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by 915 · about 21 hours 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 85 · about 21 hours 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 1353 · about 21 hours ago

I'm out on snowshoes these days on the same trails where, in the other 9 months of the year, I run and throw rocks, carry logs, climb trees, leap ditches etc. What could I do on snowshoes to incorporate natural movement principles? Only thing I... (more)

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Angelina 0 · January 24, 2013 at 4:19 AM

I lived in North Dakota for a while and I understand the challenge of exercising in a frozen tundra wonderland. Snow shoes themselves are a work out. So are cross country skies. Maybe do arm exercises inside? Life a few lbs? I am sure your... (more)

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by 1649 · about 21 hours 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 915 · about 21 hours ago

Jack LaLanne obviously had a massive influence on health & exercise, he was legendary no doubt. Please someone hack his diet, from my (limited) reading he subsisted on fish, brown rice, egg whites, fruit & veg. My curiosity has come from... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · January 16, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Doesn't seem that horrible to me. Leaps and bounds above SAD. Likely influenced by fear of saturated fat and cholesterol, but he just didn't know better...

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by 3280 · about 21 hours 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 0 · about 21 hours ago

I realize everyone is different. I am 34, M, 6'4 195 lbs (was 220 prior to paleo last year). I basically eat 2 meals a day: lunch at 2pm is a salad with protein dinner is usually a more hearty meal with protein (roasted chicken, shrimp,... (more)

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Desmond 0 · January 08, 2013 at 6:41 PM

For a simple formula, keep your protein intake between .6g-1g of your total lean mass. There is a lot of evidence out there, but I have used this number and has worked well: Lean Mass = total weight- body fat If you have 20% bf, you have 39 lbs... (more)

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

What are your thoughts on this pre-workout supplement? It gives you the energy to work out without the crash of energy stimulants. Other pre workout supplements on the market are not only caffeine/sugar laden but have actually be proven to cripple... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · January 05, 2013 at 11:53 PM

There are a lot of spelling mistakes and typos in your advert: hetic, recieving, caffienated, thats, etc. Why do we need more than meat and fresh produce? I think it's tacky to advertise in your first post on paleohacks.

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by 252 · about 21 hours 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 5 · about 21 hours 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 · about 21 hours 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 · about 21 hours 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 · about 21 hours 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 5 · about 21 hours ago

So, a friend of mine sent me the full P90x set as a Christmas present, and I received it today. I know that it's generally not considered ideal to exercise vigorously for such a long period of time without rest (3 months), but I figured I'd commit... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 18, 2012 at 5:43 AM

To start, I would eat pretty strict paleo for at least a few weeks (three would probably be best) before you begin something like this. This will be stressful enough without throwing some very high intensity exercise into the equation. As to... (more)

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by 100 · about 21 hours ago

Oy. Okay. Folks... In the interest of brevityI'll try to keep this concise ad focused: I've been eating clean for about seven months now, minus a few times out for sushi, and some Halloween drunken debauchery (heh). I can't seem to keep my energy... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · December 08, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Your diet looks pretty typically Paleo and close to what I eat. From reading this forum and other places, some people need more carbs in order to have a decent amount of energy throughout the day. When I first went Paleo, I was trying to lose... (more)

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by 240 · about 21 hours 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 10 · about 21 hours 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 1297 · about 21 hours ago

I'm 50 years old, male. Once a week I do a Doug McGuff BBS style weight session lifting heavy things and once a week I do an HIIT session on an exercise bike. Warm-up, 30 seconds sprint, 4 mins recovery x4. It takes around 30 mins. I practice... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 11, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I just turned 50. I do a BBS-inspired bodyweight/free weight routine once a week, dance freestyle for at least an hour once a week and walk 1-2 hours daily. A LOT less than I did when I was a personal trainer, but it works for me & my... (more)

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by 430 · about 21 hours ago

I race mountain bikes, and I took time off because I wasn't getting anywhere, I was gaining weight (somehow) and I wasn't enjoying it. I'm 14 and I felt like an old woman. So I've been off the bike for 3 weeks now. It's not a long time at all,... (more)

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Drew_3 0 · January 16, 2013 at 5:14 AM

If mountain biking has begun to bore you but you're beginning to enjoy running try trail running. As far as the fueling goes do lots of base work (low HR training) that will make your body more adapt at burning fat for fuel. If its not fun you're... (more)

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by 147 · about 21 hours ago

Hi! I just started the paleo diet. I have been pretty good about exercising regularly. I do an hour of combination circuit training, HIIT, and pilates usualy 6 times a week. Are these the right kinds of exercises to be doing? I'm also wondering... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · November 17, 2012 at 7:33 PM

12 minutes a week of high intensity training is all you really need if you want http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdJFbjWHEU

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by 20 · about 21 hours 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 83 · about 21 hours 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 · about 21 hours 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 253 · about 21 hours 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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by 55 · about 21 hours ago

I have a problem with sugar/carb binges that starts with one small cheat, maybe a cookie or ice cream...and results in me eating any sugary carby item i can get my hands on until my stomach hurts. Its almost as if i punish myself for cheating and... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 07, 2012 at 11:00 PM

1 - I'd try going to the gym when you have the craving but before you binge. 2 - Can you burn off the calories? Not really. If you down an entire gallon of ice cream you'd need to run a marathon to burn it off. It just doesn't end up... (more)

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