Episode #7: Primal Blueprint Fitness with Mark Sisson


Description: In this podcast, Mark Sisson addresses the common theme of devoted fitness enthusiasts who tend to exercise in a chronic pattern, and suffer from declines in health and fitness accordingly. Sisson discusses how to transition out of a chronic pattern and into a sweet spot where your fitness efforts are sufficient to support outstanding fitness, peak performance efforts, and safe, diverse, injury-free play efforts, but not too extreme or excessive where you might compromise your health.

Included in this discussion are the potential pitfalls of pursuing the endorphin high to excess, the importance of cultivating an intuitive approach to workout planning rather than a robotic approach, and the importance of each of the three Primal Blueprint fitness laws: Move frequently at a slow pace, Lift heavy things, and Sprint once in a while.

Topic timestamps:
Move Frequently: 01:33
Lift heavy things: 04:04
Sprint: 05:38
Chronic exercise pattern/physiology: 06:19
Handling the rush/endorphins: 08:48
Why are you doing this?: 12:21
How can you tell if you’re overtraining?: 15:15
Intuitive approach/Developing a strategy: 17:15
Embracing this theory: 22:12
Sleep is critical: 24:15
Mark’s exercise regimen: 26:01

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One thought on “Episode #7: Primal Blueprint Fitness with Mark Sisson

  1. Tom B-D

    Thanks for these! As a regular MDA reader, these podcasts really help me understand some “nuance” questions that I’ve had applying PB to my life. Looking forward to more!

    Would love to hear your take on the latest research in the microbiome–I’ve read your ideas about Grok-in-the-dirt all the time, and I’ve certainly started eating more fermented foods and probiotics, but it seems that the field is moving fast, and there isn’t really any protocol out there yet beyond very general rule-of-thumb.


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