,

    You said, “Very inspiring! His athletic abilities are amazing and he’s not too bad on the eyes either.”

    {chuckling} Yes, he is easy on the eyes.

    You said, “I’ll go for the indoor version due to my extreme daintiness and general fear of bugs in the great outdoors, LOL!”

    {more chuckling} I put up this video because I’ve resolved to make better use of the Chicago area’s available “outdoors-y” weather days next year. I did okay with that this year, but I can do better.

    Expect Success!

  6. foreverloyal says:

    My in-laws were out a few weeks ago and we all took advantage of one of the last nice fall days to go hiking in a park nearby.
    The kids all loved it, and the adults too. I got lots of exercise without even thinking about it, and that’s the best kind.
    Dh and I have been talking about getting a yearly pass since it’s not too far from our house.

  7. IRockIRoll says:

    Ladies, I want to encourage membership in local hiking clubs and mountaineering groups. If you live on a coast especially, there are many of these to join on http://www.Meetup.com. You can do urban hikes if the woods are not your thing. Also, if you’re not on a coast (I think the hiking groups tend to be concentrated on the coasts or Colorado/4-Corners area), then look into fishing groups, kayaking groups, walking groups, etc… . They usually offer beginner classes, trainings, have discounts on equipment that older members have outgrown for their new prowess… I’ve been a member of several for years, and it is SO refreshing to just get out there. I’ll share a story. In one group, an older black woman lost 60 lbs over a period of about 2 years. How? She went on a city walking group meet-up, and couldn’t really keep up, but someone stayed with her while she was struggling. She decided not to be the last one anymore. By the time I joined? At the front group. I spoke with her my first hike and she said that seeing all of those other people moving around easily made her realize that she wanted to have the same experience of WALKING, not huffing through. She wanted to enjoy it. So she went every week it was offered, walked around parks, and slowly cut things from her diet. This lady was in her late 50’s. It is never too late to make a change. Did I mention the 60lbs? And she wasn’t tall either. That’s a lot to add on to your life enjoyment.

    If your neighborhood isn’t safe, then find out if there are parks nearby. In NYC, you can rent bikes in Central Park, and it is a great way to familiarize yourself with outdoor activity. The hills are awesome. Several cities are coming up with rent-a-bike programs for those who are not sure if they want to buy a bicycle.

    We, as a group need to get more familiar with the outdoors. It’s lovely out there! “Exercise” doesn’t have to be a gym.*

    *I say this as someone who actually does like the gym.

    • IRock IRoll,

      You said, “Ladies, I want to encourage membership in local hiking clubs and mountaineering groups. If you live on a coast especially, there are many of these to join on http://www.Meetup.com. You can do urban hikes if the woods are not your thing.”

      Those are some wonderful ideas! That never occurred to me! 🙂

      Expect Success!

  8. formavitae says:

    I really enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing! The truth is, I HATE the gym, but I LOVE nature. Watching that guy made me want to go explore the great outdoors as a way to get fit. Thanks for reminding me that fitness doesn’t always have to involve a machine or a video.

  9. Formavitae,

    You’re welcome! 🙂

    Expect Success!