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November 20, 2009

Contest Video: Primal Blueprint Sprint Routine

By Mark Sisson
22 Comments

As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest readers Anders, Annika and Rob submitted their interpretation of a Primal Blueprint Sprint Routine (the latest contest theme). They’re in the running for a cash and Primal prize package and have a one in four shot of winning.

If you liked this video be sure to check out other videos Anders has submitted: Bringing Home the Bacon and Primaldelphia.

If you’d like to be featured on Mark’s Daily Apple for a chance to win Primal gear read the Primal Blueprint contest details and submit your video (fitness or recipe), real life Primal story or Primal recipe today!

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Barry Weidner
6 years 10 months ago

Awesome video. Way to represent Philly. My CF affiliate, CrossFit Generation, is in Hatboro-Horsham, PA.

Patrick McVeigh
6 years 10 months ago

I agree, Coach. Way to represent Philly!! Phillies shirt and all! Nice work guys!! GROK ON!!!

Jim Purdy
6 years 10 months ago

Methinks there is serious gender bias in the whole primal sprint concept.

While our male ancestors were running around chasing animals and each other and bopping heads, the females had no such luxury, because they couldn’t run off and leave their young offspring to be eaten by predators.

As a result, males evolved to have lots of testosterone-driven aggression, while females stayed together in groups and developed more useful skills like language.

Neal
6 years 10 months ago

My workout buddy was busy and I wanted sprints. Normally we time each other for interval sprints. Running with your hand or eye on a timer is clumsy and most of the time we use my iPhone. Once again, iPhone to the rescue. http://www.katr.com/iphone.php
Just set your intervals, turn up the volume, and toss it in a secure pocket or shoulder band. Awesome.

Pim
6 years 10 months ago

I just started going Primal and now suddenly have the urge to go running, doing push-ups, etc. I find all these video’s very informative and fun, but what about a cool down or stretching (not primal enough 😉 )? I thought these were really important to prevent aching muscles. I am just curious.

@Mark: I like how/what you right. Being Dutch it is kind of hard to read all those English texts that sometimes contain lots of jargon, but yours are always a treat! Keep it going!

Adam Kayce
6 years 10 months ago

Hi Pimm – my guess is that one of the upcoming contest ‘topics’ will incorporate stretching and/or warmups… I know I’ve benefited a ton from mine, and plan to make a video if that topic comes along.

Pim
6 years 10 months ago

I meant ‘wright’ in the last paragraph 😉

Sharon
Sharon
6 years 10 months ago

Actually it’s write….but who cares…English is so complicated.

primal/paleo-crossfittingesque-wonder-girl
primal/paleo-crossfittingesque-wonder-girl
6 years 10 months ago

I just started at CrossFit South Philly. I love how you’re using the Art Museum and Water Works!

Anders
Anders
6 years 10 months ago

Thanks! There are so many beautiful places around philly that are perfect for Grok style workouts.

Dan
6 years 10 months ago

Anders’s squat jumps were a little shallow, but otherwise another awesome Sibling film. Great job you guys+gal.

Anders
Anders
6 years 10 months ago

true…I’m gonna blame that on maxing on deadlifts/squats the day before haha 🙂 thanks for watching!

katbarnett16
katbarnett16
6 years 10 months ago

My kids and I do something like this at the park once a week, we call it “zombie tag” or “vampire tag” where the “it” tagger is either a badass zombie or vampire who can run speedy fast and the thrill is if they catch you, you’ll become “infected.” It adds such an element of excitement to the chase and great for sprints. My kids (6 & 12) always sleep really well that night and are learning that exercise is all about fun!

Eric
Eric
6 years 10 months ago

Great video! “If you can dodge a car, you can dodge a predator,” was hilarious. =)

Paige
Paige
6 years 10 months ago
Great video and fun ideas! I’ve been following this site for some time but have never commented before. For some reason, the title “Routine” caught my eye this time and I had to chime in. I belong to a gym, BodyTribe, in Northern California that goes against the grain (well, not that everyone there is primal, but we definitely go against conventional wisdom in workouts). The owner and tribal leader, Chip Conrad, is very big on “routine vs. ritual” and I would invite everyone to consider whether the fun and varied workouts that you do are really “routines,” and if… Read more »
Grok
6 years 10 months ago

That was an awesome vid! Looked like a lot of fun!

I bet you guys did quite a bit of sprinting that day for the filming. Probably felt that one. Ha-ha

Andy
Andy
6 years 10 months ago

Loved the video guys. What I liked most was the fact that it look like you were having fun whilst training hard.

Well done, Andy

Michael Gold
6 years 10 months ago

Nicely done. I, too, like how they start their explosions from push-ups, rest, jumping off a tree limb, etc.

They are on the right track.

But…they need work on technique.

Here’s a start: http://mgtutoring.com/blog/2009/06/19/sprints-do-the-experiment/

Anyone have anything else to add about sprint technique and theory? I’d love to hear more!!

Keep up the good work! Paleo rocks. (Um…no pun intended…)

TrailGrrl
TrailGrrl
6 years 10 months ago

Great video! I’m going to STL for the holiday and do my trail running at a park. This gives me some good ideas to mix it up over the course of a week.

TrailGrrl

Michael Paladin
6 years 10 months ago

Great video. I love the idea of sprinting out of different positions just as Grok would have had to do sometimes.

Jeremy
Jeremy
5 years 4 months ago

I do brisk walking for nearly 1,5 hours instead of running. Isn’t that work too?

tabata timer
5 years 4 months ago

nice video! 🙂 Some hilarious stuff, but serious business aswell :>

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