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4 Oct

Contest: WOW Thoughts for Witstick

witstickThe Prize:

Witstick. Got 3 inches of floor space? Want an intense, full-body workout in minimal time? Pick up a Witstick. If you’re trying to lift heavy things, this giant stick of heft cuts the mustard. At just 2.5 or 3 inch diameter and 2 feet long it is deceivingly heavy. I was sent one of these awhile back and it’s really nifty. Its rubber covering makes it easy to grip and it’s the right size and shape for a wide variety of movements. I like to hoist it on my shoulder and just go for a walk. Eventually, you’ll be swinging it, tossing it, snatching it, and lunging with it in a choreography limited only by your own creativity. These things are handmade by John Byrne and John Muse, long time readers of MDA. There are several weight varieties, from 22 to 40 lbs. The winner of today’s contest will receive a Witstick of his or her choosing.

The Contest:

Primal Blueprint Fitness and the Workouts of the Week were released nearly two months ago now, and I’d like to hear what you have to say about them. In the comments section below, give me your best feedback on PBF and, more specifically, the WOWs. Do you enjoy them? Easier than you thought? Harder? Are there specific types of workouts of which you’d like to see more, or less? Do you have an idea for a new WOW? What do you think about the PBF Self-Assessment? What do you think about the PBF Lift Heavy Things progression and goal reps? Let me know. A winner will be selected at random.

The Deadline:

Midnight, tonight!

Who is Eligible:

Folks in the continental U.S. Other folks will win a substitute prize of equal value.

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. Fit test conducted. Not surprisingly upper body weaker than advertised. Thanks for the wake up call! Elevated jack knifes here I come!

    baldwinamp wrote on December 1st, 2010
  2. I am a little late in replying to this post. I just wanted to say that I love these WOWs! It help breaks up the “routine” a little bit. My favorites so far have been the fight and flight, the aurock stalk and the automobility. I also tried the 100 burpees. That was the hardest thing I have ever done!

    I notice that if I do few different WOWs, I am stronger on the basic five routine when I go back to it.

    primal_joe wrote on December 18th, 2010
  3. I love these witsticks! I first learned about them from you Mark, but since then I’ve seen them in my work gym and at the Y. Used them in a crossfit class and man was I sore afterwards! I want to get one for my home. Thanks for making these known.

    Sebastian Mealer wrote on June 16th, 2014

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