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I love a good cow. Its meat is tasty, filling, and, especially when grass-fed and finished, full of fat-soluble vitamins, protein, and healthy fat. A cow’s organs are highly nutritious and affordable, often discarded by butchers, usually ignored by shoppers, and always available for the discerning Primal eater. The cow also produces a magical self-replenishing liquid called milk, which is either consumed straight up (not really for me), skimmed for the rich cream, or fermented (which in turn produces a helpful byproduct called whey) to make yogurt, kefir, or cheese. And those are just a few of the major foods we get from cows. They also poop a fair bit, and that poop has the potential to become fertilizer for plants underhoof. It’s pretty cool how it works – the cow eats the grass, runs the grass through the digestive wringer, poops it out, and, in the course of everyday […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

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Last week’s post on the buddy system got me thinking about the importance of general camaraderie in physical activity, beyond just the fact that having a person who relies on you to work out will get you off your butt and moving. I think you can go further than a single buddy – how about an entire team of them?
I don’t know where I’d be without my weekly Ultimate Frisbee games. That may sound silly or infantile, but I’m serious: it keeps me sane, melts the stress away, and represents an opportunity to keep up with friends (in person, not over some social network or through texting). In other words, it’s my primary form of playing. And though I realize it’s ultimately my fault, I don’t think I play up Play enough around here. Sure, there was the Definitive Guide some time back, and we all remember the post on […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

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The Dangers of Lay-Offs

Near as I can tell, it’s been 7 weeks since my last workout.
Probably longer than I have ever gone without working out in my entire life.
To be clear THIS WAS NOT ON PURPOSE.
Well, that’s not entirely true.
It started off on purpose. It was supposed to be a two week forced break from working out while I researched and wrote about taking time off from working out (see my last two blog posts).
I figured, ‘If I’m going to write about it, it only seems logical that I experience it’
So two weeks went by without training…not a big deal.
Then on the night when I was SUPPOSED to start training again  I had the unfortunate luck of being rear-ended on my way home from work.
Luckily, no one was hurt, and the kids weren’t in the car..
However, for lack of better terms I somehow ‘messed up’ my foot (the one that was on the […]

Original post by Brad Pilon

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If you’ve experienced the power of the Primal lifestyle in your own life I’m sure you feel the same way I do: that the Primal Blueprint shouldn’t be kept a secret. Everyone should have access to this life-altering information. It’s what motivates me to keep Mark’s Daily Apple running each day. And it’s why I’ve teamed up with Daily Burn this holiday season to bring you a special offer.
As we approach Christmas and the season of New Year’s resolutions what better time to give the gift of health to a loved one? And what better way to introduce your spouse, friend, co-worker or family member to the Primal Blueprint and help them unleash their inner Grok than with The Primal Blueprint, The Primal Blueprint Cookbook and an Elite Membership to Daily Burn?

What’s Daily Burn, you ask? You’ve probably heard me recommend tracking your eating plan and fitness levels if you […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

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A quick look at Google Trends shows a clear, undeniable trend: that of regular folks armed with curiosity, questions, and Internet connections taking their health into their own hands and searching for information on “vitamin D.” Search traffic for the keywords is at an all-time high, having steadily increased for years. But just as people are discovering importance of getting enough vitamin D, either through sunshine or supplementation, out comes the official paltry new vitamin D guidelines.
As far as I’m concerned, vitamin D deficiency is one the biggest health issues in this country. I’ve written extensively on the topic here, here, here and here. I’ll continue to get sunlight when it’s available and supplement when it’s not. And I’m sure my fellow paleo bloggers will do the same. (As mentioned yesterday, Dr. Davis does a good job explaining exactly how paltry the new recommendations are.) This is […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

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Hit 500 reps total, using the following:
Pullups
Pushups
Handstand Pushups
Planks
Weighted Lunges
Broad Jumps

How-to:
Warmup: 30 second Grok Squat, three light sprints at 70%.
Maybe I’m showing my age by making a reference to The Proclaimers in a workout post, but I do so unabashedly. Besides, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” is still one of my top training songs and it always kills at karaoke.
Remember how I mentioned WOWs might occasionally take the form of fitness tests, as opposed to workouts you’d do on a regular basis? That sometimes I’d ask you to perform a grueling, demanding task just to prove to yourself that you could do it, as a mark of progress? This is one of those times.
I’m always trying to come up with new workouts to keep things interesting (for you and for me), and my latest one consists of choosing a number of reps, usually in the hundreds, and then attempting to reach […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

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Hey KnuckleUp crew! Been an exciting past couple weeks, huh? Had the Jiu Jitsu tournament where Team KnuckleUp had some impressive victories. Then we had the Outer Banks Marathon the very next day and our Boot Campers had some pretty impressive finish times. And of course, our favorite super-trainer hit some Kryptonite, and had to have surgery on his knee. But Matt’s doing better, and seems eager to show everyone his new war wound.
Also new is a pretty cool sports recovery drink head-trainer Morrison Butler brought back from the ATL, Kill Cliff. I don’t put much stock in energy drinks, recovery drinks, or that sort of thing, I just like the taste of one or two, but to be fair, I actually had a great experience with this one. My elbows were screaming one day after a hard Jiu Jitsu class, followed by some sparring in the ring.
I was thirsty, […]

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Leangains Goes Global

I’m thrilled to have such an enthusiastic and loyal following. Thanks to a few of them, two of my most popular articles have been translated into several languages. You’ll find links to the various translations in this post.
Swedish translations of “Top Ten Fasting Myths Debunked” and “The Truth About Alcohol, Fat Loss and Muscle Growth” are confirmed, as is a Dutch version of the former. I’ll need to double-check with the Czech translation, so it’ll be “unconfirmed” until further notice.
If you’re interested in translating an article to put on your blog or forum, let me know. I’ll be adding your translation to this post and notify people whenever a new translation is available.
My demands are:
1. That you do a decent job. It goes without saying that you can’t just run it through “Google Translate” and hope to get a coherent article.
2. That you keep the hyperlinks intact.
3. That you link […]

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

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Vegetable Latkes

Call them what you want – latkes, vegetables pancakes, fried-deliciousness – they’re a holiday treat many of us crave this time of year. They’re also traditionally made with potatoes,  a food some of us Primals feel better avoiding. The tuber’s low-moisture and high-starch content creates a crispy exterior and fluffy interior when fried in oil. The high starch content, unfortunately, is also the reason the insulin resistant among us are better off turning to less starchy vegetables to satisfy latke cravings.
Although latkes made with vegetables like carrot, turnip, daikon radish and zucchini will never be quite as crispy as potato latkes, they are darn good in their own right. The flavor of each vegetable is mild enough that you’ll still feel like you’re eating a latke, yet the latke is turned into something new and interesting. Zucchini latkes are mildest of all, the carrot and turnip are slightly sweet and […]

Original post by Worker Bee

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So I am going to to talk about a study that questions a lot of what you will read online regarding gaining strength and muscle. It was conducted a couple of years ago, but you won't hear it being mentioned on most mainstream sites. This flies in the face of a lot of fitness programs. My point for bringing it up is to start a discussion on the findings. I will give you my take on this, but my hope is that others will chime in in the comment section.
Read more on Does Rep Count Even Matter? Controversial Findings of a Recent Study!…

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