Archive for June, 2010

PrimalCon 2011 Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the second annual PrimalCon, our 3-day (April 15-17, 2011) health and fitness retreat held at the beautiful seaside Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach resort in Southern California. PrimalCon is a total immersion weekend experience of expert-guided workouts, play, leisure, classroom education, camaraderie, and of course the extraordinary Primal feasts. PrimalCon welcomes participants of all fitness and experience levels with leveled exercise groups and strict efforts to ensure appropriate self-pacing all weekend.
The conference fee is $695, which includes all meals and a lavish goodie bag of apparel and other Primal gear. But register by July 31 and you’ll receive a special $100 early-bird discount. To ensure an intimate experience and direct engagement (on and off the record!) with me and our other presenters, slots are limited to the first 100 registrants. You’ll book accommodations directly with hotel ($159-$225/night).

Hopefully you shared in some of the excitement [...]

Original post by Mark Sisson

The Secrets of Intermittent fasting

New interview at Wannabebig. Why You Should Be Skipping Breakfast: The Secrets of Intermittent Fasting.
Would appreciate readers dropping by and sharing experiences with my protocol in the discussion thread dedicated to the article.
See other interviews here.

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Original post by noreply@blogger.com (Martin Berkhan)

Testosterone: Not So Manly After All?

Last week’s primer on testosterone garnered a ton of responses, mostly positive, but there appeared to be a bit of confusion regarding testosterone’s role in the female body. Namely, folks seemed to think I was suggesting it played almost no role at all! I tried to be as clear as possible – testosterone is an absolutely vital hormone for women – but I’ll try to be clearer. There’s just that niggling, pervasive stigma of testosterone as the sole hormonal realm of big burly men with bulging muscles, and I guess it’s hard to shake, even for my enlightened readership. Perhaps it’s because we’ve been subject to years of simplistic, substandard health and nutrition advice, black-and-white proclamations that attempt to describe the complex inner workings of the human body with a few sentences.
Fat is bad! Whole grains good! Men make testosterone! Women make estrogen!

The reality is confusing and complex, sure, but [...]

Original post by Mark Sisson

Just a quick announcement before today’s regularly scheduled blog post… Mark’s Daily Apple now has an iPhone app! Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts, YouTube videos and Twitter tweets are all packed into this app.
This app also has a geo-tagged “ChatWall” feature that allows users to communicate with other users in their area. Looking for some Ultimate Frisbee partners or planning a Primal dinner party meet-up? Throw up a comment on the ChatWall and connect with Groks in your own hometown.
This app (just like the Android version) is free. You can learn more here.
Here are few screenshots from the app.

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The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: October 2008
Mark’s Daily Apple Redesign Finally Coming!

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Original post by Mark Sisson

New interview at Elitefts. Intermittent Fasting — to Feast or Not to Feast: An Interview with Martin Berkhan.

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Original post by noreply@blogger.com (Martin Berkhan)

Why You Should be Skipping Breakfast

New interview at Wannabebig. Why You Should Be Skipping Breakfast: The Secrets of Intermittent Fasting.
Would appreciate readers dropping by and sharing experiences with my protocol in the discussion thread dedicated to the article.
See other interviews here.

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Original post by noreply@blogger.com (Martin Berkhan)

Dear Mark: Curbing Compulsive Eating

Living the Primal Blueprint is all about taking ownership of your health and everyday choices. A lot of readers tell me that once they had made the commitment and jumped in with both feet they enjoyed a sense of control and peace with both their health and physical selves that they’d missed for years. For some of us Primal types, this experience might come fairly easily. Others’ journeys require more. For those with disordered eating backgrounds, food itself (not simply food choices) is riddled with a myriad of baggage. One reader raised the issue in response to my Ask Me Anything post a couple weeks ago. A few community members weighed in with their follow up inquiries and tips, but I thought I’d take up the question for this week’s Dear Mark.

How about some ideas on how to cope with emotional and/or compulsive overeating? The standard line is “don’t keep [...]

Original post by Mark Sisson

Share ! From fat to sickeningly anorexic and all points between, Martin Berkhan has occupied all parts of the physique spectrum. Today, he lives and breathes the life of a natural albeit non-competitive bodybuilder, a feat made all the more laudable provided his unrepentant fondness for cheesecake.He trains only two to three times in a given calendar week, eats all the ‘wrong’ foods, fasts for 16 hours a day, and takes in all of his carbohydrates at night, all at a bodyweight of 195 pounds and 5.5% body fat. Not bad, huh?Martin’s desire to rid himself of the neuroses that accompanied his pursuit of bodybuilding sparked a revolution in the online fitness community.

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Anabolic Again Final Results

Just finished doing a photo shoot for the redesign of this blog, and couldn’t help but notice that (at least to me) the results of 16 weeks of Anabolic Again are easily noticeable!

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Original post by Brad Pilon

Improving your squat and dead lift with a body weight exercise.
Sounds impossible right?
Once you’ve become strong in the squat and dead lift you’d think that all the body weight squats in the world aren’t going to help.
(well at least, that’s what I thought)
However, I did find one body weight exercise that seems to have really helped my dead lift starting strength, and my squat depth (which has always been an issue for me).
Now, normally when I’m in the mood to try some crazy body weight exercises I turn to Adam Steer at BodyWeightCoach.com for ideas. However, this nasty little exercise comes from a much different source…
Meet the Shiko.
Sometimes referred to as the ’sumo stomp’.
Flexibility + Strength + Balance = better dead lift starting strength and a deeper squat.
Now, for MOST of us (or maybe it’s just me) the flexibility and balance issues will make this an exercise you’ll want to [...]

Original post by Brad Pilon

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