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by 1081 · about 19 hours ago

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 2302 · about 19 hours ago

I know Chronic Cardio and Drinking both are not Paleo, but sometimes I like to have a little (or a lot) of fun, I usually lift heavy 3-4x/week, lots of walking, some sprinting. This Saturday I will be going out on a boat and will probably be... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM

If anything, you might want to do the running after the drinking as this will help detox out the alcohol, though it will probably be stressful to do running and drinking regardless of order. (When we move, this causes our lymph to circulate,... (more)

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by 2303 · about 19 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 140 · about 20 hours ago

So I have been doing IF for a week but tomorrow I have said to a friend I would go to a spinning class at 7am. Normally I wouldn't eat my first meal until 12pm. My question is, tomorrow if I am doing 45mins of quite intense cardio at 7am, should... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 29, 2013 at 1:46 AM

if it were me, i'd fast and then eat my meal afterwards even if that means eating earlier than usual.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Is "cardio" a myth? Doug McGuff is a paleo ER doc who says that it doesn't. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_abCD_17lCk Doesnt look like he's talking about chronic cardio either, but cardio at large. (more)

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David_McC 0 · March 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Well, what he's saying is that the assumption that doing aerobic exercise has a causal link to an improved cardiovascular system is wrong. He's saying it's way more complicated than that and that it's only true to the extent that putting muscles,... (more)

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by 10 · about 20 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 20 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 589 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours ago

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 5 · about 20 hours ago

I've read that exercise doesn't help that much for fat loss, but surely SOME exercise will help at least a little no? I've got a choice of doing either cardio or weights to supplement a new Paleo diet routine and I wanted to ask which one you... (more)

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CD 0 · December 01, 2012 at 8:32 PM

IMO, Sisson is dead on when he says 85% or more of body composition is what you eat not how much you workout, that being said, exercise is great for health and I would say critical for optimal health. And the best is a mixture of cardio and... (more)

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by 43 · about 20 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 90 · about 20 hours ago

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 0 · about 20 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 20 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 5 · about 20 hours ago

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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by 211 · about 20 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 2341 · about 20 hours ago

Sometimes in the mornings when my blood sugar is very low I just want to go on a long relaxing run rather than sprints or stairs. I know endurance isn't exactly great exercise but are there any significant benefits? I want to start doing... (more)

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KA24 0 · August 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

There is nothing wrong with cardio if you manage stress in other areas and you get enjoyment from the exercise. If this means walking, jogging, running, swimming, biking, whatever, it's all a benefit if you enjoy it. The main problem, and the... (more)

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by 671 · about 20 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 60 · about 20 hours ago

one of my closest friends is really into getting spay tans, putting on a bikini, and prancing around in clear stripper heels. :) she asked me to be her cardio buddy. i lawled... she's doing AM and PM cardio, that's two hours total a day. she... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · August 06, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Well...I for one find bodybuilding/bikini comps in general to be weird but some people seem to like them. Short answer...yes, she is doing too much cardio and will lose muscle. This is bad for her goals. The muscle is what gives the 'curves'. ... (more)

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by 5828 · about 20 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 5808 · about 20 hours ago

I used to go out dancing three times per week, for at least three hours. I drank copious beers and ate copious pizzas. since beginning primal three years ago, I have swapped dancing for walking and light weights. I have been moderating beer. I've... (more)

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peter_5 0 · April 14, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Three hours of hard dancing is fantastic exercise. I had heaps of mates who used to stay thin when we were young, I'm sure it was partly because of this. Oh.. and the drugs. Actually, probably the drugs.

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by 5828 · about 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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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