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March 25, 2012

Weekend Link Love – Edition 183

By Mark Sisson
25 Comments

Take a few moments to be part of the 2012 Paleo Community Survey over at Naturally Engineered.

If you want to get stronger on the horizontal pullup bar (or just stronger in general), look no further than Al Kavadlo’s new ebook (available in print in a few weeks), “Raising the Bar.”  Suitable for beginners and the experienced alike, Al’s book will teach you dozens upon dozens of moves and progressions on “the most versatile piece of equipment in the world of fitness.”

10 stubborn exercise myths that just won’t die, debunked by science (via Lifehacker). It’s actually pretty good and confirms a lot of the same stuff we’ve been saying for years.

Certain women have a rather interesting reaction to exercise.

By now, we’re mostly aware of the existence of good and bad bacteria. But are there good and bad viruses, too? Via Hunter-Gatherer.

A new study out offers scientific “proof” that red meat reduces depression. While I know medium-rare lamb certainly makes me happy, let’s not make the same mistake others have made jumping to conclusions (however they seem to confirm our biases) because an epidemiological study said something.

Strap on some headphones and marvel at the majesty of nature’s orchestral music. Just wait til you get to the jaguar track.

Is Whole Foods going Primal?

Recipe Corner

  • Chicken binakol, or “I hope you like coconut”: chicken and coconut meat cooked in coconut water and served inside a young coconut.
  • From Wellness Mama, fourteen easy, dependable homemade spice blends.

Time Capsule

One year ago (March 19 – March 25)

Comment of the Week

“It’s an exciting time for fasting and cancer research. While it’s still viewed in most circles as an “alternative” modality”

Did you know the word “alternative” is based on an ancient Greek word that means “Big Pharma can’t make billions of dollars in profit on it”?

– While some alternative medical practices do strike me as nonsensical, I think what Doug says is partly correct (and completely hilarious).

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Arty
Arty
4 years 6 months ago

“Exercises most likely to be associated with female orgasms are abdominal exercises, … and climbing poles…”

Really!? =P

nikki
nikki
4 years 6 months ago

Hahahaaaa! Did you read the comments in the women and exercise post? this was the best one

posted by Rev Alan Morrison on 20 Mar 2012 at 2:45 pm
If exercise is making women succumb to the pleasures of the flesh, they should seek a more decent way of spending their free time. This is dreadful!!

Well said reverend.

Brunobaboon
Brunobaboon
4 years 5 months ago

“… now where did I leave my altar boy?”

Samantha Moore
Samantha Moore
4 years 6 months ago

And men poop when they squat big weight. Yawn.

Zeb
Zeb
4 years 6 months ago

She said she was going “out” but he knew where she was headed to get her fit…. Pilates.

gerry
4 years 6 months ago

I like the article about women having orgasms while exercising…if it happened to men, we would all be professional body builders…lol

Dan
Dan
4 years 6 months ago

more butter on my roasted veggies, please. thanks dr. roberts.

rob
rob
4 years 6 months ago

That explains the woman at the gym who spends 30 minutes on her back doing pelvic thrusts.

Burn
4 years 6 months ago

You mean I don’t need to buy Gatorade every time I exercise!?

Paula
Paula
4 years 6 months ago

Love the spice blends and prefer making my own. For anyone interested in a review of the Primal Jambalaya, it is superb. I made it last night (and managed to find buffalo andouille sausage). The recipe is in an older post but I’m in the process of catching up!

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 years 6 months ago

I wish that happened to me when I exercise!

Chris
Chris
4 years 6 months ago

Like the spice link, thanks Wellness Mama.

Jeffrey of Troy
4 years 6 months ago

This is the first time I’ve been to that Lifehacker website, and after looking at a few of their articles my impression is that they are yet another example of the epidemic of stupid people pretending to be smart. It’s just a mixture of correct, idiocy, and lies.

Tim W
Tim W
4 years 5 months ago

Agreed. I looked at a few articles and it seems they just made assumptions with out in-depth research.

Ion Freeman
4 years 6 months ago

I’ve always been a big proponent of the captain’s chair

Heather
4 years 6 months ago

I am wondering if anyone can answer how the article on viruses differs from phage-theory? http://www.phage-biotech.com/links.html

Shawn
Shawn
4 years 6 months ago

That better be a pretty damned amazing e-book for $39.99.

Cal
4 years 6 months ago

It is!

But I hate ebooks and will get the hard copy (available in a few weeks at probably the same price) the moment it’s available.

If you visit Al’s website (at AlKavadlo dot com) you’ll probably see what us Al fans like so much (and NO, I’m not female; and NO, I’ve never had an orgasm while working out [I nearly said exercising… but then that wouldn’t be true :)).

Nikhil Hogan
4 years 6 months ago

The Great Animal Orchestra has to be the best soundtrack released in years!

Sky
Sky
4 years 6 months ago

It’s so great to see something about the female exercise induced orgasm on paper (or pixel as it were) because I was starting to think I had gone mad! I have to say that having your first public orgasm can be a highly liberating experience. I highly recommend it. 🙂 Also, there comes a moment of pride when you realize your lower abdominals have finally gotten strong enough to pull something like that off!

gilliebean
4 years 5 months ago

Wow. I feel so strange taking that survey for the second year in a row. #paleoisgettingolder #ha

Få Kæreste
4 years 5 months ago

I’ve heard of a woman who had orgasms every time she brushed her teeth!

sha
sha
4 years 5 months ago

I HAVE A NEW GOAL FOR THE GYM NOW!!!! are you kidding…if i could do this i wouldnt leave the gym ever…mayb thats all the skinny girls secrets? LOL! where do i get my own captains chair? getting healthy n losing wieght are one thing but to spontaneously orgasm from abs…sign me up!

Katie
4 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the link love Mark!

TokyoJarrett
4 years 5 months ago

Survey completed 🙂

“Raising the Bar” looks promising. I never thought a bar would be enough to get a full upper body workout. Do you think it is? Do you think I need the gym for any missed muscle groups, like traps or anything?

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