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6 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 74

Atlas Stoned? Learn how to make your very own giant ball of cement at Wilderness Sports Conditioning. Use it for strength training or for crushing small enemies.

Get your fill of dirt, bugs, and shoe leather over at Mental Floss with their no-budget diner’s guide.

Some of you may remember Michelle’s Primal Journey she shared with us back in August. If you want to know how she’s holding up today, I’ll just let her most recent pictures do the talking.

Nutria is not a new brand of artificial sweetener; it’s actually a large rodent. And you can trap them and eat them any time you want. Warning: Video is NSFV (not suitable for vegetarians).

Could Grok outrun Usain Bolt? Here’s a nifty video from ABC News which says he could, and more. (thanks @erikbehan)

These fun facts are not fun. They are scary, possibly downright terrifying.

Best Posts of November, 2009

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (November 29 – December 5)

  • Study Spotlight: The Mood Diet – If you liked this week’s Marlboro parody post, you’ll enjoy my riff on crazy diet fads. Because ridiculous beliefs about eating never seem to go out of fashion.
  • Cowpooling: Share a Side – Cowpooling is the practice of grouping together with your neighbors, family, or coworkers to buy an entire cow (butchered). It’s a great way to save money on high quality beef.

And finally, I’m thinking of ending my link love with a “Comment of the Week.” Just a fun, informative, weird, or generally notable reader comment made in the past seven days. Here goes…

Comment of the Week

All I know is I’ve been primal for about six weeks now and every time I go by the mirror, I say to myself who is that young thin faced good looking bastard. Wife loves it too. The sex is much better too. primal love, nothing better, except of course more primal love. Grok on primal brothers and sisters. – Dan Lange on Forging Your Own Genetic Destiny.

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. Speaking of stones… there was a great video not too long ago at the CrossFit Journal about Rob Orlando, who has an extensive Strongman background, called “How to Lift Heavy Balls”:

    And he makes his stones with re-usable molds from Slater’s Hardware:

    Seems like a better plan than destroying a ball each time.

    And, Michelle?! Way to go! Congratulations on your progress!

    Adam Kayce wrote on December 6th, 2009
    • Thanks heaps Adam :)

      Dollface wrote on December 6th, 2009
  2. Re: Bicycle trap line–Leave to Portland, Oregon to find another innovative (and primal!) way to do something on bicycles! After thinking of nutria for years as non-native, invasive, but slightly cute aquatic rats, however, I’m not sure I’ll be eating one anytime soon.

    Shebeeste wrote on December 6th, 2009
  3. Michelle = Yowza

    Good links!

    Thumbs up for ZTF’s breakfasts (made them more than once now) & GGP’s treats even though I haven’t tried them.

    Grok wrote on December 7th, 2009
    • Oh thanks Grok!!

      Dollface wrote on December 7th, 2009
  4. Mark,

    I’m hopeful that the letter D being included at the end of the word “stone” and before the question mark wasn’t a typo 😉

    Grant wrote on December 7th, 2009
  5. Thanks for the mention. Thought of MDA readers when I wrote the post as so many people seem stuck on how to make a good Primal breakfast! so its cool that it found its way over to this weeks links….

    Chris - Zen to Fitness wrote on December 7th, 2009

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