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6 Oct

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Primal Workouts in a Modern City

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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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. 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?!

    Primal Toad wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • Thank you =)

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

      Joanne wrote on October 7th, 2011
  2. Loved the video, thanks !

    Adeline wrote on October 7th, 2011
  3. These are fabulous ideas! There’s no excuse after watching this :)

    Jennifer Roy wrote on October 7th, 2011
    • 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 =)

      Joanne wrote on October 7th, 2011
  4. 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

    Caio wrote on October 7th, 2011
  5. That poor dog! LOL

    Great video.

    Chris wrote on October 7th, 2011
  6. Awesome! I, too, love how you incorporated all aspects of primal living. I was trying to guess where y’all were.

    Sonya wrote on October 7th, 2011
  7. thanks guys =)

    i think our puppy didn’t mind being carried around :P

    Joanne wrote on October 7th, 2011
  8. 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.

    Adam wrote on October 7th, 2011
  9. 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 :)

    Susan M. wrote on October 7th, 2011
  10. What a great video and creative ideas for a workout. You make getting fit look fun and easy (I know it’s not!)

    Valerie wrote on October 7th, 2011
  11. What kind of dog is that little guy??

    Tara wrote on October 9th, 2011
  12. Awesome Video!!

    Christy wrote on October 14th, 2011
  13. 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 :(

    Katrinkett wrote on November 13th, 2011
    • 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 use. I use the one at our apartment club house for sprints and casual exercise. You just sit in it like you would on a chair with an ottoman, and you pedal.

      Bruno wrote on November 21st, 2011
  14. 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 more) motion and it will thank you so much.

    Daniel wrote on November 26th, 2011

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