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 Paleo Fitness Book (25)

Monday
Jun292015

FREE Paleo Fitness Book 12 Week Programme on Facebook

Sign-up here on facebook: http://bit.ly/PF-12Weeks - starts today!

"I knew there was a better and more human way to be moving than what I was previously doing. I wasn't enjoying it I was just "doing" it. I looked strong but I wasn't....ENTER Darryl Edwards and his Paleo Fitness book:) Easy to read, easy to implement and more importantly something for all the family.

The movements are clear, simple, effective and beautifully challenging. Darryl's never far away if you need virtual assistance and the groups that run on Darryl's fb page are worth their weight in gold. I have reconnected with my inner human, rediscovered childlike enjoyment and bonded with my kids over the movements that come so naturally to them plus I'm stronger and more agile than I was in my twenties!!! Grab this opportunity with both of your paws, this book will open doors.

Thank you Darryl!"

---- Rachel C.

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Tuesday
Jun162015

Paleo Fitness Book Cited in Peer-Reviewed Journal

Paleo Fitness Book Cited in Peer-Reviewed Journal

I received a wonderful email recently from a PhD candidate working on medical literature:

"Mr Edwards your Paleo Fitness book was very useful to my work and I thought you might be interested that I incorporated your book into the first peer-reviewed article published in an humanities/cultural-studies journal on the Paleo Diet.  The article 'The Paleo Diet and the American Weight Loss Utopia, 1975-2014' was recently published in Utopian Studies, largely considered the best publication on utopian thought and practice today. Nearly all academic libraries carry hard copies.

My work is in literature and history. I believe that fitness and nutrition narratives like yours are both valuable health texts and important works of literary value.

Google is to thank for how I found your work, thank you for your help!

- Adrienne"

Thursday
Jun042015

Paleo Fitness Book Review in Paleo Magazine

"Paleo Fitness by The Fitness Explorer offers the perspective that there is room for experimentation, there is more for us to learn, and there is definitely a place for play, even in modern, Neolithic life."



Read the Paleo Fitness Book Review here

Wednesday
May202015

Tabata Tuesday: Level II, Week 8, Day 51

Tabata Tuesday: Level II, Week 8, Day 51

SIP: Max (96) Min (90) - based on high knee foot taps.
1 min rest
Burpee: Max (8) Min (5)
1 min rest
JR: Max (80) Min (60)
1 min rest
GUSU: Max (9) Min (6)
1 min rest
DH: 2 min 42s

I tried double-unders to increase my JR/skipping. I'll try and post a video of them tomorrow. The above counts were single-unders. DU's are the only way I could improve on those scores in 20s, but they are very tiring! 

 (following the Paleo Fitness Book workout programme)