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Mark Sisson: LIve! At Catalyst Athletics!!

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Hey everybody! If you are in the Northern California area you need to get your Primal Fanny out to Catalyst Athletics to see Mark Sisson, Author of The Primal Blueprint. Mark Sent me his book months ago to review and now that I’m nearing completion on mine I’ll give that thing a read and get a post up on it. I really like Mark’s work and he has helped a ton of people live healthier, better lives.

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  1. Tom Taylor
    December 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of the book. I’m a huge fan of Mark’s. I’ve recommended his book and website(your’s too Robb) to anyone who will listen.
    I’m thinking we may need to move to the west coast. The idea of jumping in the car and being able to hear all of you guys speak sounds pretty cool. Maybe we can talk you guys into coming to CT once the snow melts.
    Robb we are really looking forward to your book as well.

    Tom

  2. Nathan Magniez
    December 2, 2009 at 9:45 am

    So many cool things going on in Cali! I miss home! **Green with Envy**

  3. Roelant
    December 2, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Grok On!

  4. Craig
    December 2, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    We’ve got Mark at Diablo CrossFit on the 7th at 7PM, if you live near Walnut Creek. Visit our site for registration information (its free). And yes, we saw that he was at CA on the 6th and asked him if he’d come to our box on the 7th..thanks Greg and Aimee for the great idea!

  5. David Velez
    December 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Hey Robb! I just received some Kirkland Enteric Coated Fish Oil. 2 tablets have 880mg total of DHA and EPA. This means to get the recommended 10mg per day, I need to take 22tablets a day roughly. My question is: I injured my heel 3 weeks ago jumping over a barrier onto a vaulted floor (it was dark, I thought the drop was only 4ft but it was actually more like 9ft.) All my weight came down on my left heel first, and if it was the Olympics, a would’ve been scored a near perfect landing. An hour later it swelled up real bad and was hella sore for a week but did not turn purple. Puttting socks on was excruciating!. I’m going for an x-ray tomorrow because the swelling wont completely go away and I still cant walk on it normally without discomfort. I highly doubt its broken or fractured, because it just doesnt hurt THAT bad, but its been 3 weeks already!

    I’ve been taking ibuprofen 800mg every 8 hours which definitely helps. If I forget to take it at night, the swelling is increased in the morning. Should I ditch the ibuprofen and take even MORE fish oil? Should I be spreading out my fish oil intake over 4-5 doses a day like I am now or should I be taking 6 caps in the morning and 5 at night? Its driving me nuts cuz I cant do any of the awesome CFFB workouts cuz of my damn heel! I would greatly appreciate your opinion… which is not to be considered medical advice, and you are not intending it to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease.

    P.S. Did I hear you on some video somewhere saying that Ibuprofen inhibits the body’s ability to keep inflation down??

  6. David Velez
    December 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Oh ya, I’m 28/5’7″/165lbs in otherwise perfect health.

  7. Jesse
    December 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Robb,

    I love your website, podcast and all of your information. Through everything that I have learned from you, I have changed people’s lives. I love how you have touched on Body Dysmorphia in the podcast too! I have a question that is definitely one that I assume is a rarity and one you do not have to answer if it is out of line. The question: Being in California with the numerous dispensaries, what is your opinion with performance and marijuana use? Personally, I am a low-carb, high fat, high protein Paleo CrossFit Trainer (5x/week or so). 170lb, 6’1″ 6ish% BF. I lack strength and my Met-Con is not superb yet although I did get an 8 minute Helen the other day which is decent. I smoke daily, after my tasks for the day have been accomplished. It helps with stress relief (Cortisol reduction maybe?), but because I do it close to bedtime I heard it can inhibit getting into your REM cycle and you don;t get quality sleep. The only thing I am having trouble with is getting enough sleep due to my schedule and if I am getting bad sleep too, I feel like I am doing my self a possible disservice. I Work till 10-1030 some nights (11-1130 bedtime) and am up at 5 to train. The marijuana give me peace of mind, stress relief but I feel it may mess with my lungs (after Fran and Grace I hack up a lung and get a terrible burning in the lungs with the iron/blood taste) and I do sometime eat an additional snack that I normally wouldn’t. What are your thoughts? I am setting PRs but I wonder if I am impeding my progress at all. I have seen numerous studies that have mixed results with marijuana use. Doing it at the end of the day also helps with the unmotivating side-effects it has. Also, once people have leaned out to a desirable body composition, what would be the downside against staying low carbohydrate? Thanks for all your invaluable advice and information. CrossFit and its subsequent nutrition has changed my life! Good luck with the book.

  8. clay jones
    December 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Man, I wish I could make this . . . .

  9. Jesco
    December 2, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Dec. 6th at 6!? Argh! I’m gonna be at the CFFB cert that day :( Well, I guess I can’t complain that much…

    To Jesse above, I was doing the same thing as you for a while, just smoking pot before bed time to chill out and get to sleep. I had really bad insomnia for years and it was the only thing that helped. Finally, in the name of science (or something like that) I decided to take a full month off and see what the results were. The first couple nights I had some trouble going to sleep but it wasn’t that bad, I think this was in part due to better eating habits and also I made myself get up early and not nap during the day. By day three I felt better than I had in a long time, I had way more energy throughout the day, I started sleeping better than I ever had before and I was able to bring more intensity to my workouts. I ended up going about 6 months before taking another puff and now it’s only when I get together with some old buddies and after some tequila! To be a bit more scientific, I do believe smoking pot increases estrogen production in the body.
    In short, I have no problem with people smoking some pot but it’s my experience that life is better without even if that’s tough to see when you’re smoking. This concludes my totally ignorant, anecdotal advice!

  10. Wayne
    December 3, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Dave,

    Your supplement facts are different the bottle of Kirkland Enteric Coated Fish Oil capsules I have here. Each capsule has 684 mg of omega’s (410 EPA and 274 DHA), so two give me 1368 total EPA/DHA.

  11. brian
    December 3, 2009 at 8:28 am

    david, i am no expert but take a look at kstar’s post on ibuprofen (link below), and if i remember correctly the one knock on fishoil is that is inhibits the bloods ability to clot (stop bleeding) not sure if that applies to injuries like yours, but you might want to hold off on the fish oils as it might be making things worse. again, not an expert and just going off things i have read in the past. robb, please make a trip to CT i know bk has been hounding you too…

    http://sanfranciscocrossfit.blogspot.com/2009/06/get-off-ibuprofen-peoples.html

  12. Sally
    December 3, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    We had Mark here in Roseville a few months back at CF Genesis. It was awesome. I’ve read his book several times, lots of great info. If you are able I totally suggest you go hear him speak!

  13. David Velez
    December 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    WAYNE-
    Thats what I get for buying the cheap stuff on ebay. Just found the one you have on Amazon.

    BRIAN-
    That was an amazingly informative article. Thank you very very very much!

  14. Jason
    December 4, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Robb, I’m just starting podcast number 4 and I love them keep up the good work. The intro music? Anyway you asked about the length of the podcasts and I wanted to throw in my two cents. I like the timeframe of 30 to 40 minutes; it lets me digest the info you just gave. It also makes searching for something you or Andy may have said a little easier.

  15. Sean Fowler
    December 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Robb,

    i was just listening to your podcast about the norcal margarita. i may have misunderstood this but you said that the acidity form the lime juice helps blunt the associated insulin spike from the sugar in the alcohol… my question is can this be applied to other foods/drinks, where you can balance out the alkalinity and hence the spike in your insulin levels?

    • Robb Wolf
      December 7, 2009 at 11:11 am

      Sean-
      Yep, acid load can reduce insulin response. Not sure on the mechanism.

  16. Loni
    December 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Robb,
    Check out the CFJ. Barry Sears says that weighing and measuring any food a la zone proportions will get better results than unweighed unmeasured paleo. I better replace my meal of chicken, brussel sprouts, and coconut milk with a big mac. Did you know that a big mac has the perfect proportion of macronutrients?

  17. Noah
    April 14, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Wonder if you’ve ever had a chance to review this?

    • Robb Wolf
      April 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

      Noah-
      I was just getting ready to read it for a review. Only 6 months late ;(

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