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by 2272 · May 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

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 2282 · May 05, 2014 at 11:10 PM

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 10 · April 11, 2011 at 3:41 AM

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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Anonymous_Coward 0 · April 11, 2011 at 2:25 AM

What's all this "we need carbs for endurance" crap? That certainly doesn't pan out in MY experience.

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by 129 · July 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Quick background, I am 5'11 165 lb 27 yr old white male. Very active all my life and have never had any health issues. I eat extremely healthy and currently train Jiu Jitsu five times a week (very cardio intense). Moderate alcohol and caffeine... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

A lot of your symptoms are probably being caused by electrolyte depletion / imbalance. If you're low carb, you need to be consuming about 5 grams of sodium a day. 5 days / week of intense cardio is not healthy either.

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by 130 · June 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM

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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RoryD 0 · April 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM

I'd reccomend eating some carbs (preferably fruit, like a banana or two, or some berries with raw honey) before the spin class. These will provide a quick release energy needed for your workout, without taking you out of "fasting mode" entirely... (more)

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by 0 · March 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM

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 5 · September 08, 2013 at 10:21 AM

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 · May 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

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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j3wcy 0 · April 26, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I'd think about cycling. Stop being afraid of carbs/starches. Go high carb low fat on workout days and low carb high fat on rest days, always high protein. leangains.com ftw, especially if you're already ifing. Ditch the cardio, just keep up... (more)

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by 5 · April 06, 2013 at 2:53 PM

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 · January 14, 2013 at 4:49 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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flowers 0 · January 14, 2013 at 4:49 AM

While it may not be NECESSARY, cardio does help you lose fat. In my experience, I lost about 30 pounds doing 45 minutes of hills on the elliptical, 5-6 times per week. However, I also noticed a loss of some of my muscle mass from the "chronic... (more)

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by 0 · January 10, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Hi guys I've been on paleo/IF for about a month now, fell off the bandwagon for x'mas and now back on, I'd say clean for about 10 days now. I noticed my skin has improved, my spots are gone and I'm managing 5k runs everyday now. I do my runs... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · January 10, 2013 at 1:22 AM

It sounds like a history of crash dieting, so be sure you don't do that. Eat plenty. When we are dieting we always want to lose weight fast, but what you really want to do is be thin and healthy for life, which you accomplish by learning... (more)

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by 392 · December 08, 2012 at 6:09 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 5 · December 06, 2012 at 7:42 PM

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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jake_16 0 · December 06, 2012 at 7:42 PM

diet! really, it's the key. strength training will work out your heart plenty though, if you do it properly. cardio is great too, but depending on how you lift, it can inhibit recovery and actually become counterproductive.

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by 487 · November 28, 2012 at 11:33 PM

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

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Desmond 0 · November 28, 2012 at 11:30 PM

One interesting thing I read about stretching before a run (sorry I do not have the source): Our muscles are like springs...if you stretch a spring out too much, it won't work as well. In "Born to Run", they talk about how more people get injured... (more)

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by 43 · November 21, 2012 at 9:59 AM

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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David_Gomes 0 · November 21, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy and a healthy weight. In fact, my diet is probably much higher in fat than you’d imagine. Fat isn’t the enemy -- it’s a great energy source when it comes from high quality foods like avocado,... (more)

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by 90 · November 30, 2012 at 9:14 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 0 · October 29, 2012 at 6:13 AM

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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Matt_50 0 · October 29, 2012 at 6:13 AM

I went through something similar when I first started paleo 6 months ago. You don't have to eat fruits/starchy vegetables... I would try to figure out (roughly) how many calories you eat a day, and what the breakdown of fat/protein/carbs is.... (more)

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by 10 · September 14, 2012 at 4:35 AM

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 180 · September 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Hey Hacks, Ive been Gluten/Dairy/Soy free for about a year but have gone full Paleo the past 2 weeks in order to overcome digestion issues caused by food intolerances. So far so good! I have about 10lbs and have been working out the past 6 weeks... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · September 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Yes the cardio , that is way too much. In fact you don't even need hiit. What I would recommend is 3/week weight training, one hiit session and some slow walks. In fact you don't need the hiit session. Yes weight training and yoga FTW! (more)

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by 5 · September 05, 2012 at 6:41 PM

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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bj__1 0 · September 05, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I used to run 2-3 miles at 7:30 or so, several times a week, and in the first week of paleo my energy and stamina crashed pretty quickly. However, these two things worked for me: 1 - If you want to stay very low carb, try HIIT sprints. I jog for... (more)

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by 211 · September 02, 2012 at 3:18 AM

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 2316 · August 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

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 20 · August 17, 2012 at 2:57 PM

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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RazwellRazwell 0 · August 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY TOO MUCH.

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by 667 · August 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

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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Phazo 0 · August 10, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Sort of unrelated but my house is a minute's walk from the trail! It's a great hike in the cool fall months and the foliage is incredible.

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by 60 · August 06, 2012 at 3:10 PM

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)