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6 Oct

Primal Blueprint Fitness: MBF Tag

Mark’s Daily Apple reader Jason submitted this Primal Blueprint Fitness video as his entry to this year’s Primal Blueprint Workout Video contest. This is one in a series of recipe videos, workout videos, Grokfeasts and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

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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. I loved this one — and it made me laugh out loud. I think the idea might need a little work, but it’s ‘got legs’.

    Why not have the camera-person throw the rope thing, and then see who gets it first (human or dog). If the human wins, they swap with the camera person. If the dog wins, then the human has to run back to the start!

    Scott wrote on October 7th, 2011
    • Scott, that’s actually the idea I was working out for next year’s submission. We started late on this, so probably not the best work we could have done. Be looking for Nora to make a primal appearance again next year.

      Jason wrote on October 7th, 2011
  2. Nice

    I do something similar with my dog – its not as pretty as I have to learn how to sprint without tripping over my own feet. We play keep away in mimic of how she used to play with my older dog that recently passed away. I’ve tried to take on the role of play mate. I toss her toy then run after her as she tries to keep it away from me so there are lots of starts and stops and changes of direction that I can’t anticipate. The natural flow of the game is for her to eventually drop the object and come over to the puffing me for a reward (ear rubs, belly rubs) then a toss of object and we are off again ! We play in an open field on grass so I don’t hurt myself with my clumbsiness.
    Maybe I’ll con someone into taping us next year :)

    minerva wrote on October 7th, 2011
  3. A tired dog is a good dog! What a fun way to try to wear him out!

    I do something similar, too, but her favorite is “hide and go seek” when I put her in a “sit-stay” at “home base” and sprint to hide somewhere before she’s released to come find me, then we race back to “home base”.

    Sonya wrote on October 7th, 2011
  4. I loved this. I play a similar game but with a big of role reversal. I let my dog have the toy and I’ll make lunges at her and chase her around trying to get it. (My dog is well trained to “drop it” on command though).

    Melissa wrote on October 7th, 2011
  5. I liked this one–chasing the puppy. (Or the other way around…) I’ve done this with my dog, too. It’s great fun!

    Kim S wrote on October 7th, 2011
  6. This video is awesome. And now I wonder – I bet Grok had next to no chance of outrunning a four-legged predator on open ground. Either that or he must have been FAST.

    I’d be interested to see how it would change things to do this in a moderate to heavily wooded area. Or if you could climb up on stuff (like playground equipment) to play ‘keep away’.

    One day I’ll have a dog again and I’ll have to try different variations on this – it looks like fun.

    Adara wrote on October 12th, 2011

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