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)

Wednesday
Jul212010

Workout: Plyometric Pressure

This workout is designed to improve your power endurance.

Warmup:

10 push-ups, 10 air squats, 10 v-situps 

Workout:

4 x 40 metre sprints - 100% effort (with 40m walk back, active recovery)

20-40kg plyometric bench press (release the bar at the top of the press, and catch)

3 sets of 7 reps (substitute with clap push-ups) - rest 20 seconds between sets


Box Jumps (24 inch box)

10 (rest for a count of 10)

10

20 (rest for a count of 20)

20

25 (rest for a count of 25) 

2 minute rest

Finisher:

50 Burpees

Monday
Jul192010

Workout: Barbell Circuit

 

3 sets of:

6 Deadlifts

6 Rows

6 Hang Cleans

6 Front Squat

6 Back Squat

6 Push Press

6 Push-Up 

Barbell equivalent of 1/3 bodyweight.

Then complete 30, 20, 10 sets of Overhead Squats and Push-Ups

Wednesday
Jun302010

Workout: @ Home II

 

Push-Ups - 100 reps

Air Squats - 100 reps

Kettlebell Snatches (each arm)

12 reps, then 9, then 6

Box Jumps (24" box) - 50

Skipping

200 Singles

10, 20, 30, 30, 20, 10 Double Unders

Crocodile Plank

1st set 10 seconds

2nd set 20 seconds (and so on for 30, 40 and 50 seconds).

Pull-Ups

1st Round: Maximum Number of Reps 

2nd Round: Half max reps 

3rd Round: Half max reps

 

 

 

Tuesday
May112010

20 Minute Workout (Crossfit) - "Cindy"

"Cindy"

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:

5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats

I completed 11 rounds, Cindy is a great example of a metabolic conditioning workout from Crossfit, one of my favourites.

 

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