I'm Darryl Edwards (aka The Fitness Explorer), founder of Primal Play, this website is no longer being updated - please check out www.primalplay.com for current details on my work, passion and lifestyle approach.

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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 Olympics (3)

Sunday
Aug122012

Playout: PRIMALity Decathlon (First 5 Events)

 

We had an informal decathlete event yesterday very loosely based on the Olympic event but with a playful and primal flavour.  

"It's great to spectate and live our lives through other's achievements, but it's even better to participate and achieve your own expectations." - Me

Events:

100m Sprint

110m (Bench Jump) Hurdles

100m Fireman Carry

Wall Vault

Weightlifting (overhead press - no equipment required)

I read a newspaper article about how little effort a 100m sprint takes in comparision to an endurance run.  Well I think most of us who ran an ALL OUT sprint yesterday will tell you that the recovery time of 5-10 minutes afterwards was more than intense enough to deal with.

Sunday
Jul292012

London 2012: Weightlifting Women's 48kg Category

 

Strong!

It's a pleasure to be able to attend the Olympic games especially when I live in the host city.  The atmosphere is amazing.

Here is a picture from the woman's 48kg (106lb) weightlifting category I attended yesterday. Most of the women are less than 1.5m (4'10") and about half my weight.  However they can lift almost twice their weight overhead with the snatch lift and almost 2.5 times in the clean and jerk.  Now that is inspirational, what a power and strength to size ratio!

The Snatch lift.  Incredible technique - some of them make those lifts look so easy.  China attempting PB of 91kg to go for gold.  That's almost snatching my bodyweight overhead!  A ‎115kg clean and jerk clinches victory for China.

Sunday
Aug012010

Fit at 50 - Merlene Ottey

Merlene Ottey

Yesterday, Merlene Ottey made history being the oldest athlete to compete in the European Athletic Championships at 50 years old.  She now runs for Slovenia, rather than her native Jamaica - participating with athletes in their prime, less than half her age!

Her chosen role was running the final leg (anchor) of the 4x100m sprint relay.  An even more remarkable achievement given it is 30 years since she competed at the 1980 Moscow Olympics winning a bronze medal. 

She has clocked a 100m time of 11.50 seconds this year (a second slower than her personal best), looks fantastic at 50 and also wants to compete at the 2012 Olympics in London.  Although she is unlikely to be vying for medals in 2012 - I for one will be cheering her on.

"There are no limitations to age.  I'll always run.  It's the challenge that keeps me going" - Ottey

What an inspiration!