Primal Fitness 2.0 – Part IV: Would you do anything for another HIIT?

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been getting the thumbs up from the chaps in white coats a lot recently, with numerous studies hailing it as the most effective and efficient form of exercise1. According to the scientists, HIIT sounds like the perfect solution for time short, busy individuals – Just a few minutes per …

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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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Primal Fitness 2.0 Part II – From Functional to Practical: Free weights still rock!

In Part I of this series “Is Functional Training a Myth?“, I challenged the conventional wisdom on strength and conditioning routines, and argued that training programs based around free weight exercises such as power lifts, Olympic lifts and other functional exercises do in fact have little transfer to other activities and sports. In short, squatting …

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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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