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9 Oct

Contest Video: Primal Blueprint Upper Body Workout

As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest reader Albrecht submitted his interpretation of Primal Blueprint bodyweight exercises (the current theme). He is in the running for a cash and prize package worth $400 and has a one in four shot of winning. If you’d like to be featured on Mark’s Daily Apple for a chance to win Primal gear read the Primal Blueprint contest details and submit your video (fitness or recipe), real life Primal story or Primal recipe soon!

I’d add a cautionary note to this video. Before you start doing backflips and throwing bodies around please make sure you know what you’re doing. It sure looks like fun but I’d hate for anyone to get injured in the process.

If you liked Albrecht’s Grok On! workout shirt you can get your own here!

Check back tomorrow for a Worker Bee culinary creation of a reader’s Primal recipe submitted as part of the Primal Blueprint Cookbook Contest (current theme: beef).

Have a fantastic Primal weekend, everyone!

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. You know. You inspired me to go on itunes and get that Fela Kuti song from the last video you put up.

    I might attempt some of these crazy moves, but even better, I’ll ask the readers to do it…safely of course.

    The out come of all of this should be interesting though.

    I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

    Shaun wrote on October 9th, 2009
  2. Slightly complicated for the novice. A pushup/chinup bar and “The Perfect Pushup” would accomplish many of the upper body workout.

    Does yoga count as a body weight sport and Primal form of exercise???

    EarthBeauty wrote on October 9th, 2009
    • doing it on a rope trains more muscles because you have to push and you have to hold it in the right place. even if you can do lots of pushups, when start doing them on a rope, dont have a rock below you :)

      i would count yoga a primal and bodyweight but thats one of the sports i am realy bad at.

      Albrecht wrote on October 11th, 2009
  3. NICE!

    Brian C. wrote on October 9th, 2009
  4. Fantastic video. You have a lot of faith in your rope to be OK with the rock under your face during the pushup! That’s a good sign.

    Ogg The Caveman wrote on October 9th, 2009
    • I am using that rope for my slakline, if it holds there it should hold me :)

      Albrecht wrote on October 11th, 2009
  5. Nice vid, although it made me even more sad that it is already getting cold here in Colorado!

    I may have to go out and get some rope anyway, though.

    David C wrote on October 9th, 2009
  6. Albrecht,

    Great video! Hard exercises!

    Love the rock-n-roll movements at the end. They remind me of some other primal exercises, the ones you would need night vision to capture. 😉

    Thanks for sharing. And indeed, never forget to play!


    pieter d wrote on October 9th, 2009
  7. That was awesome! Although the whole rope thing seems a little complicated… Where do you live?

    Jess wrote on October 9th, 2009
    • Germany, but the video was filmed in spain (holiday)

      Albrecht wrote on October 11th, 2009
  8. Great video!

    Blast straps are awesome. This gave me some new ideas. Thanks!

    Grok wrote on October 9th, 2009
  9. thanks for your sharing!

    Daeptaer wrote on October 10th, 2009
  10. The great thing about this video is that whether it’s with the straps or having fun in a group, well, it just looks like a great time. A work out with aggressive heavy music and getting “angry” while working out is fine every now and then, but just having a good spirit-lifting work out is what it’s really all about. Great video to show that.

    Paleo Garden wrote on October 10th, 2009
  11. I want to add something on the play part. Mark is right, its not so easy. But you can start with easy stuff. Normaly people dont start doing Gymnastics, Acrobatics and so one when they are over 20. But i know several people (including me) who did it. Tom, the one from my last video (Workoutday), recently started doing gymnastics at age 30 and hes doing quite good. The hard part is to find a place and people to do it, but if you have the opportunity you should try it (and start slowly!! otherwise you will hurt yourself :))

    Albrecht wrote on October 11th, 2009
  12. Great video! Wish I had strong core muscles to do this. 😀

    penstalker wrote on October 11th, 2009
  13. Great video! The first part reminded me of a stewardess’s safety demonstration. :)

    Vin - NaturalBias wrote on October 12th, 2009
  14. How did he clean and press the girl? Did he use some type of strap? If not, then the girl was getting a good workout too!

    Ryan Price wrote on October 12th, 2009
    • He didnt use a strap. Theres a technic how you can do it, and yes the girl needs a lot of core strength. but he doesnt do it right on the video, you can see his hands slipping out on the top.

      Albrecht wrote on October 14th, 2009
  15. Great site! It would be great if the videos were in YouTubes html5 format so those with an iPad can view them.

    Jeff wrote on July 24th, 2012

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