Episode #37: Listener Questions & Answers with Mark Sisson


Description: Mark Sisson is back in the Malibu studios for a free-form conversation with Brad Kearns about Mark’s latest fitness pursuits, recent developments and new products in the Primal Blueprint business, and the importance of balancing stress and rest when exercising.

Mark mentions that there is likely a holistic fix for virtually any overuse injury. He talks about how he has modified his gym weight lifting regimen and offers some stretching techniques to improve compromised joints. Mark also discusses how to modify exercise patterns based on sub par immune function and not being in the right headspace for an intense effort. He mentions a new comprehensive online multimedia educational program called Don’t Just Sit There, where he works together with Katy Bowman, MS, author of Move Your DNA, to help combat the problem of excessive stillness and lack of variation in the modern workplace. Mark also mentions the general trend of Primal Blueprint Publishing transitioning away from chopping down trees to print hard copy materials to delivering multimedia digital educational products instead.

Mark explains how digital products broaden the educational experience, allow users to personalize their learning process, and make learning more affordable. Furthermore, as in the example of the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification, the course material can be updated seamlessly to stay current and progressive. Also in development are a course on all aspects of effective sprinting and an anti-aging course from both Mark and Carrie Sisson. Furthermore, Mark is working on the third edition of the bestselling Primal Blueprint (hardcover release 2009, paperback release 2011, and a third paperback edition coming in 2015).

Topic timestamps:
Biomechanical fix for injury: 2:50
Working gym equipment differently: 5:20
Modify routine and balance: 8:13
Okay to have down time: 12:22
Mark’s example of NYC marathon: 14:53
“Don’t Just Sit There”: 18:15
Certification course: 25:49
Primal Blueprint update: 25:08
Sprint course: 26:22

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3 thoughts on “Episode #37: Listener Questions & Answers with Mark Sisson

  1. Scott Rankin

    I listened to the podcast and would also love to know what your achilles stretch is and what your low weight exercises are?


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