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11 Dec

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Park Workout

Thanks to Mark’s Daily Apple reader Jerry Borrero for sending in this fantastic video of his Primal Blueprint park workout. For more of Jerry check out his kettlebell routine. And click here to view all MDA video posts. Grok on!

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  1. “Badass” indeed! Dang, my bodyweight/hiit workout I did this morning seems a little lightweight compared to this…

    Chris wrote on December 11th, 2009
  2. Badass, and whoever edited this video did a fantastic job. Congrats!

    CFS wrote on December 11th, 2009
  3. Wow. I’m not sure it inspires me, but it impresses me!

    Jim wrote on December 11th, 2009
  4. Hell Yes, this is some badass training.

    I wish I could do this all day.

    Martin Panorama wrote on December 11th, 2009
  5. clapping pullups? My guy…you are insane!…I don’t think i can do half of that stuff.

    Joel wrote on December 11th, 2009
  6. Dang dude, thats impressive strength right there! Awesome vid!

    Anders wrote on December 11th, 2009
  7. Human flag – not bad at all.

    Great strength and proportional physique with no extra bulk. The power of body-weight exercises.

    Keep it primal!!!

    TomGreenwald wrote on December 11th, 2009
  8. The “Iron One” Jerry Borrero. Gotta love that tune too! Nice choice.

    Grok wrote on December 11th, 2009
  9. Nice work and nice video. I’ve just finished two workout cycles that involved weights – Turkish Get-Ups with double Kettlebell front squats and Zercher squats with kettlebell military press. Now it feels like its time to hit the parks again. I think I’ll use some of the movements in the video.


    Stephen wrote on December 11th, 2009
  10. Great video – I try and play around with similar stuff. Can just about go from L-sit to handstand back to L-sit again. Muscle ups are next on my to do list!

    BTW I love Justice! DVNO is constantly being played on my mp3!

    stevew wrote on December 12th, 2009
  11. Phenomenal site!

    Shay wrote on December 12th, 2009
  12. Makes me want to climb a tree.
    Great video!

    Johnny at The Lean Saloon wrote on December 12th, 2009
  13. Wow. Just…wow.

    unheatedgarage wrote on December 13th, 2009
  14. Congrats! Great workout!!

    iisierra wrote on December 13th, 2009
  15. Its fantastic to see my video up on this fantastic site! Thank you very much for all the compliments, and I’ll pass them along to my nephew Joey, who edited the vid!

    Now to think up another video to submit…

    IronDisciple wrote on December 13th, 2009
  16. DUDE U ARE SICKKKKKK. Love the music!!!!

    frank wrote on December 13th, 2009
  17. Thanks for all the compliments guys and Jerry’s deserves all the credit since I would have no video to edit w/o him.

    Click my name below to check out for some other videos ive done and reg posts on indie music and new artists. Grok on!

    Joey wrote on December 13th, 2009
  18. Yah….thats the stuff right there! You just gave me some great ideas for a park I live just 3 miles from. Going to run barefoot there and get to work! Nice video and I love this web site!

    Aaron Curl wrote on December 19th, 2009
  19. WOW, impressive video! Inspirational!

    OrangeGirl wrote on January 2nd, 2010
  20. Wow, great to see someone who is nearly in the shape of a trained gymnast doing surreal stuff, but… are there any BASIC demo videos of people doing Parkour workouts that a newbie can start on?

    This is some elite – blackbelt type stuff, it’d be great to see the 101 edition, any links would be appreciated.

    Mike Shanahan wrote on January 19th, 2010
    • Hey Mike, thanks for the compliments!

      Believe it or not I never really actively worked on nearly any of the movements shown in the video (with the exception of that weird halfway planche/halfway handstand). The muscle-ups and clap pullups just came after a cycle of heavy weighted pullups, and the flag after a cycle of heavy one arm pressing.

      As far as beginner tutorials, check out for some excellent bodyweight articles. I also liked the parallete training program found on, although some of the stuff listed as “beginner” is actually pretty advanced in my opinion.

      IronDisciple wrote on February 7th, 2010
  21. Hey awesome video! I do park workouts also, here is a small video of some of my exercises.

    First video made. I need to work on editing and sound but you get the idea.

    Mike wrote on April 29th, 2010
  22. This was awesome. It also inspired me to get out on the playground and simply use my imagination to engage in lifting heavy things (my body).


    Primal Toad wrote on May 24th, 2010
  23. This is absolutely amazing! Makes me want to play :-)

    Sara wrote on June 15th, 2010
  24. how long does it take to perform this kind of routine tip top? U made u core power high enough dude

    tiranz wrote on June 18th, 2010

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