This is a great quote from Erwan LeCorre founder of the Natural Movement (MovNat) approach to fitness. I think his view can well be applied to many aspects of our lives including work, eating, etc. I was thinking about this today as my wife and I were discussing Twitter and how everyone seems to have their face in a smartphone screen these days, missing out on what is going on in the world around them, living vicariously through other people’s experiences. We have become evolutionary show dogs.
Our workouts are domesticated, while the world out there is still plenty wild. In a pinch, can a man put gym-generated biceps and tank-tread abs to any real use? Could it be that our treadmill-running, elliptical-gliding, well-oiled Cybex world has turned us into show dogs who can’t hold our own in the hunt?