Welcome to the very first episode of the Primal Blueprint Podcast.
Fans of Mark’s Daily Apple and the Primal Blueprint have been asking for a podcast for ages. I think it’s about time we have one, and I’m excited about the possibilities.
The Primal Blueprint Podcast is hosted by my long-time friend and integral member of the Primal Blueprint team, Brad Kearns. The two of us will be welcoming expert guests from the ancestral health community, including Primal Blueprint Publishing authors, and will also be answering your very own questions. In fact, click the button below to submit a question right now, and we’ll try to answer it in a future podcast. (Please try to keep your questions succinct.)
As with everything we do here at Primal Blueprint, my mission with this podcast is to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness. In early episodes I’ll be discussing some of the big topics that many of you may already be familiar with: the 10 Laws of the Primal Blueprint, the 80/20 rule, intermittent fasting, and others. But stick around as we explore new territory and troubleshoot your problems as the podcast develops in coming months.
Now, on with the show. Today I discuss the common phenomenon of an excessive and overly stressful approach to fitness, for which I coined the term “Chronic Cardio” back in 2005. Chronic cardio applies to not only endurance athletes, but to devotees of CrossFit, exercise class junkies, or anyone who is inclined to overdo it on exercise and compromise health in pursuit of fitness. I discuss how to adopt an alternative strategy and philosophy, where you perform the optimal amount of exercise necessary to realize your fitness goals, nurture your health, and promote longevity – as opposed to compromise your health and accelerate aging when drifting into a chronic approach to exercise.
Chronic exercise: 00:47
A changed position: 02:50
Well-informed choices: 05:50
A game: 07:30
Faulty logic: 09:19
Breakthrough workouts: 12:16
Transition period: 18:11
I’d love to hear what you think. Be sure to leave a comment below with your thoughts and suggestions. Grok on!