Why We Were Born To Walk – Interview

James Earls, author of “Born to Walk”, talks to us about an important part of the movement conversation: fascia and bipedalism. Fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that hold our bones all together in their proper placement. Bipedalism, as I’m sure you know, is the act of locomoting upright on two legs. In our conversation, we explore James’ fascinating knowledge on movement efficiency and how we may have evolved through walking.


  • How James got into this work
  • Fascia being ignored for 2,000 years
  • What is tensegrity?
  • Why do dogs seem to move so easily?
  • Bipedalism
  • How did we evolve through walking?
  • Movement efficiency
  • Ground direction force
  • Fascia is multi-factored and exciting, and so it’s unfortunate that it has been ignored for the past 2,000 years in anatomy.