The first time someone sees a MovNat practice session (jumping, climbing, crawling, etc.), they’ll often joke that it looks like I’m training for the Zombie Apocalypse. I’m all for this comparison, because it starts a conversation. I explain the real world application of these skills, and how it’s not only fun but keeps me strong and healthy. They usually nod their head in agreement, but I can tell they feel like it’s so far removed from what they’d ever have to do that it’s almost fantastical. Sure, it’s great and all to train for the oncoming Zombie hoards, but how can that help me NOW?
Walking out of Kroger the other day, an epiphany smacked into my brain space – the Zombie Apocalypse is already here! But before you grab your crossbows and head underground with a drum full of coconut oil and as many Primal Pacs as you can muster, let me explain.
In the classic zombie tale, we fear the end of the world coming through some sort of transmittable disease that renders us mindless; decaying bodies barely holding together as we limp around the countryside in search of our next meal. Isn’t this remarkably similar to what’s happening right now? Continue reading