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August 21, 2016

Our digestive systems evolved over millions of years, and our genes have also learned to respond to certain physical demands we've been placing on them throughout humans' history. Mark Sisson, author of ‘The Primal Blueprint’ a book and author I highly recommend, believes  in what he calls a primal exercise pyramid. It is as follows: Lift heavy things once in a while (roughly twice a week, as little as 10 to 30 min each session is possible), Sprint (all out effort) once a week(less than 5 minutes actual full blown sprinting), and move frequently at a slow pace, 2 to 5 hours total per week.    
 

(Graphic from the 'Primal Blueprint' by Mark Sisson, I highly recommend this book!)

This is based on what humans have been doing for hundreds of thousands of years. As hunter gatherers we spent a good amount of time moving at a slow pace; walking on hunts, walking to gather supplies or scout, than walking back to home camp. Every once in awhile we needed an all out sprint, to...

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