After receiving an email last week asking what, if any, resources are online to get information on paleo/primal health and fitness I decided to put together a list of some of the blogs and websites that I regularly go to for information or inspiration. Hopefully you’ll find this helpful:
- General information and news about what’s going on in the primal world
Naturally Engineered (naturallyengineered.com) – This blog by David Csonka, a writer and natural health enthusiast. A grat way to keep in touch with current events in Paleo fitness and health, as well as get some handy information on different training techniques
Arthur De Vany’s Evolutionary Fitness (www.arthurdevany.com) – Arthur De Vany could be described as the godfather of the Paleo movement. He’s been preaching this for a long time now and has a wealth of information behind him, although this doesn’t stop him from being very up to date on happening at the coal face of health and fitness.
Hunter-Gatherer (hunter-gatherer.com) – This blog by John Durant shares his transition from ‘normal’ office worker to professional caveman. The blog now follows his sometimes random musing and tips on how to live wild in the modern world.
- specifically on the Paleo diet
Robb Wolf, The Paleo Solution (www.robbwolf.com) Robb Wolf is arguable the biggest name in the Paleo diet game, with his bestselling book “The Paleo Solution” propelling him into
Mark’s Daily Apple (www.marksdailyapple.com) Mark Sisson is one of the big names when it comes to the Paleo diet and lifestyle with several books to his name, but if you want get back to where it all started for him check out his frequently updated blog
Olliemoves (www.facebook.com/pages/Olliemoves/180421172027695) Created by Brad Osborn – Decathlete, volleyballer and naturally movement enthusiast – this facebook page tracks his diet and weekly physical activity summary with daily status updates (on diet) and video content. Well worth a look.
- although the nature of Natural Fitness doesn’t lend itself towards formalised workouts, it’s still good to keep in touch with what the rest of them are up to
Zombiefit (www.zombiefit.org) O.K. it’s a bit of a strange concept for some to get their heads around but bear with me. Zombiefit basically asks the question if the world was taken over by Zombies tomorrow would you be able to survive? So by preparing for this impossible scenario we can become ready for improbable scenarios. That aside the workouts on this site are usually quite good though they definitely tend towards parkour skills
Crossfit Football (www.crossfitfootball.com) Those of you who know me know that I don’t have a lot of love for the Crossfit concept as a whole, but there are still some who can actually do a decent program, and this is one of them. The basis of having an actual performance outcome grounds CF football and makes its workouts a little more structured and realistic.
- for when I need to ‘geek out’ on exercise
Gray Cook, Physical Therapist (www.graycook.com) Gray Cook is the creator of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and author of several books. His insights into movement specifically and fitness generally, especially with performance in mind, are well worth a read.
Michael Boyle’s Strength Coach (www.strengthcoach.com) Michael Boyle has long been known as not only one of the most experienced trainers of Strength and Conditioning for athletes, but also one of the best trainers of other Strength and Conditioning coaches. His ideas are always well thought out and add a valuable voice in what is becoming a crowded area of training.
Sweat Science (sweatscience.runnersworld.com) Although this has recently moved to the Runner’s World website it doesn’t appear to have affected Alex Hutchinson’s skill at collecting and concisely presenting information on the science of all exercise, not just running. His ability to quickly summarise studies and present it in laymen’s terms makes this a very informative and easy to read blog.
- Because sometimes we all need that extra motivation to get out the door
Movnat (www.movnat.com) Movnat founder Erwan Le Corre has an amazing ability to convey what natural movement is all about and why it is important for us, not only as individuals but as a species. This is the site that really ignited my passion for natural fitness as an actual system. I highly recommend checking out the videos on this site and the testimonials are always helpful for motivation.
Strengthbox (www.strengthbox.ca) This site is dedicated to Greg Carver’s gym in Toronto and his fitness philosophy, one that is closely aligned with Movnat. Great video content and photos to help inspire and motivate.
Well hopefully you’ve found at least some of these pages useful. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but is a good snapshot of what’s out there. It should be enough to get you started at least. So happy reading and hopefully happy training!