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19 Sep

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Workout Video

The Prize:

A sandbag from Ultimate Sandbag - I’ve been using one of these bags for several years now and the thing is still going strong. The one at my office has been lifted, tossed, and dropped by the Worker Bees, and in one case was the cause of a broken piece of IKEA furniture, but that’s a story for another day. Store this sandbag next to your standup workstation and you’ll begin seeing your workday in a whole new light. The winner will get a choice of one of two sizes of ultimate sandbag. Retail value: between $99 and $129. Check out the Ultimate Sandbag in action here.

BONUS: Use promo code primalusb to receive 15% off any purchase at Ultimate Sandbag through Oct. 31. And that’s not all…

Picture20 2Praxis. What is Praxis? Technically, it’s an anchoring system for exercise bands. Non-technically, it’s a world of awesome exercises that can go wherever you go.

Strap it to any door, attach the resistance bands and reference the chart for a quick and effective exercise.

I have a Praxis attached to a door at my office and the Worker Bees and I regularly take a break from work for a little Praxis time. All standing workstation and no movement makes Grok a dull boy!

See how it works and get access to the special, limited-time offer Praxis has put together for this 21-Day Challenge: all MDA readers (in US & Canada) get $20 off the regular retail price plus free shipping for a saving of $35. Worldwide shipping for a single Praxis has been discounted to $15 from $35. Next up…

A rope from CalRopes – An undulation rope to be exact, courtesy of CalRopes. If you’re not sure what “rope undulating” is all about, click here to watch instructional videos. It’s basically like a wind sprint for your upper body, and is much more challenging than it might appear.

Winner will receive a 30 foot 1.5″ manila undulation rope. Retail value: $99.94.

Square36 Workout Mats – As the Square36 website says, “Do you ever wish you had a bit more space to fully extend and maximize your workout without feeling confined? Now you can with Square36, the world’s 1st oversized workout mat.” That about sums it up. This exercise mat is 6′ x 6′ and is 6 mm thick – thicker than most yoga/workout mats. With the Square36 mat you can easily convert your living room into a workout studio. Just unroll it and you’re set. It’s also great for couples yoga or as a play mat for children.

If you’re the winner of this contest you’ll not only get the Square36 STRETCH Oversized Yoga Mat (retail value: $99.99), but you’ll also receive the brand new Square36 CARDIO Mat (retail value: $159.99).

BONUS: Use promo code freeship36 for free shipping on either mat mentioned above. Offer expires 09/24/13.

RadRollers – Massage. Release. Transform. That’s RadRoller’s slogan. If you’re a regular MDA reader you know I emphasize thoracic spine mobility and the importance or regularly rolling things out. Tight, knotted bundles of muscle fiber and fascia accumulate from bad posture, muscle imbalances, excessive sitting, and improper movement patterns. These knots harm us. They reduce performance. They promote bad form and joint degeneration. They need to be eradicated. That’s where RadRoller comes in. They help take care of those nasty knots. The winner will receive three RadRollers (soft, medium and hard). Retail value: $75.

BONUS: Use promo code MDAROLLER and get 20% off your order for the duration of the challenge.

The Primal Blueprint Platinum PackageThe Platinum Package is the ultimate in supplementation and is what thousands of Primal enthusiasts and I take daily. Includes: Damage Control Master Formula, Primal Fuel, Primal Flora, Vital Omegas, and Vitamin D booster. With a 30-day supply of a comprehensive, well-balanced multi-vitamin complex, omega-3 fish oils, healthy probiotics, vitamin D and a delicious, coconut-based Primal meal replacement shake, the Platinum Package is a convenient and cost-effective way to live a healthy, Primal life in the modern world.

That’s the package. A sandbag, a Praxis, an undulating rope, two giant exercise mats, RadRollers and a Platinum Package. The retail value on all this is, I don’t know, a lot. Now, how you can win this Primal prize package…

The Contest:

Create and upload a Primal workout video to YouTube. Whether you talk and offer instruction, or simply film yourself playing in the park or working out in the gym is up to you. I’ll leave it wide open. The only requirement is that the video relates in some way to the Primal Blueprint Fitness philosophy. The more Primal the better. (See the details and fine print below.)

To give you a little idea of the fun you can have with this one, in 2009 people used toddlers for heavy lifting, recorded an entire day in the “Primal Life,” wrote their own Grok songs, and ultimately, this was the winning video.

Here are the semi-finalists and winning videos from 2010, 2011 and 2012, and below you’ll find a playlist of all 2012 submissions.

Details and Fine Print:

The video needs to be an original creation made for the purposes of this contest.

On YouTube, please title the video “Primal Blueprint Fitness:” followed by your own sub-title (ex. Primal Blueprint Fitness: The Grok Shuffle).

Upload your video to YouTube and then email me the link. Include the words “Workout Video Submission” in the subject line of your email. Otherwise, there’s a good chance I may completely miss your submission.

I’ll publish select videos on Mark’s Daily Apple the last week of this challenge.

The Deadline:

September 30, midnight, PDT. Only 11 days away. Get filming!

Who is Eligible:

Anyone in the world can enter, though some prizes will only be available to U.S. contestants. In the case of an international winner, substitute prizes of equal value will be shipped.

How A Winner Will Be Decided:

The Worker Bees and I will choose a list of finalists to be voted on by readers.

More Fine Print:

  • MDA reserves the right to publish and/or edit any videos submitted.
  • We ask that any videos submitted to this contest remain live on YouTube after the challenge for future visitors to Mark’s Daily Apple to enjoy.

To track all the contests visit the 2013 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. sweet!

    Devin wrote on September 19th, 2013

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