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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Paleo and Primal diets and lifestyles

I've been doing a lot of research into 'Paleo' and 'Primal' style diets and lifestyles in compiling information for my upcoming book on strength and conditioning training.  Here are some of the better ones on the market:

1. The Paleo Diet by Dr Loren Cordain PhD - Dr Cordain is the leader in pale-style diet and lifestyle principles.  There's a lot of good research-based information in this and other books he's written on the subject.

2. The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf - Robb is a qualified strength and conditioning coach and biological scientist, and knows his stuff in relation to diet and exercise.  He has a good training chapter in his book which is geared to beginners.

3. The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson.  Mark has some great info on paleo-style or primal (as he calls it) diet, exercise and lifestyle laws and is quickly becoming my favourite read on the subject.  He also gives some sensible guidelines in relation to exercise routines and styles.

4. No Excuses by 'Commando' Steve Willis.  This is the only book I can find with Crossfit information in it (apart from the crossfit.com website).  The Crossfit principles are sound and the exercise selections are excellent.

My book is a comprehensive guide to strength and fitness training modelled on the physical activities of ancient and modern hunter-gatherers.  Whilst it contains elements of the leading pale-style philosophies mentioned above, it goes into much greater detail.  Stay tuned for more posts on my book and my overall philosophy of strength and conditioning training my book and other writings are modelled on.  Thanks for stopping by!

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