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8 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Shirt.

t shirt combo 1The Prize:

“Get Primal” with this 100% cotton t-shirt that lets people know you are a hardcore Grokker. This high-quality American Apparel brand t-shirt is perfect for your Primal lifestyle. Whether you’re playing, sprinting, lifting weights or just kicking back you will look good doing it in this Primal-approved apparel.

The winner of today’s contest will receive a free “Grok On!” T-shirt in their choice of size and color.

The Contest:

Today’s contest is a piece of cake. Simply leave a comment in today’s blog post: Crab Cakes

To reiterate, comment on today’s OTHER post for a chance to win the t-shirt. Commenting on this post will get you nothing.

7 Aug

Contest: Show Your Groceries

salmonThe Prize:

The week began with grass fed beef, the week ends with fresh, wild caught Alaskan salmon. Salmon is a top notch source of Omega 3′s, and you may know how important it is to choose wild caught salmon over factory farmed salmon. If you’ve read my book, you may have noticed that I mentioned as a great source of wild caught salmon. The winner of today’s contest will receive 5lbs of fresh Kenai River Sockeye Salmon overnighted to their home, courtesy of Trish and Sara from Wild Alaskan Salmon Company. If you want to buy your own fresh-caught fish from them, head to

The Contest:

How Primal is your kitchen? You may have seen Time Magazine’s pictorial titled, “What the World Eats.” The photo shoot featured families from different countries surrounded by the foods they eat in a week. While some families are clearly eating healthier than others, I couldn’t help but notice the thorough infiltration of Coca-Cola into the world diet, or the high percentage of processed foods consumed by any given family. So, I’m asking you to take your own pictures. Round up the kids (or parents, or fiance, or roommates) and toss all the groceries on the table, because I want people to see “What Grok Eats.” The pictures don’t have to be fancy, nor do they have to be 100% Primal (or even 80%, just so long as people can see what you eat in a week). Mad props go to the most Primal family, but the winner will be selected in a random drawing, so don’t feel obliged to play “Keeping up with the Grokses.” Email me the picture along with the subject heading: “Show Your Groceries Contest”. As long as there are groceries on the table and smiling faces, you’re entered to win.

6 Aug

Contest: Ask Me a Question. Win a Book.

PB stacked2The Prize:

The book, the whole book, and nothing but the book. I’m giving away a copy of The Primal Blueprint to five lucky readers. Already own a copy? Win another and give it to Uncle Wilbur. Everyone knows he could use it.

The Contest:

Ask me a question about the challenge. Leave your question in the comments section of this post. I’ll pick 5 questions and answer those questions in my video post on Monday, August 10. If I read your question on the video, you’ve won! Be sure to use your real email address when leaving a comment.

4 Aug

Contest: Primal Blueprint Workout Video


The Prize:

As far as workout equipment goes, the sandbag is uber-Primal. No need for weight machines, a well-built sandbag will give you a full body workout (I dare you to work just one muscle group with a sandbag, it’s impossible!). It’s the Grok equivalent of hauling a dead animal carcass, except without the funky smell and lingering gnats. Today’s unbustable lump of heavy is donated by Sandbag Fitness Systems. These bags are used by the Naval Academy, NFL teams, and Division I programs, so they’ll be tough enough for modern Groks. The winner will receive a choice of the Strength package or the Introductory package.

But wait, there’s more! A sandbag will help with strength training, but what about all that low level aerobic activity? For that, you’ll need a pair of Vibram Fivefingers. If you’ve read Mark’s Daily Apple at all in the last two years, you probably know how much we love these things. In fact, several Daily Apple all-stars are featured in the Vibram Fivefingers fan blog. The winner will receive a choice of any of Vibram’s four designs of Fivefingers.

Not enough? How about a full line-up of Primal Nutrition products. That’s right, I’m giving the winner my entire line of Primal products. The book, a Grok T-shirt, a bottle of Vital Omegas, a canister of Responsibly Slim protein powder (your choice of dutch chocolate or vanilla creme), and an entire year’s worth of Damage Control Master Formula (12 canisters!).

To recap, the winner will receive:

That’s a major grab bag of Primal goodness, but it’ll take more than a comment to win this time. For this contest you’ll have to work up a sweat…

3 Aug

The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge

PB challenge

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, reduce stress, increase energy or just generally look, live and feel healthier you’ve come to the right place! Oh, and you can win lots of cool Primal gear, too.

Watch the following video and read the article below for all the details.

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