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August 26, 2009

High Intensity Workout with Primitive Equipment

By Mark Sisson

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

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8 years 29 days ago

Pretty similar to the video I planned to submit, except he’s more awesome than me. Haha

Aaron Blaisdell
8 years 29 days ago

I love the simplicity of the workout. Nice!

8 years 29 days ago

Impressive, but I’m a little disappointed with the usage of that little shoulder towel. Splinters should be part of the experience.

8 years 29 days ago

the workout looks intense… but i have to agree with the towel thing… heh heh

8 years 28 days ago

Rawr! Well done. 🙂

Proud Luddite
Proud Luddite
5 years 11 months ago
This is a great effort. But, I would point out that this sort of looks like what we call “work” around here (small subsistence farm in the Adirondack Mountains) except in the above example there is no productive result except to get in shape. I would recommend cutting, hauling, splitting and stacking 15 cords of firewood for the winter or hunting, cleaning, hauling and butchering your own deer meat as an alternative with better results for your health, the healthy woodlot and to feel a better sense of accomplishment. The other benefit of real work is that you actually get… Read more »