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Archive for the ‘ Health Challenges ’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

23 Sep

Contest: Use Your Brain, Win a Puzzle

Update 2: Congratulations, Brandon, for being the first person to solve all 8 levels! This contest is now over but you can still attempt to solve the puzzles for the next week. In a week the puzzle pages will be removed from MDA. I will remove the passwords from each puzzle page now so you […]

22 Sep

Contest: Where in the World is Grok?

The Prize: Toys! I write and talk a lot about nutrition and exercise, but there’s so much more that goes into health and wellness (stay tuned later today for an article on this topic). One of these is “Play.” So I’m giving away some stuff to play with… Djubis. Frisbee is fun, but occasionally you […]

21 Sep

Halfway Through the Primal Blueprint Challenge

The Prize: A Portable Pullup Bar courtesy of Trapeze Rigging. I’ve been using this thing for over a year now. It’s the bar I use in my Essential Movement videos. I used them up at PrimalCon. I’ve got one at the office that has been a stalwart tool for the Worker Bees. It’s a simple […]

20 Sep

Contest: Grocery Time

The Prize: More fresh Alaskan salmon! Courtesy of Wild Pacific Salmon, the winner of today’s contest will receive 3 lbs of wild caught Copper River Chinook salmon fillets overnighted to your door. Salmon freaks out there know what a treat this is; and for any non-salmon freaks out there, prepare to be freaked, salmon style. […]

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 […]

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