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Strength versus Fitness – A Critical Distinction

From Chris Highcock’s wonderful short PDF book which you can buy here.

Chris’s book opens with the best context for Fitness and its link to health and how we grow old that I have yet seen.

This site has talked a lot about the false claims for diet – “Eating Healthy Grains” etc. The real diet is to give up the modern foods!

Chris shows how our modern obsession with “Exercise” has taken us down an unhelpful alley too. The real issue is “Strength”.

Our  ancestors did not “Take Exercise”. They led active lives and they carried a lot of stuff and they moved around a lot. They did not need a gym not expensive kit.  Chris shows us how we can do this again. And he shows a focus on strength this will help our health in a way that “Exercise” does not. This approach also then deals with the issue of time. For to get strength the requirement is intensity and not time. In fact as we get stronger we need to use less time and increase the intensity. We don’t have to spend hours a day.

Oh and don’t forget that we are designed to walk – a lot!

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  1. Hi Rob,

    I hope you are well and working on some big project. Sorry, to not see you doing any posts. I find your leads very enlightening.

    Have you ever heard of Dr Jack Kruse? He has achieved massive weight lose on the paleo diet. He has developed sometime called “The Quilt”, which is difficult to understand but he explains more in his posts. He has developed a Leptin Rx and CT Rx (Cold Thermogenesis) which gets down to the “how to” but the posts explains the “why”:

    His bread crumbs are very hard to follow but if he is right, well, go take a look for yourself. I am still trying to digest his work.


    PS: Hungry for healthy bacon? Here is a recipe for salted pork belly. I will post an index of all the recipes on eatkamloops.org next week. These recipes will be good for people on the modified paleo diet:

    • robpatrob says:

      Hi Caroline
      Sorry I have been absent – I am working on a series of Kindle Select Books that include taking charge of your health and also all aspects of reducing our dependency on Institutions – such as Education, Health, Jobs etc – Also working mow to help my local government move to wellness – I will be back when this work is ready and I will follow up your links
      All the best

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