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October 06, 2011

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Primal Workouts in a Modern City

By Mark Sisson
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Mark’s Daily Apple readers Joanne and Ed submitted this Primal Blueprint Fitness video as their 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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Primal Toad
5 years 5 months ago

Loved it! I have a 20 lb boston terrier and I just may have to use him when I go back home in 3 weeks!

Awesome how you showed what primal living is all about outside of the food! Kudos to both of you!!

Where do you live?!

Joanne
5 years 5 months ago

Thank you =)

We are from Australia but currently residing in the capital of China, BEIJING!

Adeline
Adeline
5 years 5 months ago

Loved the video, thanks !

Jennifer Roy
Jennifer Roy
5 years 5 months ago

These are fabulous ideas! There’s no excuse after watching this 🙂

Joanne
5 years 5 months ago

yeah, definitely no excuses. Most difficult part about working out is putting your shoes on and getting out of the door. Once that’s taken care of, it gets easier =)

Caio
Caio
5 years 5 months ago

heheh, while seeing this terrific video i saw myself with my dachshund (a perfect sandbag of ~10k :)).
Congratulations guys.. you are primal inspiration, no doubt.

Cheers,
Caio

Chris
5 years 5 months ago

That poor dog! LOL

Great video.

Sonya
Sonya
5 years 5 months ago

Awesome! I, too, love how you incorporated all aspects of primal living. I was trying to guess where y’all were.

Joanne
5 years 5 months ago

thanks guys =)

i think our puppy didn’t mind being carried around 😛

Adam
Adam
5 years 5 months ago

Great video. I love doing stuff like this. The crazy looks from unfit strangers or kids at the park wondering why you are playing on their monkey bars are the best.

Susan M.
Susan M.
5 years 5 months ago

Great video and ideas. Especially love the part about reclaiming your childhood. I don’t have kids, but it goes to show that you can take your kids to the playground AND get a workout in 🙂

Valerie
Valerie
5 years 5 months ago

What a great video and creative ideas for a workout. You make getting fit look fun and easy (I know it’s not!)

Tara
Tara
5 years 5 months ago

What kind of dog is that little guy??

Christy
Christy
5 years 5 months ago

Awesome Video!!

Katrinkett
Katrinkett
5 years 4 months ago

I’m new to the site, not at all up to speed, so maybe this has been answered before, but how does a 50-year-old, 30-pound-overweight woman with a back loaded with bulging and herniated disks exercise? Any tips greatly appreciated — I hate feeling — and now looking — like a slug 🙁

Bruno
Bruno
5 years 4 months ago
The first step would probably be a change of diet to shed unnecessary weight. If you read through this website, you’ll find a lot of good information on reasons to avoid Grains like Rice, Oats, Wheat, Corn, and Soy and Legumes like Beans and Peas. Once you engage your body to burn fat instead of sugar – as it was meant to be – your body will regulate to a more idea weight. Just changing your diet will make you lose weight. As far as exercising, perhaps a recumbent bike or a stationary recumbent bike would be comfortable enough to… Read more »
Daniel
Daniel
5 years 4 months ago
Good point Katrinkett. A lot of people overlook injuries and it’s frustrating when watching/hearing commercials and friends/family everywhere telling you to stop being lazy and that there are no excuses. Oh yeah! Except for destroying your joints. I know, I’ve been through quite (actually too many) injuries of my own. I am still going through some injuries, but Bruno is right there’s always something available. Just like the point of this topic use your imagination! Also, try not to let fear of injury overwhelm you. The body is the best healing machine on the planet. Give it some (and later… Read more »
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