January 13 2015

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Workout Video

By Mark Sisson
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The Prize:

Square36 Workout Mats – As the Square36 website says, “Do you ever wish you had a bit more space to fully extend and maximize your workout without feeling confined? Now you can with Square36, the world’s 1st oversized workout mat.” That about sums it up. This exercise mat is 6′ x 6′ and is 6 mm thick – thicker than most yoga/workout mats. With the Square36 mat you can easily convert your living room into a workout studio. Just unroll it and you’re set. It’s also great for couples yoga or as a play mat for children.

If you’re the winner of this contest you’ll not only get the Square36 STRETCH Oversized Yoga Mat (retail value: $99.99), but you’ll also receive the brand new Square36 CARDIO Mat (retail value: $159.99).

Rad Roller All-In Kit (All Five RAD Tools) – Massage. Release. Transform. That’s RadRoller’s slogan. If you’re a regular MDA reader you know I emphasize thoracic spine mobility and the importance or regularly rolling things out. Tight, knotted bundles of muscle fiber and fascia accumulate from bad posture, muscle imbalances, excessive sitting, and improper movement patterns. These knots harm us. They reduce performance. They promote bad form and joint degeneration. They need to be eradicated. That’s where RadRoller comes in. They help take care of those nasty knots.

A single RAD tool is great. A couple (or trio…or quartet…or full set) of RAD tools is even better, and RAD Roller’s power-packed kits serve up the best match-ups you can buy. From muscle flushing to trigger point release, spinal alignment to relaxing massage, RAD knows how to treat a body right from head to toe. Learn more about the comprehensive body benefits of RAD massage and release tools and experience relief in motion for yourself.

When soft tissue and joints jam up, lymph and waste materials get trapped inside causing a feeling that’s, let’s just say, not so rad. RAD’s advanced muscle-flushing tools (the RAD Rod and the RAD Helix) help release these blockages and keep everything moving where it needs to go. With regular use, RAD tools may help diminish muscular discomfort, freeing you up to live the life you want and do all the things you love. Retail value: $180.

BONUS: Use the code MDARAD for 15% off your entire order at RadRoller.com.

*The RAD ROD and RAD Helix are available for pre-order and will ship later this month.

bos creekBos Creek – There are many factors that affect the quality of grass-fed beef, including climate, feed (types of grass), age of the animals, and how the animals are processed. The rancher at Bos Creek is a 4th generation rancher in Montana who has spent the last 15 years developing his process to provide grass-fed beef that tastes good and is consistently tender.

How would you like a box of succulent, juicy, grass-fed meats delivered right to your door? Bos Creek is offering up a shipment containing six of their prized filet mignons and 12 pounds of ground beef. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a box recently, and let me tell you, you WANT this. Retail Value: $246.

Bonus: Use the code MARKS10 for $10 off any shipment at TheBosCreek.com.

EPICLogo _______ copy 2(1)EPIC Bar – The EPIC bar is a 100% grass fed animal based protein bar. It’s paleo friendly, gluten free, and low in sugar. The names of their bars alone leave the mouth watering: How about a Bison Bacon Cranberry bar, a Beef Habanero Cherry bar, Lamb Current Mint bar or a Turkey Almond Cranberry bar? Yes, please. To all three, thank you very much.

Catch EPIC bar on Facebook.

The lucky winner of this contest will win 4 boxes of EPIC bars plus an EPIC bar t-shirt and bandana. This includes EPIC’s New Beef Liver Bar – the worlds first ever organ meat bar! Grass Fed beef liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence, and contains many nutrients that are difficult to get elsewhere. Boasting an impressive 16g of grass fed animal protein, 190% DV of Vitamin A, 20% of Vitamin B12, 110% of Phosphorus, and 1021% DV of Copper, the Beef Liver bar is guaranteed to fuel your body and inspire your most EPIC adventures. Total retail value: $140.

BONUS: Use the code MARKISEPIC at EpicBar.com for 20% off online orders.

The Primal Blueprint Platinum PackageThe Platinum Package is the ultimate in supplementation and is what thousands of Primal enthusiasts and I take daily. Includes: Damage Control Master Formula, Primal Fuel, Primal Calm, Vital Omegas, and Vitamin D booster. With a 30-day supply of a comprehensive, well-balanced multi-vitamin complex, omega-3 fish oils, healthy stress-busting nutrients, vitamin D and a delicious, coconut-based Primal meal replacement shake, the Platinum Package is a convenient and cost-effective way to live a healthy, Primal life in the modern world. (For discerning readers, note that due to overwhelming demand Primal Flora is currently out of stock. Hence Primal Calm in its place in the Platinum Package.)

That’s the package. Two giant exercise mats, RadRollers, EPIC Bars, Grass-Fed Meats from Bos Creek, and a Platinum Package. The retail value on all this is, I don’t know, a lot. Now, how you can win this Primal prize package…

The Contest:

Create and upload a Primal workout video to YouTube. Whether you talk and offer instruction, or simply film yourself playing in the park or working out in the gym is up to you. I’ll leave it wide open. The only requirement is that the video relates in some way to the Primal Blueprint Fitness philosophy. The more Primal the better. (See the details and fine print below.)

To give you a little idea of the fun you can have with this one, in 2009 people used toddlers for heavy lifting, recorded an entire day in the “Primal Life,” wrote their own Grok songs, and ultimately, this was the winning video.

Here are the semi-finalists and winning videos from 2010, 20112012, and 2013.

Details and Fine Print:

The video needs to be an original creation made for the purposes of this contest.

On YouTube, please title the video “Primal Blueprint Fitness:” followed by your own sub-title (ex. Primal Blueprint Fitness: The Grok Shuffle).

Upload your video to YouTube and then email me the link. Include the words “Workout Video Submission” in the subject line of your email. Otherwise, there’s a good chance I may completely miss your submission.

I’ll publish select videos on Mark’s Daily Apple the last week of this challenge.

The Deadline:

January 25th, midnight, PDT. Only 12 days away. Get filming!

Who is Eligible:

Anyone in the world can enter, though some prizes will only be available to U.S. contestants. In the case of an international winner, substitute prizes of equal value will be shipped.

How A Winner Will Be Decided:

The Worker Bees and I will choose a list of finalists to be voted on by readers.

More Fine Print:

  • MDA reserves the right to publish any videos submitted.
  • We ask that any videos submitted to this contest remain live on YouTube after the challenge for future visitors to Mark’s Daily Apple to enjoy.

To track all the contests visit the 2015 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

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  1. No video camera I can use. The best I can do is post my exercise ideas here.
    For example fingertip chin ups on door frames:
    I hold on to either side of the top of a door frame and then alternate which side I pull myself up to. My record so far is 6.
    Jumping lunges supported by dip handles or something (I started this using two kitchen counters across the room from each other). Do a lunge with your hands out to your sides supporting you on surfaces or bars, spring up, switch your forward and back foot in the air, try to see how much of a stretch you can get and put your toes into it when you land while making sure you don’t hurt yourself obviously, and keep repeating quickly. I have nowhere good to do this now but I was doing all-out sets of 30.
    Swinging from a big decorative ledge over a door frame (or you could use a bar or other overhanging surface).This is what it sounds like. Try to get your body parallel with the ceiling at the top of your swing, touch it with your feet or kick them out as far as possible, and for bonus points when you’re at the top let go of the frame and catch it again. I was generally doing sets of 10.
    I also hung from one of those ledges, swung my feet up to one across the hall and grasped it with my toes, and did pull ups / chin ups that way while trying to use my toes and hamstrings.

  2. This is a really interesting contest… I am for sure looking forward to the results of the winners! 😀