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by 1405 · about 10 hours ago

I have been doing weight training for six months now, and have significantly improved on my push ups, sit ups, squats, etc. but I still can't get one dang pull up! I have worked on pull-downs, assisted pull-ups, negatives, mixed grip, you name... (more)

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JoeBranca_at_paleoplusone_com 0 · November 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Chuck Poliquin has a good blog post on chins/pulls, his tip on a beginner's progression starts about halfway down the post: Chin-ups: The King of Upper Body Exercises (more)

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by 310 · about 10 hours 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 627 · about 10 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 90 · about 10 hours ago

It seems so wierd, does anyone know how to break a sugar addiction? Honestly I spent my whole life without it and now all I want is carbs. Is there a great way to break this and get back in shape fast? Honestly I am an overtire college student... (more)

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Amber_7 0 · October 08, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I have had the EXACT same problem lately, and what's worked for me is having a goal to stop the unhealthy eating choices (for me it's because I want to get in shape for my birthday) and to stop stressing SO much about what you can and cannot have.... (more)

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by 253 · about 10 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 10 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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by 10490 · about 10 hours ago

It's time for me to start working out again. I used to work out, before my Primal days. Long story short, I lost too much weight and got too weak after having an ulcer. After going Primal and gluten-free, the ulcer has healed, my digestion has... (more)

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CD 0 · May 25, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Sunday -- Rest and Steak and Potatoes Monday -- 4x200m AFAP, 2:30 min rest (as fast as possible) -- each week add one until you get to 8. Tuesday -- Pull ups, dips, overhead press, renegade rows, Farmers Walk (with kettles), pushups Wednesday... (more)

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by 2407 · about 10 hours ago

How long does it last? Is this whats known as the glycogen window? How does caffeine affect it?

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jakeA 0 · October 05, 2012 at 12:13 PM

While I can't give you a correct or full answer to your question, I suggest you check out www.dangerouslyharcore.com and either get the book or read what Keifer has written. Also check out this article that describes it more in laymans terms:... (more)

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by 289 · about 10 hours ago

Hi there I would just like some advice on my training plan. I'm doing a steady-state training plan 5x3 as well as Greece the grooves Before the workout I will do wrist push ups 10 and my static work, front leaver, back leaver, L sit, hand stand,... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · September 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM

for the one leg squats there is a progression technique that Pavel lays out in his Naked Warrior book. He isolates the major parts of the progression similar to what FMS do with the Turkish Getup, so that you can master each of the major parts of... (more)

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by 2407 · about 10 hours ago

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19433800/ As we know, exercise increases insulin sensitivity. This study says vitamin C and antioxidants negate that effect. Apparently it shuts down the benefits of autophagy... (more)

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miked_2 0 · November 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Yeah, this is pretty well known in the exercise community. Antioxidents blunt the hormetic stressor that exercise provides so you actually don't get the benefits from the exercise. Even ibuprofin PWO will limit the benefit you get from the... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

Really confused about what to do. I love to bike and run but it seems to hurt more than help. I suspect that I have low morning cortisol (I feel like a zombie until about 4 and have felt this way for a year now). Ive been going to the doctors... (more)

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caban 0 · August 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

To answer your question in the comments: It probably means that you have weak nervous system at the moment. And the reason for that I would guess is too much stress on your body ( physical, psychic or both ). Since you also can't sleep properly,... (more)

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by 1612 · about 10 hours ago

Does anybody do it? It seems like the perfect Paleo exercise (slow, whole body, Sisson-endorsed). What's it like? How difficult? Would you recommend it to somebody with no experience?

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Kyle_1 0 · August 22, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Please don't do it in the surf zone! It can be as easy or as difficult as you want based on how big or how small of a board you get. In my opinion lessons are a waste of hard earned money, overpriced. I'm far from an expert on it or anything but... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

Hello. I'm a recent college grad on a shoestring budget. What little money I have I devote to food and I've been on the Paleo track since May (about 4 months now) and I've been impressed with the results. I have grass fed where I can, and I'm not... (more)

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Mash 0 · August 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I personally do RMAX TACFIT programs (Commando / Kettlebell Spetsnaz), and use a 7x4 wave, which is the alternate to the prescribed 4x7 wave. The 4??7 matches a wave of intensity to type of training over seven four-week micro-cycles of... (more)

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by 5381 · about 10 hours ago

Okay, so I am following a low carb paleo diet. And I recently had some heart rate issues, that turned out to in fact be hyperthyroid in nature. So far as that is concerned, I am waiting six weeks with reduced iodine in my diet (was high, lots... (more)

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Thomy 0 · August 08, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Consider cutting down on coconut oil, the MCTs are very pro-thyroid and maybe the underlying cause of your palpitations. EDIT: Okay you already knew that, anyway was worth a try :) But here's another idea: In some cases of hashimoto's there's... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

Hi I posted yesterday re not liking fatty meats-thanks for the useful responses. However I have a few more newbie questions.... Is there such a thing as too much coconut butter? I am absolutely craving it like crazy (didn't before starting... (more)

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Brad_6 0 · August 08, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I no longer buy coconut butter. I enjoy eating it so much that I can't control myself. If exerting no will power could eat a whole jar in a day. It was causing some undesirable weight gain, so I cut it out completely. There's no moderation with me... (more)

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by 268 · about 10 hours ago

I am 50 years old, female 5'7" I started at around 230 pounds (or thereabouts..mislaid the book!) and am currently 183 pounds. I eat no processed foods at all. Diet consists of local grass fed meat (angus beef, local pork(not crated, ever) local... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM

I will probably get hated on for saying this, but it still comes down to calories at the end of the day. Try cutting out a little of the coconut oil and butter, and the nuts nut butter especially, since they are easy to overconsume. If you are... (more)

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by 50 · about 10 hours ago

I've been going to the gym on and off for almost 4 years now. I've gone almost every day this summer which is like 2 months. I think I have reached a plateu in my workouts however. I am 19, but I have trouble doing squats or anything that involves... (more)

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CD 0 · July 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I have herniated discs right now too. So I switched to split squats (where you hold the dumbells below your waist) which does not put as much pressure on my discs. Here's what I do, typically I do MWF, and rotate A, B, A, B, A, B, etc: A... (more)

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by 664 · about 10 hours ago

I am a hair over one month of eating Paleo. Overall I have been about 95/5 or 90/10. I am down 21 lbs from when I started and I feel better than I have in years. My body has leaned this way... head, neck, chest, stomach...and now legs while my... (more)

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Trelow 0 · July 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Squat heavy. Deadlift heavy. That's all you need.

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by 319 · about 10 hours ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_nature

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · July 21, 2012 at 1:09 AM

On what grounds are people voting to close this thread? How does it violate any paleohacks rules?

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by 7292 · about 10 hours ago

I read on a post recently where someone was suggesting to rest or don't do physical activity during IF. My personal take is I feel just fine doing any level of activity. I regularly do long hikes the day of an IF, having eaten the night before... (more)

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Mikaela 0 · July 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I do intermittent fasting and and I'm also a high school athlete. I find that exercising while fasting makes me more alert and quick on my feet. Most days, I have a good hard strength workout right before 12-1pm and then break the fast by eating a... (more)

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by 4100 · about 10 hours ago

So, I started doing squats (no weight, just my own body weight) and I am surprised at how weak I am. I can do about three sets of 6-8 before I feel weak and my legs are shaking for the rest of the night. How long should I wait before I do... (more)

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kara_t_ 0 · July 13, 2012 at 11:57 PM

I am a pretty strong squatter but my flexibility really holds me back. I've started something kinda silly, but every time I have to use the restroom at work I do a set of 10 squats when I'm done. It's a private restroom, so no one is seeing how... (more)

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by 7292 · about 10 hours ago

Does anyone else use a Garmin Forerunner with Firstbeat heartrate Technology to measure calorie expenditure? Or any other HRM to measure their workouts? If so what kind of numbers are you showing for HIIT training, Crossfit, etc?

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CD 0 · July 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I have a 305. I sent into a firstbeat place in DC, and they told me the 305 wasn't capable of "sophisticated calorie configuration" I used to use my garmin heart rate monitor a lot -- I used to do a lot of cardio -- to ensure my tempo runs were... (more)

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by 144 · about 10 hours ago

I have eaten paleo for a month and lost 12lb, and more importantly feel great with so much more energy! However this week I have started exercising (classes and walking) but have lost no more. I eat around 1200 cals a day and don't feel I can... (more)

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LenaHyena 0 · July 12, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Firstly, that's a rather severe calorie restriction, and it can stall weight-loss. Trying eating closer to 1500. Secondly, the scale is not your friend. You can't trust the numbers because of the way body compositions change with diet and... (more)

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by 78422 · about 10 hours ago

Processed carbs are the greatest contributors to dietary problems and anathema to the paleo diet. Is there an equivalent in exercise? Just as there are poor ways to eat, are there poor ways to exercise? Or is exercise different because any type... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 03, 2012 at 3:44 PM

All exercise is non-paleo. Activity is paleo.

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by 487 · about 10 hours ago

Hello there! Just turned 20 and I'm back home this summer from college. I'm slowly (with a lot of road bumps), integrating Paleo into my lifestyle. This is something I want to do my health, not just for weight loss. So I'm also trying to find a... (more)

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Gerg 0 · July 02, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I think your job as a waitress would cover most of your needs, assuming you were busy and not sitting around, it's a lot of movement and carrying stuff around. I'd probably still try and lift heavy weights once or twice a week if possible.

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