Our ancestors were physically active with strong muscles and bones. Today, most people on earth are no longer naturally active, or strong. Most of us can’t return to nature, so the next best thing is strength training that produces very similar natural muscle and bone strength. This is much easier than you think. In fact, just picking up a weight, standing and holding it, then placing it back down begins the process of getting stronger throughout the body. This simple approach, along with other strengthening options, if you want them, is what this book is about.
My workout is part of my day. I don’t change clothes, wear special shoes, drive anywhere, pay a membership or even get sweaty. It’s simple: I don’t want to bulk up or enter any weightlifting competition — I just want to improve overall health and fitness by making my entire body stronger.
The MAF Strength Training method is simple, safe, easy, effective, fast and free. It’s a natural activity, developing strong muscles and bones similar to those conditioned through outdoor work, such as lifting and carrying logs or rocks, building a stone wall, or digging the garden.