Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Introducing the Primal Endurance Mastery Course!

Inline_Primal_EnduranceI’m thrilled to introduce the launch of an exciting new direction for our educational and publishing ambitions here at Primal Blueprint: The Primal Endurance comprehensive online multimedia educational mastery course. Quite simply, this endeavor brings the Primal Endurance book to life with a robust library of instructional and interview videos, audio content, and digital books based on content in the Primal Endurance book and podcast.

Like our Primal Health Coach course, your course enrollment avails you to an online portal where all the content is thoughtfully organized and easy to navigate. You’ll be able to stream or download the Primal Endurance book and audio book, numerous other eBooks and audio programs, and access a massive library of videos consisting of interviews with the world’s leading endurance athletes, coaches and trainers—as well as leading experts in health, science and medicine.

There are over 120 videos in this course, hitting you from every direction with impactful content to help you achieve the primary objective of the Primal Endurance approach: escape chronic cardio and become a fat burning beast!

Brad Kearns, my co-author on Primal Endurance, hosts the online course. He traveled the continent conducting the expert interviews, and also walks you through the entire content of the book in carefully structured, bite-sized videos aligned with the book chapters. If you’re too busy to read or if you like to augment your book knowledge with video instruction, this course is for you. Here are just a few examples of the valuable video content:

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Chapter by chapter presentation of the book content, consisting of both lectures and practical instruction. You’ll get everything from step-by-step recipe videos, running technique instruction and drills, swim technique instruction and drills, and a series of “Finishing Touches” videos giving you concise marching orders to become healthy, happy, stress-balanced, fat-adapted Primal Endurance athlete.

  • Olympic triathlon gold medalist Simon Whitfield shares his deepest feelings about what made him a champion, how he lost perspective with his mindset and logistics, and how he made a dramatic turnaround to return to the Olympic medal stand with a silver 8 years later.
  • Former Los Angeles Lakers Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim DiFrancesco takes you through five mobility flexibility exercises so you can discover your weaknesses and high injury risk areas, then delivers corrective exercises to get you a rock solid performance foundation.
  • Movement Nutrition Queen Katy Bowman discusses the critical importance of engaging in more frequent and varied forms of everyday movement, and warns against manifesting the “lazy athlete” mentality where you are overly sedentary outside of your devotion to regular workouts.
  • Mobility WOD and Crossfit San Francisco legend Kelly “K-Starr” Starrett reflects on the athlete mindset, the need for a foundational, comprehensive training approach instead of shortcut approach, and the intricacies of proper hydration.
  • Dr. Phil Maffetone, the pioneer of aerobic training and balancing fitness with health, shares the secrets of his 30+ year journey guiding endurance athletes away from breakdown and toward health and longevity.
  • Dr. Cate Shanahan scares the heck out of you, detailing the dangers of consuming refined vegetable oils and sharing how to improve your fat burning capabilities both on and off the race course.
  • Kimmie Smith and Dr. Dawn McCrory deliver a complete self-myofacsial release program using Yoga Therapy Balls. You’ll not only work through your rough spots, you’ll stimulate a parasympathetic nervous system response that’s guaranteed to help you completely unwind from a busy day of work and/or training.
  • Fat- and keto-adapted ultramarathon running star Zach Bitter details the powers of keto-adapted endurance performance, including how he ran all night for 40 miles of pacing at Western States 100, consuming only water and liquid amino acids.
  • Ageless wonder multiple world champion triathlete Pete Kain becomes your personal trainer with a demonstration of assorted creative gym exercises with the Bosu ball, stretch bands and a fun progression of core exercises from beginner to awesome “feel the burn” level 10!
  • Primal Endurance’s own Lindsay Taylor, Ph.D, ironman triathlete, behavioral psychologist and Facebook Primal Endurance Group hostess, talks about the psychological aspects of successful endurance training – setting healthy goals (and recommitting each day), and cultivating intrinsic motivators.

It’s no secret that endurance athletes struggle from over-training syndrome, difficulty reducing excess body fat, and dietary patterns that promote carbohydrate dependency. The Primal Endurance Mastery Course liberates you from these hazards so you can pursue ambitious goals while preserving your health and maintaining a balanced life. You’ll follow a simple, enjoyable, intuitive approach that is less stressful, less exhausting, and that enables you to go faster on less total training time.

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In the process, you will enjoy an effortless reduction of excess body fat that is so elusive when you train in the old chronic cardio/carbohydrate dependency paradigm. Instead of doggedly following rigid schedules and weekly mileage obligations, you’ll become flexible and empowered to always make the best decisions to protect your health and build fitness.

No more frustration with recurring illness, injury, and burnout episodes that leave you discouraged! The simple, commonsense principles of Primal living and training are appropriate for all enthusiasts—from elite professionals to raw beginners.

If you want to see what the course is all about before pulling the trigger, Brad Kearns has created a series of videos called “9 Steps to Becoming a Primal Endurance athlete.”

This content will give you a good feel for what the course material covers, but you will be absolutely blown away at the volume of content in your digital library, especially the exclusive, in-depth interviews from some of the greatest endurance athletes of all time and also some of the leading health, performance and medical experts in the endurance scene, particularly the burgeoning fat-adapted and keto endurance scene.

You can also check out the Primal Endurance Facebook Group if you want to engage with Primal Endurance enthusiasts. This is a private space to share thoughts openly, and to get input and support from others as you embark on this journey to living and training Primally.

BARSAre you ready to gain mastery over the challenges of endurance training? I’m offering this course—with lifetime access to all the resources here PLUS ongoing members-only support and additional educational materials we add over time—for a special introductory rate you won’t want to miss. It’s limited time only, so don’t wait! And just to sweeten the deal, I’m throwing in a free pack of my PRIMAL KITCHEN® Coconut-Cashew Bars for the first 100 people who sign up.

Want to learn more? Check out more about the course here. This course is near and dear to my heart, folks. I can’t wait for you to join me and see what we can make possible for your training success and lifelong health. Thanks, as always, for your support.

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Patriotic Overnight Oats

This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company

There is no better time for summer berries to shine than the 4th of July! How perfect that they bring the most vibrant and delicious reds and blues imaginable, and how convenient that overnight oats are white!

I have oats nearly every morning for breakfast in one form or other. I enjoy eating oats because they are a good source of fiber and 100% whole grain, which helps give me energy.

Overnight oats are my favorite summertime breakfast for the convenience and no-cook prep. While the overnight oats recipe in this post is a delicious everyday breakfast, for the special holiday occasion, I made layers of patriotic color and topped it off with a coconut cream topping! It adds just a bit of decadence to the yummy layers of red, white, and blue, and it might not be something you’d choose every day.

Begin by making your overnight oats the night before (or at least 6-8 hours before so the oats have time to absorb all that liquid!). Dice your strawberries and gather everything to begin the layers.

Begin with a layer of strawberries, followed by a layer of oats, and then your third color layer of blueberries.

Keep going until you have used them all up!

To make the coconut cream, you will need a can of full-fat coconut milk that has been chilled in the freezer. Store it in there upside down so that the thickest cream is on top when you open it up. Scoop that out into a bowl. Add a drizzle of maple syrup (or sweetener of choice) and whisk together until fluffy. Spoon on top of your jar and garnish with a few more oats. Enjoy!

Patriotic Overnight Oats


Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1/3 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (optional)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)


  1. Prepare overnight oats by combining oats, milk, yogurt, salt, and chia seeds in a bowl or jar. Stir well and chill overnight in the fridge.
  2. In the morning, layer red strawberries, white oats, and then blueberries two times through to form festive rows of color.
  3. To prepare coconut cream, open coconut milk upside down (do not shake!!) and scoop out the thick cream. Whisk in maple syrup to sweeten and scoop on top of the parfait.
  4. Garnish with oats!
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Clean Eating Seafood Marinade Recipe

Clean Eating Seafood Marinade Recipe

So this happened, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t polish the whole thing off myself.

You see, I created, cooked and photographed this recipe all on Mother’s Day this year. Mini Chef was with his… Read more →

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