Paleolithic Playground: Understanding Human Movement

by Frank Forencich |  Date Released : 19 Aug 2010

  • Definition of Paleo
  • The relevance of Paleolithic study to the understanding of human movement
  • Limitions presented by current biochemistry and biomechanics
  • We are designed to walk on natural terrain
  • The consequences of modern society
  • Movement challenges consistent with evolution can increase performance and decrease injuries
  • What should a trainer look for
  • Barefoot training
  • Diverse natural terrain
  • Exercises that can be done in any environment
  • Integrating Paleo orientation into the modern world
  • Movement snacks
  • Movement and its affect on brain performance
  • Specific types of movement for enhanced cognition
  • Novelty for the body and the mind
  • The ultility of play
  • Mastery requires 10,000 hours of committed concentration
  • Get moving by any means possible
  • The consequences of a sedentary lifestyle
  • If you don't train your body, cognition will decline
  • Movement and reward in the brain
  • Benefits of movement in execution performance

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Frank Forencich

About the author: Frank Forencich

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Frank Forencich is an internationally-recognized leader in health education and performance training. He earned his B.A. at Stanford University in human biology and neuroscience and has over 30 years teaching experience in martial art, functional movement and health promotion. He holds black belt rankings in both karate and aikido and has consulted to major corporations, human resource groups and fitness professionals. Frank has climbed mountains across North America and has traveled to Africa on several occasions to study human origins. He is the author of Play as if Your Life Depends on It, Exuberant Animal and Change Your Body, Change the World.

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