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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 Plyometric (6)

Wednesday
Sep012010

Workout: Explosive Fitness (MMA)

This workout combines speed, strength, power, muscular endurance, balance and co-ordination at high intensity.  

Warmup:
  • 5 minute moderate row
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Push-Ups
  • 10 Forward Walking Lunges 
  • 10 Backward Walking Lunges
  • 10 Sit-Ups
  • 10 Back Extensions
  • 10 Pull-Ups
Rest as required and aim for 100% effort.  This variation will mimic the peaks and demands required for an MMA fight.

Workout:
(Repeat circuit 3-6 times depending on ability)
  • 1 bodyweight deadlift (e.g. 90kg)
  • 6 Pull-Ups (1 x wide, 1 x narrow, 1 x underhand, 1 x overhand, 2 x alternate grip)
  • 12 Box Jumps (16-24 inch box)
  • 12 Press-Ups
  • 45 second Dumbell overhead punches
  • 1 minute flat out sprint 
  • Rest for 30 seconds

Finisher: 

  • 100 Double Unders*

Notes:

* To perform a double under:

  • perform a normal rep (skip/jump rope)

  • however jump up higher than usual with the rope revolving twice per jump

  •  

    minimal bending of the knees 

  • keep torso as upright as possible throughout movement.

To substitute 100 double unders, do 400 single jumps, or perform 100 squat jumps.



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Wednesday
Aug182010

Video: 44 Inch Box Jump

Wednesday
Aug112010

Workout: Strength Endurance II

Warmup:

  • 5 min moderate effort - Row, Run or Bike.
  • 50 Double Unders *


Workout: 

Strength Endurance:
(perform one of the below exercises, either Gold, Silver or Bronze effort)

  • Gold: 100 x 20kg Kettlebell 1 arm Snatches (50 per arm) 
  • Silver: or 100 x 10kg Dumbbell Squat Clean and Press - Silver (50 each arm)
  • Bronze: or 100 x 10kg Dumbbell Push Press - Bronze (50 each arm)

 

Finisher:

30 Chin-Ups (underhand grip)

20 Box Jumps

10 Clap (Plyometric) Push-Ups

Notes:

* To perform a double under:

perform a (skip/jump rope).  

jump up higher than usual, swinging the rope round twice per jump.  

minimal bending of the knees and staying as upright as possible.  

To substitute 50 double unders, do 200 single jumps, or 100 squat jumps.

Thursday
Jul292010

Workout: Just Move

Just for fun, do combos of:

Bear Crawls

Crab Walks

Crocodile Walks

Farmer's Run (1 x 32kg, 1 x 24 kg kettlebell)

Precision Jumps

Plyometric Push-Ups

Knees-to-Elbows

Hindu Squats

Hindu Push-Ups

play for 30-40 minutes.