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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 Interval (6)

Thursday
Mar172011

Workout: Tabata Thursday V

Workout: Tabata Thursday V


Warmup:

Workout: 

Tabata Intervals (20 minutes including rest periods)

  • 20 sec 1 arm KB Clean & Press**, 10 sec Rest - (repeat for 8 rounds).
  • rest - 30 sec
  • 20 sec Air Squats, 10s rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 30 sec
  • 20 sec Drivers, 10s rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 30 sec
  • 20 sec standing start Long Jumps (max effort),10 sec rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 2m 30 sec

KB = 20kg Kettlebell - male, 12kg - female, you can substitute dumbbells for kettlebells (but add 2kg). 
** KB should touch floor in between reps, swap arms as needed.

Finisher:

150 Jump Pull-Ups

 

Tuesday
Jan252011

Workout: Tabata Tuesday IV

Workout: Tabata Tuesday IV

Warmup:

200 Double Unders (or 400m run)

Workout: (20 minutes in total - including rest periods)

Tabata Intervals

  • 20s Indoor Rowing*, 10s Rest - (repeat for 8 rounds).
  • rest - 1 minute
  • 20s of 20-25% bodyweight 1 arm KB Snatch**, 10s rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 1 minute
  • 20s of 65-75% x bodyweight Deadlift***, 10s rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 1 minute
  • 20s Jump Pull-Ups, 10s rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 1 minute

Notes: 

  • Tabata - perform flat out maximum effort for the 20s of work, and rest for 10s
  • * - if you don't have access to a rowing machine, substitute a skipping rope, or sprint.
  • ** - if you are not sure how to perform a Kettlebell Snatch, substitute a shoulder press - using Kettlebells or Dumbbells.  My KB weight used: 20kg
  • *** - I used 65kg as my Deadlift weight

 

Tuesday
Oct192010

Workout: Tabata Tuesday III

Tabata Tuesday: III

Warmup:

Workout: 

Tabata Intervals (20 minutes including rest periods)

Notes:

  • Perform flat out maximum effort for the 20 seconds of work
  • * Use a sandbag, breeze block, kettlebell or barbell for the above.  25%-30% of BW.
  • ** Substitute Knee Tuck jumps for box jumps
  • The Tabata Protocol requires maximum effort, very high intensity work.  If the 20 second work seems too easy, go faster! 
Tuesday
Oct052010

Workout: Tabata Tuesday II

Tabata Tuesday:

Warmup:

 

 

Workout: 

Tabata Intervals (20 minutes including rest periods)

  • 20 sec KB Front Squat & press overhead*, 10 sec Rest - (repeat for 8 rounds).
  • rest - 1 minute
  • 20 sec Salamander Press-Up, 10s rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 1 minute
  • 20 sec Indoor Row** 10s rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 1 minute
  • 20 sec Drivers***, 10 sec rest - (repeat for 8 rounds)
  • rest - 1 minute

Notes:

  • Perform flat out maximum effort for the 20 seconds of work
  • * Use 8kg Kettlebell Women, 16kg Kettlebell Men (guideline)
  • ** Do standard press-ups as a substitute
  • *** Substitute sprints for drivers if required
  • The Tabata Protocol requires maximum effort, high intensity work.  If the 20 second work seems easy, go faster!