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November 20 2009

Contest Video: Primal Blueprint Sprint Routine

By Mark Sisson
22 Comments

As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest readers Anders, Annika and Rob submitted their interpretation of a Primal Blueprint Sprint Routine (the latest contest theme). They’re in the running for a cash and Primal prize package and have a one in four shot of winning.

If you liked this video be sure to check out other videos Anders has submitted: Bringing Home the Bacon and Primaldelphia.

If you’d like to be featured on Mark’s Daily Apple for a chance to win Primal gear read the Primal Blueprint contest details and submit your video (fitness or recipe), real life Primal story or Primal recipe today!

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  1. Methinks there is serious gender bias in the whole primal sprint concept.

    While our male ancestors were running around chasing animals and each other and bopping heads, the females had no such luxury, because they couldn’t run off and leave their young offspring to be eaten by predators.

    As a result, males evolved to have lots of testosterone-driven aggression, while females stayed together in groups and developed more useful skills like language.

  2. My workout buddy was busy and I wanted sprints. Normally we time each other for interval sprints. Running with your hand or eye on a timer is clumsy and most of the time we use my iPhone. Once again, iPhone to the rescue. http://www.katr.com/iphone.php
    Just set your intervals, turn up the volume, and toss it in a secure pocket or shoulder band. Awesome.

  3. I just started going Primal and now suddenly have the urge to go running, doing push-ups, etc. I find all these video’s very informative and fun, but what about a cool down or stretching (not primal enough 😉 )? I thought these were really important to prevent aching muscles. I am just curious.

    @Mark: I like how/what you right. Being Dutch it is kind of hard to read all those English texts that sometimes contain lots of jargon, but yours are always a treat! Keep it going!

    1. Hi Pimm – my guess is that one of the upcoming contest ‘topics’ will incorporate stretching and/or warmups… I know I’ve benefited a ton from mine, and plan to make a video if that topic comes along.

    1. Actually it’s write….but who cares…English is so complicated.

  4. I just started at CrossFit South Philly. I love how you’re using the Art Museum and Water Works!

    1. Thanks! There are so many beautiful places around philly that are perfect for Grok style workouts.

  5. Anders’s squat jumps were a little shallow, but otherwise another awesome Sibling film. Great job you guys+gal.

    1. true…I’m gonna blame that on maxing on deadlifts/squats the day before haha 🙂 thanks for watching!

  6. My kids and I do something like this at the park once a week, we call it “zombie tag” or “vampire tag” where the “it” tagger is either a badass zombie or vampire who can run speedy fast and the thrill is if they catch you, you’ll become “infected.” It adds such an element of excitement to the chase and great for sprints. My kids (6 & 12) always sleep really well that night and are learning that exercise is all about fun!

  7. Great video! “If you can dodge a car, you can dodge a predator,” was hilarious. =)

  8. Great video and fun ideas! I’ve been following this site for some time but have never commented before. For some reason, the title “Routine” caught my eye this time and I had to chime in. I belong to a gym, BodyTribe, in Northern California that goes against the grain (well, not that everyone there is primal, but we definitely go against conventional wisdom in workouts). The owner and tribal leader, Chip Conrad, is very big on “routine vs. ritual” and I would invite everyone to consider whether the fun and varied workouts that you do are really “routines,” and if they are, whether you might want to break those routines. If you are interested, check it out here: http://physicalsubculture.com/links/ritual-vs-routine/. Grok on!

  9. That was an awesome vid! Looked like a lot of fun!

    I bet you guys did quite a bit of sprinting that day for the filming. Probably felt that one. Ha-ha

  10. Loved the video guys. What I liked most was the fact that it look like you were having fun whilst training hard.

    Well done, Andy

  11. Great video! I’m going to STL for the holiday and do my trail running at a park. This gives me some good ideas to mix it up over the course of a week.

    TrailGrrl

  12. I do brisk walking for nearly 1,5 hours instead of running. Isn’t that work too?