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Are Natural Movement Systems A Fitness Regression?

A few weeks ago Danny Clark, MovNat Performance Director, posted an article titled Is Natural Movement Primitive or Cutting-Edge? It was spawned in response to a comment someone made to him. The comment was:

“Granted any type of exercise is better than no exercise at all, yet, the whole philosophy behind this seems to be missing a crucial point: it’s in our nature to overcome nature, to rise above it. It’s the essence of what makes us human. Regression to primitivism seems to me the most un-“nat” thing imaginable.”

Danny’s response was excellent. But I decided I wanted to write my own response to this point. In a nutshell, I strongly disagree on both of this gentleman’s assertions. But he is right any exercise is better than no exercise!Continue reading