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September 24, 2010

Contest: Name a Blog, Win a Bag

By Mark Sisson
379 Comments

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 will receive his or her choice of the Burly, Strength, Challenge, or Power packages which includes the heavy duty sandbag plus ebooks, training videos, a fundamentals DVD, and a poster. As for the hardcore Primal Groks, sure you could use an actual carcass for your strength training, but sandbags smell better and keep longer.

The Contest:

Mark’s Daily Apple isn’t the only source of information when it comes to Primal health and fitness. There’s a growing community of like-minded folks blogging their experiences, recipes, information, and advice. Today, I want you to share what you read.ย  In the comments section below, leave the name of a good Primal (or semi-Primal) blog, along with it’s URL and a short description of what it is or why you like it.

Example:

Mark’s Daily Apple
www.marksdailyapple.com
Primal Living in the Modern World

Not every blog has to be directly Primal. If it’s good and in someway can better the minds, bodies, or lives of Primal folk, feel free to share. For instance, I’ve got Free Range Kids on my list; it’s not a health blog but does fit in with the spirit of Primal living. Hopefully this contest will give you some great options for filling up your RSS feed (if you don’t know what an RSS feed is, it’s a great way to browse through dozens of blogs in just a few minutes).

A winner will be chosen at random among all eligible entrants.

NOTE: All comments which include links must be approved by a moderator, thus you may not see your comment right after you post.

The Deadline:

September 25, 9:00 a.m. PST. 24 Hours.

Who is Eligible:

You, him, that guy, her, all those people, and anyone else not mentioned.

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Steven
6 years 2 months ago

Robb Wolf – Revolutionary Solutions to Modern Life
http://robbwolf.com/blog/
Paleo Living, Health and Fitness

christine zamarra
christine zamarra
6 years 2 months ago

http://mobilitywod.blogspot.com/

The Mobility Wod should take you four to 10 minutes to complete. Do it everyday. Remember the areas that feel like a Shaman’s Blow

quick workout, for helping to keep your joints happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Jordan
Jordan
6 years 2 months ago

The Paleo Solution
http://robbwolf.com/
Comprehensive info from both a scientific and functional perspective.

Enschy
Enschy
6 years 2 months ago

NightLife! This is BarbeyGirl’s blog about primal living (fitness, nutrition, play, etc) on her horse farm in Idaho. http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

sarah
sarah
6 years 2 months ago

http://www.stumptuous.com/

i started reading her site years ago and loved the way she focused on eating healthy (and sharing recipes) and offering good advice/techniques/pictures for working out.

Kit Perkins
6 years 2 months ago

perkinskit’s posterous
perkinskit.posterous.com
A stats-based approach at the first six-weeks of primal living.

Steve
6 years 2 months ago

Natural health info articles and source for wellness products.

PrimALex
6 years 2 months ago

Hunt.Gather.Love
http://www.huntgatherlove.com
Melissa McEwen’s Paleo Blog

While the NYTimes article on John Durant first informed me about paleo at all, I prefer his friend, Melissa’s blog to his. very informative on a number of issues.

Pat
Pat
6 years 2 months ago

What’s in What You Eat?
http://whatsinwhatyoueat.org/
My favorite feature of this blog is the “Paleo in Seattle” which detail Paleo-friendly local restaurants. It has definitely made the occasional meal out easier!

Jenn
Jenn
6 years 2 months ago

Cosmopolitan Primal Girl
http://cosmopolitanprimalgirl.wordpress.com/
Primal Nutrition & Fitness Advice for the Sophisticated Urban Dweller

Athena
6 years 2 months ago

The Wilderness Childe
http://wildernesschilde.blogspot.com/

I love this blog because it highlights some wayyy different recipies (like mealworms for a snack, roasted wild boar) and I like hearing about the pagan religion. Im not familiar with all the holidays and rituals and its neat to learn about it. Also the fact that Diana has had amazing progress, its an inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

Claire
Claire
6 years 2 months ago

Purely Primal!

Blog: http://purelyprimal.wordpress.com/

I just discovered this blog a few weeks ago, and I really like it. It’s great to read about other people cooking primal in the modern kitchen. I’ve already tried several of the recipes and they are great! (Esp. the Coconut Curry)

Casey P
6 years 2 months ago

Wow Claire – I don’t know how you stumbled upon our little site (we’ve only been around a couple of weeks), but thanks for the kind words!

As for me – a quick scan down this list shows that someone has already hit on everything I’ve got bookmarked, and shows there are a LOT more I need to check out…

Carlos
Carlos
6 years 2 months ago

Lately I’ve come to appreciate Melissa McEwen’s Hunt-Gather-Love http://huntgatherlove.com/
Sure I follow all the Drs. and fitness professionals that blog too, but I like her perspective as a more “real-life” or genuine person, not only concerned with health but that unattained and always just-out-of-reach wisdom.
She posts frequently here successes and also her failures, what is or isn’t working for her and always with an analytical mind. She shares, and does so intelligently.

Chris
6 years 2 months ago

It was this site that first turned me on to living a primal lifestyle. Shortly after I was following this site, I found marks daily apple and have been living primal for about 6 months now and have lost 25 lbs.

Chris
6 years 2 months ago

The website is http://www.paleonu.com/. sry…

Alec
Alec
6 years 2 months ago

HuntGatherLove
http://www.huntgatherlove.com
This site features great commentary on different aspects of living paleo and eating responsibly and various traditional diets and lifestyles. Much of the commentary is personal as she has and continues to have health problems which have mostly been healed by living and eating paleo/primal. I love reading about her continued insights and journey along the paleo/primal path.

Shyrock
Shyrock
6 years 2 months ago

This Primal Life

http://thisprimallife.com

Interesting recipes & great photos.

Debra
Debra
6 years 2 months ago

Gym Jones has inspired me so much in the departments of motivation and functional strength. I also like the attitude and honesty. Someone on the MDA forum turned me onto this site.

http://www.gymjones.com/

Herman Francisco
Herman Francisco
6 years 2 months ago

The Sam Effect

http://thesameffect.com

Personal Development blog that also promotes principle based diet around Paleo

hmrf
hmrf
6 years 2 months ago

Urgeschmack
http://www.urgeschmack.de
It’s the only German paleo blog I know of. Sligtly too zone-ish, but nice recipes.

Bryan Garlick
6 years 2 months ago
Steve’s Original is an incredible partner in the help for a more primal and hence more cooeperative world. Steve uses the primal food and snacks he sells to benefit inner city youth. He employs many of the youth to help with the operations of his Paleo food kits. A huge component of our evolutionary genetics is the social aspect of primal living. Grok would have had a close knit community that he supported and that helped to support him in various capacities throughout his life. This is what Steve is all about…fostering that community through good clean food, activity, and… Read more »
Roland
6 years 2 months ago

Robb Wolf
robbwolf.com
Paleo nutrition and health info, plus strength and conditioning to boot

Jesse
Jesse
6 years 2 months ago

Whole Health Source

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/

Great blog with lots of scientific analysis of human health and nutrition studies.

Nellie
Nellie
6 years 2 months ago

I also love Kurt Harris’ blog (http://www.paleonu.com/) for his well-researched articles!

Roland
6 years 2 months ago

Paleo Hacks
paleohacks.com
Paleo Q&A in a wiki format

BarbeyGirl
6 years 2 months ago

Ooooh, it’s hard to choose. I read a LOT of primal/paleo blogs. Small Footprint Family at http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/ is not purely primal, but a lot of its philosophy (particularly natural/green living and the promotion of real food) overlaps and it has given me some good ideas.

Dawn @ Small Footprint Family
6 years 2 months ago

Thanks for the mention! We eat Primal style with a lot of raw omnivory, so I’m glad you see that reflected in my blog!

Sarah Matte
6 years 2 months ago

Everyday Paleo
http://everydaypaleo.com/

Amazing recipes, workouts that don’t require gimmicky new trends, and all from a woman who is as busy as I am. It shows you that this type of lifestyle is suitable for anyone, no matter age or schedule!

Jon
Jon
6 years 2 months ago

The Heart Scan Blog
http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com

Not exactly primal per se, but I have learned a lot from Dr. William Davis. Topics include the “right information on diet, nutritional supplements, and hopefully the avoidance of medication”.

Chuck
Chuck
6 years 2 months ago

Girl Gone Primal
http://girlgoneprimal.blogspot.com
Recipes, health info

QuirkyPixy
QuirkyPixy
6 years 2 months ago

youarenotsosmart.com

Helps me with #10- use your brain. ๐Ÿ™‚

Travis
Travis
6 years 2 months ago

Nightlife
http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/
Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm

The person who writes this blog is one of my best friends in the whole world. She’s the one who taught me about being primal, and showed me how it was done. She directed me to MDA and I’ve been here since. She’s a wonderful writer with amazing insights.

Jenn
6 years 2 months ago

I love, love, love Melissa McEwan’s blog HuntGatherLove (http://huntgatherlove.com/) because she comes at the primal/paleo thing from a female and a foodie angle, as well as throwing in a lot of good anthropology.

But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Primal Toad (http://www.primaltoad.com/), too, because he’s just generally awesome.

Dustin K.
Dustin K.
6 years 2 months ago

DK’s Rockzone
http://dk-workoutlog.blogspot.com
First person experiences with primal fitness, workouts, CrossFitting, and musical inspiration.

batty
6 years 2 months ago

the nourished kitchen:

http://nourishedkitchen.com/

jenny supports sustainable agriculture and whole food. excellent recipes and information about eating *real* food.

Christine Crain
6 years 2 months ago

Free The Animal
http://freetheanimal.com/
Expressing our Primal Genes for Lean Health, Vitality and Attractiveness

Eric
Eric
6 years 2 months ago

fitnessblackbook.com
by Rusty Moore

Awesome fitness tips for looking great year round, getting, being and staying fit, and in general being a healthy person. Big fan of paleo, Eat Stop Eat, body weight workouts, and movies. I find this blog super informative and a whole lot of fun to read. Make sure to check it out!

Ernie O'Malley
Ernie O'Malley
6 years 2 months ago

http://www.urgeschmack.de/

This blog by Felix Olschewski is the first German Paleo site out there.
He has great information about everything paleorelated on the site and also a great youtube Channel.
He also started selling cookbooks and other stuff aswell.

Cindy
6 years 2 months ago

I love to read Hunter Gatherer: how to live primal in the modern world.
http://www.hunter-gatherer.com

I love it because it’s got some great info told in a fun way.

brian prochaska
brian prochaska
6 years 2 months ago

nutritiondata.com This site has a weekly newsletter type blog, but also has just about every nutritional fact about nearly every food out there.

Paleo for Life for their PaleoQ calculator:

http://www.paleoforlife.org/paleoq.php

Klang
Klang
6 years 2 months ago

Robb Wolfs Paleo Solution Blog
http://robbwolf.com/blog/
Revolutionary solutions to modern life – really a great blog written by a great guy. Robb is very science driven and doesn’t buy into any BS. The podcast is pure gold.

Lynn
Lynn
6 years 2 months ago

http://paleojustdoit.blogspot.com/

Original Paleo and Primal Recipes that are easy for anyone to make. All of the recipes are so flavorful and good that even people who aren’t Paleo or Primal love them! Not boring at all! Great Blog!

Julia
Julia
6 years 2 months ago

http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/
The Heart Scan Blog
Great science based info to share with others about why grains might not be so good for your heart after all!

C Flynn
C Flynn
6 years 2 months ago

http://www.feedmepaleo.blogspot.com/

This gal has some of the best paleo recipes on the web while she juggles a family and crossfit. Very practical advice for those of us with busy lives and trying to do the paleo thing.

Paul
6 years 2 months ago

Every day Paleo

http://www.everydaypaleo.com

Awesome site with lots of great recipes

Dan Good
Dan Good
6 years 2 months ago

Whole Health Source
wholehealthsource.org
Exploring diseases of civilization and the lifestyles of traditional cultures

diane
diane
6 years 2 months ago

cavemanforum.com
lots of knowledgeable people to answer questions, must like here

Jackson
Jackson
6 years 2 months ago

Hunter-Gatherer is a paleo blog I like. It talks a lot about barefoot running as well as food.
http://hunter-gatherer.com/
I especially like the news and events he talks about.

Melody
Melody
6 years 2 months ago

http://www.stumptuous.com/

I love stumptuous because she talks about weight lifting specifics for women. Our issues, our fears, and our imagines frailties are dealt with, as well as detailed instruction on how to actually _do_ the lifts.
She also works with women to improve their eating by encouraging them to eat real food.

Aleksandrina Angelova
6 years 2 months ago

Conditioning Research
http://conditioningresearch.blogspot.com/
moving and eating as you were meant to…….interesting things about fitness, strength, diet and performance.

bodyrock.tv
http://bodyrock.tv
Fitness Advice & Workout Videos

These are great bodyweight exerces and workouts

LEAN GAINS
http://www.leangains.com/

DaveG
DaveG
6 years 2 months ago

Feasting On Fitness
feastingonfitness.blogspot.com
Discussions on topics relating to Crossfit and a paleo lifestyle.

diane
diane
6 years 2 months ago

modernpaleo.com
Modern Paleo offers writings and other resources by Objectivists on the principles and practices of nutrition, fitness, and health most conducive to human flourishing.

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