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by 915 · 37 minutes ago

The question pretty much speaks for itself, i was doing push ups & bam!! i got an instant severe pain in the base of my skull shooting up the back of my head, it was so bad it made me feel sick, it eased off & radiated to my temples. I... (more)

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Chris_27 0 · January 31, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Check your neck angle. I know there are certain pressure points, particularly in our shoulders/neck, that can trigger numbness, pain, and dizziness. Maybe start with a full plank (just the "up" position) and ensure your shoulders are stabilized... (more)

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by 5 · 38 minutes ago

Hey guys, I'm a new user of paleohacks, but I've been using the site to help with my paleo adventure. I'm a 21 year old, 5'11", 163 pound male. Over the summer I read "The Paleo Solution" by Robb Wolf and I've been looking to make the leap for... (more)

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Zara 0 · February 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I definitely think you're eating too few calories, especially since you want to gain mass. I eat paleo with low Carb high fat and I also have the trouble of consuming to few calories since I feel so full all the time, but for me it sometimes help... (more)

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by 85 · 38 minutes ago

Hey everyone, As I mentioned in my previous post I haven't been able to run lately due to shin splints (upping my mileage too quickly - not an issue with my shoes, gait or footfall) and I've been without a good run in two weeks. I've been running... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · January 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I am also a runner so I feel your pain and boredom... I go crazy while tapering for races. I personally tend to gain weight very easily if I go from running regularly (40 mpw is pretty normal for me) to tapering or taking off. I think it is really... (more)

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by 1649 · 38 minutes ago

Hey y'all. In my eternal quest to become more healthy I have been looking into lympahtic drainage/stimulation. I have been fighting a bacterial infection of the gut which has caused myriad issues throughout the body and I have had lymph nodes pop... (more)

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bmorgan 0 · February 19, 2013 at 3:33 AM

I believe a lot of the beneficial effects of yoga are attributed to increasing lymph circulation. Inversions "reverse gravity" they say. Forward fold, down dog, bridge, and legs up the wall pose would be a good place to start. If capable,... (more)

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by 3979 · 38 minutes ago

I notice no matter what season it is, and no matter how much direct sunlight I'm getting, if my physical activity is low, I get depressed and anxious. During the winter, a good cardio workout seems to abate the usual SAD symptoms quite well.... (more)

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CD 0 · January 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Considering that there is extensive research that shows that (1) Treatment with narrow bandwidth blue light is an effective treatment (more so than treatment with anti-depressants); and (2) SAD sufferers who move to climates with shorter winters... (more)

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by 3280 · 39 minutes ago

I have a 60 minute lunch break. Let's assume 30 minutes of actual eating time. Should I: A) Walk 30 minutes, then eat? B) Eat, then walk 30 minutes? C) Walk 15 minutes, Eat, then walk another 15 minutes? All comments welcome, Thanks, Mike (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 10, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Just walk....doesn't matter when. I walk before I eat usually, but to put things in context I don't walk for the metabolic effect alone. I walk for neurobiomechanical feedback and improved brain function in general. So just do it! ... (more)

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by 252 · 39 minutes ago

I've recently come across a few sources of information on super hydration for fat loss and/or muscle building, and testimonies of some purported health benefits (clearer skin/elimination of headaches/better digestion and sleep). I've heard about... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · January 05, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I tried the "super hydration" protocol when following Ellington Darden's training plan and extremely neolithic diet. In my experience it won't make any difference to your muscle gains or fat loss whatsoever. I tried it with, I tried it without and... (more)

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by 45 · 39 minutes ago

I'm looking for suggestions on how to strike a balance between my sleep needs and my partner's. I need around 8-8.5/ night, with at least 30 minutes between TV/ blue light and sleeping. I workout ~4 times a week. I wake up at 7 everyday for week... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · January 04, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Being well-rested should not be negotiable ??? it's part of the foundation of good health. If your BF and you are truly committed to each other, you need to agree on this point. Then, everything about how to be well-rested becomes negotiable. ... (more)

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by 88 · 39 minutes ago

Hi everyone, so I started eating paleo almost 4 months ago and am now about 5-10 pounds from my goal. I found that I hit a weight loss stall after doing all cardio at the gym so it has prevented me from going for a few weeks which is very hard,... (more)

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Cricket 0 · January 02, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Meg, How often do you de-load your training? Don't take a week off, per se, but rather, reduce your training volume. This will give your body time to repair itself, and get a good recovery. Do your sessions at the same length, but lessen the... (more)

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by 5 · 39 minutes ago

I decided to start paleo, it's only my second day- so I'm still learning. I'm trying to lose a good bit of weight (I gained a lot starting college and when I went on certain medications). For the last week I've been doing power yoga everyday, I've... (more)

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Undercurrent 0 · December 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM

If you are new to yoga, power yoga may not be the best option. Why not start with a gentle hatha yoga - if you do it correctly, you will never get bored nor injured. I have been doing hatha yoga for about 5 years and it is one of the best things... (more)

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by 60 · 40 minutes ago

Hey all, new caveman here.... I've been on the Paleo diet for about a week, and need to find a workout routine, and would love some help. First, I'm 6'5" and about 270. I gained about 35 lbs in the last year (and since lost 10 of it) after an... (more)

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David_McC 0 · December 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Take the opportunity to check out Doug McGuff's Body By Science & his website. He advocates lifting heavy and taking lots of recovery time. I've been following his programme for about 7 months now and my body composition is definitely changing... (more)

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by 4283 · 40 minutes ago

My wife has been Crossfitting for 6 months now but gets a little chafe when she has to wear a pad to the gym. Any suggestions as to what to use? I suggested looking into another brand or style but being a guy I have no clue as to what she should... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 26, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Have her check this out: http://divacup.com/ Can wear for up to 12 hours and if it works for her, won't even notice that she is wearing it. Cheaper than pads or tampons in the long run. (more)

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by 5 · 40 minutes ago

I am 62 years old and have a severe wheat and MSG allergy (break out in hives). I went gluten free, which helped but I am also about 60 pounds overweight and decided to go paleo. In the first three weeks I lost 15 pounds without trying and I felt... (more)

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SIJ 0 · December 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM

What has likely happened is that a large percentage of the 15 lbs that you initially lost was merely water weight, masking a lower weight loss of probably just a few pounds. It is also quite normal for weight to fluctuate by a few pounds. Chances... (more)

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by 240 · 41 minutes ago

I've been doing ab exercises for about 6 years,but I can never achieve a full 6 or 8 pack.What's going on?

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Alan_7 0 · December 14, 2012 at 9:39 PM

if you have a 4 pack, it means the last row of abs are still covered by fat. get leaner. if you get below 10% bodyfat and still have a four pack, your abs are just shaped that way. some people have 8, some have 6 some have 4...that's just how... (more)

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by 5 · 41 minutes ago

I'm 40, obese, have a sedentary job and just beginning a paleo lifestyle. Eating better & Eliminating grains is starting to give me more energy, and I'm ready to tackle incorporating exercise. (I've had very little lately). My current... (more)

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CD 0 · December 04, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Check out the Primal Blueprint fitness guide. There's a free pdf if you sign up for his email list. It shows good, body weight exercises that get progressively harder. Just remember, "lift heavy things" does not necessitate lifting weights. ... (more)

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by 20 · 41 minutes ago

A friend and I were having a conversation about exercise/crossfit and paleo diets. I was saying that I have been a slacker in the exercise world for a while until recently but enjoying paleo food. She was wondering if people who have desk jobs and... (more)

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KA24 0 · November 29, 2012 at 5:47 AM

There are a lot of directions this topic could go. With that said, protein is by far the LEAST LIKELY of the three macro-nutrients to be converted to stored Triglycerides. Assuming we're talking about whole food protein that will require both... (more)

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by 504 · 41 minutes ago

What specific excercise should i do to prevent strains and pulls in cold weather?

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CD 0 · November 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM

The best warmup for running is ... Running. If I am doing a long run 7-10 miles, theb I will run the first mile slow, stretch and then finish the run.

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by 10 · 41 minutes ago

I have been studying nutrition on my own for quite sometime and my philosophy and habits are pretty much in line with the "paleo diet". I am a college age girl and do my own mix with surge training,yoga, and weight lifting, but nothing extreme or... (more)

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VB 0 · November 28, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Eliminate processed foods. No sugar and vegetable oils in any shape or form, no matter how hidden they seem to be. Go grass-fed, wild-caught, free-range and organic for protein sources. Eat organ meats, meat on the bone. Eat vegetables, sprouted... (more)

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by 126 · 42 minutes ago

I've been following Mark's primal blueprint for exercise for 4 months now and I've made some great progress over that time. The issue now is breathing during the intense workouts (sprinting and what not). I feel like I could push my muscles much... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · November 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Yes it will improve over time but not in weeks you have to think longer term. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VO2_max This is why intervals are popular as an training method by regularly going into oxygen debt (insufficient amount to maintain the... (more)

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by 20 · 42 minutes ago

I am a newbie and have really been enjoying the food aspect of Paleo. I cannot believe I am not jonesing for sugar; that is a major accomplishment! Ready to move onto integrations of exercise. I have been a slacker for a year or more, walking once... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Depends on your goals. If you want longevity and fitness to just live then you don't need a gym. Body weight resistance training and plenty of walking and just increasing your daily energy output with yard work and such will do. If you want... (more)

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by 310 · 43 minutes ago

So I'm a fifteen year old girl, and I've been Paleo since June. I'm 5'7, my waist is like 30 ish inches, and I just checked and found that I weigh 132, but I just ate a bunch of lamb for dinner (^_^) so it's probably more like 130-131. I'm almost... (more)

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Elunah 0 · October 24, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Go outside and play with your friends! Play pickup games in the park. Learn to surf. Eat what you crave, as long as it's Paleo. Your body is surprisingly good at telling you what you need if you learn to listen. You're 15 and already way ahead of... (more)

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by 83 · 43 minutes ago

I have been reading a lot of questions/answers about fast over the past couple days. I have two basic questions: 1) What are the basic physiologic benefits to fasting. 2) What are the basic physiologic benefits to fasting prior to a workout? (more)

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miked_2 0 · October 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Martin has all the answers written better than anyone here can do: http://www.leangains.com/

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by 627 · 44 minutes ago

I've been Paleo for a few weeks now but with a few wobbles when I ate non-paleo things. Initially I was making good progress and my sleep had reglated really well so I was waking early enabling me to go for morning workouts. The past week and a... (more)

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Jade_1 0 · October 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM

When I began eating Paleo I gave myself a month and a half before I headed back to the gym, because I had read that my energy levels might fluctuate as I was adjusting to the changes, and that strenuous exercise might interfere with the process. I... (more)

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by 450 · 44 minutes ago

As I dialed back my cardio work, the effort and cost of going to the gym seemed silly. I've cancelled my membership, and I'm hoping to stay "in shape" by using short bursts of exercise throughout the day. I'm a stay-home mum, so have plenty of... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · October 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Paul Jaminet has an interesting post today on health and physical activity. My read of it (especially if you include J. Stanton's comment) is that Mark Sisson's approach of lots of low and slow, a little sprinting, and a little lifting heavy... (more)

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by 253 · 44 minutes ago

What I think I know, from reading random blogs on the net: When exercising at low to moderate intensity levels, the body mostly burns fatty acids As intensity increases, the body burns more and more glycogen and glucose Even though the body... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · October 08, 2012 at 2:19 PM

If you're glycogen stores drop near zero, you will soon be dead. Glycogen never really gets below about half full, due to the body's emergency processes to refill it - gluconeogenesis driven by epinephrine and cortisol. I am not aware that... (more)

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