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Archive for the ‘ Health Challenges ’ Category

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 […]

7 Aug

Contest: Show Your Groceries

The Prize: The week began with grass fed beef, the week ends with fresh, wild caught Alaskan salmon. Salmon is a top notch source of Omega 3’s, and you may know how important it is to choose wild caught salmon over factory farmed salmon. If you’ve read my book, you may have noticed that I […]

5 Aug

Contest: Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

The Prize: If you’ve read my posts on beef jerky and dried fruit, you know that they are tasty and Primal, but tricky to make unless you have the right tools. Enter the food dehydrator. While some Primal folks actually use a car hood as a food dehydrator, I’m giving away this food dehydrator to […]

4 Aug

Contest: Primal Blueprint Workout Video

The Prize: As far as workout equipment goes, the sandbag is uber-Primal. No need for weight machines, a well-built sandbag will give you a full body workout (I dare you to work just one muscle group with a sandbag, it’s impossible!). It’s the Grok equivalent of hauling a dead animal carcass, except without the funky […]

3 Aug

The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, reduce stress, increase energy or just generally look, live and feel healthier you’ve come to the right place! Oh, and you can win lots of cool Primal gear, too. Watch the following video and read the article below for all the details.

3 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win Some Beef.

The Prize: What’s more Primal than a juicy, locally farmed, grass fed steak? How about four juicy, locally farmed, grass fed steaks! Mark’s 30-day health challenge starts today, and it’s time to win some prizes. The first prize comes from Texas cattle rancher, Beau Bendigo. Beau made the switch to Primal back in June. He […]

1 Jun

2009 Primal Challenge Progress Report

We’re closing in on half a year now since I first announced the 2009 Primal Challenge – the invitation to take on the Primal perspective and make it your own this year. Since then, we’ve come a long way, and I hope you have too. You’ve seen our redesign. Now I want to ask, how […]

21 May

The “Grok Crawl”

One of the more underappreciated developmental milestones in an infant’s life is the act of crawling. First words, walking, reading – these get all the attention, but it’s crawling that helps kids develop the important upper and lower body strength that will serve as a foundation for later activity and basic movement. Some pull and […]

7 Mar

Weekend Primal Health Challenge

Just so you know, the workout and recipe posts I publish aren’t just for show. They’re meant to inspire and inform, and although I know most of you take them to heart, I suspect a lot of people take mental notes while reading them without ever actually trying them out (it’s only human, after all). […]

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