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November 21, 2010

Weekend Link Love – Edition 118

By Mark Sisson

Is man as fit, strong, fast, and productive as he used to be? Salon interviews archeologist/author Peter McAlister on his book Manthropology: The Science of Why the Modern Male is Not What He Used to Be. What say you, readers?

From Free Range Kids, I’d categorize this sign as an active fail.

New York City is one giant pullup bar. Al Kavadlo and brother do pullups on the scaffolding of Manhattan. I love how most of the pedestrians don’t even bat an eye while passing. And bonus points for the pistol squats!

November 14th was World Diabetes Day and MDA reader Ryan (of AndariegoBlog) participated by performing the Big Blue Test to show the power of exercise and blood sugar control.

The scuff marks, the scuff marks!!! Danny MacAskill is quite handy with a bike.

Reader Tiffani found these at her local farmers’ market. The sticker means it helps you get diabetes, right?

Recipe Corner

  • Food Renegade makes bacon-wrapped salmon cakes with asparagus. Holy moly, this is a good one. The recipe also includes pine nuts, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, coconut oil, and of course, butter. It’s the unicorn of the wrapped salmon world.
  • If you haven’t started planning for T-Day, The Food Lovers Primal Palate posts a full Thanksgiving menu, eight gobblingly good recipes.

Time Capsule

One year ago (November 14 – 20)

  • Primal Trail Food – Because granola bars just won’t do, this list of Primal munchies will keep you energized hiking all day.
  • Is the Primal Blueprint a Type of Asceticism? – Living Primal means letting go of the sugars and starches, but does it mean letting go of life’s pleasures? Living Primal is neither fully Spartan nor Hedonistic, so where does it lie on the spectrum between the two?

Comment of the Week

I met a couple in Hawaii last Fall. She was wearing Vibram Five Fingers and he was wearing those rocker shoes; she thought “Born to Run” was the awesome-est book ever, he thought it a load of merde.

Talk about a mixed marriage!

-Scott M from When Grok Lives with Korg, or How to Cope with an Unsupportive Partner

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6 years 9 months ago

Hey guys,

That recipe on Food Renegade was one of mine!! I was so happy to share it with her and become a regular Paleo/Primal contributor on Food Renegade!

I also have my own site and this week I have Thanksgiving recipes up for Just Like Bread StoveTop Style Primal Stuffing as well as a Goat Cheese Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Pecan Hazelnut crust (for those of us that still implement dairy- or use your 80/20!!)

Thanks for the links!

Life as a Plate

The Primal Palette
6 years 9 months ago

Cool, we’re going to check out your site.

6 years 9 months ago

I am so trying those biscuits…

6 years 9 months ago

I love watching Al!! And the Big Blue Test is really worth watching…great example of a 14 minute workout.

I will definitely be making those Salmon Bacon Asparagus wraps. Thanks for coming up with those AndreAnne!!

6 years 9 months ago

Those Salmon Bacon Asparagus wraps look fantastic. I will definitely be giving them a try for this coming New Years gathering. Thanks for sharing!

6 years 9 months ago

Forget one giant pull up bar, New York is one giant playground.

These are just some of the other things you can do to exercise on scaffolding.

Steve Scarfia
6 years 9 months ago

Thanks for posting the Danny MacAskill video. The man is an artist with that bike. It’s like “Bikour” or something. lol

6 years 9 months ago

After reading the article about it, that Manthropology book looks fascinating. It kind of explains to me why at 31 I still compete in sports (strongman), and why I just don’t understand men that make themselves look effeminate.

Aren’t men supposed to be strong and rugged?

6 years 9 months ago

Mark. As you said, special mention to the pistol squats. Al and his brother are awesome.

6 years 9 months ago
Hi Mark, Been reading your blog for quite a while now. I had a question- Is there anything in Vegetables that I cant get by eating fruits? I am currently eating a mix of different fruits everyday (along with a lot of protien and medium amount of carbs) but for some reason have realized that vegetables are almost out of my diet for one reason or another (mainly convenience) … Do u think I am missing out on some essential nutrients? Btw, just to share my own experiences, I actually switched to a high red meat diet long before reading… Read more »
6 years 9 months ago

“Is there anything in Vegetables that I cant get by eating fruits?”

As for the veg I eat, and the fruit I used to eat, the vegetables are a lot higher in vitamins A, C and K and a lot lower in carbs. I don’t eat fruit because it gives me acid reflux and it’s too carby.

I just did a blog post on this–see

6 years 9 months ago

Ahhh it’s good to see Edinburgh featured on MDA! The first city in the Danny MacAskill Video is the city where I currently live.