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Ignorance is Bliss

Written on June 3, 2008 at 8:07 pm, by Eric Cressey

Researchers have just produced aerial photos of an “uncontacted” tribe in the Amazon rainforest.

Going with my gut instinct, I’m going to venture a guess that hut pictured below is the tribe’s gym. Yes, that’s exactly what it is. How intuitive of me…

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that it doesn’t have a Smith machine, leg extension, or rotary torso machine. In fact, I’m guessing that these folks don’t care about their six-pack abs or what’s going on at XYZ internet forum. I am, however, guessing that they a) move a lot, b) don’t eat refined crap, and c) probably have better mobility and are healthier than most people who claim to be “in shape.” I doubt any of them have heart disease, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, or even that nauseous feeling you get after your girlfriend forces you to watch “The Batchelorette” while you could be watching a Red Sox no-hitter.

So, for those of you who think you can’t learn anything from a tribe in the Amazon, think again. Move more – and without machines. Wear shoes less. Eat more green stuff and meat (and preferably kill it yourself with a spear). Stand more and sit less. Train your body for function.

One Response to “Ignorance is Bliss”

  1. Kaiser Says:

    are you sure? How could they survive without a rotary torso machine?

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