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Part of me is jealous but I like the snow too. The hills were fabulous yesterday http://cairn-in-the-mist.blogspot.com/2011/12/snow-on-ben-aan.html
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2011 on Shorts in December at Matt Metzgar
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A brave man. Thanks for pointing me to his sacrifice. our british soldiers continue to die and it is so sad. They choose to join up but do not choose to be killed
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Hi Matt I did a run in Edinburgh yesterday (it is on my blog)around the 7 hills of the city. I was in petty minimal shoes - Innov 8 Terrocs, flat with little cushioning. Anyway, what I was noticing was my transitions from running to walking. I walked all the uphills basically and was overtaking some runners who keep trying to run uphill. Walking was a much more efficient gait. I also switched to walking even on the flat whenever my running form started to deteriorate. If I started to bend over and shuffle I walked - posture was better and I felt better. Then when I was recovered I ran again - upright and on the forefoot. I got round the 14 miles Ok - with no distance running for several years. Didn't break any records for speed, but it felt good. I think there is something there about varying pace and gait to suit the terrain and to keep your form good. The good runners were all upright and erect. The poor ones were bent over and shuffling along. I would rather walk properly than shuffle.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2009 on Running at the Speed Limit at Matt Metzgar
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Maffetone also has good views of shoes, ie minimal is best http://philmaffetone.com/files/Athletic-Shoes-11-08.pdf
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2009 on The Evolution of Human Running at Matt Metzgar
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Have you also ever looked at Phil Maffetone's stuff? Again he is concerned to keep things very easy and aerobic. Worth reading. http://philmaffetone.com/files/Want_Speed_Slow_Down_2007.pdf
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2009 on The Evolution of Human Running at Matt Metzgar
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Good stuff Matt. I've just recevied Born to Run from Amazon after your recommendation. Look forward to reading it. I do think easy running has a place although I'd be interested in your view of the potential for "wear and tear" injuries. Jeff Galloway's marathon training approach would fit in here . He encourages long runs made up of alternating running and walking - say 4 minutes running then 1 minute of walking. Everything to be done at a very very easy pace. Did you ever read Slow Burn by Stu Mittleman? Also of interest and relevant
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2009 on The Evolution of Human Running at Matt Metzgar
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Matt One of the things that I have been thinking about with repsect to this study is that it seems to invalidate DeVany's protocol of hierarchical sets? As I am reading it it indicates that even without ADV's approach with the right basic protocol you go up the fiber hierarchy anyway?
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2009 on Heavy Versus Hard at Matt Metzgar
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Reading the article and the abstract of the study there is a lot of interesting stuff....and unanswered questions. How do we apply this? What do you think Matt?
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2009 on Heavy Versus Hard at Matt Metzgar
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Thanks . I think there possibly some flaws to the science as some others have pointed out but it is encouraging to see a relatively positive study. Like you I would like to have seen them on proper natural fatty meat - I like my sat fat!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2009 on Paleo Trumps -- the Science at Free the Animal
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Thanks for pointing this out Richard - interesting stuff. People need to stick to real food A related study here abtuo how the taste of sweet might have an impact on metabolism http://conditioningresearch.blogspot.com/2007/08/artifical-sweeteners-sabotage-your-diet.html
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2009 on Going Sweetless at Free the Animal
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Matt -good thoughts you might be interested in this study: http://conditioningresearch.blogspot.com/2008/04/20-metre-rule.html
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2009 on Major Sports II at Matt Metzgar
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Have a great time away
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2009 on Outta Here at Free the Animal
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THe paradigm isn't shifting very quickly here in the uk: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/feb/05/fsa-saturated-fats-heart-disease
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2009 on Don't Listen To Me! at Free the Animal
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thanks for the kind words Richard.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2009 on Working Out Fasted at Free the Animal
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Richard - you are running a great blog. It is no wonder that it is becoming so popular. all the best Chris
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2009 on January in Review at Free the Animal
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Great post
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That is really interesting. I'm English (although i live in Scotland) and grew up watching a lot of football (or soccer as Americans insist on calling it), supporting Everton one of the Liverpool teams. I do not know about attractiveness, but there were some very distinct characteristics of the various positions. Goalies tended to be a bit individualistic and extravagant. Defenders were solid, tough, team players, midfielders were seen as tacticians defending or orchestrating attacks, wingers were creative and mercurial suddenly illuminating dull games with amazing runs..... and forwards were the poster boys the ultimate heroes. Even as supporters I think we recognised the hierarchy. Interestingly today the same hierarchy is reflected in the market values of the players.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2009 on Sports and Attractiveness at Matt Metzgar
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Great post Richard I feel very privileged that Erwan did that interview for me. There are scores of important and inspiring insights on exercise and - more importantly - attitude within it. I've read it several times and I keep picking up new things. He is a good guy and I think he has been impressed by the interest in his approach and that there is a paleo community on the internet of which he was unaware. By the way, you might recall that I live in Scotland, as far as I know not part of the united states. Yet at 5pm there were crowds in my office gathered round the TV or watching the BBC news streaming the inauguration of the messiah, all of them carried away with admiration for Obama. My cynical comments were treated like the ravings of a heretic!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2009 on We Live in a Zoo at Free the Animal
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Thanks Richard
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2009 on Low-Carb Meatloaf at Free the Animal
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That looks fantastic - especially the sauce. Could you explain the demi-glace reduction? By the way are you still losing fat?
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2009 on Low-Carb Meatloaf at Free the Animal
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Interesting stuff Todd. I've really been paying more attention to mobility myself recently.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2009 on Natural Workouts at Matt Metzgar
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Wrestling - as a kid I spent a lot of time grappling with my brothers. Hard to duplicate in the gym but very natural. Pullups - Frank Forencich in "Play as if your life depends on it" argues that pullups are not necessarily primal. Primates do lots of swinging on their arms and if we were to be climbing then usually we would be able to involve our feet/legs not just the arms. It would be interesting to hear about your toddlers' frequency and intensity of exercise
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2009 on Natural Workouts at Matt Metzgar
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All quality posts too!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2008 on Totally Animal at Free the Animal
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All good recommendations. In particular I've been reading Keith Norris' blog for a while now and it is excellent.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2008 on New Additions to Blogroll at Free the Animal
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Thanks Matt. The motif of lifting what you can carry is an exciting one. Similarly I've pondered before about whether really high repetitions are inappropriate for movements other than gait - i.e. walking. Why would we naturally be doing hundreds of pushups or swings etc As I get older - 40 now - real heavy weights are less appealing. It is about mobility, being pain free, able to sprint, walk in the mountains, do martial arts. I used to want to achieve the holy grail of a 300,400,500 bench, squat, deadlift, but never made it. Now I couldn't care less about that. I want function. I also live 3 flights of stairs up and on occasion carry weights up and down those stairs as exercise. The daily climbing in itself is great though - my neighbour used to climb up and down those stairs everyday several times a day, and often with shopping in her hands, until she was 92.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2009 on Farmer's Stair Climb at Matt Metzgar
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