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Archive for September, 2010

29 Sep

Braised Beef Short Rib and Sweet Potato Squash Bake

Mark’s Daily Apple readers Stephen and David submitted these Primal Blueprint meal videos as their entry to this year’s Primal Blueprint Recipe Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later […]

29 Sep

Contest: Foraging in a Fast Food Nation

The Prize: Sledgehammer. Because the old, withered, tractor tire just had it coming… It’s Hammer Time. From the guy who brought you the workout mace earlier this month comes another swingable, loadable, weapon tool of extreme visceral power. Fill it with shot and pound some sand. Winner will receive one SLS medium Sledgehammer, courtesy of […]

28 Sep

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Sand and Deliver

This reader-created video is Cathy and Mark’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and their entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok […]

28 Sep

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Climber’s Workout

This reader-created video is Chad’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and his entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

28 Sep

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Pre-meal Workout

This reader-created video is Geoff’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and her entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

28 Sep

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Overview

This reader-created video is Jorge’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and his entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

28 Sep

MovNat and PBF-Inspired Workout

This reader-created video is Michael’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and his entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

28 Sep

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Forage Workout

This reader-created video is Justin’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and his entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

28 Sep

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Workout on Holiday

This reader-created video is Albrecht’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and his entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

28 Sep

Hunting the Tyreanasaurus

This reader-created video is Simon‘s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and his entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

28 Sep

Playing in the Forest

This reader-created video is Pieter D.’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and his entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is the first in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok […]

28 Sep

Contest: Meet a Farmer

The Prize: aeroSling. Elmar is a reader over in Germany who decided to start who his own fitness business. A year’s worth of German engineering later I received one of these things in the mail (for all I know, I may have been the first American to get one). Great for CrossFitters or anyone interested […]

27 Sep

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. See the “How-to” section below for instructions.

27 Sep

Contest: Primal Iron Chef

The Prize: A Vitamix! That’s right, a $500 blender.  I’ve had one of these for over ten years now, and the things hold up. Want to make your own salsa? Almond butter? Puree some veggies? Or maybe you just like to drink your steak. The Vitamix will liquefy pretty much anything. It’s the Bugatti of […]

26 Sep

Contest: Caption This, Win Oils

The Prize: There’s a little shop in Denver that sells some of the finest olive oils on the country. EVOO Marketplace is offering a gift basket of two top shelf olive oils and two balsamic vinegars to the winner of today’s contest. If you’re an olive oil connoisseur, check out some of their more intense […]

26 Sep

Reader-Created Content: The Grokpose

Earlier in the challenge I asked people to pose like Grok. Congrats to Stephen (right), who wins a bunch of bacon and a spear. A big thanks to everyone who sent in a picture. I’ve posted them all below. What do you think, folks? Who hits the most accurate pose? The most creative? The most […]

25 Sep

Contest: What Do You Want?

The Prize: Tanka Bars. Snack food made of buffalo. That’s pretty much all that needs saying. In the pursuit of quick-fix meat-chunk eats, Tanka is offering up a handful of Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, and Tanka Wild Sticks to the winner of today’s post. BONUS: Enter “MARKSDAILYAPPLE” when ordering from TankaBar.com for a 15% discount […]

25 Sep

The Perfect Primal Omelet

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time. Hard boiled, scrambled, poached, fried. We’ll take eggs any time of day, any way you want to cook ‘em. But if we had our choice, the omelet just might be our favorite. Like an edible envelope that can be stuffed with anything you desire, an omelet is a quick and […]

24 Sep

The J.J. Experiment: Week 3

Three weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment began (week 2). J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, is guiding ten people as they take a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they’re doing… My fellow Grok and Grokettes, It was a busy week for myself and the Leapers. Last Friday, I was […]

24 Sep

Contest: Name a Blog, Win a Bag

Stay tuned for the third installment of the J.J. Experiment. The Prize: A Sandbag. The unwieldy lump of heavy. I’ve been using one of these sandbags since I featured them a year ago. Mine has taken some real abuse and has yet to show a tear. Courtesy of Henkin Fitness, the winner of today’s contest […]

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