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13 Jul

Rapid Fire Updates

ep 2701. I was interviewed by Jimmy Moore at The Livin La Vida Low-Carb podcast. Click here to listen or click the photo on the right to visit Jimmy’s site.

2. Next month I’m going to be holding an all-new 30-day Primal challenge. I don’t want to give away too much just yet, but I will say that there will be contests and some really great prizes, that the challenge will be much more interactive than last year’s 30-day challenge, and that it will be a perfect way to introduce all of your friends and family to the Primal concept. I’m very excited about it and hope all of you will be too! It begins August 3rd. Check back on Thursday for more details.

3. The first round of reviews by bloggers for my new health and fitness book are starting to roll in. I’ve published links to them on this page.

4. Readers of MDA and The Primal Blueprint have been sending in some pretty amazing Success Stories. I’ve added a few new ones (some with before and after pics) here (toward the bottom) and here.

5. Last but not least… I added a new photo to the rotating images in the header and have had a few people ask where it was taken. It was taken at about 8,000 feet on Sunnyside Trail just north of Aspen about 1 month ago.

MarkHiking2

You want comments? We got comments:

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. Great interview, Mark! I’m really looking forward to reading about the 30-day challenge.

    Catalina wrote on July 13th, 2009
  2. Woo hoo! New challenge!

    FlyNavyWife wrote on July 13th, 2009
  3. Great interview Mark.
    Hopefully, some of the low-carbers can see its a total life-style change not just about weight loss.

    Sue wrote on July 13th, 2009
  4. i am interested in learning about the challenge. i love the concepts of your blog/book/whatever but honestly i could try to apply them better.

    mikey wrote on July 13th, 2009
  5. Missed the first one but will not miss this challenge. I’m loving this feeling of health!

    jose wrote on July 13th, 2009
  6. I like to know more about the 30 day primal challenge, the success stories are very inspiring.

    I am waiting to get the PB, once is in Amazon uk, as I live in Spain and that is where I buy most of my books.

    Looking forward to thursday then.

    thania1 wrote on July 13th, 2009
  7. Looking forward to the challenge. After some research I just wrote a fat primer post and am enjoying the benefits of more health fats.

    Shannon wrote on July 14th, 2009
  8. Am listening to the interview now – very nice.

    Shelley wrote on July 14th, 2009
  9. Perfect timing on the challenge – my wife comes back from the States after 2 months on Aug. 1, our anniversary is Aug. 2 (sensible vices will be consumed, but probably not in sensible quantities;)), and then we can go head-long into the challenge.

    I’m doing well on my own this summer, but the missus is a superior cook (primal or otherwise).

    Russell wrote on July 14th, 2009
  10. Congrat.’s Mark on your interview!
    I just listened in and you
    explained it so thoroughly.
    Living your Primal Blueprint Lifestyle
    is “the healthiest way of living!”
    It just makes sense!

    Donna wrote on July 14th, 2009
  11. Interesting interview. Kinda surprised to hear you come down so hard on super slow lifting. I’m working my way through Body By Science at the moment and find the evidence they present in support of their recommendations to be pretty compelling.

    Even if it’s not exactly what Grok would do, it’s still inline with the core concept of not overexercising, minimizing stress on the body and risk of injury, lifting heavy things occasionally, and doing intense workouts with plenty of recovery time in between. I would have expected a more nuanced response to the question. Maybe you’ll do a post on the subject some day?

    egmutza wrote on July 14th, 2009
    • egmutza, you’re right, I did come down a little hard on super slow lifting. There is some research there, for sure. It just doesn’t fully fit the Primal model for me as a regular routine.

      Mark Sisson wrote on July 14th, 2009
  12. SWeeeeeeet, can’t wait for the challenge! I’m always up for a 30 day Grok dare ;P

    clayberg wrote on July 14th, 2009
  13. Great! August 3rd is when I come back from a mini-vacation. I started eating Primal at the beginning of this month and have broken my weight loss plateau as a result (I have been on a whole-grain based diet for the last 5-6 months.) I’ll continue eating Primal through July and will use the challenge as a way to see if Primal weight loss can be sustained past a month.

    mds86 wrote on July 14th, 2009
  14. Glad to see the positive book reviews! I don’t want to hurt book sales, but I was thinking of donating my copy of the book to my local library when I’m done with it to share the joy! Does anyone know if having a copy in the library helps or hurts sales?

    Catalina wrote on July 14th, 2009
  15. Mark,

    Just wanted to say that the book was wonderful. My mom bought it and i stole it from her as soon as it arrived in the mail :) I absolutely love your writing style. Even if I wasn’t a Primal junkie, you would have won me over immediately.

    Meghan

    Meghan wrote on July 15th, 2009
  16. hiking with the vibrams – now thats bad ass!

    and, a very, very cool pic at that!

    Ryan Denner wrote on July 15th, 2009

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