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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 0 · May 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I'VE LITERALLY WRITTEN THIS QUESTION 3 TIMES AND IT ALWAYS ERASES. So, I'm gonna type it ONE MORE TIME. Here goes :| I'm wondering about this mythical, magical Ketosis unicorn. I'm a female collegiate cross country runner. I'm not looking... (more)

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Patfiveshot 0 · May 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Just through my own personal experience as a paleo runner, I was in ketosis and fasted for 14 hours prior to a 10 mile race and ran it with a greater gain than the past two years. I hurt my knee, which was my fault as I didn't train for the... (more)

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by 30 · March 17, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Hi, I've been playing basketball since I was a kid and would be hard pressed to give it up. Now a staple of paleo exercise is to do a lot of low-level activity (ex/ walking, cycling, hiking, etc) and short bursts of intense activity, about 20... (more)

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JenniferB 0 · March 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM

From my point of view, any exercise that you find fun, you shouldn't give up unless it causes you injury.

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by 0 · October 21, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I've spent the weekend researching about the Paleo diet after discovering it in a magazine about a week ago. I finally got the time to really delve into it and am so excited. I'm female, late twenties, 5 foot 5 and 130 lbs. I'm not overweight... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · October 21, 2013 at 8:51 AM

That's right. Fattening foods often contain high amounts of refined carbs, like flour and added sugar. But if you avoid processed foods -- that's basically what going paleo is all about -- you'll largely remove fattening and unhealthy foods from... (more)

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by 0 · October 07, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Hi to everyone here. I have a few questions concerning paleo, cycling, and weightloss. A bit of backstory: Since incorporating primal into my life, I've obviously had to refine certain beliefs - y'know the type: saturated... (more)

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TintoBrass 0 · October 07, 2013 at 3:04 PM

@EnglishRose I'm not sure how much I weigh. However, when I was at my thinnest and competing at a high level, I was around 140 pounds. I have a large frame and carry quite a bit of muscle; I probably have more muscle than a lot of boys my... (more)

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by 170 · September 06, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Anyone here use to swim competitively? I'm interested in the body composition of ex swimmers. Is swimming the best cardio that works for you? What percent body fat do you have? I'm interested because I swam and played water polo competitively... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 06, 2013 at 1:36 PM

As per many of the other recommendations, doing some HIIT and sprinting once or twice per week will help shed the fat without you loosing your butt. As to the arms, just keep the reps high and your muscles will tone but not grow much if any. ... (more)

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by 129 · July 10, 2013 at 6:47 PM

With all the recent reports on how chronic cardio is bad for the heart and overall longevity, is Jiu Jitsu considered this? Its definitely a cardio intense sport but its not like running a marathon per se. All the reports ive read focus on... (more)

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jake_16 0 · July 10, 2013 at 6:47 PM

no. i'd love to have a reasonable definition of chronic cardio beyond distance running/biking. does it even exist?

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by 20 · May 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I enjoy a good long bike ride. To me, it's more about relaxation, taking in some fresh air and enjoying the sights. So when I hear that I should be avoiding "chronic cardio" (in quotes because I find the term ridiculous) from some of my paleo... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · May 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

so when i run 8 miles or so at a light pace is that chronic cardio? because i used to feel awesome when doing it. Wasn't persistence hunting a big part of humanity back in the paleo era, I'd imagine it's healthy as long as you rest when you feel... (more)

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by 638 · March 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I have a friend who has recently lost alot of weight (220lbs down to about 140lbs). I'm really happy for her and she looks great. But she seems to be obsessed with the gym. She works full time in an active job (on her feet for 8+ hour shifts, 5... (more)

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haha 0 · March 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Mark Sisson is full of shit

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by 43 · March 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

I was watching a documentary on the evolution of man on Netflix (I forget the exact name but could find it if need be)... The claim was that although humans are not necessarily faster than the animals they hunted during hunter-gatherer times,... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · March 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

The term "chronic cardio" has no meaning, it is something an internet health guru came up with.

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by 993 · December 28, 2012 at 2:28 AM

As some of you may remember, I recently had a wisdom tooth out, and ever since instead of running I've been either going on the elliptical trainer or walking briskly with a set of dumbells. I'm starting to realize I was in a state of chronic... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 28, 2012 at 2:28 AM

I wish I could stake claim to this quote: The best cardio is walking to the squat rack . . . Matt PhysiqueRescue.com

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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 420 · April 24, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I race mountain bikes, and I took time off because I wasn't getting anywhere, I was gaining weight (somehow) and I wasn't enjoying it. I'm 14 and I felt like an old woman. So I've been off the bike for 3 weeks now. It's not a long time at all,... (more)

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sarah_79 0 · March 27, 2013 at 7:18 PM

If you are eating healthy and exercising, don't worry about gaining weight at 14! You are supposed to gain weight at this age!! It's called puberty. Learn to love your body and don't restrict your eating of healthy foods, because trust me if you... (more)

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by 219 · October 28, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Heading into early winter, and I can already feel drowsiness and lack of energy during the day. So -- EXERCISE, LIGHT, SLEEP, and STIMULANTS EXERCISE -- I know that chronic cardioisn't recommended, but I work a desk job and find a little... (more)

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JulieOfArc 0 · October 28, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Right there with ya, ElisaOS. I dusted off and set up my SAD light this morning. (My family calls it my happy light...) It might be worthwhile to check into buying one for your desk... that way it gives you the "sunshine" it sounds like you need.... (more)

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by 115 · September 08, 2012 at 3:58 AM

I've been running for the last two years, but after experience the joy of paleo and crossfit, I've decided to take a break from race training and focus on strength. With the Whole Life Challenge coming up I thought it would be a good time to... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · September 08, 2012 at 3:58 AM

You might consider tapering you training throught the week. So that you can train hard a give your body a rest(so it can adapt to your training) Here's my current training load Monday : longest day moderate to high intensity Tuesday : medium... (more)

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by 608 · August 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Ok, there was a time in my life that was really stinky, and I became depressed and suicidal. I didn't eat for months and as a result lost all muscle mass, and everything I used to have. Now bouncing back I have a fresh perspective on life,... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Hey. I used to be pretty anorexic (58lbs when I was 14, 65lbs when I was 15). I recovered fully when I was 16, but was still under muscled. I continued exercising while losing weight, but did get to the point where I could not perform more than... (more)

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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 0 · December 06, 2012 at 10:19 AM

All, Just got my labs back after being pretty strict paleo for about 4 to 5 months. *Component Your Value* CHOLESTEROL (LAB) 276 TRIGLYCERIDES 39 HDL CHOLESTEROL ... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · December 06, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I know this thread is old but... Most likely your protein intake is too high. Your liver is converting too much protein to sugar. Less than 1g per kg of body weight if you are consuming less than 100 g Carbs daily. Your HDL is to be envied by... (more)

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by 1296 · May 07, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I just moved to a new city and started my first office job after graduating college. I'm finding my life pretty sedentary during the week, so I'm looking to incorporate some activity so I can shed the last 20 lbs (already lost 50). My ultimate... (more)

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dzone 0 · May 07, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Eat shit that will do it

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by 30 · January 23, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Is the lack of complex carbohydrates in eating Paleo the reason why people advocate against "chronic cardio" or is it because they believe it to be detrimental? What is so bad about "chronic cardio" like distance swimming? Will I find difficulty... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 19, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Here you go, read this and decide for yourself: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/p-nu/201103/cardio-may-cause-heart-disease-part-i (more)

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by 5330 · December 07, 2011 at 9:52 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16048121 Thoughts? It's good to know that scientists are wisening up to the poor training practices that can happen. Do you think this article is a breakthrough for CW? (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · December 07, 2011 at 8:13 PM

From the article... "The medical director of the London Marathon, Professor Sanjay Sharma, agreed that more research was needed and said the results provided "food for thought". "My personal feeling is that extreme endurance exercise probably... (more)

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by 69 · September 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I am looking for a cardio workout program that I can do on a treadmill at the gym that will help me burn body fat. Want to lose 60lbs ASAP!

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Mike_Gruber 0 · September 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I'd say "yes", and I used to run 80-90 miles a week not that long ago. I'd say 3 miles 3 times a week would be enough slow cardio. If you want more endurance, do HIIT or Tabata or something like that. Much more efficient, time-wise, and more... (more)

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by 12118 · August 18, 2011 at 4:10 AM

A friend and I are thinking of signing up for a 5k in the coming months. Is there an upper limit in terms of mileage for you and training for/running events? What point does the mileage/training get to be too much for you in terms of what you'd... (more)

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Tyler_2 0 · August 17, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Oops. I accidentally logged into the wrong account.

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by 2166 · July 18, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Is it because it's unnecessary, with a paleo diet and paleo-type workouts? Or just because cavemen wouldn't have engaged in it? Or is it straight up unhealthy? While I've ditched the long treadmill & elliptical workouts, one thing I just... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · July 18, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Chronic cardio is rough - it doesn't allow your body to rebuild at all and in truth what happens is you won't run faster, get bigger, lose any more weight, etc., aka the doomed plateau. The body needs a break, needs that time to rest and get... (more)

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by 18909 · May 20, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Anthony Colpo has an interesting blog post today: Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity, Life Expectancy of Athletes. In it he references an interesting review article on the Mortality and longevity of elite athletes The summary of the implications... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · May 20, 2011 at 3:35 PM

There is a built-in bias in all these studies. Elite athletes are by definition more fit, have more endurance, more atheletic, and more coordinated than the general population. What does this imply: they probably have lower FBG, lower BP, lower... (more)