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Old 04-22-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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Nice snippet on persistence hunting on Ross's blog.

http://www.rosstraining.com/blog/
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:25 PM   #2
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From an evolutionary fitness perspective, how would one mimic that, if one was so inclined? In the video, we see our clothed H&G friends walking, sprinting, and jogging . I assume they carried or drug that big sucker back from where they came, also. Did they chow down after they rubbed its saliva on their tired legs (IF)? So, would one sprint, walk, and sled drag/farmer carry in order to mimic our roots?
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:30 PM   #3
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That's awesomeness.

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I was not aware of that. Gareth were you aware of that?
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:23 PM   #4
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Real eye opener. Puts the whole run/jog/sprint thing into perspective. It's all part of the continuum of movement. sprint, walk jog, sprint, creep, freeze, run, jog, sprint........

Calls into question the armchair evolutionary biologists and their concept of some hugely robustly muscled hominid subduing his environs in a Hobbsian struggle of gene expression.
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #5
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Calls into question the armchair evolutionary biologists and their concept of some hugely robustly muscled hominid subduing his environs in a Hobbsian struggle of gene expression.
Good point. I believe it was Devany (armchair evolutionary biologist?)that said our Ancestors would have had a BMR double ours and been well muscled persons. It seems the body always adapts to its environment, so if we are all out of Africa, then do these guys represent our past? Maybe I am extrapolating too much from the video clip.
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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Awesome, awesome clip.

Which Foot Locker can I get his shoes at, so I can run like that? :-)
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:55 PM   #7
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I'm not an evolutionary biologist, armchair or otherwise, but I do believe that fossil remains indicate that some of our ancestors were almost certainly more heavily muscled than our hunter friends in the video. So I am not sure what generalities, if any, we can take away from this video regarding size and body mass in hunter-gatherers from our past

In any case, very impressive feat. But what was going on with that unusual arm position, running with his palm open, facing up?

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Gareth is from the BBC's The Office... I don't believe he posts here. Garrett Smith, however, does. See above! JK!
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Gareth is from the BBC's The Office... I don't believe he posts here. Garrett Smith, however, does. See above! JK!
The office, what's the office? It's all Wayne's World baby.
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I must say, I have never done any studying on the efficiency of 4-leg running versus 2.

Were they all using the POSE Method? :-)
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