Why Lumber Jack squats are good:
1. If you have a back injury they load the spine less (I know of someone with a herniated disk in the lower spine who cannot dream of loading anything on their shoulders, but can lumberjack squat with no problems).
2. Many practical everyday scenario lifts are front loading:
Have you ever experienced the magic of exercising at sunrise? Waking up at the same time as mother earth is magical. The silence, tranquility, serenity and beauty of nature slowly waking up inspired me to share different types of outdoor exercises with you.
Dating back, our ancestors were mostly prone to hunting early in the morning. [...]
Structural Hygiene5 tips to keep up your ‘Structural Hygiene’ – By Jess Reinhold, Senior Wildfitness coachStructural Hygiene
Watch our Structural Hygiene Video here
The seated posture; the root of poor structural hygiene. Our hunter gatherer forbearers were active individuals and rarely sat on their butts. Instead if they needed to rest or perform intricate tasks for any [...]
Try a Wild New Year challenge
Please NO NO NO not another year gone by… well I’m afraid it has – but here’s a thought .. it is a new year, time for a resolution, a goal, something to make 2012 stand out against other years – so what’s it gonna be – [...]
The following is taken from a journal our Wild Coach Gareth Roriston was keeping in the bush as he shadowed, then filled in, as Warden for the Galana Wildlife Conservancy which boarders Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. The idea is to inspire you… so you know that, wherever you are, and whatever equipment you [...]
A fun day at the office for Paul!
(Paul Ranson is a Wildfitness Coach and was on location in Kenya from July – October 2011. Here he gives us his top tips for wild health and some practical exercises to try too!)
PHYSICAL FUN & VARIETY
Variety is most definitely the spice of life and is [...]
Okay, here at Wildfitness we will always TRY and get outside for a workout. Nothing really beats the thrill of fresh air and the healing vibe of nature – whether that’s the warm breeze and palm trees of Kenya, the herby olive groves of Crete or bracing beach fun on the Isle of Wight. BUT [...]
One of the new tools that we have incorporated into the course over the last year is the ‘boost’. This is the legacy of two of our coaches from last year, Luke and Heidi. The idea is to add a short but totally intense lactic-acid max out at the end of a session for anyone [...]
Both on our Kenya and Crete courses we have one session where we do a ‘Beach Combo’. This involves doing a combination (hence ‘Combo’) of different natural movement patterns, one after the other, and then repeating the whole sequence… either a set number of times, say 4 – 6, or as many times as you [...]