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19 Sep

Contest Contest: The Contest!

The Prize: Praxis. In the department of simple/versatile, Praxis unrolls and attaches to a door, tree, fire escape, or anything else to give you six anchor points for your resistance bands. And yes, I’m talking to you P90Xers out there and anyone else who has been snapped in the face trying to jury rig a […]

18 Sep

Contest: Primal is…

The Prize: Unwieldy weight comes in all unwieldy shapes and all unwieldy sizes. Today’s heavy chunk of unwieldiness is call a Sandball. Part sandbag, part medicine ball, part kettlebell, good for heaving, swinging, and lugging around. It doesn’t have the wonderful scratch-your-hands-up quality of an actual rock, but you can always scrape your hands over […]

17 Sep

Contest: Share Your Success Story

The Prize: An entire year’s worth of my top-shelf multi-vitamin-antioxidant, the Primal Blueprint Damage Control Master Formula. And what the hey, I’ll also include a year’s worth of Vital Omegas. The Contest: Beyond the informative, MDA is also a place where people can go to find encouragement and inspiration on the road to better health. […]

16 Sep

Contest: Grokpose for Bacon

The Prize: Bacon. It’s meat candy. It’s the real part of a complete breakfast. What’s better than bacon? Six months of bacon. Bacon Freak is a bacon hub, they have bacon wallets and bacon soap, bacon shirts, and bacon gifts. And today they’re offering the contest winner a six month membership to their bacon of […]

15 Sep

Contest: What’s Your 20?

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Visit the 30 Day Challenge Contest Page to find out which contests are still open, and to view winners. The Prize: It’s Sensible Vice time… Chocolate. The Malibu farmers’ market sets up shop about a half block from my office every Sunday, and one of the regular, irresistible booths is […]

14 Sep

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

The Prize: I’m giving away another huge assortment today, starting with… A Sous Vide Supreme – This is kind of a big deal. Sous Vide does to a steak what Barry White does to a love song. Today’s big ticket item is the Sous Vide Supreme, courtesy of Dr. Michael Eades. It’s a form of […]

13 Sep

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Workout Video

The Prize: Hold your fist-pumps of glee until the end, because I’m giving away an arsenal of equipment for this one… A Spear. That’s right, an actual spear you can spear things with. You’ve seen Grok jumping with one. Now you can. The technical name is an Assegai Spear, and it comes courtesy of Cold […]

12 Sep

Contest: Name Your Meal, Win Fat

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Visit the 30 Day Challenge Contest Page to find out which contests are still open, and to view winners. The Prize: Fat is good. And it comes in many forms. Today you can win two delicious types, coconut oil and ghee. What’s ghee? It’s rendered butter with the milk proteins […]

11 Sep

Contest: Give Advice, Win Books

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Visit the 30 Day Challenge Contest Page to find out which contests are still open, and to view winners. The Prize: A Primal Library. A collection of handy books to fill out the shelf of any newcomer or Primal veteran. Included are: The Primal Blueprint – A pastoral drama that […]

10 Sep

The J.J. Experiment

Earlier this year I received an email from a woman down in Miami. She worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, her trainer had turned her on to the Primal Blueprint, and she was ecstatic about her results. A month or so later I received an email from another employee at Royal Caribbean who also had […]

10 Sep

Contest: Headers Up!

The Prize: Do you get tired of seeing the same seven shots of me across the top of this blog? Want to see yourself up there instead? Now’s your chance. Take a fitness photo, and if it’s good enough, it will be added to the rotation of header images for the rest of the Primal […]

9 Sep

Contest: Show Your Meal. Win a Le Creuset Pan and a $150 Gift Certificate.

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Visit the 30 Day Challenge Contest Page to find out which contests are still open, and to view winners. The Prize: CSN Stores is offering up a $150 Gift Certificate for Corelle dishware or whatever else you’d like from any of their 200 websites. So, yes, you could technically use […]

8 Sep

Have a Picnic. Win a Cow. The 2010 Grokfeast Challenge.

It’s cow time. US Wellness has long been a favorite meat spot for MDA readers. Last year they donated pemmican and the popular 5 gallon bucket of fat. This year they’re going whole hog. And by hog, I mean cow. US Wellness has generously offered up a cow to the winners of today’s contest, the […]

14 Jul

Persistence Hunting in the Park

UPDATE: Wow! Quite the response to this post! I had a good chuckle at many of the comments at first, but things have spiraled out of control a bit. First, let’s please keep things nice and civil in the comment boards. Heated arguments are one thing. Nasty ad hominem attacks are another, and they’ll be […]

3 May

The PrimalCon Primal Blueprint Fitness Challenge

The exciting grand finale of the fitness agenda at PrimalCon was the PBF Challenge at Oxnard Beach Park. Here participants conducted a timed high-intensity performance test consisting of a challenging, non-stop sequence of basic PBF body resistance exercises that work various large muscle groups to the brink of exhaustion. A protocol was given for Novice, […]

1 Jan

Contest: New Year’s Resolutions

It’s 2010! Let’s get this year, nay, this decade off on the right foot. This will be the decade that you hone in on what makes your body tick. This will be the decade when you develop a lifelong strategy of health and wellness that works for you. This will be the decade when your […]

31 Dec

Contest: What Did You Learn This Year?

It’s December 31, the last day of the 2000s. It’s always fun, and often quite moving, at times like these to take a look back and remind ourselves how far we’ve come, to recall where and what we were and how and why we are different now. These exercises can seem a little cheesy, but […]

22 Dec

Contest: Guess My Body Fat Percentage

Before we get to today’s actual post, I have a challenge. At the risk of sounding like a carny barker, guess my body fat and win a Damage Control Master Formula. The winner will be the one who, before tomorrow’s post, guesses what the “gold standard” hydrostatic test showed my body fat percentage to be […]

7 Dec

Announcement: New Recipe Theme for the Cookbook Contest

Enter your best Primal Blueprint recipes for your chance to win prizes and be featured in the Reader-Created Cookbook The new theme: Primal Soups! We’ve received some delicious Primal breakfast recipes from readers: Almond Banana Pancakes No Oat Oatmeal… It’s Noatmeal! Omelet Muffins Frittata Aleta All of these recipes will be featured in the Reader-Created […]

6 Nov

Contest Video: Primaldelphia (plus Grok in the Wild! pics)

As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest reader Anders submitted his interpretation of Primal Blueprint bodyweight exercises. You may remember Anders from the video he submitted during last season’s Primal Blueprint 30-day Health Challenge: Bringing Home the Bacon. This is the fourth Primal Blueprint Fitness Contest Video to be published on Mark’s […]

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