How to Maintain Shoulder Mobility and Scapular Stability - Fri, 21 May 2010
More than perhaps any other joint in our bodies, the shoulders demand close and careful attention. We use them on a daily basis and they travel a wide-ranging path; it’s in our best interest to assure that the path is the one of least resistance. The tricky thing about maintaining good shoulder function is that it [...] Related posts:
The Importance of Shoulder Mobility and Scapular Stability - Thu, 20 May 2010
If you’ve been following my series on joint mobility you’ll know that I’ve already covered how to improve and maintain joint mobility for the hips, thoracic spine, and ankles and wrists. Today and tomorrow I’ll be going over the shoulder. The shoulder is a tricky joint because it has to provide adequate stability while maintaining [...] Related posts:
The Primal Blueprint Cookbook Now Shipping! - Thu, 20 May 2010
As I announced in yesterday’s newsletter, The Primal Blueprint Cookbook is now shipping. The Primal Blueprint team is furiously packing to get all pre-orders out the door and into your hands as soon as possible. All pre-orders should be in the mail in the next few business days. Shipped USPS Media Mail the books should begin [...] Related posts:
The Power of Touch - Wed, 19 May 2010
The largest organ on our body is the skin. Its protective layers guard our muscles, bones, internal organs, and ligaments, while its active function results in the most fundamental of our five senses – that of touch. For all our focus on maintaining optimal organ function through diet, exercise, and lifestyle, could it be that [...] Related posts:
Smart Spice: Cinnamon - Tue, 18 May 2010
We mostly see them as flavorants, as the little jars of powder that line our cabinets and the bags of dried roots, barks, and leaves tucked away in drawers, designed to subtly or drastically alter the flavor profile of our “smart fuel” creations in the kitchen, but for most of human history, spices were also [...] Related posts:
More Mark’s Daily Apple Readers “Go Primal” - Mon, 17 May 2010
You asked for it, so here it is: another round of Primal Blueprint Success Stories. Emails like these are basically why I continue to run Mark’s Daily Apple. It’s all about giving people the tools and resources they need to feel empowered to take control of their health, and in many cases completely turn their [...] Related posts:
Weekend Link Love - Sun, 16 May 2010
Primal Toad conquers the PrimalCon Primal Blueprint Fitness Challenge in a 3-part video series. Don Matesz of Primal Wisdom provides a nice summary of a 2009 clinical study. The gist? A “practically paleo” diet “has similar metabolic effects to caloric restriction, without the restriction.” Who’d've thunk it? Have a Droid? The Android Guys review the Mark’s [...] Related posts:
Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato Salad - Sat, 15 May 2010
You’ve probably heard of BLTs and BLTAs, but have you heard of BEATs? Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato salad is a favorite around here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. When Vanessa Query sent us her quick and easy recipe for the Primal Blueprint Reader-Created Cookbook Challenge it was actually an EATs (Egg, Avocado and Tomato [...] Related posts:
How to Improve Wrist and Ankle Mobility - Fri, 14 May 2010
Most people have enough wrist and ankle mobility to get around life all aright, but most people think they’re doing just fine with grains, sweets, and seed oils comprising the bulk of their diets. We can always improve our abilities to rotate, extend, and flex our various joints. We must, if we’re interested in retaining [...] Related posts:
The Importance of Wrist and Ankle Mobility - Thu, 13 May 2010
How mobile are your wrists and ankles? They’re the primary hinges for our two major sets of extremities – hands and feet – and yet they often go neglected. They’re two of the most common sites of debilitating pain and acute injury, and yet people do little else to correct the problem than tightening the [...] Related posts:
Lessons From The Road - Tue, 18 May 2010
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything. - Charles Kuralt An Epic Journey Last week, I embarked on a journey. Those of you that are friends of mine on Facebook already know that I’ve moved 2200 miles from my hometown of Louisville, KY to San [...]
Biggest Loser Feedback Fasted Cardio and Fat Loss – Q&A Overtraining, Overreaching and all the Rest Part 8 Two Quick Announcements Overtraining, Overeaching and all the Rest Part 7 Methods of Endurance Training: Results Part 2 Methods of Endurance Training: Results Part 1 Overtraining, Overeaching and all the Rest Part 6 Overtraining, Overeaching and all the Rest Part 5
This piece was originally run in the old newsletter (back when it had content) and I'm re-running it for a couple of reasons today. The first is that I spent the morning trying to deal with a bronchial infection and it's faster to re-use something older than write something new. ...
Question: I've long seen it claimed that cardio has to be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for optimal fat loss, is this true? Answer: This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions which is why it's worth addressing. It's worth keeping in mind that ...
Ok, this is going to be long but I'm determined to wrap this up today so I can write about something else on Friday. Today I want to look at some of the different methods that have been used in an attempt to monitor and/or diagnose overtraining to catch it ...
To give everyone's eyes a break from reading dense text, I'm going to keep it short and sweet today without a couple of quick announcements. I'll finish up the Overtraining series next week (really) and then move back to other things. Announcement #1: Seminar at Hyde Park Gym In Austin Texas As ...
Well this has now gotten entirely out of hand. I had thought I could finish up today but it's going to take at least two more parts to cover it and I'm going to take another detour on Friday to make a special announcement (newsletter readers know what I'm talking ...
On Tuesday, in Methods of Endurance Training: Results Part 1 I went into some detail about how I finished my first block of endurance training and had structured my current training aiming at outdoor inline races. Today I'm going to move away from application and physiology and prattle self-indulgently a ...
I'm going to take a brief break from the never-ending overtraining series (I'll finish it up next week) and want to return to the topic of endurance training. I'd note that this post could also have been an add-on to the No Regrets series, you'll see why shortly. In any case, ...
Having finished my tedious definition of overtraining in previous parts of the series, I moved onto more practical issues and looked at two different 'types' of overtraining in Overtraining, Overeaching and all the Rest Part 5 on Tuesday. In that part, I examined the idea of a parasympathetic (aka A-type ...
Having finally worked through my rather tedious definition of overtraining in Overtraining and Overeaching Part 1, Part 2 Part 3 and Part 4, I want to get into a few more details and some actually applied information. Today I want to look at some more issues revolving around overtraining, specifically ...
Breaking news: You're probably underestimating the number of calories you eat. Not surprised? Me either. Considering how much portions have grown in the last 20 years, it's no wonder we have trouble eyeballing our meals. The survey of data from 10,000 people, and 200 doctors, discovered most doctors believe people aren't realistic about the number of calories they are...
Biggest Loser Feedback
Fasted Cardio and Fat Loss – Q&A
Overtraining, Overreaching and all the Rest Part 8
Two Quick Announcements
Overtraining, Overeaching and all the Rest Part 7
Methods of Endurance Training: Results Part 2
Methods of Endurance Training: Results Part 1
Overtraining, Overeaching and all the Rest Part 6
Overtraining, Overeaching and all the Rest Part 5