BODY BY SCIENCEA George Jetson Workout for a Fred Flintsone Metabolism
Not reducible to a soundbiteI have to teach you a semester of medical school biochemistry (drinking from a ﬁre hose).
The “Miracle”The metabolic turn on a dime
This metabolic shift occurs on-site in themuscleglycogen breakdown ampliﬁcation cascade
Therefore...To occur optimally, the muscle(s) in questionmust be directly in the line of ﬁre.This targeted work must be intense andunrelenting....a “well-matched opponent”.
The event must be “extremal” and “far fromequilibrium”.A well-matched opponent who doesn’t give upResults in inroad (momentary weakening ofmuscle) and inability to moveMovement as a highly preserved biologicfunction
The “Extremal” ComponentBeneﬁts from a deliberate, focused effortthat places the muscle in the cross hairs ofa continuous load
Triggering the responseby accident=truly Paleo Attacked by a predator (run or ﬁght for your life) Battling a well-matched opponent Throw rocks/drag a log/push a sled/Crossﬁt (Paleo Re-enactment)
Characteristics of Paleo Re-enactment Systemic effect >>> Local Discontinous loading High force with high risk for injury “Offroading”-lots of work thrown off without producing in-line stimulus Harder=more dangerous. Risk of injury increases with fatigue.
Characteristics of BBSSystemic=local, because the local creates thesystemic.Continuous loading. No momentum. A well-matched, unrelenting opponent.Low force with low risk of injury (F=MA)“Inroading”-rapid, deep, paralytic fatigueRisk of injury decreases with fatigue
Paleo skills-vs-Paleo conditioningIn the past: Now: inseperable/ seperate and dangerous safe conditioning conditioning coincidental to the deliberate skill general very speciﬁc
NOW you can have theprotective effect of theconditioning BEFORE you take on the learning of a new skill.
NOW you can truly focus on the skill withoutbundling conditioning with it or having fatigue compromise it.
Body by ScienceDeliberate placement of the stressor “in line”Extremal-a well matched/relentless opponentLocal produces the systemicInroad not OffroadGets safer as you fatigueCondition before learning a skill