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by 2303 · about 17 hours ago

In the past, I have had no issue with exercising and feeling great for the whole day afterwards. I ended up taking almost 4 months off of 'strenuous' exercise (trying to cut out the chronic cardio) after I had a pretty scary hypo like attack and... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 05, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Personally, I wouldn't be unable to replete muscle glycogen on such a diet due to the low carbohydrate intake and would have the exact same symptoms. You might try adding in starch and seeing if there's a difference. It worked for me.

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

So a little background...I'm a 31 year old male, right now I'm weighing in at 200 even. Last year I got into running ultras and dropped down to a low weight of 168, but injured myself and ended up putting the weight back on bringing me to my... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · August 22, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Based on the diet in your comment "My diet and schedule...", I offer the following: Too much snacking. Don't snack. Move the snack calories to mealtimes. Do your morning workout fasted, and move the pre-workout protein to post-workout. Eat your... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Unsure what is going on here, and if anyone has any advice I'd love to hear it. I've been paleo for two years. I'm 26, male, have lost 45 lbs, and weight roughly 212. Bench=280, Squat=360, Dead lift= 435, body fat percentage around 19%. I... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · May 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Eat more! Stop skipping meals. Add more carbs.

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I hear a lot of people exercise because of weight, and while that has in past been a challenge for me, I legitimately love endurance racing--running, biking, swimming--and competing in events. I love cardio because I love the way it makes me feel.... (more)

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zero_1 0 · April 06, 2013 at 2:53 PM

It is quite obvious why you cannot fuel your cardio workouts. Lack of CARBS. Don't buy into the low carb paleo dogma, eat more carbs if you exercise a lot. Sweet potatoes and bananas are not carb dense enough for lots of exercise, they are both... (more)

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by 504 · about 18 hours ago

What specific excercise should i do to prevent strains and pulls in cold weather?

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CD 0 · November 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM

The best warmup for running is ... Running. If I am doing a long run 7-10 miles, theb I will run the first mile slow, stretch and then finish the run.

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by 43 · about 18 hours ago

Hey guys I recently been eating paleo with minimal carbs and have seen some progress losing weight. Dropped from 280 to 250. My goal is 180 or lower. I recently bought whey isolate and I'm not sure when I should consume it. Before it after a... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · November 21, 2012 at 12:43 AM

If you're really eating paleo you should be getting plenty of protein from meat, fish, eggs, etc. and you really don't need to supplement. 80-120 grams of protein, for most people, is more than enough and if you're eating a protein/fat based diet... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Ok so I know this is a weird question but am I getting weaker from paleo? I started the whole 30 program ( cutting out sugar, grains and upping protein fats etc..) and one thing I didn???t follow was I stepping on the scale. So far in the past... (more)

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Holly_10 0 · September 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Your body may have been use to running on glucose and now is having to switch to fat. They say in their book that workouts will not be the same for a couple weeks. Give it time. Once your body is use to using fat for fuel rather than sugar you... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Hey all! I have been zoning for a while now, but I am still unsure of my block intake. (Today I Was told I to probably up my fats) I do CrossFit about 6 times a week, and extra cardio 3-5 of those days. I am a woman, 5'3" aout 127-132 pounds... (more)

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by 211 · about 18 hours ago

My brother is a huge fan of the Joe Rogan podcast, even before Robb Wolf was a guest a while back (if you haven't checked that episode I recommend it especially to introduce others). My brother mentioned how Joe Rogan had surgery to "fix" his... (more)

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Debi_1 0 · September 02, 2012 at 1:45 AM

My 19 yr old son just got his septum surgery in June of this year after 2 years of suffering through migraines so debilitating that he would miss 1-2 days of school a week!! He's never said anything about athletic performance before versus after... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

How much cardio is actually too much? Also can it cause your metabolism to slow down? I do relatively intense inclines 5 days a week after weights (30mins), then 2 days 30mins HIIT.

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aro 0 · August 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM

In my opinion a lot of cardio isn't bad if you respect some "rules": try to run outdoor, don't run at the same heart pace (I only do trail running with hard uphills) and think to make sprint. To answer your question, I'm and endurance runner who... (more)

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by 671 · about 18 hours ago

Almost tempting to phrase this with "Is the Appalachian Trail paleo?" but I doubt our hunter-gatherer forebears would bother to consider the idea of strapping on a 35lb backpack to hike 2,000 miles just for the sake of doing it. But let's say they... (more)

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KA24 0 · August 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

It's tough to call it "chronic cardio." Such a hike would involve much more complex movement patterns than a typical run on a treadmill or even a long run on a flat surface. It would involve some periods of climbing, navigating through... (more)

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by 5828 · about 18 hours ago

I understand that cardio is largely looked down upon in the PH community but I'm interested to hear from folks who have found that adding some regular cardio to your life has helped you to lean out when just eating a clean diet didn't. I'm a big... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · April 29, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I don't really know how I feel about "body types" and prescribed exercise based on it, but... For me, I do better with more cardio than what is considered "optimal"...I love a good long, slow/medium-paced run. It may be looked down upon in PH,... (more)

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by 5828 · about 18 hours ago

I've seen the reports that extreme cardio, especially performed over long periods of time, can be bad for your heart and cortisol levels but I'd like to know where I should draw the line? For example, if I work out for an hour on my rowing... (more)

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Jonathan_Lagu 0 · March 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM

According to Charles Poliquin, a world renowned strength coach, cortisol starts to ge seriously up after 20 min of cardio, or one hour of strength training. He never prescribes cardio to any of his athletes, since cortisol is essentially... (more)

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by 3217 · about 18 hours ago

So, I've never liked to run. I've never liked to exercise. I was the clumsy teen who signed up for "racewalking" as her sport of choice in gym. Yoga is right up my alley but I don't even get off my butt to do that. But, I'm 25 lbs lighter than I... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · February 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Sure you can. The trouble is, for people who don't have a habit of exercising, not having a fixed plan makes it very easy to decide not to do anything at all. In fact it's quite easy to make that decision even if you do exercise... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

maybe it's a macho man thing... but I feel like I should buy some dumbells and just do normal workout routines from when I was in high school. A friend loaned us his P90X dvd's and we've been doing them for a short time. I know results can be... (more)

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Frank_Sabia_Jr 0 · January 09, 2012 at 4:35 AM

I did P90X with Paleo and LeanGains and saw great results. In the beginning I just used resistance bands because I was traveling alot for work. But then I was able to switch to using adjustable dumbbells and thats when I saw even better results.... (more)

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by 333 · about 18 hours ago

We dislike chronic cardio, ie long distance running, and it makes sense when we look at a sprinter's body vs. a marathon runner's body. My question is, does this also hold for swimmers? Michael Phelps swims 6 hrs a day 6 days a week and trains for... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · December 03, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Michael Phelps is an outlier. He is beyond the norm in a whole lot of key respects. Strong natural aptitude, strong motivation, fierce competitive spirit, willingness to work hard and capable of being coached. Starting with outliers (Phelps,... (more)

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by 951 · about 18 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo for the past two months and I just can???t seem to make much of a dent in the fat around my mid-section and I really need help. After the first month I saw some reduction, but now at the end of the second month there has... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · August 19, 2011 at 9:45 PM

unlike most folks that have commented, i don't think it's a cortisol problem. i actually think you're on the right track! you've noted in a reply to a commentor that you've lost fat in other areas, just not the belly (yet). well, this fat loss... (more)

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by 78417 · about 18 hours ago

Has anyone on the paleo diet incorporated rollerblading along with their paleo lifestyle? I have been told that rollerblading is much more effective than running. I appreciate any feed-back :-)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

Been looking to get one of those calcium scores and found a close place. Emailed them and got the following back. Is it a good price and is there some other testing mechanism that'll give me a calcium score for less? Here is what I got emailed... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM

The question should be: are you going to get $500 worth of value from the information they give you? Will it ease your mind to know your heart is OK? If it comes back that your heart is bad what changes will you make? Pretend you have all the... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Cardio isn't strictly paleo, but I've got to get to work somehow. I cycle a bit, commuting (at speed) around 20 miles a day. I try to limit my carb intake, generally it's less than 30g (about 6-10% of my daily intake). The rest is split between... (more)

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Rob 0 · May 19, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Leading a low carb lifestyle and endurance training is tricky.. Here is a list of books and websites by very well respected people who pioneer low carbohydrate diets and endurance training. 'The Paleo Diet For Athletes' written by Joe... (more)

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by 1081 · October 21, 2014 at 4:44 AM

A while back it seems a cute little diet ran into a hunky exercise regime while shopping at the farmer???s market. The two clicked instantly, and have been in bed together ever since. Why is crossfit so popular among the paleo crowd, and vice... (more)

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jakeA 0 · June 16, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Crossfit and Paleo are in bed together because crossfit is about improving performance as much as possible. In that regard, I notice Paleo improves my ability to perform at a high level so it makes sense to keep it up. I think Paleos tend to say... (more)

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by 589 · October 21, 2014 at 4:12 AM

I really hate cardio -- is it necessary for fat loss? How often do you guys do cardio? I do lift heavy full body (heavy for me that is) at least 3x week (sun tues thurs) THen I do a semi HIIT treadmill thingy 2x week (mon and fri) --1 hr long ... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · January 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Cardio is not necessary for fat loss, but it will accelerate your results, and make you a healthier person. You can either go the HIIT (high intensity interval training) route or the LISS (low intensity steady state) route....or both. Here is a... (more)

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by 418 · October 21, 2014 at 4:10 AM

I'm 25 and just joned an adult swim team a few weeks back. BCAAs alone before are not enough to get me through the workout without dying. I'm not a breakfast guy and all my practices are in the morning. Should I take a whey protein shake before... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 08, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Here's two products to take a look at: Nuun All-Day for hydration. UCAN Superstarch for energy. Matt PhysiqueRescue.com (more)

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by 90 · October 21, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Okay, so I know that it is ideal to mix both cardio and strenghth together, but I am kind of not sure how to make it worth iwth little free time? I feel like I am bulking up underneath fat rather than any fat loss...Any fitness expert willing to... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · November 14, 2012 at 2:23 AM

For fat loss, I would do 100% strength and low-intensity exercise like walking, and 0% cardio. My primary form of exercise used to be running (csrdio) about 12-14 miles per week. I got ok at it but never felt great and never lost weight. One day... (more)

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by 5 · October 21, 2014 at 4:02 AM

Hello everyone, I've been doing paleo for about 5 weeks now, and while I don't do much cardio, I'd like to be able to at least run a mile at a good speed. I used to run 2-3 miles 7:00-7:30 pace no prob before paleo, now I can't come close to... (more)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · September 05, 2012 at 4:24 PM

"I'm trying to lose the last bit of fat and havent been eating many carbs." That's your problem. Ever notice that when you eat low carb, your arms and legs begin to feel weak and tingly? It's because they are.

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