I’m only a few chapters into this book but I figured, why wait? And, I’ve skipped ahead here and there and read bit & pieces just to see how Robb would handle them.
As I’ve mentioned both here on the blog and in all the interviews I’ve done, Art De Vany was the first guy in the paleo realm I had contact with. Well, Robb Wolf was the second and I’ve been following his stuff ever since. I don’t know where he took notice of me along the line, but we’ve exchanged emails from time to time going back a while. Then a couple of weeks ago I was pleased to have a copy of Robb’s book show up. Unfortunately I couldn’t dig into until yesterday but I’m breezing through it and it’s hard to put down, which is saying a lot coming from me.
So who’s Robb Wolf? I’m glad you asked. From his bio:
ROBB WOLF, a former research biochemist is one of the world’s leading experts in Paleolithic nutrition. A student of Prof. Loren Cordain, author of The paleo Diet, Wolf has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast and wildly popular seminar series. Wolf has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is cofounder of the nutrition and athletic training journal, The Performance Menu, co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men’s Health "top 30 gyms in America" and co-owner of paleo Brands Inc. a paleo food company selling meals and snacks featuring grass fed meat, wild caught fish and all organic ingredients.
Wolf is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565Lb Squat, 345lb Bench, 565lb Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. He coaches athletes at the highest levels of competition and consults with Olympians and world champions in MMA, motocross, rowing and triathlon. Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to various military entities including the Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corps.
If you’ve ever listened to Robb’s Paleo podcasts which are simply amazing, then you’ll be right at home with the style of the book. It’s written in a very personal style, is super well organized, and quite light and humorous when it needs to be. It’s a fun read with absolutely no compromise on the completeness of the information. However, for those who don’t want the "Geek-Speak," sections in the book so-labelled, they can just skip to the part where you can do exactly what Robb tells you.
Needless to say I heartily recommend this latest addition to the growing library of current books on the paleo lifestyle.