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Randomization: Forging Mediocre Fitness

Written by: Sarah Strange Randomization is all the rage these days, with people making millions off of concepts like muscle confusion, and other equally profitable outfits promising that all you need to be the fittest citizen of the universe is a functional exercise magic 8 ball. I’m not going to lie, there are some serious… Continue Reading


The Paleo Coach

Hey folks!   I wanted to let y’all know about an outstanding book by my good friend Jason Seib, The Paleo Coach.  I’m on page 187 of this 250 page book and just wanted to get this outstanding book on folks radar. Apologies for not waiting until I finished the whole thing but as I’ll… Continue Reading

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A Paleo Challenge Motivates Steve to Get Healthy

Food for thought: nutrition is paramount to optimal health and fitness. Whether it’s Zone, GOMAD, primal, or paleo, for better or for worse, I have witnessed the contagiousness of diet in many athletic communities: it’s mentioned, it peeks interest, it drives experimentation. After personal observation, experimentation, and even more observation, you can add me to… Continue Reading


The Real Deal on Adrenal Fatigue

Hey guys! Diane from Balanced Bites here to talk a bit about a really, really common topic in our stressed-out world. We’ve covered this a bunch in TWO Balanced Bites podcast episodes, which you can listen to for free via iTunes – Adrenal Fatigue – Part 1 (Episode #15) and Adrenal Fatigue – Part 2,… Continue Reading

Paleo Diet: Am I losing enough weight?

Hey folks! Just quick one here. I’ve received about 50 private messages, twitter pings and other reach-outs this morning with the general theme being: “Hey Robb, I think I’m stalled on my WEIGHT LOSS…should I go ketogenic? Cut out nuts? Join an Ashram?” Folks are forgetting or ignoring the protocol in the book. I do… Continue Reading

The Case for the Short Metcon

The ‘Metcon’ (short for metabolic conditioning) is a staple of CrossFit style training. Typically it is two to three exercises repeated for rounds. A classic example from CrossFit is one called “Cindy”, one round consisting of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, and 15 squats. This is repeated for 20 minutes and scored based on the number of rounds completed. A metcon… Continue Reading


Paleo and Testosterone

To say that this paleo/ancestral life-way has saved and dramatically improved my life would be something between spot on and a complete understatement. I was really sick when I came on all this back in 1998 and for being almost 40 I feel like I’m doing pretty well. But I wonder at times if I’m… Continue Reading

Paleo Pumpkin Chilli

Paleo Pumpkin Chili over Spaghetti Squash

One  un-intended but very cool outcome of writing a book and doing all this blogging has been contact with old friends from high-school and growing up. The following recipe is from my pal Brandy who is an avid CrossFitter and pretty damn good Paleo-Chef-in-training.  Pumpkin Paleo Chili on Spaghetti Squash w/ Butternut-sage Drizzle. (It honestly tastes better to me… Continue Reading

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Fish Oil

Ahhh…fish oil. A whole industry built around supplying us with something that should be a natural part of our food supply. Prior to the 1970’s meat and dairy in the United states was still grass fed so we received ample amounts of the main constituents of fish oil, EPA and DHA, as part of our… Continue Reading

What is the Paleo Diet?

It’s funny, but in all the time that I’ve written on this paleo diet topic I’ve never really defined (in my terms) what I think constitutes a “paleo diet.” I laid out some general guidelines in the book and FAQ of course, but I’ve never done that for the blog. I think part of my… Continue Reading