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Primally Plated – This ain’t your Mama’s Meatloaf!

Posted 06 Dec 2011 in Homepage Featured, Videos

Primally Plated – Halibut en Papillote

Posted 20 Jul 2011 in Homepage Featured, Videos

Primally Plated – Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Posted 03 Jul 2011 in Homepage Featured, Videos

The Paleo Diet and Primal Effect

Posted 01 Jul 2011 in Blog, Homepage Featured

So, my daily routine is to get out of bed, take the dog out for a pee, then jump on the computer and begin my morning surf through numerous blogs, usually about 20 or more. They are mostly health/fitness related and heavy in Paleo/Primal lifestyle. I have listed blogs I read daily and recommended links that I believe provide a wealth of information and evidence in support of the lifestyle I am trying to lead and share with you.

That being said, I see this as an opportunity to elaborate about my intentions with Primal Effect, being one of the new guy’s on the blog scene. In my introductory video, I mention that I am not going to use the word Paleo to describe this website. Well, Rodney what the crap does that mean? It is simple. I did Paleo strict a year and a half and had incredible results, as you can see from my before and after pictures. I continue to make great progress. As time passed I have evolved in my practices of the Paleo diet and allow for a few things that are not technically “Paleo”. My intention is not to get into pissing matches as to what is Paleo and what is not. I simply wish to share my journey and what has worked for me. (more…)

Primally Plated – Cooking Meatballs

Posted 22 Jun 2011 in Homepage Featured

How Crossfit changed my life and I ended up here

Posted 21 Jun 2011 in Blog, Homepage Featured

Today being the launch of my new site I felt it would be appropriate to explain how I got here.

I grew up an athlete, football and baseball during pre-high school years, then football and track during high school. I was a good athlete, always a first string player. I never achieved my full potential because I just didn’t have my head in the right place. After school, I got into snow skiing and bicycled as training for the winter. I was an avid runner all of my life and ran a few marathons by the time I was in my late 30’s. I always trained with weights since the age of 7. I was one of those skinny kids that read the Charles Atlas ad back in the 60’s and used to work out in my bedroom. I used chairs, mom’s cutting board as a bench, anything I could think of to do the routines that I saw in magazines. Weight training became a part of my life. It gave me confidence and a better self-image. In my late 20’s I became a trainer and worked at various gyms of those times.

I was definitely a late bloomer. At the age of 40 I was in the best shape of my life. The strongest and fastest I had ever been. At that time I weighed 185 lbs. with around a 7 or 8 percent body fat.

After 40 I let things go. Having worked in the restaurant industry all of my working life, it was the typical late nights, high stress and long hours. I slowly stopped doing all of the things that I used to do to stay in shape and did all the bad things that get you out of shape. By the time I was 48 I was up to 270 lbs. (more…)

Primal Introduction

Posted 20 Jun 2011 in Homepage Featured

Welcome to the Primal Effect website!