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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 […]

16 Oct

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: A Primal Breakfast We’ve received some delicious Primal beef recipes from readers: Korean-Style Short Ribs Carne Asada And we have a few more reader-submitted beef recipes in the pipeline, including one that will […]

1 Sep

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos

At the beginning of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge I put out a call for Primal Fitness videos. Over 20 videos were submitted. They were all fantastic so choosing the best of the best was no easy task. The Worker Bees and I each voted for our favorites. We tallied the results and came up […]

1 Sep

This is Just the Beginning

Special Offer I’m convinced that supplementation with a daily multi-vitamin-antioxidant complex and (Omega 3) fish oil is a crucial part of living a healthy Primal life in our 21st century world. As I’ve explained in the past, Grok may not have taken supplements but I believe we should. Why? Because the world we’ve created conspires at […]

1 Sep

Final Contest: Raising the Bar

The Prize: Would you rather have a pull up bar or a dip bar? No need to pick, if you win you get both! Get excited, because Ultimate Body Press is donating their full package as the final prize of the the 30 day challenge. No need to drill pilot holes into your doorway, the […]

1 Sep

Contest Results: Primal Dinner Pics

It’s the last picture-fest of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge. You’ve shown us your breakfast photos, your lunch photos, you’re groceries and you even sent in pics of your Primal fridges. But wait! There’s something missing here. Ah, yes. Primal dinner! Warning: If you’re stuck in a cubical and your next meal is nowhere in […]

31 Aug

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

At the beginning of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge I put out a call for Primal Recipe videos. When I started this contest I had no idea what sort of response I’d get. It takes time, effort, equipment and forethought to put together a coherent video, but a number of MDA readers were up to […]

31 Aug

Patience… Persistence… Promise…

Believe it or not, we’re rounding the corner on our 30 Day Primal Challenge! It’s been an unbelievable few weeks of stories, support and success. (If you think we’ve motivated you along the way, just know you’ve done the same for us in our work. This is why we love what we do!) Tomorrow Mark […]

31 Aug

Contest: You Might Be Primal If…

The Prize: Brainy and brawny go well together. That’s why today’s sponsor is ThinkGeek, a one stop web shop for the smart masses. Today’s prize is the the Homo Sapiens Caveman Kitchen Tool. Or as I’m re-naming it, the Grok Tool. It pounds. It smashes. It even…grates garlic? Yep, all that and you now have […]

30 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Book.

The Prize: My book. Win it. Read it. Get Primal. It’s the last one I’m giving away! The Contest: You know the drill by now. Leave a comment on today’s post: Done with Yo-Yo Dieting To reiterate, comment on today’s OTHER post for a chance to win the book. Commenting on this post will get […]

29 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Grok Shirt.

The Prize: A “Grok On!” T-Shirt! It’s the official shirt of Mark’s Daily Apple; wear your philosophy on your sleeve…or chest. The Contest: Today’s contest is a piece of cake (Primal almond cake). Simply leave a comment in today’s blog post: The Beginning of a New Life To reiterate, comment on today’s OTHER post for […]

28 Aug

Contest Results: Show Your Groceries

Way back on August 7 at the beginning of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge I asked you to show your groceries. (Luckily no one was confused and thought I meant shouting groceries.) It was great to get a glimpse into the lives of other PBers and to be able to attach faces to names in […]

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