I'm Darryl Edwards (aka The Fitness Explorer), founder of Primal Play, a paleo nutritionist and author of the books Paleo from A to Z and Paleo Fitness based in London, England.  This blog documents my experiences with a Paleo lifestyle that has made me fitter and healthier in my forties than ever before. I am a contributor to Paleo Magazine and presenter at various symposiums globally such as Paleo:f(x), PrimalCon, AHS (Ancestral Health Symposium), Thr1ve.Me, and other events globally. I am also founder of the first Paleo conference in Europe, HEALTH Unplugged which took place for the 3rd year running in Autumn 2016.

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  • Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended!
    Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended!
    by Darryl Edwards

    "If you are looking for a simple way to better understand Paleo concepts, Darryl's Paleo from A to Z guide is the go-to resource.
    -Mark Sisson, best-selling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of Mark's Daily Apple

  • Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
    Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
    by Darryl Edwards, Brett Stewart, Jason Warner

    "This book is a useful reference to enable individuals just starting out on the Paleo path as well as those who want to explore more challenging, playful and interesting ways to move."

    -Robb Wolf, New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution

     

  • 7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness: Get Fitter, Get Stronger, Get Healthier in Seven Days. Move as Nature Intended.
    7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness: Get Fitter, Get Stronger, Get Healthier in Seven Days. Move as Nature Intended.
    by Darryl Edwards
  • The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
    The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
    by Robb Wolf
  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
    Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
    by Mark Sisson
  • Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
    Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
    by Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie, Sarah Dopp
  • Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
    Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
    by Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson
  • Protein Power
    Protein Power
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades, Mary Deans
  • Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    by Christopher McDougall
  • In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto
    In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto
    by Michael Pollan
  • Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    by Michael Pollan
  • The Paleo Diet for Athletes
    The Paleo Diet for Athletes
    by L. Cordain
  • Vegetarian Myth, The
    Vegetarian Myth, The
    by Lierre Keith
  • The Second Brain
    The Second Brain
    by Michael D. Gershon
  • The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
    The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
    by Loren Cordain
  • Eat Drink Paleo
    Eat Drink Paleo
    by Irena Macri
  • Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?
    Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?
    by Jimmy Moore, Eric C. Westman

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  • How to Air Squat: Stand with feet shoulder width apart; Feet slightly angled out; Keep chest high, shoulders ...
  • Balance Practice Video - Park Bench
  • How to do a Bear Crawl: Description: Get on your hands and feet and ...
  • Bench Pass-Through (right leg slowly goes backwards and forwards passing between the left leg, right arm and bench). Perform the same move with opposite arm and leg to ensure both ...
  • Box jumps are a plyometric exercise to increase strength, stamina and vertical jump height. How to do a Box Jump: Crouch ...
  • How To do a Chair Dip: Sit on a chair/sofa/bed; Begin with the hands next to the hips; Lift ...
  • Start in push-up position - lower body to floor and immediately push body up as fast and as high as possible. As the hands and feet leave the ground ...
  • How to do a Crab Walk: Description/Tips: Get into a reverse press-up position. Keep palms ...
  • A bodyweight exercise (Calisthenic) which improves strength and muscular endurance, requires full core activation, co-ordination and control. More difficult than it looks! How to do ...
  • 60 Seconds with the Deadlift Example Deadlift Workout (Strength)
  • Video Guest Appearance: Mitch This is otherwise known as a 'DEADMILL' or 'TREADMILL DRIVER'. Remember all movement of the treadmill is generated purely by your ...
  • How to do a Farmer's Walk: Description: pick up two Kettlebells, Dumbbells, logs or other heavy objects and walk for specified distance or number of steps.  ...
  • Rather than just performing a generic 5-10 minute warmup, or effortless dynamic stretches. I would recommend a warm-up that works all main muscle groups, raises the heart rate, lubricates the ...
  • Floor Wipers are demonstrated in the video below with my client Mitch, you can use a barbell, kettlebell or any heavy object above the head. Feet are not to touch ...
  • Fork Life Truck Exercise: Perform a pull-up hold at the top position bend your knees up to your chest ...
  • How to do Knees-To-Elbows: Description: Get into the dead hang position of a pull-up using an underhand ...
  • This is an exercise I call Medicine Balls of Death. It is an advanced plyometric (power based) exercise, using medicine balls for enhanced core engagement. To ...
  • http://www.thefitnessexplorer.com/home/2011/2/21/video-park-bench-balance-pistol.html
  • Lie face down Keep your body supported by the balls of your feet Place your hands shoulder-width apart Push your feet together ...
  • Demonstration of an exercise I call the Salamander Press-Up aka Lizard Push-Up. A bodyweight, calisthenic exercise providing a challenging full body workout. No body contact with ...
  • Guest Star: Cyrille Stair Climber: --> Simply climb up or down stairs on all fours. To make this easier - ...
  • Stair Crawl:  http://www.thefitnessexplorer.com/home/2011/2/12/video-stair-crawl.html
  • Perform a skipping (jump rope) motion without a rope. Do as many combinations as possible, single leg, high knee, alternative leg, crossovers, etc. Use your imagination.
  • How to do a Waiter's Walk: Description: pick up a Kettlebell, Dumbbells, rock or other heavy object and press it above the head with ...
  • This exercise is commonly known as The Crocodile Walk