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  • Animal Moves: How to move like an animal to get you leaner, fitter, stronger and healthier for life
    Animal Moves: How to move like an animal to get you leaner, fitter, stronger and healthier for life
    by Darryl Edwards

    Animal Moves

    • improve strength, speed and stamina
    • increase mobility, flexibility and stability
    • look, feel and perform better

    Find out more and details on how to purchase at www.animalmovesbook.com

  • 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

Entries in Calisthenics (9)

Thursday
Nov042010

Workout: 300 (Hotel Workout)

300 (Hotel Workout)

Working out whilst travelling can be challenging, but here is something I did today on my vacation to keep me active and motivated. 

You can do this in your hotel room, on the beach or even at home - without additional equipment (exception being the tricep dips - but even these can be performed without a chair if required)

Warmup:

A few minutes of Shadow Boxing and Virtual Skipping

Workout:

50 Salamander Press Ups

50 Air Squats

50 Sit-Ups

50 Lunges

50 Tricep Dips

50 Back extensions

300 Reps in total. 


Finisher:

10 Press Ups, 1 min 30 Plank

20 Press Ups, 1 min Plank

30 Press Ups, 1 min 30 Plank

  

Notes:

Reduce the repetitions performed and increase rest periods depending on your ability.

 

Wednesday
Oct062010

Workout: Wicked Wednesday

Workout: Wicked Wednesday

Warmup:

3 mins shadow boxing

1 x Fitness Explorer Warmup

Workout:

5 x Fitness Explorer Warmup (400 reps)

Finisher:

120 Air Squats


Monday
Sep062010

Workout: 300 (Bodyweight)

A quick workout I performed in my hotel room this morning without any equipment, performed quickly with purpose.  Works all major and supporting muscle groups.

Warmup:

A few minutes of dynamic stretches, gentle lunges, squats and shadow boxing.

Workout:

50 Push-Ups

50 Air Squats

50 Sit-Ups

50 Lunges

50 Tricep Dips

50 Back extensions

300 Reps in total.

Friday
Sep032010

Workout: Strength Endurance Tests

Performs as many repetitions as possible of the following exercises without pausing.  For example if you can perform 27 Push-Ups but have to stop even momentarily at 28 then use 27 as your total.

Make a note of the total and test yourself on a regular basis say every couple of months to monitor progress and to use as a motivational tool.  

Rest for 1-2 minutes between each exercise.

Pull-Ups

Push-Ups

Sit-Ups

Shoulder Presses (10kg olympic bar for women, 20kg olympic bar for men)

Air Squats

Tricep Dips

Back Extensions

Squat (hold in low squat position and total in seconds)

Plank (in seconds)

Burpees