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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 Running (5)

Saturday
Oct272012

James Bond Skyfall: No Spoilers I promise!

I saw the James Bond movie Skyfall tonight and as always one of the most impressive aspects of this film was James Bond's athleticism.  Unfortunately a friend of mine posted the key element of the storyline on facebook so that spoilt it for me slightly.  I won't do the same!

However there is one thing I wanted to share with you about the movie.  Whilst watching Skyfall I really began to pay attention to Bond's running style.  The reason being it demonstrated a really efficient running style - which had nothing to do with CGI effects, the use of a stunt double or just about looking good for action purposes.  It is all about the running.  

Rather surprising, but if you want to see good technique in relation to running and to experience a pretty decent film into the bargain, watch this movie.  

I admit not your usual movie review - but just think of me when you pick up on the running technique.

Friday
Aug202010

Workout: Run (Sprint Finisher)

Warmup:
  • 10 Squats
  • 10 Push-Ups
  • 10 Walking Lunges
  • 10 Sit-Ups
  • 10 Back Extensions
Workout:
 
2km Run

Time:

  • Darryl : 6 minutes 08 seconds

Finisher: 

  • 400m Sprint
  • 200m Sprint
  • 50m Sprint

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Notes: 
  • Take 1-2 minute rest between sprints.
  • Run barefoot (or use minimalist training shoes such as Vibram Five Fingers) if conditioned to do so.  

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Thursday
Aug052010

60 Second Interview: David Csonka

 

Who are you?

David Csonka. I'm an application developer at a university, and I blog about fitness, nutrition, and barefoot running.

What is fitness to you?

Being healthy, and unencumbered by physical limitations.

What are your goals?

To be as healthy as I am now, 40 years in the future.

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

Fitness and nutrition plans guided by misinformation and faulty "common knowledge". Specifically, the fallacious low-fat diet.

What is your favourite meal?

Something new I recently tried, a Meat-za. Burger patties with pizza sauce, bacon, cheese, and pepperoni on top. It was love at first bite.

What is your favourite exercise/activity?

Trail running, hiking. I love running out into the woods to experience nature, and take photos of flowers and animals. Being away from the noises and distractions of civilization is nice.

Blog:

http://blog.naturallyengineered.com

Tuesday
Jun012010

More Barefoot Running

An excellent video on the benefits of barefoot running by Daniel Lieberman, worthwhile viewing.