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by 1193 · July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I've been doing CrossFit for a year and a half or so, and I've realized that none of the workouts from around the past two months have made me feel sore in the slightest???and these aren't "active recovery" WODs, either. I recently hit a 15 lb... (more)

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mnatko 0 · July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

First of all you don't need to get sore to build muscle, and the longer you train the less frequently you will experience DOMS. Furthermore, soreness is induced mainly from the eccentric portion of a lift, so doing a 1 rep max on deadlift there is... (more)

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by 0 · May 06, 2014 at 5:26 AM

i always have a issue with sleeping ( deprivation-insomnia ) the day when i workout any type of intense workout like crossfit ,I thought I might be over training, so I took two weeks off to rest, but the same came right back when I started up... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · May 05, 2014 at 2:47 PM

This has heppened to me sometimes, although generally if i have coffee in the late afternoon I atrributed it to that... I tihnk it could be cortisil related though... Are you eating adequately int eh post workout phases to shut down... (more)

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by 0 · April 21, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Quick stats: Female, early 30's, 5ft and 190 lbs. I ended up in the hospital in January and 'surprise!' I have nodules on my thyroid, my B-12 levels were in the 200's and my Vitamin D level was 13 (supposed to be above 50 per my doc).... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 21, 2014 at 9:14 PM

I would recommend against Crossfit for an adamantly out of shape 30 year old. I'd recommend you take up swimming, biking, tennis, walking or some other physical activity to get a solid base before you jump into anything more... (more)

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by 0 · April 19, 2014 at 1:18 PM

I am looking for help on refining my diet to get leaner. I've een following a paleo diet for 2 years, but latley it's been more of just a gluten-free diet. Started going to crossfit 3/week since December 2013. Play basketball once per week.... (more)

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Rashed 0 · April 19, 2014 at 1:18 PM

It looks like your calcium intake is very low and phosphorus intake is very high. Calcium plays a big role in increasing metabolism and weight loss. There are many PubMed studies on calcium's role in weight loss. The ratio of calcium to... (more)

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by 0 · July 14, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Hi Everyone! This is my first time posting and I just want to get some feedback about what's going on to my body because I guess I'm a bit frustrated with what's going on. Anyway, I've been doing crossfit for about 10 weeks now, 3-4 times a... (more)

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CCHGN 0 · July 13, 2014 at 10:34 PM

IMO, too much canned food. High sodium retains water. I agree also , you may be overtraining and not giving your body time to heal and it's considering itself injured and holding all calories.

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by 0 · March 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I'm a recent convert to the Paleo life style with a fairly active lifestyle (Crossfit, Weightlifting, Running). I'm 33 and I usually one take 1-2 days off a week. My problem has been with my caloric/fat intake. I can't get enough. For... (more)

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mnatko 0 · March 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I know when I switched to Paleo I felt hungry all the time too. Since fat has more than double the calorie density of protein or carbs you aren't filling your stomach with as much volume. For me it just took a while to adjust.

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by 0 · March 07, 2014 at 4:46 AM

Just some background info first off: I'm 15, female, 5"4, fluctuate around 109 - 110lbs or so, just started crossfitting 6x a week about 2 months ago (training for competition, I know this may seem like a bit too much but bear with me - also I... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · March 07, 2014 at 4:46 AM

"just started crossfitting 6x a week about 2 months ago" When do you heal? "sleep has been pretty crappy at around 5-8 hours" You should take a break. Honestly...the two things that build muscle for me...what I do in the kitchen and... (more)

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by 0 · March 03, 2014 at 5:25 PM

I started paleo about 3 weeks ago. Although I haven't been 100% strict, I think I have been pretty good (but I am new, so I could be wrong) My main goal is weight loss. I am 5'1" , haven't weighed myself in a while but last time I checked I... (more)

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CD 0 · March 03, 2014 at 5:25 PM

sounds like you are eating very few carbs. The "stubborn belly" could be from a ton of things -- one of which is too much cortisol build-up. You may want to consider implementing more rest days to help your body heal.

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by 0 · February 26, 2014 at 9:56 PM

So I joined a crossfit gym and I love it. It is my new obsession and I try to make it five days a week. I have been going for a month now and although I am seeing results I know that it would be so much healthier for me to change my diet and go... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · February 26, 2014 at 9:56 PM

-organic grassfed ground beef -organic grassfed steaks/roasts (if budget is an issue for you, look for cheaper cuts and items that are on clearance sale -grassfed lamb (either ground or in chops) -pastured bacon/humanely raised turkey... (more)

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by 0 · February 20, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I am an avid CrossFit-er and have been eating Paleo for a little over a year now. I have recently decided it's time to lean out just a bit more and see how fasting helps with body recomposition as well as gains in my lifts/metabolic conditioning... (more)

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ikicksit 0 · February 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

For me in a fasted state (16-18 hrs) I can bang out a heavy squat strengthening program FS: 3x10, BS: 3x10 and vice versa (for example) followed by a 15-20 min WOD. I have been teetering in and out of a ketogenic state for a few months now... (more)

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by 0 · February 13, 2014 at 1:17 PM

I have been following the paleo life style for about two months. I am 25 y.o.6-4" and started at 263 lbs Jan1 2014. As of Feb 11. 2014 i am down to 246 lbs. The results have been amazing. I originally started the diet because of sports... (more)

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belgrakk 0 · February 13, 2014 at 4:35 AM

"crossfit" is a general term same as crosstraining xtraining ect ect . All exercise will get you injured if you dont start at the start and progress much like eating changez like Paleo. Dont disparrage what you dont understand. Kudos for the... (more)

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by 0 · January 26, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Hi everyone, I am 30, 165cm tall and weigh 154 pounds. Nearly all my life I have struggled with my weigh and past 10 years been a yoyo cycle. Always for weight loss I have been using low carb diets but gaining all weight back when was off the... (more)

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by 0 · February 11, 2014 at 12:48 AM

I started Crossfitting back in October. I try to go 3-4x a week. But I work nights so some times it's hard to fit it in my day when I'm normally sleeping. I eat healthy. Not a big carb person naturally but I don't restrict myself either. If I... (more)

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seesaw14 0 · February 11, 2014 at 12:48 AM

I don't really agree with the people above who say it's because you sleep during the day. I work nights. If your sleep is inconsistent, whether during the day or night, then maybe. But I would guess it's because you may not have a handle on how... (more)

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by 0 · June 19, 2014 at 10:28 PM

I'm 23 yo, 168 cm 49 kg atm. Want to gain some weight ( + 5 kg at least ) and get stronger in general. Crossfit is so a la mode these days and I heard that it helps to build body mass but... Are women designed to lift those weights and workout... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · June 19, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Yes, crossfit workouts are intense and heavy, but don't buy the CW that women shouldn't be lifting heavy things because they will bulk up. Did Mrs. Grok only carry around three pounds of roots or berries in her woven basket or that Grok Jr. only... (more)

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by 0 · December 04, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I've been strict paleo since mid-August, still loving the diet and still going strong. I also started Crossfit in September and am really liking the workouts/community. However, I have two problems with CF. One: I'm not seeing the results I... (more)

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OuroborossoroboruO 0 · December 04, 2013 at 11:49 PM

What are your goals? Strength? Hypertrophy? Longevity? Increasing vO2 max?

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by 0 · November 05, 2013 at 7:19 PM

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by 0 · November 04, 2013 at 6:21 PM

For the past week I've been logging everything I eat so I can take a broader look at things and also hopefully get feedback from this community on where I could be doing better. I've noticed that the mere act of logging my food has helped to... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 04, 2013 at 4:48 PM

One thing I would strongly suggest is to adjust your supplementation. Particularly the timing. Vitamin D is great to supplement but it should be taken in the morning/early afternoon for best effect. It has strong effects on your circadian... (more)

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by 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:54 AM

I'm a 16 year old girl, 5'4" , 150lbs. Not sure what my BF % is, but probably around 25%. I want to lean out, as I've put on a substantial amount of muscle in my last year of Crossfit. I've been paleo for about a year and a half. An average... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Calories do seem pretty low given your stats and level of activity. Sometimes eating too little can actually stop fat loss, especially when you don't have a lot of excess fat to lose. I would increase calories for sure. Take a look at some... (more)

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by 0 · November 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Before beginning Crossfit I lost about 45 pounds on my own. I am a 5'11 female and I went from about 190 to 155 in about 6 months. Like many people I lost most of my weight by eating a 1200-1500 calorie diet, and doing way too much cardio. ... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · September 24, 2013 at 4:01 AM

If you are worried about fat gain, you should get your body fat measured--caliper or bodypod if you can afford it. Scales are notoriously inaccurate--you've likely put on some nice muscle.

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by 0 · September 08, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Hi, I'm really new to the whole paleo thing... I need a way to keep from gaining any substantial muscle and not have enough glycogen/serum igf levels to fuel my workouts. I've heard going paleo would help. This is mainly to facilitate my... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 08, 2013 at 6:58 AM

"I need a way to keep from gaining any substantial muscle and not have enough glycogen/serum igf levels to fuel my workouts." I'm sorry, but I don't understand the meaning of this sentence. What does "substantial" muscle mean to you? Are you... (more)

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by 300 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Have any of you noticed some appetite suppression on days when you do high intensity training? I am wondering if there are any recommended post workout snacks that other primal crossfitters employ? How have you over come this? And what are some... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 12, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Are you still losing weight? If not, you are not in a calorie deficit, no matter what your math says. Now, judging by the info you posted, I would guess you need minimum 3000 kcal to maintain, and be healthy, but if you have reduced to 2000,... (more)

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by 631 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I found a local (and relatively inexpensive) crossfit here in Kennebunk, ME. It's 5 dollars/workout, which looks great! Only 60 dollars a month for 3 days a week there. Did crossfit really make the difference in your body for any of you? I had... (more)

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Elunah 0 · October 09, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I'm 26, and it changed my life. I was never athletic in the least, and when I first went, I thought it was intimidating. I'm used to the big-gym experience, where everyone is walking around strutting and judging without actually lifting any... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I'm on day 2 of a Ketogenic diet, or what I think is one. I'm trying to experiment and see where it can take me in getting rid of love-handles that are stubborn and also because of injuries from CrossFit have left me a bit sedentary for a while... (more)

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Primaljoy 0 · September 18, 2013 at 6:46 PM

It sounds like your body just hasn't adjusted to the new fuel you are expecting it to run on. Listen to your body - if you feel knackered and can't get through a WOD don't push it, give your body time to adjust and take it up when you feel that... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hi all???I'm hoping you can offer some advice: I've been lifting for about a year and a half, currently doing StrongLifts 5x5 2-3 times a week. I'm also following a 10K training program, running 1-2x a week. I'm 41, female, and I eat... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 25, 2013 at 1:44 PM

First off, Crossfit will probably help you lose more weight without bulking up as much. For Stronglifts, If you can't do it 3 times a week, it isn't a great program. The risk of crossfit is injury. Two different indipendent studies examining... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Ok so I have been doing crossfit for about three months now and I'm really trying to slim down. All my fat is in my upper body and I really want to get rid of it.Can you guys please suggest a food regimine for me. I go to crossfit three times a... (more)