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The Evolution of Exercise

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Dawn of Time: Caveman Stuff

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Hunting and gathering developed cardio in the form of running from predators and after potential delicious dinners. It's a time of sharp sticks and introducing everyone to this new paleo diet thing.

Shortly After: Sports

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As humans stop migrating so frequently, they start developing ways of entertaining themselves that develop into the modern team and individual sports we now know.

Circa 708 BCE: Halteres

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The Greeks invent the dumbbell's precursor both to lengthen jumps and to increase arm strength, making it the first recorded instance of strength training.

1970: Gym Machines

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Arthur Jones creates Nautilus workout machines, which single-handedly modernize gyms by allowing anyone to start variable-resistance weightlifting with little to no training.

2000: CrossFit

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A combination of weightlifting and high-intensity intervals that became so popular so quickly that the first national CrossFit Games took place only seven years later.