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7 Oct

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Workout Video

At the start of this 30-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Workout Videos. And you responded with 17 top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top three was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what made up a good fitness video. Was it fun and entertaining? Was the workout something we can see ourselves doing? Did it inspire and keep us watching? How well did it represent Primal Blueprint Fitness? On and on. In the end we held a blind vote and ended up with the following three picks. To everyone that didn’t make the cut, many, many thanks for taking the time to put together an amazing contribution to this year’s 30-Day Challenge.

Now, for a recap of what’s at stake:

The Prize:

A Mace – From

(2) $100 Stronger Grip Vouchers

An aeroSling Elite

A CalChain

DIY PVC Clubs – Courtesy of DIYStrength

The Ultimate Anchor – Courtesy of StrongerThanU

Vibram FiveFingers

UPDATE: The poll is now closed. Congrats to the winner!

Who receives this Primal prize package is up to you. Watch the videos below and then make your vote count. This poll will close and a winner will be announced at 9 am PST, Saturday, October 8.

Vote for the Winner of the 2011 Primal Blueprint Workout Video Contest

  • Primal Blueprint Fitness: Primal Workouts in a Modern City (46%, 189 Votes)
  • Primal Blueprint Fitness: Primal on the Playground (39%, 158 Votes)
  • Primal Blueprint Fitness: Evolution (15%, 62 Votes)

Total Voters: 408

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You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. Great videos everyone!

    Russell (Primal U) wrote on October 7th, 2011
  2. Man, these were all really great. I liked the 2nd video the most though, something about it really spoke to me and made me want to do those exercises. 😀

    Bodhi K. wrote on October 7th, 2011
    • Yeah, that video was pure motivation. The music and the moves made it very badass.

      Heidi wrote on October 7th, 2011
  3. EVOLUTION absolutely ROCKS ! I cannot wait to include some of this into my workout. I hope this vid stays posted !

    Orannhawk wrote on October 7th, 2011
  4. It’s a close race to the finish. I voted for “Primal workouts in modern city” since I was just living in Chicago for 5 weeks and may be back for a couple mor to finish the year.

    Loved how they incorporated all aspects of primal outside of food. Give them some love!

    Of course, the playground one was a lot of fun and evolution was exhausting.

    Primal Toad wrote on October 7th, 2011
    • Thanks for the love, primal toad! Really hope to win. I would love to get a hold of the prizes =)

      Joanne wrote on October 7th, 2011
  5. All the videos in the contest were really awesome! I have to say I’m partial to Primal on the playground since I’m in it :)

    Ryan wrote on October 7th, 2011
  6. Impressive! All of you, guys!
    Tough decission. I vote for Modern City, the puppy stuff got me!
    Congrats to the 3 and good luck!

    El Gourmet Espartano wrote on October 7th, 2011
  7. So that’s a hard decision. Everyone seriously did a wonderful job but in the end I had to go with the playground.

    It’s a place made specifically for playing. Love it!

    Chris wrote on October 7th, 2011
  8. Your all winners ’cause you are all so totally fit and strong. I have a big case of envy.

    Sharon wrote on October 7th, 2011
  9. Wow, they all rocked (or should I say ‘grokked’? nyuk nyuk). The 1st one had me feeling very zen by the end. The third one taught me some new moves to do at the playground (and wishful for my non-primal spouse to join me). But the second video has my vote; it got my kids oohing and awwing and we had a blast dancing to the music as we watched. Anything that excites my kiddos has my vote.

    Heidi wrote on October 7th, 2011
  10. They’re all great but I loved the playground and was a little offended on behalf of the dog being swung around.

    Tara wrote on October 7th, 2011
  11. All are great but, Primal on the Playground is the best. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Kevin wrote on October 7th, 2011
  12. Great videos by all! I love the playground ideas… something to do with the kiddos… or while they are otherwise preoccupied at the playground!

    Angie wrote on October 7th, 2011
  13. Hi,

    These are some creative videos. I’ll start by saying evolution was tiring to watch, the kids playground was great fun, however I must say that the modern city is the most practical and easiest to follow and aspire to for anyone of all fitness levels. Great ideas with using the surroundings for working out. Will definitely include some of those ideas into my daily life. So I agree with Primal Toad in this poll, Modern city has my vote. Thanks for sharing all! Good luck. :)

    Wallace wrote on October 7th, 2011
  14. Primal Blueprint Fitness: Evolution is it!

    The others are certainly fun and they are definitely in great shape, but Evolution Dude is bad ass and his program is smart and structured. Great job!

    Roland wrote on October 7th, 2011
  15. Inspiring Videos!Interesting the winning video doesn’t have the most views! You must have some nice friends!! 😀

    RunSprintJump wrote on October 8th, 2011
  16. Great Videos. Not gonna lie though, i started laughing out loud when the girl was doing squat thrusts with her Puppy. She looks so into it and serious, and that’s what i LOVE about it… But c’mon..that funny!

    Nick Murrieta wrote on October 8th, 2011
  17. Have to say primal on the play ground for sure! They were all good, but how much more primal can you get than on a playground?! Awesome creativity!

    Dennis wrote on October 9th, 2011
  18. Three great videos! The “fitness” of the participants is a beautiful thing, but it also looks “doable” (or at least it looks like something I can aspire to). Mostly, it looks like a lot of fun!

    Tara45 wrote on October 10th, 2011
  19. I’m late to the party; but I thought “Primal on the Playground” and “Workouts In A Modern City” were both great! Also, I loved seeing the guy climb the light pole in “Evolution”!

    Well done guys!

    I do want to say a word about “box jumps.”

    I think people will get more out of the movement if they get full hip extension at the top of the “box” rather than just jumping back down again. Sure, it slows you down but more box jumps does not necessarily mean more benefits; especially if you’re not engaging in full range of motion.

    Seriously. Try doing the same number of box jumps with full extension at the top before you jump back down. You’ll notice the difference – both in terms of muscle engagement and heart rate.

    gilliebean wrote on October 13th, 2011

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