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31 Mar

Building a Primal Community with Twitter

twittergrokI’m going to be frank. A quick look around at our general surroundings, whether it’s the flawed studies being parroted by the clueless media or your coworkers rolling their eyes because you didn’t eat the bun, confirms that we Primalists are a rare breed. Bouncing around between all the great blogs that actually get it makes for a bit of an echo chamber; fantastic information abounds, but we can easily forget how radical and extreme we seem to most people. I understand this, and I try to make the Primal Blueprint detailed enough for the nutrition buffs and accessible for the guy who maybe just wants to lose a few pounds. Scaring outsiders away might have been an effective tactic for Grok when resources and game were scarce, but we’re not about that here.

24 Mar

Get the Body You’ve Always Wanted

Picture1 16 1A few months ago I participated in a blog round-up with Gym Junkies in which I described my top 3 favorite exercises.

Well, they’re at it again. This time around they’ve asked bloggers and personal trainers what their #1 tip is for achieving fitness goals. Mine?

Make your easy workouts longer and easier, and your hard workouts shorter and harder.

I elaborate on this in the full-length article: 19 Incredible Tips for Getting the Body You Want.

Some of the others?

21 Feb

Primal Bloggers Around the Net

Picture21You’re not alone in your Primal adventures. As our traffic, daily emails, reader comments and other metrics attest to the number of Primal Blueprint adherents is increasing every month. This is especially apparent with the growing number of blogs either directly about or strongly related to the Primal lifestyle. Here are a few of our favorites followed by some killer Primal recipes that our readers (and now fellow bloggers!) have created themselves.

Number one on the list has to be Son of Grok. (He is family after all!) He is taking the Primal lifestyle to an entirely new level, and he is broadcasting his amazing changes to the world. Check out his story on our Primal Testimonials page and be sure to visit his site for some delicious recipes (links below).

12 Feb

I’m Not Going to Say, “I Told You So”

extraextraBreaking news out of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Published online at pubmed.gov comes this abstract:

Metabolic and physiologic improvements from consuming a paleolithic, hunter-gatherer type diet.

Frassetto LA, Schloetter M, Mietus-Synder M, Morris RC Jr, Sebastian A.

1Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA.

11 Feb

Q & A Session at Free the Animal

Picture16A couple months ago I was privileged to have Richard Nikoley of Free the Animal write a guest post for Mark’s Daily Apple. It was titled My Self-Experimentation and Transformation. In it Richard told his inspirational story of dropping 40 pounds (while adding muscle), lowering his blood pressure, managing his stress levels and ditching prescription meds by following similar principles to those outlined in the Primal Blueprint.

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