Caution: Slippery When Wet – Thanks to Dave @USwim!

Image: Juan Gnecco / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Part of being Primal is being ready for anything. I’ve always prided myself on being up for doing anything and going anywhere – Whether it’s climbing a mountain, trekking through jungle, adventure racing, playing a sport or simply helping a friend shifting furniture or dig the garden. In reality though, …

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Primal Fitness 2.0 Part III – To Bench or Not to Bench: The Benefits of Un-Functional Training?

Image: Idea go / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Part I of this series examined the efficacy of “functional training” and came to the conclusion that in reality there may be little benefit to athletes performing protracted free weights programs in the hope of improving their performance at their sport, and that they may in fact do better with …

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Athletes performing "Functional Training" Exercises

Primal Fitness 2.0 – Part I: Is Functional Training a Myth?

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a post on the movement/exercise component of evolutionary health and fitness. The main reason for this has been that over the past year or so, many of my long standing beliefs with regards to exercise/training/strength and conditioning (or whatever you want to call it) have been challenged, …

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Primal Wisdom, on the BBC

I watched the first episode of Bruce Parry’s new series, Arctic, the other day. Although you could lay many criticisms at the door of Parry’s documentaries, I still feel they are a lot better than most, and strongly recommend checking out his Tribe dvd box sets – This will give you a better idea of …

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MovNat - Explore Your True Nature

Post MovNat Seminar Thoughts on Different Training Philosophies

I’ve decided to take a bit of a different approach to this post on the MovNat seminar in Edinburgh last weekend. Chris at Conditioning research has already written a great review of what went on in the workshop, and Rannoch has a fantastic interview with Erwan up at his Simple Strength site. Suffice it to …

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Back from Edinburgh MovNat seminar – Just!

Part of the MovNat philosophy is that the Human Animal must adapt to its environment – Well this weekend we were Snow Monkeys!  Plenty of work on balance and a fair bit of throwing (snowballs).  A few impromptu Primal workouts throughout the weekend too pushing people’s cars and digging out snow from under tyres 🙂 …

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MovNat - Explore Your True Nature

MovNat seminar in Edinburgh

In less than a month I’m heading up North to attend a seminar with Erwan La Corre founder of the system of movement training a lifestyle philosophy MovNat. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to it immensely, and will be sure to come back with some great new insights that I can pass onto you guys …

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