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Convict Conditioning: Catastrophe and Recovery

Convict Conditioning bridges and squat progression

“What happened Steve?” you may well ask, “You were all set to bring us up to date with your progress, we were on the edges of our collective seat and then, like Keyser Soze, you vanished.” You’d be right on all counts, too. I was all set. I had a …

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PM 011: Darryl Edwards on Paleo from A to Z, SMART Goals For The New Year, Paleo Christmas and Primal Play

Darryl Edwards Paleo Minds Podcast Paleo From A to Z SMART Goals Primal Play

In this podcast Darryl Edwards, The Fitness Explorer, talks about his latest book Paleo from A to Z, setting SMART goals for the new year, what to do at Christmas and the benefits of primal play. Show Notes [02:30] Interview start/growing up in the seventies [10:59] Enjoying technology without compromising health [14:00] …

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PM 010: Shane Thomas on Accidental Paleo, Bodybuilding and Personal Training

In this podcast Shane Thomas talks about accidentally discovering Paleo, bodybuilding, personal training, quitting his 9–5 job and much more. Show Notes [01:40] Interview start [02:15] Accidentally discovering paleo [05:55] ‘Paleo’ as a template [09:55] Initial weight loss [22:35] Starting out in the gym [25:15] Current goals and training routine …

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Convict Conditioning: Resistance, Determination and Nemesis Busting

Welcome back to month four of my Convict Conditioning journey. This time round I learned that not everything goes to plan but that’s the best reason to get motivated and carry on. That’s not just me failing to deliver that fortnightly update I talked big about (sorry) but embracing a …

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Convict Conditioning: Understanding Crow Stands, Bridge Progress and More

“Dedication is everything.” Welcome back regular readers. After a brief hiatus to deal with some urgent project work I have returned, ready to rock and share my headway with you. Don’t worry, I didn’t stop conditioning! As we’re a little way behind my progress I’ll be posting month long updates every …

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Convict Conditioning: Shifting Gear

“Weeks 5-8 were a maelstrom of activity and progression!” Welcome back regular readers, I can say that now I’m on article four, right? If you’re new to the series it will probably feel more coherent to read from the start. So, weeks 5–8 were a maelstrom of activity and progression, …

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Convict Conditioning: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Trust The Coach

crow stand convict conditioning

After a wonky (but ultimately successful) first fortnight I’d hit my stride with the Convict Conditioning plan and so the next two-to-three weeks came fairly easily. I graduated from the first step of pushups and pullups whilst digging further into the tougher terrain of leg raises and squats. Along the …

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Will Harvey on Getting Strong, Lifestyle Factors and Programming

Will Harvey outdoor squat

“Your body reacts to all stimulus and in this modern world it’s often over-stimulated by technology and under-stimulated by nature.” It’s part two of our interview with Will Harvey. In part one Will Harvey talks on Primal Living, The Athlete Centre and How To Train Like A Pro.  Will has been …

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Will Harvey on Primal Living, The Athlete Centre and How To Train Like A Pro

“Most amateur mistakes can be traced back to a lack of or bad programming.” I recently caught up with Will Harvey, co-founder of The Athlete Centre in Oxford, to talk about fitness, Paleo and much more. When I was living in Oxfordshire I trained at The Athlete Centre and wholeheartedly …

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Convict Conditioning: 336 Hours Later – Beginner Mistakes and Reprogramming

Steve Harvey Convict Conditioning

After fourteen days of unleashing Convict Conditioning on my world, what had I learned? Hell of a lot it turns out, I’d picked a plan of attack, started from scratch, twice, and discovered those six simple looking disciplines* were deceptively complicated and interconnected. Furthermore not one kneecap was harmed in the production …

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