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Archive for October, 2010

5 Oct

Contest: Fiddle About

The Prize: Yes, I dare you to find another website that holds a contest to win vegetables. But these aren’t just any veggies. They are fiddlehead greens, the Rolls Royce of the vegetable world. Fiddleheads are only available for a small window in April and May, and even as such, you’d have to beat the […]

4 Oct

Contest: WOW Thoughts for Witstick

The Prize: Witstick. Got 3 inches of floor space? Want an intense, full-body workout in minimal time? Pick up a Witstick. If you’re trying to lift heavy things, this giant stick of heft cuts the mustard. At just 2.5 or 3 inch diameter and 2 feet long it is deceivingly heavy. I was sent one […]

4 Oct

WOW: Merry Go Round

2 miles for time: 400+ Meter Sprint Walking Lunges Broad Jump Walk This workout is designed to be done with a partner or group. See the “How-to” section below for instructions.

3 Oct

Contest Results: Show Your Groceries

Earlier in the month I asked readers to send in pictures of themselves surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries. Over 40 families sent me pics. This is really one of my favorite contests. Getting to see a slice of the Primal community, to see how people shop and eat, to put real faces on […]

3 Oct

Secret Contest Results: The Grok Tattoo

There are perks to being a forum member. Earlier this month I held a secret contest, published only in the forum and only public for a short period of time. Those that acted quickly were sent a free temporary Grok Tattoo. I asked for pics and MDA forum members came through big time with this […]

3 Oct

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 30-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos. MDA readers got right to work. As a result, YouTube has never seen better looking food. As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the […]

3 Oct

Contest: What’s Your Five?

The Prize: A signed poster! You can frame it. You can laminate it.  You can bend it and wear it as a hat. In times of emergency you can fold it into a flotation device for a small mammal, perhaps a hamster. And most importantly, you can hang it on the wall of your kitchen, […]

2 Oct

Hazelnut Crusted Chicken with Stealth Coconut

The Primal chef responsible for this delicious recipe is the winner of the Primal Iron Chef Contest. With over 120 amazing coconut recipe submissions the competition was fierce. Honestly, just about any one of the recipes entered could have won. Needless to say, determining a winner was tough. My crew and I read every post, […]

2 Oct

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos

At the start of this 30-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos. And you responded with nearly a dozen top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top three was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what made up a good fitness video. Was it fun […]

2 Oct

Contest: Title Twisters

The Prize: Nut Butters. Forget peanut butter. Premier Organics makes the good stuff. Their Artisana line includes almond butter, walnut butter, pecan butter, macadamia nut butter, cashew butter, and the singularly wild coconut butter (warm it slightly and it becomes a gooey mouth-spooning indulgence). Winner will receive 10 on the go pouches (one of each […]

1 Oct

The J.J. Experiment: Week 4

Four weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment (week 2, 3) began. 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… Dear MDA, We have rounded 3rd base and are being waved into home plate! There is less than […]

1 Oct

Contest: The Best and The Worst

The Prize: Vital Omegas. Fantastic fish fat. They’re good for you. You know you need them. Win this contest and you’ll get three, count it three, bottles of omega 3s. The Contest: Primal is sunshine and walks on the beach and filet mignons and lobster. But it is also toe bruises and no more donuts […]

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