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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I've been working with mostly bodyweight exercises. Random playlist: Warm Up Rotator cuff stretch Wrist mobility Sun Salutation A Sun Salutation B Couch stretch A Couch stretch B Basic leg streches Toe Touch and... (more)

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TruthinessInc 0 · May 23, 2013 at 7:34 AM

It's a bit of an older school workout, but it gets the heart beating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_fCqg92qks I'm sweating right now. Truth.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 66 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Evening all, I've been having some pretty worrying knee problems since a rugby tournament 7 weeks ago. Being the idiot that I am (and also not speaking too much of the local language), I've neglected to see a doctor until now. I'm relatively... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · May 13, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Do you have access to a swimming pool? That's how I got in my best workouts when I was out with a stress fracture in my foot. In the pool you can do whatever strokes you like for tabatas, HIIT, or anything you like, really. For other cardio-type... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

And what kind of exercise/physical activity are you getting? Also, if you had to guess what your bmi was or %bf, what would it be?

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greymouser 0 · May 01, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I changed my habits about 2 months ago from every-other-day general weight training and cardio (kicking, punching, jogging) when I got to around 13% BF. I decided I finally wanted to get huge and ripped. ;-) I exercise pretty regularly these... (more)

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by 1097 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I suppose the title isn't that clear, so I'll try to word the question a bit better: I take a 2 hour walk every day, at a reasonable pace (around 3 mph) and in the middle, I tend to get something fructose-y, around 30 grams carbs. My question... (more)

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by 38 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 100 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 8574 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Postprandial triglyceride and free fatty acid metabolism in obese women after either endurance or resistance exercise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23580597 In brief it seems after reading this abstract (about five times) that exercise... (more)

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CD 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

an excess of carbohydrates in the diet not only acts as a fat-sparer but also increases fat stores. In fact, all the excess carbohydrates not used for energy or stored in the small glycogen deposits of the body are converted to fat for storage ==>... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

This might be a weird question but since I started sprinting my right food has been having these waves of heat. It's not painful just a strange feeling. It's usually occurring while I'm sitting at my desk. It also feels as though I need to "pop"... (more)

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Ang_3 0 · April 28, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Thanks for all the answers. I actually found out I have a pinched nerve in my foot. Basically I need to chill out for a bit on the sprinting until I can figure out how to fix this.

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by 100 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I've gone through years of crash-dieting, over-exercising and even low-fat, vegan dieting (shudder). Then when I went on paleo, I over-did carb restriction and ketosis so I messed up my thyroid and gained even more weight. I've recently decided to... (more)

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carly_2 0 · April 08, 2013 at 7:23 AM

A few things that have been helping me achieve dietary nirvana: No snacking. No nibbling. Hard because I cook for a living, but I find that even the little bites here and there between meals only seem to fuel my appetite. I've been a grazing type... (more)

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by 3150 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 3521 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I have read two different scientific books on sports nutrition and both came to different conclusions on how fat intake affects glucose usage during exercise. One of the readings came to the conclusion that fat has a glycogen sparing affect and is... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

This is serious question please treat it seriously: I have really upped the red meat (now using quality red meat) in my paleo diet. I have noticed my erections are like crazy hard and long and come out of the blue. Before only gorgeous women... (more)

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dzone 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

WTF is wrong with you y'all can't ask a serious question.

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by 2626 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I get the impression that most people here are running or weightlifting or crossfittin' it up almost every day. I miss being able to do that, but for the past 5 years a varied collection of undiagnosable joint problems has severely limited my... (more)

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RK 0 · March 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Actually, you will hear both Robb Wolf and Mark Sisson say that walking is ESSENTIAL. They call it "moving slowly." Sisson would promote walking over jogging any day. His fitness "blueprint" is walking slowly almost every day, 2 days of working... (more)

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I've been feeling exhausted the last couple of weeks, some is due to sleep deprivation but not all. Anyway my workouts have been terrible (especially as a former cross fitter!) Yesterday was 20 slow minutes of walking. Today I managed 50 burpees... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · March 20, 2013 at 4:15 AM

Listen to your body. If it wants rest, rest. If it wants activity, act. If it wants food, eat. If it's nauseous, don't eat. Pretty simple stuff.