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25 Mar

Weekend Link Love – Edition 183

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).

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

    Really!? =P

    Arty wrote on March 25th, 2012
    • 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.

      nikki wrote on March 25th, 2012
      • “… now where did I leave my altar boy?”

        Brunobaboon wrote on March 27th, 2012
  2. And men poop when they squat big weight. Yawn.

    Samantha Moore wrote on March 25th, 2012
  3. She said she was going “out” but he knew where she was headed to get her fit…. Pilates.

    Zeb wrote on March 25th, 2012
  4. I like the article about women having orgasms while exercising…if it happened to men, we would all be professional body builders…lol

    gerry wrote on March 25th, 2012
  5. more butter on my roasted veggies, please. thanks dr. roberts.

    Dan wrote on March 25th, 2012
  6. That explains the woman at the gym who spends 30 minutes on her back doing pelvic thrusts.

    rob wrote on March 25th, 2012
  7. You mean I don’t need to buy Gatorade every time I exercise!?

    Burn wrote on March 25th, 2012
  8. 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!

    Paula wrote on March 25th, 2012
  9. I wish that happened to me when I exercise!

    Stephanie wrote on March 25th, 2012
  10. Like the spice link, thanks Wellness Mama.

    Chris wrote on March 25th, 2012
  11. 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.

    Jeffrey of Troy wrote on March 25th, 2012
    • Agreed. I looked at a few articles and it seems they just made assumptions with out in-depth research.

      Tim W wrote on March 27th, 2012
  12. I’ve always been a big proponent of the captain’s chair

    Ion Freeman wrote on March 25th, 2012
  13. I am wondering if anyone can answer how the article on viruses differs from phage-theory?

    Heather wrote on March 25th, 2012
  14. That better be a pretty damned amazing e-book for $39.99.

    Shawn wrote on March 25th, 2012
    • 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 :)).

      Cal wrote on March 25th, 2012
  15. The Great Animal Orchestra has to be the best soundtrack released in years!

    Nikhil Hogan wrote on March 25th, 2012
  16. 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!

    Sky wrote on March 25th, 2012
  17. Wow. I feel so strange taking that survey for the second year in a row. #paleoisgettingolder #ha

    gilliebean wrote on March 26th, 2012
  18. I’ve heard of a woman who had orgasms every time she brushed her teeth!

    Få Kæreste wrote on March 26th, 2012
  19. 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!

    sha wrote on March 26th, 2012
  20. Thanks for the link love Mark!

    Katie wrote on March 26th, 2012
  21. 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?

    TokyoJarrett wrote on March 30th, 2012

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