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    A Single Weight-Lifting Exercise?

    Primal is all about lifting heavy objects in unconventional directions, playing around, and doing bodyweight exercises. How does weight-lifting fit into the lifestyle? I'm thinking that The Bear Complex WOD (from crossfit) would probably be the ideal exercise if you must lift weights. - - I can see myself doing this twice each week while enjoying my walks, playing with my dog and lifting random things.

    Does anyone here currently work The Bear into their weekly exercise?

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    The problem with exclusively using complexes like this is that you miss out on the strength component.

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    That guy in the front of the video looks like he is going to do some serious elbow/wrist damage in the still...ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by primalkyle View Post
    Primal is all about lifting heavy objects in unconventional directions, playing around, and doing bodyweight exercises. How does weight-lifting fit into the lifestyle? I'm thinking that The Bear Complex WOD (from crossfit) would probably be the ideal exercise if you must lift weights. I can see myself doing this twice each week while enjoying my walks, playing with my dog and lifting random things.

    Does anyone here currently work The Bear into their weekly exercise?

    The Bear has been around a lot longer than Crossfit! It's a great sequence, and very efficient, but certainly not all inclusive.

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    That guy in the front of the video looks like he is going to do some serious elbow/wrist damage in the still...ouch!
    That's a woman. And her form is excellent.
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    I'm not so sure Primal is "all about" any of those things - Mark has posts on lifting heavy iron, sprinting, etc. - he's very inclusive in terms of exercise. He mainly says that a couple of times per week lifting heavy things and about once a week of some type of sprint is plenty of exercise for anybody. What the particular form of that exercise is, he's pretty open minded about. I saw him give a talk at a crossfit box but I know he's not a crossfitter personally.
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    BTW, Al, I saw your recent article on T-Nation. Congrats on getting your name out there! I'm at 10 chinups now, not too far from m-up land.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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    what's the question here? if you will do only one weight lifting exercise, i would choose the deadlift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfarny View Post
    BTW, Al, I saw your recent article on T-Nation. Congrats on getting your name out there! I'm at 10 chinups now, not too far from m-up land.
    Thanks! Expect to see more from me on T-Nation in the weeks and months to come.

    And congrats on getting to 10 chin-ups! That's a major milestone!
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    There is no ONE ideal exercise. The ideal way to exercise is to do different exercises...
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