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.
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    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

     

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    by Darryl Edwards
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    by Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie, Sarah Dopp
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    by Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson
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Thursday
Aug122010

Workout: Crossfit Cindy

Warmup:

  • 5 min moderate effort - Row, Run or Bike.
  • 10 Push-Ups
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Sit-Ups

Workout: --> "Crossfit Cindy"

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:

  • 5 Pull-ups
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 15 Air Squats

Finisher:

Treadmill Drivers (3 x 20 second rounds)

 

I completed 11 rounds the last time I did Crossfit Cindy (May), today I completed 15 rounds.  Which is significant progress.  This equates to: 75 Pull-Ups, 150 Push-Ups and 225 Air Squats in 20 minutes which is a personal best.  I had to start brief periods of rest after the 7th round. 

My training partner Chris completed 12 rounds.

My goal is to get to 18-20 rounds, when I attempt this again in a couple of months.

 

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Reader Comments (6)

I manage to do 16 rounds but only just as my watch went off straight after my last air squat.

The push ups and air squats were not that challenging but the pulls were a killer as I struggled greatly as the rounds went on. I started with a normal grip then had to move to inside grip.

I was exploding on the push ups and air squats.

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

I managed to get out 15, was really pleased with this though I notice I managed to do the first 7 sets by the 5-6 minute mark and the remaining 8 took another 14-15 minutes. My 15th set took me 2 minutes!

August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeshani

Amazing effort guys!!

PS. Were those squats below parallel and the pull-ups dead hang boys? ;-)

August 13, 2010 | Registered CommenterDarryl Edwards

Managed 11 rounds. had the same experience as Mitch. exploded through the squats and push up, but pull ups let me down.

yes Darryl, dead hang and below parallel. lol..

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Almanac

Gosh - I can't do that many unassisted pull ups - but I used a band and got in 18 rounds (up from 13 a month ago). That counts right?
Great site!
Kris

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Hi Guys,

do you do the pull ups straight or strict ? Imanaged 15 rounds strict first time I did Cindy.
Let me know your thoughts.

April 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPascal Landshöft

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