All about The Domestication Of Fitness

May 16, 2022 0 Comments

You are a human being – the smartest and most adaptable animal the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, our collective power has become so extreme that they hardly have to contribute to ensuring their own survival. We have outsourced our protection and created social acceptance around absolute dependence.

You are a human being – the smartest and most adaptable animal the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, our collective power has become so extreme that they hardly have to contribute to ensuring their own survival. We have outsourced our protection and created social acceptance around absolute dependence.

The farms produce a huge surplus of food, and the workplaces are so specialized that they do not require direct interaction with a body environment. The division of labor creates fullness, and all our impulses are fulfilled. But all our luxury conspires to accelerate body degradation. Only when our unnatural habits accumulate enough toll, most finally take the necessary measures to take care of their health.

How to fix the cost of a too sterilized and specialized world ? The gym – an air-conditioned oasis of industrial standards and additional specialization. The lifters go there, the yogis here, and the inclined cardio in this corner near the TVs.

Even during a workout, we remain limited to our neat boxes: bench press (or for the most imaginative, the squat), followed by some assistant lifts and a protein shake. Oddly enough, our response to the luxury that causes body deterioration is the belief that the action against poor health requires an increasingly opulent training environment.

The promotion of complacency

High schools in Texas have started an arms race to equip athletes with training centers that could compete with the forces of the SEC. We see 100-yard indoor complexes attached to strength training rooms with 30 or more power racks. The schools consider them important to remain competitive, but do they encourage complacency? For athletes who are preparing for a three-dimensional sport on a large open ground, it becomes much too easy to train all year round within the limits of this dominant dumbbell support.

It is becoming easier and easier to ignore the quality of the movement to inflate the numbers on the bar. If athletes are waving at the hip on a back squat, they are less likely to be redirected to the kettlebell cup squat or other fixes outside the box. If your only tool is a hammer, everyone will look like nails. Afteral dominance is rarely addressed by dumbbells or kettlebells.

The advantages of loaded transports, ramps, action ropes, rope ascents, medicine ball throws and a variety of less stationary modalities are neglected—increased inertial losses. There is no reason to explore the benefits of training with unstable tools such as sandbags. More importantly, there is no consistent effort to overcome the obstacle of limited resources. I would say that the biggest drawback is always the lack of adversity.

“It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the smartest, but the one that reacts the most to changes.”- Charles Darwin

The modern world is too small in all respects. We believe that we must be specialists, but the secret of humanity’s success lies in our incredible adaptability. We are made to be boys of all professions both bodliy and intellectually. It is the passionate learner who creates the world.

Only those who have great interests can communicate in a variety of ways and see the connections that create new areas and innovations. This was true from Theodore Roosevelt to Steve Jobs, a lover of calligraphy who was able to reinvent computers, movies and the digestion of music.

Likewise, we thrive on the variety of movements and are made to be body generalists. Life once required speed and agility to escape threats, strength to climb cliffs and build protective fortifications, and endurance to travel long distances. It required calluses and adaptability to handle non-standard materials.

Our rich, reductionist, isolated and increasingly specialized world creates inflexibility, inability to adapt, and ever-narrower abilities that nourish ever-narrower resonance chambers of mentalities. We are clamped, sterilized and too sensitive, preferring security to creativity, freedom and passionate experience. Our culture, addicted to responsibility and persecution, peppered us with fear of the most banal experiences.

A federal manual advises against playing on “ground surfaces like floors” because of “poor surprise-absorbing components” and proclaims the impassability of saws, since their use is “quite complex”.”

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