Primal Blueprint Fitness: Overview

This reader-created video is Jorge’s interpretation of Primal Blueprint Fitness and his entry to this year’s PBF Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

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. Jorge, thanks so much for making this video, and Mark, thanks for hosting it here 🙂

    It didn’t occur to me to do heavy bag work for the “move frequently at a slow pace” part. For some reason I just automatically associated it with walking (makes sense), but failed to consider any other kind of low-intensity cardio (doesn’t make sense!).

    I used to be very into martial arts, and practiced it for a number of years. It’s been a while. This makes me want to start doing some bag work, maybe some shadow-boxing…and it also reminded me of a couple years ago, when I had two sparring partners. What a great time.

    Seeing the PB guidelines laid out in a video was a lot of fun to watch, and being mostly a visual learner, it really sparked off a lot of ideas and made a lot of things clearer to me. Incredibly helpful and engaging video…very nice job with the editing too 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. I agree it also didn’t occur to me that hitting the heavy bag would count. I am definitely going to include that in my lifestyle.

      A heavy bag can also be used for other workouts (hence all the youtube vids.)

    2. Light heavy bag work and shadow boxing is great for the “move frequently at a slow pace” component of PBF. I also like to use the bag for the “sprint once in a while” component. Once a week I go ‘all out’ a couple of rounds. It gets the job done and it’s a lot of fun.

      I’m glad you liked the video, I was trying to make it as informative as possible. Thanks!

  2. Good Job brotha! You worked hard my dude! Your an inspiration to millions of people who are and have battled with weight issues, losing 100lbs is a great feat! Good luck, I hope you win. God Bless


    1. Thanks Rashad, let me know if you decide to try the ‘Primal’ thing.

  3. hmmm…. I always thought on box jumps that you came to a full stand to incorporate the hips and core. Is the simple jump just a less intense variation?

    1. Not sure. I’ll have to look this up. Thanks for pointing this out, though.

  4. That was awesome! Hubby and I are going primal and this was good to see as far as fitness goes because while I like to work out I don’t like doing the same repetitive things over and over. Thanks a lot and congrats to you on your weight loss success! Well done and keep up the great work!