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27 Aug

Contest Results: Primal Fridge Pics

It’s another picture-fest! In our ongoing week of reader created content, and following up reader-submitted breakfast photos and lunch photos, we’ve got pics of your Primal fridges. I should point out that many of the emails I received noted that their fridges aren’t entirely Primal. Some are just taking the first steps toward becoming Primal. […]

27 Aug

Contest: Haven’t Bought the Book Yet? Now’s the Time.

The Prize: Damage Control Master Formula, a bottle of Vital Omega fish oils, a canister of Responsibly Slim protein powder, and the Grok shirt. Yep, the whole Primal Nutrition package. The Contest: You read the blog. You like the message. You’ve been thinking about buying the book, maybe waiting until Christmas, or you still have […]

26 Aug

Contest Poll: Primal Post-Its

On August 10 I announced the Primal Post-Its contest. I imagined a few of the creative types would submit some Photoshop creations, and a handful of others would go out into the field to poke fun at CW. Instead I received nearly 500 submissions! Some of the entries are downright hilarious. Others do a great […]

26 Aug

Contest: Let’s Chat

The Prize: Let’s talk. Seriously. I’ll call today’s winner. The Contest: Tell me why I should call you. Need help with the challenge? Maybe you have unusual obstacles you need to overcome, or you need help tailoring Primal living to the demands of your lifestyle (work, school, location, finances). Or maybe you’ve done great on […]

25 Aug

Contest: The $5.99 Primal Value Meal

The Prize: A yoga mat! Yoga is more than just exercise, it’s also a great way to relieve stress. And in the case of today’s prize, a great way to save the environment. Jade Yoga, today’s prize donor, is partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every mat they sell. Jade […]

24 Aug

Primal Pork Spareribs

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

24 Aug

Contest Results: Primal Lunch Pics

Last week I asked you to send in snapshots of your Primal lunches. And just as you did with your breakfast pics you emailed me over 100 fantastic photos! I’ve included them below. (Click on the thumbnails for full size versions.) This blog post stands to represent a sample of what modern Groks all around […]

24 Aug

The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge – Final Week!

All week I’ll be publishing your videos, your photos and your Primal stories. If you haven’t sent anything in yet don’t worry. You still have a chance to participate. Here are the current, outstanding contests: Show Your Groceries – Deadline: August 25, midnight Primal Blueprint Recipe Video – Deadline: August 26, midnight Primal Blueprint Fitness […]

24 Aug

Contest: Show Your Dinner. Win a Grass Fed Dinner.

The Prize: Steaks! Juicy grass fed steaks (or any grass fed beef product you crave). The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Gaucho Ranch. A family owned operation, Gaucho Ranch steaks are imported from the South American Pampas. Check out their full range of products for more tasty, grass fed goodness. The Contest: Remember […]

23 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Book.

The Prize: My book. Win it. Read it. Get Primal. The Contest: Today’s contest is a piece of cake. Simply leave a comment in today’s blog post: Aromatic Vegetables with Savory Flank Steak To reiterate, comment on today’s OTHER post for a chance to win the book. Commenting on this post will get you nothing. […]

22 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Timer.

The Prize: Ever tried Tabata sprints? It helps to have a stopwatch. Or if you want to be fancy, you can buy an interval timer. Or if you’re lucky, you can just win one in today’s contest. Gymboss makes a tight little interval timer. They’re good for sprinting, Crossfitting, and extreme, timed casserole baking. Today […]

21 Aug

Contest: Kettlebellin’ like Magellan

The Prize: A kettlebell! You know it’s Primal. You know I like ‘em. Time to get one. GoFit makes an assortment of heavy Primal objects, and their colorful kettlebells top the list. The winner will receive his/her choice of kettlebell (between 7 and 45lbs). If you don’t win, you can grab your own at GoFit.net. […]

20 Aug

Contest: Tell Your Story

The Prize: Another pair of Vibram Fivefingers! If you’ve read Mark’s Daily Apple at all in the last few years, you probably know how much we love these things. The winner will receive a choice of any of Vibram’s four designs of Fivefingers. Get ‘em on your feet! The Contest: We’re nearly three weeks into […]

19 Aug

Contest: Your Thoughts for YouBars

The Prize: Energy bars can be nasty business. 95% of the energy bars on the market are simply candy bars re-branded for the cardio crowd. Heck, even Snickers has its own brand of energy bar which – big surprise – contains almost the exact same nutritional breakdown as a plain, old Snickers. What’s a Grok […]

18 Aug

Contest: Show Your Lunch. Get Maced.

The Prize: A short mace! We’ve talked maces before; they’re Primal, they’re effective, and they’re so darned fun. Today’s mace comes from Stronger Grip. No overseas, mass-produced, Wal-Mart brand fitness here. These things are hand crafted by Ryan Pitts in his garage in a small town in Iowa. He sent me one a few weeks […]

17 Aug

The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge: Progress Report

The Prize: The winner of today’s Primal Blueprint Health Challenge Progress Report Contest will receive their choice of any of Vibram’s four designs of Fivefingers. The Contest: Today’s contest is a piece of cake. Simply leave a comment in this blog post describing your experience on the Primal challenge thus far, and do it in […]

16 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Bottle of Fish Oil.

The Prize: Premium quality fish oil from a company you can trust. The winner of today’s contest will receive a bottle of Primal Nutrition’s Vital Omegas. One bottle contains 90 soft gel capsules each filled with 300 mg of EPA and 200 mg of DHA. The Contest: Today’s contest is a piece of cake. Simply […]

15 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Shirt.

The Prize: Are you a hunter-gatherer? Let people know it with a shirt from Life AsRx. Originally started for Crossfitters, this shirt company has Grokified designs for both men and women. Three winners of today’s contest will receive the above AsRx T-shirt in their choice of size and gender. And as a bonus, for the […]

14 Aug

Contest: Facebook for a Book

The Prize: The Primal Blueprint. You know what it is. Time to win it. The Contest: Friend me on Facebook. It’s easy. If you have an account, simply request me (Mark Sisson) as a friend. If you haven’t joined Facebook yet, now’s the perfect time! Even if you’re not into online social networking, Facebook is […]

14 Aug

Contest Poll: Grokku!

With hundreds of Primal haikus submitted yesterday you didn’t make it easy on me. In fact, I had such a difficult time awarding one winner that I’ve decided to chicken out and make you do it! I’ve boiled it down to my top 10 favorite Grokkus. Vote for your favorite below. The winner will receive […]

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