Fitness History (Part 1)

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I wrote a free eBook about my training and my diet. Many times my friends asked me what is my training so I found easier to make an eBook rather than repeat this every evening.

In my eBook, I explain why I don’t take protein powder. It often surprises people, I don’t know why. Did our ancestor had protein powder ? NO ! And I had the idea of seeking the history of fitness. Wow, I learned al lot of of things with a study from the University of New Mexico, it’s cool. This theme is in several parts because there is a lot of information. I want to share what I found with you, let’s go !

Primitive man and fitness (prehistory – 10 000 B.C )

primitive man

The nomadic lifestyle of primitive man still needed to hunt and gather food to survive. Often tribes went for 1-2 days to find food and water. Regular physical activity was necessary to hunt and gather, it was an essential element of life. After a successful hunting and gathering, there was a party. To make parties a trip of 9-32 km (6 to 20 miles) was include to neighboring tribes to visit family and friends to dance and play. The party lasted several hours. This Palaeolithic model of seeking food and parties required a high level of fitness and was composed of different physical activities of daily life

The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution (10 000 – 8 000 B.C)

 Neolithic Agricultural Revolution

Neolithic agricultural revolution marked the end of the life style of primitive man and signified the beginning of civilization. This historical period has had important agricultural developments with the domestication of plants and animals and also the invention of the plow. These advances have allowed tribes who hunted and gathered to have larger amounts of food while remaining in the same area, transforming primitive man in an agrarian society (agriculture and farming). This era in the history symbolizes the beginning of a more sedentary lifestyle, the man began to decrease some difficulties of life and simultaneously reduce daily physical activity.

That’s all for today. Soon the rest of fitness history. 

-Steph

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