Adding Randomness to Primal Blueprint Fitness

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About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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  1. Thanks!

    I’m REALLY sorry about the POOR video quality. 🙁 I only have an older camera. I hope people can look past that and just judge the idea on it’s own merit.

  2. I thought of the concept from role-playing games. It’s the dice they use to roll percentages.

    It doesn’t surprise me that Art DeVany has this protocol, though, and I’m sure he probably came up with it before I thought of using it.

  3. I guess great minds think alike. DeVany has a fascinating take on this… he argues that more than just being fun, almost every biological process exhibits a power law distribution, which just so happens to be easily achieved using a technique like the one you describe (linear selection of intensity). For example, Art even points out that while we think of our heartbeats as “regular and linear” it’s not so… the space between heartbeats follows a power law. And he would argue that randomizing exercise intensity and dietary inputs is critical to simulating the “primal” experience. Unfortunately, it looks like he has pulled some of the great PDF articles that have been on the site for years. I would have to guess this in preparation to the release of his forthcoming book, Evolutionary Fitness. I think the articles must be in the public domain though, so if there is an interest here I’ll look into that and find a way to post them if possible.

  4. I’m hardly a great mind, but thank you 😉

    Yeah, he put all of his EF stuff onto his private blog, even the stuff that was free. A shame, really. I had found his site about 1 month before it went private and I didn’t get a chance to really dig through the archives. What I did get to read was REALLY interesting! It was then that I turned here to MDA.

    I would love to get his book when it comes out. Are you a member of his private blog and do you know when his book is due out?

  5. Great Idea, Clint! I’m going to get this set up over the weekend and give it a go on Monday! Thanks for the Idea! (Nice to know that there’s a fellow Grok Gamer out there!) 😉