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by 168 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 17 hours ago

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 0 · about 17 hours ago

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 351 · about 17 hours ago

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 86 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 17 hours ago

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 743 · about 17 hours ago

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 915 · about 17 hours ago

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 1974 · about 17 hours ago

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 5 · about 17 hours ago

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 10 · about 17 hours ago

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 315 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 17 hours ago

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

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by 319 · about 17 hours ago

since ketosis is determined by liver glycogen levels and you burn quite a bit of liver glycogen while sleeping and since both anaerobic exercise and fasting deplete liver glycogen stores couldn't you theoretically consume say 250-500grams of carbs... (more)

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August 0 · June 02, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I am highly frustrated right now because I know I've seen a study in which they took long distance athletes, who were already in ketosis, and had them exercise until their muscle glycogen was depleted. They were able to eat a post-workout carb... (more)

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by 35 · about 17 hours ago

hello, i have a connective tissue disorder and i had mild sciactica or an irritated disc in my lower back (never had an mri) and fibro. the pain from this lingers, its mild. i am trying to strengthen my glutes in addition to my physical therapy... (more)

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Cory151 0 · May 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM

I had bad sciatica (L-4, L-5,and S-1). Every seen a cyclist with glutes like a sprinter? Neither of those will activate your glutes, especially in an already quad dominant person. I suggest trying exercises where you can concentrate on the... (more)

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by 384 · about 17 hours ago

Right now I am severely overweight, and recently I've started to have anxiety attacks related to my weight. I've been to the doctor who says my heart is fine but every time I have some kind of chest discomfort - due to overeating, indigestion, or... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Take some babysteps. Do you get anxiety from walking around the block for 15 minutes once a day in the evenings?

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I only really have time to do one most of the week. I am thinking of pairing up pilates with either strength/weight training or kickboxing via LA Boxing. Which one do you guys suggest? the pilates would be on reformer pilates and offer SOME weight... (more)

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VB 0 · May 24, 2013 at 2:22 PM

The very best workout: Print a picture of the person you hate the most. Or make a mental picture if you think others might know this person. You can also draw your own picture - unless you took art classes, chances are, nobody will recognize... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Does anyone do Les Mills Bodypump? I read on here some folks bag it and say it's not like crossfit or heavy lifting, but it's not a fair comparison. I've been doing it for a few years and really enjoy it. I love the trainers and class atmosphere.... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I did Body Pump regularly many years ago when I lived in London. I thought it was an absolutely awesome workout, ... highly recommended. However although promoted as a workout suitable for everyone I think those of "a certain age" (55+) might... (more)

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by 421 · about 17 hours ago

Let me begin with what I ate yesterday: Breakfast: 5 oz 4% cottage cheese Lunch: 8 oz applegate chicken breast, 1 packet of sea snax seaweed Snack: 12 oz of 4% cottage cheese Exercise: Softball practice, included sprinting the bases in the hot... (more)

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rob_grantham 0 · May 17, 2013 at 5:43 PM

It's a hormonal response primarily cortisol and adrenaline. Fight or flight dictates that when your body is under sufficient stressyou lose appetite. If you decrease your workout intensity then you should feel more like eating pwo.

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Lately after eating I've been getting a headache, mostly on the right side of the top of my head. I feel it is more often after exercise (cardio boxing or bodypump/ weights in the gym) and even the next day after exercise I feel really sluggish,... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

I am 30 years old, 5'9", and 182 pounds. I've lost 20 pounds on Paleo since October 2012, but I'm nervous about gaining weight back if I stop doing cardio (I supplement each workouts with 30-45 minutes on the StairMaster). I'm also afraid that,... (more)

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Linds 0 · May 03, 2013 at 12:59 AM

No, you should not be afraid of protein -- but make it protein from REAL food not processed supplements. Drinking your calories is never ideal...even if its "paleo friendly". Also cardio isn't all its cracked up to be. If you're looking to lose... (more)

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by 38 · about 17 hours ago

Just wondering if its possible To lose weight without working out on Paleo diet.. All ready week on the paleo lifestyle And lost 3lbs.

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bjjcaveman 0 · April 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM

YES! Diet is the most important thing and will get you 80% there. Exercise helps, but isn't going to do much for you if you're still eating horribly. If you're eating well, then exercise is great for further sculpting... Heard a great quote... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Im new to this, does Triple Strength Fish Oil omega-3 helps you gain weight ? I'm in the gym every day trying to build muscle with Muscle milk which is going great. I also was told that the fish oil omega-3 is good for your skin hair and nails as... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 19, 2013 at 8:15 PM

a) Muscle Milk is not paleo b) Fish Oil has been shown to help build muscle (and muscle adds weight, so I suppose it indirectly helps you gain weight)

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

What do you recommend for seniors in their 70's and beyond? We are not doing the strenuous exercises but want to eat a paleo diet.

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RK 0 · March 26, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Emmy, are you seeking weight loss or just general health? I think the Perfect Health Diet is a good place to start. Here is one post where they discuss eating a paleo diet for a rather sedentary person aged... (more)

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by 2944 · about 17 hours ago

Highly intense exercise has been shown to increase intestinal permeability. Eg http://suppversity.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/shedding-some-light-on-the-leaky-gut.html The question is two pronged: Are you aware and can you shed some light on the... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · March 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

I'm not really sure if I have any experience with 'leaky gut'. It's possible, since I find that my skin is highly reactive to my diet. Anyway, this is just a thought, so forgive me if it's a horrible idea or if it's been discussed ad nauseam. It... (more)

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