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by 0 · 43 minutes 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 · 43 minutes 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 1495 · 43 minutes ago

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 · 43 minutes ago

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 0 · 44 minutes 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 · 44 minutes 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 · 44 minutes 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 5 · 44 minutes 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 1 hour 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 5 · about 1 hour ago

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 319 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 0 · about 1 hour 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 20 · about 1 hour ago

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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MPie 0 · May 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM

If the bike ride is relaxing, it's probably not "chronic cardio". "Chronic cardio" is basically going hard (60-70% of your VO2 max) on a typical cardio exercise (bike, run, elliptical) for an extended period of time, like 30 minutes or longer,... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour 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 319 · about 1 hour ago

has anyone ever switched from low carb to high carb after having amazing results with low carb? in other words has anyone perhaps had an issue where they had to go low carb (ex. insulin resistance, carbohydrate intolerance, etc) then, through... (more)

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CD 0 · May 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Sort of.... I went lowish carb ~50-75g per day per Sisson's advice, and lost quite a bit of weight. But I was just not able to exercise the way I wanted to. So I upped to 100-150g/day and actually lost more weight. I also tried a ketosis... (more)

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by 421 · about 1 hour 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 38 · about 1 hour 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 100 · about 1 hour ago

Hey guys- Here's the backstory: During puberty I got migraines. They went away around age 15/16. They were horrible back then and thankfully they went away. Now, I will very occasionally get a migraine. Up until recently, it only happened when I... (more)

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daz 0 · April 18, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Your coffee comment made me think...could be adrenal/aldosterone related, Give this pupil test a go, to see if you have trouble keeping your pupil constricted under a bright light. The test sounds a bit kooky, but my pupils use to do this a... (more)

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by 3150 · about 1 hour ago

A little background: I was more or less obese when I was child because I ate a lot of crap and didn't almost move from the sofa. Then at 22 I started doing fitness/endurance running and improved a lot, but always struggled to get 'ripped to the... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · March 29, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Tim Ferriss discusses this in 4-Hour Body. Through n=1 experimentation he was able to determine optimal timing for best results. Which he found to be 15 minutes before eating and again 45 minutes after eating. Just light body-weight stuff to get... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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by 45 · about 1 hour ago

For about a month now, my diet has been 80% Paleo/20% Primal (occasionally add yogurt to my smoothies, a small glass of whole milk maybe once or twice a week). I've noticed some big, awesome changes (no 4pm brain fog, consistent energy levels... (more)

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CD 0 · February 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Women do not need more carbs than men. Both men and women need carbs to meet their activity levels. Carbs are not a necessary nutrient, nor are not something to avoid. You did not post details of your 40-minute circuit training program. If it... (more)

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by 2043 · about 1 hour ago

After a year or so of being suspicious that my cortisol was high [inability to lose fat, (gaining, in fact) despite a strict diet and increasing exercise] some lab tests confirmed my suspicions. So, now what? I have read conflicting arguments... (more)

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Kyle_1 0 · February 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Isolation Tanks seem like a cool idea to relax There's a bunch of threads on here about managing stress with lots of good ideas in case you haven't found them.

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by 11254 · about 1 hour ago

So, I started working out a few months before the New Year. I have various aches and pains, and thought that working out might help. So far at least, all that going to the doctor has managed to do is return nice labs, and make me do constant... (more)

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tnajamie 0 · March 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Hopefully someone might answer this for you, I am interested!

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