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Is This the Best Program for Primal Fitness?
« on: November 30, 2013, 05:09:04 PM »
Hey guys,

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with author and fitness minimalist, Pat Flynn, and discuss his newest book, Paleo Workouts for Dummies(great book, horrible title) for a short interview. Because Pat talks about fitness minimalism through the light of the primal, holistic approach to both calisthenic and weight training, discussing how to do the least work possible to reach your goal of primal weight loss, unbridled simple strength, and effortless constant energy,  I felt that this could definitely be helpful to a lot of folks on here.

Pat has worked with all levels of fitness levels, from stay-at-home soccer moms to Marine Force Recon, some of the hardest Special Forces in the world to design minimalist, less is more fitness programs.


I am interested to hear your opinions...

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Re: Is This the Best Program for Primal Fitness?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 05:32:56 PM »
Big fan of Pat Flynn and his approach, as well as kettlebells in general.  I'm currently following Pavel's "Simple and Sinister" approach.


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Re: Is This the Best Program for Primal Fitness?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 07:50:38 PM »
Hoss,

Thank you very much. It was an honor and a pleasure to sit down with Pat and discuss issues that face not only the bulk of my audience (active military, police, firefighters, ems, etc) but really that face all of us. Pavel's new program, although I don't know all the specifics, seems to be built around the same "Less is More" Premise. How are you finding it to work for you?

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Re: Is This the Best Program for Primal Fitness?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 05:54:37 AM »
Big Pete,

Really enjoying it so far.  I'm very close to moving up to the 24kg.  Without going into too much detail, it's similar in some respects to the Enter the Kettlebell Program Minimum (swings and TGUs being the key) but it's different in that the volume is lowered so you can train multiple times a week.  I pretty much just train every other day and have been doing so for a month now, and I'm close to moving up to the 24kg for both movements as I have almost met the time requirements.  It's a good workout but leaves money in the bank so to speak energy-wise, which is great for my job and my family life.

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Re: Is This the Best Program for Primal Fitness?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 08:00:26 PM »
Hoss,

That is great to hear. I find, being a member of the law enforcement community and training some of the officers that I work with, that simply being strong fixes a lot of what could be termed "stress injuries" that are seen in the lower extremities (hips, knees, backs, and ankles) by simply becoming stronger in the primal movements, like Pat and I talk about in the interview. I am sure you would agree with your combat background that fitness has an absolute DIRECT carry-over to duty performance. Much like an athlete that trains generally for a specific sport to get strong, develop power, etc. those in harm's way should train the same way.


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Re: Is This the Best Program for Primal Fitness?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 05:18:48 AM »
Yep, I totally agree.