Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MovNat: Paleo Fitness

Erwan Le Corre by Emily Shur

In the January 2011 issue of Outside magazine, Nick Heil writes about Paleo Fitness, or The Workout that Time Forgot. Erwan Le Corre is the leader of MovNat, sometimes called Paleo Fitness, which is based loosely on crossfit, barefoot running, martial arts, wrestling, and low-carb diets. It is a fitness regime that hearkens back to our caveman roots, and is intertwined with the Paleo diet, which shuns modern day foods, inlcuding grains and dairy.

MovNat is based on an obscure training manual published in 1912 by Georges H├ębert, a French naval officer. He also incorporates elements of Parkour, which combines running,acrobatics, and death-defying (sometimes) stunts. Adding in the Paleo Diet completes the picture. Le Corre teaches the training regimen himself through workshops and clinics, and has trained others to help spread the word. To explore more or to find a training opportunity near you, visit the website, MovNat®: Explore Your True Nature™.



I'm not big on the Paleo diet, so that part I can take or leave, but the actual training looks like a blast! I will definitely search out ways to incorporate this into my own fitness plan.

21 comments:

  1. Anything to shake up the routine is good, in my book. And Outside magazine is the best--top writing and research go into everything they do.

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  2. Interesting. I am not a fan of anything that is an entire system unto itself (diet, exercise, lifestyle), but like you would be happy to pick out bits and pieces.

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  3. This does look like a blast. Like you, I like to take bits and pieces of different programs to build my own; it's the way I cook too!

    I've read bits and pieces of Outside Magazine and it looks like a great magazine. Unfortunately, it costs a fortune for a Canadian subscription.

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  4. I would fail so fast on a Paleo diet! But I know that we incorporate a ton of Plyo stuff into Tacfit (which is like Crossfit) and I love my Vibrams ... I could be half Paleo Fit!

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  5. I have a friend that i totally on the Paleo diet and I have no idea how she does it. However, it works for her and so I am happy for her!

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  6. I've heard of this! Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing and making me think this morning. :) and thanks for the great comment on my blog post. Sounds like you are the best kind of dad...your daughter is lucky to have you!! They grow way too quickly.

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  7. Sounds interested but I'm not sure about death defying stunts. LOL.

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  8. Looks like you'll be having a lot of fun!

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  9. That is so weird...watching the video, I realized that he is tracing my exact steps on my daily commute.

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  10. I saw that article in Outside magazine too. Looks like some interesting and fun stuff!

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  11. This is very interesting... I've been thinking I should start training like my toddler - that could be my 3 year old in that video minus scaling the rock wall and swimming in the ocean. You might have noticed with your own kids but mine all have 6-pack abs and it's because they 'play' that way. They jump off everything, climb up everything, crawl and get into spaces they're not supposed to - they run full out all the time cause it's fun and they all hate wearing socks and shoes, the first thing to come off when they have the chance. Natural instincts....being fit...hmmmm....

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  12. Okay Kovas, I just figured out why I was never getting any blog updates from you.... because I was following a blog you don't update... DOH! anyways I'm here now. So lookout!

    Looking forward to harassing... erm I mean following you!
    -Amber,
    1 Life :D

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  13. Of course that's a very good video. Not to poo-poo it, but most of us don't live in such a "natural" setting. Would be cool to see the "urban" version of this workout philosophy.

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  14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHgQJppHF44 - just don't try this in the rain, Chris!

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  15. I am not one for video as my attention span is just not that long but I am game for anything that changes up routines and this does it. The only issue is that I want to live past 100 and death defying stunts doesn't fit into that picture very well.

    And as always.....do you think he wears a ThermoJock when the temps get to low or is that not caveman?

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  16. Bravo for seeking out the alternative training methods, this one is really interesting. Cool stuff, dude.

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  17. My husband the caveman works out this way and follows the paleo diet as well. Lucky me.

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  18. I don't think I would live on the paleo diet very long.... Cool stuff!

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  19. I have read about this before & it certainly looks fun. I think having fun with fitness is the most important part of the puzzle-if you enjoy what you are doing, you will keep doing it :D

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  20. I am not one for video as my attention span is just not that long but I am game for anything that changes up routines and this does it. The only issue is that I want to live past 100 and death defying stunts doesn't fit into that picture very well.

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  21. This is a great blog post. Thank you very much for the excellent information you shared! I was looking for this information for a long time, but I wasn’t able to see a reliable website.

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