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 taking place for the 2nd year running - October 31/Nov 1 2015.

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  • 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

     

  • 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 Squats (12)

Monday
Aug022010

Workout: 300 (The Big Apple)

 

Warmup:

10 minutes C2 Indoor Row (aim for 2000m)

10 Push-Ups

10 Air Squats

10 Pull-Ups

Workout:*

12 rounds of:

5 x 60kg (132lbs) Deadlifts

5 x Strict Pull-Ups

5 x Clap Push-Ups

5 x Sit-Ups

5 x 16kg (each arm) Dumbbell Push-Up --> Squat Clean --> Push-Press

300 Reps in total.

*Aim to complete in less than 30 minutes

Finisher:

10, 20 and 30 sec 100% effort Sprints or (Treadmill Drivers)

Max rep Knees to Elbows

Pull-Up Cliff Hangers

To failure: (repeat 3 rounds) 

  • Max rep Burpees
  • Max rep Tricep Dip
  • Max rep Pull-Ups 

"Immortals... we put their name to the test." - Dilios

 

Note:

Please scale all Fitness Explorer workouts to your current ability.  Get adequate rest and sufficient nutrition to fuel the activity and aid recovery.  Work hard but never sacrifice correct form.

Please visit the FAQ for details on individual exercises or consult the advice of a registered exercise professional.

If you are new to this type of exercise, try one of the beginner's circuits

Perform a warmup prior to activity, here's an example Fitness Explorer warmup

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Darryl Edwards

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.

Monday
Jul262010

Workout: "Angie" - Crossfit

 

Photo taken at Crossfit Boston

 

Workout: Angie

100 Pull-ups (dead hang)
100 Push-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Air Squats

Complete all reps of one exercise before progressing to the next.

My time: 28 minutes (2 of us sharing the pull-up bar).  My warm-up consisted of a 10 minute row.

This is another one of my favourite Crossfit WODs.  A full body, strength endurance workout.  Lots of trepidation and mettle required to finish it in a decent time.  The dead hang pull-ups were so taxing that even the push-ups were a struggle.  A great workout.

Thursday
Jul222010

Workout: 300 (Bodyweight)

Workout:

50 Push-Ups

50 Air Squats

50 Pull-Ups

50 Walking Lunges

50 Tricep Dips

50 Supermans (or back extensions)

300 Reps in total.

Complete for time, only counting good quality reps.