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WOW: The Fight and Flight. Welcome!

WOW: The Fight and Flight

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal lifestyle. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to receive an eBook called Primal Blueprint Fitness and more - all for free. WOW: The Phalanx. Welcome!

WOW: The Phalanx

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal lifestyle. WOW: Primal Skirmish. 3 cycles of: 30 Walking Lunges Sprint Weight Carry/Evade 2 x 10 Pushups Sprint 20 Squat Thrusters* This workout is designed to be done with a partner or group.

WOW: Primal Skirmish

See the “How-to” section below for instructions. How-to: Warmup: A couple rotations of the Grok Squat and a few 50 meter runs at moderate effort. WOW: Beat the Bag. Welcome!

WOW: Beat the Bag

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal lifestyle. Urban Workouts. Swinging Rope Training. Sledgehammer Workout. Next time you’re in the vicinity of a hardware store, stop in and ask for the sledgehammers.

Sledgehammer Workout

They are a relatively cheap, easy way to get an effective Primal workout. Building your own exercise equipment is fun and satisfying (and inexpensive) in its own way, but sometimes you just want a simple, over the counter alternative. We aren’t all DIY types, after all. It fits the general criteria for Primal workouts: natural movements that engage the entire body in a full range of motion; heavy thing on stick that can withstand vigorous pounding. Men and women have been working with large hammers for millennia, as tools of work and of war. The best part about the sledgehammer workout is that it doesn’t really seem like work. Mace Training - Workout Tips for the Mace. Welcome!

Mace Training - Workout Tips for the Mace

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal lifestyle. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to receive an eBook called Primal Blueprint Fitness and more - all for free. Cut to the chase by visiting PrimalBlueprint.com. Bodyweight Workout. Though I’m a big proponent of Olympic lifts, and I use free weights on a regular basis, there’s something to be said for getting a great workout using just your surroundings, gravity, and maybe a pull-up bar.

Bodyweight Workout

We can’t always get to a gym , and one-time fees can be pretty exorbitant – but we always want to be able to get a good workout in. When you’re stuck out of town on business, surrounded by fast food joints, stressed out of your mind and close to breaking, a great workout can really make the difference and save our sanity. We can’t always eat good Primal fare or even get plenty of sleep , but we can always blast our body with an intense, Primal workout using only our own body weight. Here’s how. Kettlebell Training. Welcome!

Kettlebell Training

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal lifestyle. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to receive an eBook called Primal Blueprint Fitness and more - all for free.

Cut to the chase by visiting PrimalBlueprint.com. Thanks for visiting! Dietary advice and nutrition trends get the brunt of our attention here at MDA, but an equally crucial component to the Primal Blueprint is the development of functional strength and fitness through Primal exercises. Their size and maneuverability make kettlebells incredible versatile. And finally, kettlebells are so effective because they are fairly awkward to handle. The Swing The basic kettlebell exercise is the swing. Clean and Press These Olympic lifts aren’t only possible with a barbell; the kettlebell works as well. 10 Primal Plyos for the Upper Body. As a follow-up to last week’s 10 Primal Plyos to Make You Fitter, Faster, Stronger that focused on the lower body, we present 10 explosive exercises for your upper body. Thanks to reader dusty for the suggestion! Plyo Push-ups: Animation via Sports Fitness Advisor.

10 Primal Plyos to Make You Fitter, Faster and Stronger. Back in the day, Grok stayed in shape by sprinting away from prey, pouncing and jumping across and over varied terrain, rapidly climbing trees and performing other feats intended to ensure survival.

10 Primal Plyos to Make You Fitter, Faster and Stronger

Today, however, most of us stay fit by logging a few miles on the treadmill, meandering away the minutes on an elliptical while we flip through a back issue of People , or taking an aerobics class where….oh, we give up. The reality is, modern day workouts really aren’t all that primal. Enter plyometrics. According to the fine folks over at Wikipedia , plyometrics encompasses “training designed to produce fast, powerful movements, and improve the functions of the nervous system, generally for the purposes of improving performance in a specific sport.”

Now, whip out your science books kids, because this one is about to get complicated. Although we’re huge fans of plyometric exercises, we’d like to note that it isn’t for everybody . Still with us? Prison Workout. The Prison Workout. New idea? Nah. Exercise Prescription) on the Internet. Odd Object Training Primer. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey. Odd object training is nothing new, but it has once again started to regain popularity. Odd object training was once done out of necessity. People did not have the means to procure state of the art training equipment, or it just wasn’t invented yet. Instead of having fancy gym machines, these people would find or make heavy objects and lift them! The Hero Training Workouts: Putting It All Together.

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse.

The Hero Training Workouts: Putting It All Together

For the last couple of months, Chad has given Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just been a great way to focus on functional fitness and motivate yourself to get in shape. Many thanks for this awesome series, Chad!