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by 0 · September 21, 2014 at 11:57 PM

I'm 39, male, and when I've had access to weight machines I've usually been able to lift the stack. Now, under slightly different circumstances, I have a pair of 25lb dumbells available to me during the day (one hand could hold both at once to... (more)

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CD 0 · September 20, 2014 at 8:22 PM

http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/63_07_Tabata_Dumbbell.pdf   If all you have is light weights, HIIT style crossfit focusing on getting in as many reps in a period of time is the best you can do (more)

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by 0 · September 19, 2014 at 2:58 AM

I've been eating Paleo for the past 2 months. Recently I've altered to a low-carb diet (50g) or less. On days that I don't work out, I feel great, am rarely hungry and mental clarity is superb. Whenver I workout, whether it be morning, afternoon... (more)

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paint94979 0 · September 19, 2014 at 2:58 AM

Eat a giant sweet potato bathed in butter... Seriously though eat some carbs!!! HF/LC can cause high levels of cortisol. Paleo is not low carb.

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by 421 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hi y'all! I am a freshman at university in Georgia, where to be frank, it is too hot to exercise outside. As a college student, my windows of free time are pretty limited, as well, so it is no longer possible for me to actively be active every... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 03, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Try these. 5 minutes every other day: Tabata Sprints. Check minimum health requirements. Once a week is an good starting point. Indoor options include step exercise, static exercise bike, skipping rope, on-the-spot running If Tabata or similar... (more)

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by 168 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Many people who come to paleo are too sick to do intense exercise, for a variety of reasons. What are some low-intensity exercises these people could do, besides walking or swimming?

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joanna_4 0 · August 30, 2013 at 1:02 AM

I was in this position when I started paleo. I mostly stuck with chair exercises because I got winded very easily and my balance was terrible. I had taught silver sneakers workout classes to senior citizens so I was very familiar with low impact... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hi, I have followed certain weight lifting regimes in the past but I am now questioning how paleo it is to follow a repeated routine week in week out. Am I correct in asserting that, in paleolithic times, every day would hold a different amount... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM

If you're goal is some sort of paleo-reenactment, then you would definitely want to vary things up greatly -- include tons of walking, carrying large uneven objects, sprinting, etc. However, if your goal is making size, muscle-aesthetics, and/or... (more)

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by 204 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hey everyone!! So here's my issue. I'm attempting to build muscle after being sick and losing a great deal of it. So far I've only been able to gain fat, 3lbs in one week. Most of the fat gain is around my mid section. Not attractive. ... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 22, 2013 at 7:46 PM

have you ever thrown in a cheat day with fruits and whipping cream, or something else that you generally avoid? Sometimes shaking things up can let your body know it's not in a famine. Are you getting a good amount of fats, like butter with your... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

So I have been on a paleo diet for four weeks now, it has turned my world upside down (But in a good way). I was just looking for reinforcement of what feels right for me, since I haven't bumped into many actual caveman lately (Apparently they are... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 20, 2013 at 1:20 AM

A lot of people over-exercise in general or especially when they start a new diet. That puts a lot of stress on the body. Dialing back that exercise reduces the physical stress, so that your metabolism can work properly, instead of using all... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

TL;DR I'm doing basic exercise and skipping carbohydrates altogether, I want to lose weight. Will bananas be an adequate supplement and do you have any other ideas. Stats: I'm 5'10", weight last measured four months ago was 240 pounds, lots of... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 14, 2013 at 7:14 PM

If you do feel tired or start needing more carbohydrates, you could try vegetables that are starchier (sweet potatoes), though being fat-adapted and consuming enough fats/proteins should in theory be enough. Needs metabolism-wise when active can... (more)

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by 351 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I have just dramatically changed my exercise level, going from two hours of very mild work a day to 4-7 hours of moderate work a day. I did this without even thinking about the diet change that would be necessary... My diet before was: Breakfast-... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 09, 2013 at 9:21 PM

If tolerated, you could perhaps try a "safe starch," such as pre-broiled sweet potatoes, as readily available "snack" meals. You may also find larger plates of pre-broiled/sautéed veggies such as cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale,... (more)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I'm 5'4 and 115 pounds,and I want to put on weight. I don't do cardio, I only use a TRX suspension trainer. I'm only 13 so my metabolism is probably really high. How man times a week should I work out

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 09, 2013 at 3:08 AM

If you are looking to gain weight through working out, you need to focus on 5-10 reps per sets to failure with moderate rests between sets to maximize hypertrophy. I would suggest about 3 days per week, and do compound exercises. TRX is great... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

So hi guys, basically I haven't been sick in FOREVER like, I can't remember the last time I was sick. In the past week, I've contracted two separate (or the same) illness. On Saturday, I had the stomach virus in a really really horrible form. I've... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · August 09, 2013 at 8:37 PM

As a very cursory, very quick note: It appears on first glance that you may be overtraining. 2-3 times per week is usually a minimum effective dose, and often more work is used as an ineffective means to feel as if more is being done, especially... (more)

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by 1495 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I tried to post this earlier - don't know why it didn't show up. I have stage 3 AF of the low cortisol kind. Almost everything I can find on AF is geared for people with high cortisol. Are the activity requirements different for someone with more... (more)

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by 421 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hi all! I will be a freshman at university in a few short weeks. I've been eating clean for nearly a year, paleo for almost 6 months. For the last 2-3 months, I have eaten dairy. I do not have any food intolerances, so I will eat things like... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · August 07, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Firstly, all of the answers already given are excellent. Glad to see there are some other Paleo college students around :) Firstly, sounds like your cafeteria offers some decent options, but if you find yourself getting tired of the food after a... (more)

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by 86 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hi, Im a bit of a newbie to the Paleo diet, but have always hit the low carb thing whenever im trying to shed weight. Im 37yr old woman, 5ft 6 and I weigh around 60kg. I have no idea how to calorie count but im doing the whole sugar, gluten and... (more)

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glib 0 · August 04, 2013 at 2:38 AM

I cannot believe one can eat too much pumpkin. There are paleo populations who eat 60% calories in sweet potatoes, nutritionally very similar to pumpkin, and they have no diseases of civilization. I think you are doing very well.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hello all! I wanted to ask your advice on my situation. I have been adhering to a rather strict form of Paleo for the past 9 weeks. I have had no dairy and no grains in this period of time. My diet mainly consists of meat (steaks, chicken, and... (more)

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shawnclark713 0 · August 25, 2014 at 11:47 AM

For you to lose the stubborn fat, lose the last 10lbs or lose your “problem” area you need a vast desire, backed up with concrete permanent lifestyle changes. Often when we are almost there, we start to coast and get less strict in our... (more)

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by 7292 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I went for a 9 mile hike with only 1600 ft of vertical a couple weeks ago with some non paleo friends and they had to stop and snack every 20-30 minutes. I went the entire time at their slow pace with no food or drink, and felt better than they... (more)

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bmorgan 0 · August 01, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Most? Probably mt kitahdin. I regularly do 50 mile bike rides fasted too (coffee helps). I questioned whether fat adaptation was a real thing for awhile but after my own experiences and seeing others who have to carb up/recarb to stave off... (more)

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by 743 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Just a simple question/poll. Do you prefer a bodyweight-exercise program, like MovNat, or a barbell-training program, like Starting Strength or Stronglifts? Or, do you mix both? What are your programs like?

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Both. As a trainer, I spend a lot of time on movement exercises such as the MovNat style, but I also incorporate at least one day of heavy lifting into every routine. For a typical client, I do two days per week of predominately bodyweight... (more)

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by 482 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

After 3 solid months of very strict paleo (not including the occassional light boozing) I went completely off the tracks for 3 days in a row. List of forbidden items included: Coca Cola - 1 can and 1 20 oz. Big Mac - 1 WacArnolds Fries - 1... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 22, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Oh yeah! While traveling I got "glutened"--probably an undetected flour coating on some sweet potato fries--not to mention the probably rancid PUFA oil they were fried in. I never thought of myself as particularly gluten sensitive, but I was... (more)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

The question speaks for itself really, which one is more effective? i've done the odd sprint 8 but i've never took burpees to high intensity before as i fricken hate 'em..haha. I suppose i would consider them if they were more effective than... (more)

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Gary_4 0 · July 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I can't imagine one is much more effective than the other. They each jack your heart rate up like crazy, which is what you want for HIIT. Maybe just for the sake of variety mix them up, but otherwise, I'd say do whichever you want. So long as... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi you guys! I want to experiment with IF because I've had many people tell me it's great for fat loss, and I recently hit a plateau. I have an extra 15 pounds to lose... People say it's best to work out firs thing in the morning and THEN eat a... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Actually it really does not matter much. Although there are benefits to exercising fasted, and benefits eating post-workout. The main thing really is how well your perform in the activity fasted, which you will have to try yourself. Useful:... (more)

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by 1974 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I am a female trying to lose those last 5 pounds which I gained over the past few months while slipping from paleo. I currently weigh 131 at 5'8 so I really don't need to lose loads or weight... I just want to lose that 5 pounds that I gained... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:55 PM

From what information you have given, it seems that due to the amount of exercise you participate in, you probably have high cortisol levels, which tries to prevent the body from burning excess fat. This will sound counterintuitive, but I would... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I have been following Paleo for a few months now over from Atkins. I am about to finish (3) separate 30 day challenges, Abs, Push-ups, and Squats that I've been doing in tandem. I was trying to figure out where to go from there to, at the very... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 27, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I'm battling mental issues transitioning from Atkins to Paleo... as in if I eat too many carbs, I won't lose weight, I feel guilty or depressed etc. This is the most important thing you have to become healthy about. Physical fitness and weight... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Am I overtraining? I started Paleo about one month ago but prior to that I had done the Dukan diet (the first and second phase only) since June of 2012 to January 2013 when I started to train for my first marathon and started to eat more foods on... (more)

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Linds 0 · July 12, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Ask yourself these questions: Are you repeatedly failing to complete your normal workout? Are you losing leanness? Are you sprinting/HIITing/lifting everyday? Do you feel easily fatigued or exhausted or generally like crap after your... (more)

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by 315 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I spend a majority of the year as a professional athlete but am currently in the off-season. This past season I had incorporated Olympic lifting into my regime and saw amazing results. I have about four months of off-season and am looking to... (more)

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Desmond 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

If you are for real...eat carbs and lots of them. That's about it

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Okay I guess I have a random question. Just joined this site and I know how people can get on the internet so sorry in advance if this is the wrong place :) What are some good weight training exercises I can do where I dont have to worry so much... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 12, 2013 at 7:27 AM

http://www.youtube.com/user/ConvictConditioning