Movement Podcast Season 2 Ep 15

Written by FMS Thursday, October 1, 2020



For the third consecutive year Arlington, VA was voted the “Fittest City in the United States” With that as a backdrop, Gray and Lee discuss what “fit” really means. We look at what factors are used to define “fit” 

And what variables may be overlooked as well. They explore socioeconomic status, stress, and other risk factors that play a part in fitness. Gray also compares our current fitness experience to dog parks and zoo animals.

The guys also debate physical awareness vs social awareness and break down how manipulation of environment can skew your fitness results. Gray offers up what he thinks is a holistic definition of what “fit” means and so much more. Take a listen above and strap in for another episode of the Movement Podcast.

Episode Notes: 
  • 1:28 - Lee talks economic status and "The Fittest City in America"
  • 2:21 - Gray compares dog parks to current fitness experience 
  • 4:00 - Stress levels, and dumping stress with exercise.
  • 5:05 - Personality type may be a factor
  • 6:49 - "Hypokinetic Disease", Kraus Weber, JFK 
  • 8:20 - How often you workout doesn’t make you fit
  • 9:00 - Most people don't connect fit to function
  • 9:45 - "Survival of the fittest"
  • 12:54 - 1920 Gyms - Workout was the side effect of learning a skill
  • 13:50 - Awareness: on stage, physical and social awareness
  • 15:59 - Society argues weakness as normal
  • 17:35 - Transfats: butter/margarine controvesry
  • 22:13 - Environment (Crossfit games, etc)
  • 23:05 - Superbowl team survived better
  • 24:24 - "You've got to be healthy first."
  • 25:02 - Never exercising to failure and "Becoming Superman" book
  • 27:48 - Advice for average 40 yr old wanting to be healthy and fit
  • 29:28 - Navy Seal training, NFL training.
  • 31:01 - Only place where fitness comes before health is in the dictionary.
  • 31:48 - Gray's holistic definition of fitness

Did you miss the YouTube release of Ep14? 

Check it out 👇