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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  • 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 Crossfit (8)

Wednesday
May112011

Workout: Filthy Fifty (Slighty Modified)

Workout: Filthy Fifty (Slighty Modified)

Complete all reps of one exercise before moving on, rest as required:

  • 50 Box Jumps (24 inch)
  • 50 Jump Pull-Ups
  • 50 Kettlebell Swings (16kg)
  • 50 Walking Lunges
  • 50 Knees-To-Elbows
  • 50 Push Press (20kg)
  • 50 Back Extensions
  • 50 Deadlifts (50kg)
  • 50 Burpees (1 push-up between each Burpee)
  • 50 Double Unders (or 250 single skips/jump rope)

Time:

  • Darryl : 33 minutes
  • Alex: 35 minutes

Note:

Please scale all Fitness Explorer workouts to your current ability.  Get adequate rest and sufficient nutrition to fuel the activity and aid recovery.  Work hard but never sacrifice correct form.

Please visit the FAQ for details on individual exercises or consult the advice of a registered exercise professional.

If you are new to this type of exercise, try one of the beginner's circuits

Perform a warmup prior to activity, here's an example Fitness Explorer warmup

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Darryl Edwards

Tuesday
Oct122010

60 Second Interview: Jeff Martone (Tactical Athlete)

 60 second interview with Jeff Martone - Tactical Athlete

 

Who are you? 

Jeff Martone, a tactical athlete.
 

What is fitness to you? 

You have to be fit to fight. If what you do in the gym doesn't increase your performance (i.e. hit harder, last longer and make you more resilient) - then you're wasting time. 

What are your goals? 

My goals are to consistently improve athleticism and combative skill sets.

What is one of your main concerns in relation to health? 

People not looking to improve and maintain operational readiness for the long term.


What is your favourite exercise/activity?

Physical: Kettlebell Lifting

Spiritual: Bible Study

What is your favourite meal? 

All my wife's home-cooked meals!
 

Website/Blog: 


 

Sunday
Oct102010

60 Second Interview: Andrew Stemler (Crossfit London)

 60 second interview: Andrew Stemler - Crossfit London UK

 

Who are you? 

Andrew Stemler, a 50 year old, 100 a day ex-smoker turned Crossfit Trainer!
 

What is fitness to you? 

The physical expression of my mid-life crisis.

What are your goals? 

To create small goals each week, nothing too big just baby steps.

What is one of your main concerns in relation to health? 

People fail themselves due to a poor mental attitude...  "Be the best or nothing"


What is your favourite exercise/activity?

Handstands

What is your favourite meal? 

Steak, salad and olives.
 

Website/Blog: 


 

Friday
Aug202010

Workout: Crossfit Filthy Fifty (modified)

 

Steve at the end of Filthy Fifty!


Warmup:

  • None
Workout:
 
Complete all reps of one exercise before moving on:
  • 50 Box Jumps
  • 50 Jump Pull-Ups
  • 50 Kettlebell Swings (16kg, or 18kg DumbBell)
  • 50 Walking Lunges
  • 50 Sit-Ups (feet supported, upper back not touching the floor)
  • 50 Push Press (20kg)
  • 50 Back Extensions
  • 50 Squat Clean & Press (12kg Kettlebell or 14kg DumbBell)
  • 50 Burpees (1 push-up in between each Burpee)
  • 50 Double Unders (or 200 single skips/jump rope)

Times:

  • Darryl : 23 minutes
  • Chris : 30 minutes (scaled)
  • Steve : 32 minutes

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