This was one of my favorite podcasts because Robb used more profanity in this one than in previous ones. Probably due to his switch to, oh the travesty, DECAF coffee. Greg had some good one liners. Here are some of the highlights in Meme form. Enjoy. Go here to listen to The Paleo Solution Podcast: href=”http://robbwolf.com/2012/09/04/sumo-deadlift-high-pull-episode-148/”>The Paleo Solution Podcast
Win one Free copy of Eat Like a Dinosaur signed by Stacy of Paleo Parents. What do I have to do you ask? I am not going to make you like 50 Facebook pages, or subscribe to 100 different blogs, or jog around the block backwards, or perform Turkish Get-ups with a 16 kg kettlebell, or well, you get the picture. All you have to do is comment on this post, Tweet about this post (include @paleolife365 in your tweet), or Retweet any of my contest Tweets. That is it. Now if you want to do all three, then you have a better chance of winning. Now for the legal: Contest Ends 5/1/12.One signed copy will be given away to a winner using Random.org. There is no purchase necessary. Shipping will be paid by me. Good Luck.
If you attended PaleoFX, then you have some memorable moments, here are some mine, in no particular order:
Driving Paul Jaminet from his hotel to the Opening Ceremonies. We discussed safe starches, hold on let me wipe the french fry fat off my fingers. Very informative conversation and a very nice guy.
Meeting Jimmy Moore. Every time I walked past him he was on his laptop or phone tweeting the event highlights. I also watched him get a quick workout on the ARX FIT. A few reps later he was sweating bullets. I even got a chance to say hi to his wife via Facetime. How cool is that!
Chatting with Robb Wolf during the VIP BBQ on Wednesday night. What a class act. That’s why I am his 7th listener!
Getting squatting tips from Eva Twardokens. She helped tweak my form to help alleviate some knee pain.
Chatting with Liz Wolfe and her husband Spence. She is one of the nicest Paleo people you will ever meet. Check out her blog, very informative and fun. She was there with Steve’s Original, damn good jerky, actually the best.
Chatting with Neely Quinn of Paleo Plan fame. We discussed how awesome Austin is and rock climbing. An absolute delightful person. Check out Paleo Plans for some really great info. Don’t forget the quick start guide.
Meeting Orleatha Smith from Mrs. Paleo. She has a very inspirational story. Visit her blog for some great food porn. Hi Chris, I did not forget about you. I have a feeling you will see some guest blogs from her on Paleolife365 😉
Tara Grant from Primal Girl. She has a great story too. I call Tara, Orleatha, and Chris, the 3 Paleoteers. They were always together. Go check out her blog.
Thanks to Jenice Johnson from giving me some Tanka Bars. Without those delicious bars, I might have not made it though setup on Wednesday.
Darryl Edwards from the Fitness Explorer. He has great energy, and is fun to be around. I know you still owe me a workout. Maybe I will come to London to redeem.
Chatting with Skyler Tanner. Funny story, returning to PaleoFX after dropping off a piece of equipment, we almost ran into a man lift that was hanging over the street with a guy furiously waving at us like we were in the wrong. Skyler is full of great knowledge, although I don’t always understand what he is talking about. He is pretty smart.
A very big THANK YOU to Matt Woodward, Emily Talley, James Talley, Justin Adams, Pam Gagot, Bryan Gordon, and Jasmine Parr. These great coaches from Woodward Crossfit help make the Strength and Conditioning Sessions a success. If your in Austin, drop in for a workout.
These were some of the many memories I will take away from PaleoFX. I met some great people who are now friends. Up next on the blog… “PaleoFX – A Volunteer’s Perspective from the Pit” All the juicy details will be revealed, maybe!
The PaleoFX Ancestral Momentum – Theory to Practice Symposium will be the hottest Paleo/Primal event of the year. It will be held in Austin, Texas from March 14-17, 2012 at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture. The symposium will feature some the best minds in the movement like; Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Keith Norris, Chris Kresser, Dr. Jack Kruse, and many more. Why is this event different? Besides this talented speakers, there will be Strength and Movement Sessions, Master Mind Panels (pick the brains of the “gurus”), Cooking Demonstrations, and best of all Caveman Cuisine will be providing lunch. You can register here.
In honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, I will be giving away a free registration ($25.00 value) for the Memorial Day Murph Fundraiser. What is Memorial Day Murph? It a fundraiser for three different charities; Wounded Warrior Project, Lone Survivor Foundation and the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The event will be held on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011. The workout is a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push ups, 300 air squats, and finish with a 1 mile run. Even if you cannot do the entire workout, you can do it as a group, or just walk a mile or two. All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment on this post, Like my Facebook page, or send me a tweet. I will randomly draw a winner on May 15, 2011 from the comments, Facebook likes, and tweets. Please help support our fallen and wounded heroes. For more information click here.
Click here to see video about a warship being named in his honor.
I have not had a lot of time to write anything because of the acquisition I just went through at work. We are in the transition phase now, and I expect to have more time to finish up some posts I have started. Anyway here is are the results of a Paleo survey. Check out the results, and see where you fit in.
It seems that if you want to lose weight you must spend hours doing cardio workouts, or so were told. Go into any gym and you will most likely see people slaving away on cardio machines in the pursuit of physical fitness. Before we continue let’s define physical fitness. The best definition I could find came from Answers.com (go figure). It defines physical fitness as “the ability to function efficiently and effectively without injury, to enjoy leisure, to be healthy, to resist disease, and to cope with emergency situations. Health-related components of physical fitness include body-composition, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance, neuromuscular learning and strength.” Sounds kind of Paleo doesn’t it? Most people at the gym these days are more interested in body composition and to some extent to be “healthy”. These people never seem to change even though they spend countless hours doing cardio. Why? Is it the amount of cardio, their diet, lack of weight training, and cross training? I think it is all the above.
Since we have the diet taken care of let’s move on to the fitness part. There are many in the Paleo community who swear by CrossFit, others who follow the Primal Blueprint Fitness, and there are even a few P90X’ers out there. Some do their own thing which includes a variety of different workouts. I have tried P90X, at home CrossFit, a little Primal Blueprint Fitness, and conventional weight training with cardio. Which one is right? I think that really depends on the person and their goals. Some people might really enjoy the intensity of CrossFit and P90X, some might like a little less intensity like Primal Blueprint Fitness. Either way, I don’t agree with running or cycling massive amount of miles each week or spending countless hours on cardio machines. I feel it adds too much stress to the body, decreases immune function, increases cortisol levels, etc. For me it boils down to what I like to do. I like CrossFit, P90X, Primal Blueprint Fitness and good old fashioned weight lifting. It is your body and your life, so find something you like and do it. One of my favorite quotes is by “You cannot outwork a shitty diet” – Gym Jones. Start living the Paleo lifestyle and you will see the results your desire.
Next time we will discuss other aspects of the Paleo Lifestyle.