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by 3690 · about 14 hours ago

Hey all, I've signed up for the September Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder event, and just started seriously training for it, meaning not doing random "play" workouts that I usually do. I'm fishing for some training recommendations. I ran 3.2 miles... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 09, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I'm actually working on an article about "Adventure Race" training (tough mudder, spartan race, etc.) so this topic has been on my mind. (Note: A few weeks ago I did a 6.5 mile mud run with about two dozen significant obstacles and was able to... (more)

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by 300 · about 14 hours ago

This is a 2 part question. The first part of the question is in the title: Is getting and staying in Ketosis for a period of time intended to simply help one shed "fat weight" or can it also help one shift body composition towards lean... (more)

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Quincy_Brown 0 · June 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM

What you are talking about is fasting. There are different kinds, and to reach a true Ketosis state you really have to go at least 72 hours without food, which is the limit you would do outside the care of a doctor, as some can using fasting for... (more)

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by 6229 · about 14 hours ago

Here's an interesting article on exercise and memory. Even more interesting is that those with a BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) blunting response - genetically found in 30% of those with European heritage - after exercise didn't improve... (more)

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karlub 0 · June 04, 2012 at 1:00 PM

FWIW, and it might not be worth much, the only consistent effect I have noticed in this regard has to do with state-dependent memory. That is, when sitting for your exam, do your best to put yourself in a physical state that matches the state in... (more)

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by 211 · about 14 hours ago

I know, a very basic question, but I'm perhaps looking for some motivation/inspiration to kick-start some sort of regime. I don't quite know where to start, or even WHY to start, other than I SHOULD. What gets you up exercising every day? (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 31, 2012 at 6:07 PM

to feel comfortable in my skin to improve health (insulin sensitivity, brain aging, etc) so I can relax on my diet when I want to and it doesn't matter because I'm addicted to the natural high to set goals and meet/exceed them to look good... (more)

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by 231 · about 14 hours ago

This is a question for everyone (female AND male) who has a history of disordered eating (starvation, binges, obsessive calorie counting, etc). What steps (besides going paleo, of course) have you taken to resolve the issue? For me, it's been a... (more)

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EDubs 0 · May 30, 2012 at 12:50 AM

There have been a lot of factors in my recovery, but the most significant are: 1) No calorie counting, whatsoever! I'm convinced that calorie counting actually led to my eating disorder in the first place. Even though I was not overweight, I... (more)

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by 11581 · about 14 hours ago

Do very active people deal better with heat? Or...is it easier to be active if you tolerate hot weather better? Or is it one of those cyclic things? Question related to this article/graphic: How bodies beat the heat. (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I moved to Santa Fe 10 months ago and it seems to have taken me this long to adapt to the heat/dryness. I have learned to drink more before being active & that's helped a lot. Contrasting this with my experience living in South Carolina, on... (more)

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by 19479 · about 14 hours ago

Recently, I was reflecting upon my "exercise history" and I noticed a pattern... Early childhood - no shoes, played on playground, climbed trees, riding bikes, imaginary games, etc. Late childhood - organized sports Middle school - video games,... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · May 29, 2012 at 3:03 AM

My path doesn't follow yours as I was more "functional/power" in highschool AND college as a wrestler....then Power/bodybuilding post grad. I did come full circle in a sense: Adult: Back to play with my kids (trampline, biking, walks, and... (more)

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by 600 · about 14 hours ago

Hey guys, I'm just wondering what is the best position to be in for the perfect sit up? (apart from lying on the floor) Is it best to have something under your back (I used to use a half ball thingy at the gym) or would it be better to use one... (more)

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Scriv 0 · May 28, 2012 at 2:27 AM

There's alot of other things that will help you decrease bodyfat overall. Situps and abdominal work don't actually reduce fat from your stomach (Spot Reduction doesn't really exist), they only strengthen and develop your core which isn't to be... (more)

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by 195 · about 14 hours ago

I've been doing low carb for about 3 weeks now and my body is only just adapting (still mildly fatigued but far better than before)... I'm 5'6 138 and in pretty poor shape... Looking to lose fat and gain muscle I'm starting with a trainer... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Depends who you talk to, and what type of exercise you are doing. Lyle MacDonald suggests something called the "Targetted Ketogenic Diet" where you eat a small amount of carbohydrate before you work out. The intention of this is to aid your... (more)

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by 195 · about 14 hours ago

Mark Sisson recommends intervals of play, right? I was thinking of buying a 'rebounder' (mini-trampoline) to use whenever I have a spare 5-10 minutes or so... It would be loads of fun with music, no? I just have trouble getting activity in with... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · May 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I'm not sure what a rebounder is, but I've been on trampolines. Whenever I babysit my friend's children, we jump on the giant trampoline. It is the best way to exercise for fun and to keep things interesting. We do tricks on it...bouncing on our... (more)

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by 4283 · about 14 hours ago

http://www.shericolberg.com/diabetic-athlete.asp If yes, thoughts? IF no, what other books other that Dr. Bernstein's book would you recommend to a Type 1 diabetic? (more)

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Sheri_Colberg_PhD 0 · May 09, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I like it, but then again I wrote it! Actually, you should go for the updated version of that book called "Diabetic Athlete's Handbook" (http://www.shericolberg.com/diabetic-athletes-handbook.asp). Another great book is "Think Like a Pancreas"... (more)

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by 55 · about 14 hours ago

Hi guys! This is something I've been noticing lately. Background: I've been paleo in diet for about 9 months, only in the last 1-2 months have I also primal-ized my lifestyle and begun to exercise more regularly (following general advice from... (more)

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D__McGuff 0 · May 09, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Collect a post workout urine sample and have your doctor run a urinalysis. If it is dipstick positive for blood but no red blood cells are seen on microscopic exam, then you are spilling myoglobin and may have rhabdomyolisis. If red blood cells... (more)

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by 1608 · about 14 hours ago

Is true that getting some exercise before bed (or in the middle of the night because I can't sleep) will only make it harder for me to sleep? I've heard this before, but it makes no sense to me. Would certain types of exercise be better closer... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · May 01, 2012 at 6:11 AM

If you're really craving for some physical activity, I think a light walk wouldn't do that much harm. Or what about yoga or something calming like that? I think anything too intense will just get your heart rate and temperature up, making... (more)

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by 3794 · about 14 hours ago

One of the common answers to questions about general fatigue or lack of endurance/energy during workouts is to add carbs to the diet. I don't think there's necessarily anything wrong with that answer. I've given it myself. Lately, though, I've... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I don't know if this helps, but I try to do both. If I'm eating optimally (for me) I feel like I have a ton of energy and I have to run or go to the gym when I get home from work. If I know that I wont be able to exercise I try and eat fewer... (more)

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by 268 · about 14 hours ago

I eat to much on Saturdays. It's really just a fact. Usually I'm away from the house the entire day hanging out with people who have zero limitation on what they eat or drink. There is no refrigeration where we go. They buy eat dogs and fried... (more)

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BJ_1 0 · May 03, 2012 at 5:59 PM

From a behavioral perspective, you should identify the 'triggers' first. What triggers your hunger on Saturdays...social settings, specific people, specific places, etc. It might be as simple as "each time I get together with Jack, he likes to... (more)

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by 45 · about 14 hours ago

Why is low-intensity exercise (walking, jogging, cycling) fueled by fat but higher intensity exercise is fueled by carbohydrates/glycogen/glucose? Everything says that less fat is burned during high intensity activity but is that an absolute or... (more)

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DrRao 0 · April 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Oxygen usage is what causes the switch. Once you cross the anaerobic threshold (out of breath, maybe 80% of maximum heart rate for most people), your body doesn't have the same saturation of oxygen (hence the reason you're out of breath trying to... (more)

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by 11048 · about 14 hours ago

I am working toward converting my family's diet over to paleo. My husband's biggest concern is his inability to get much exercise, especially weight bearing exercise. He injured his lower back (L5-S1) which was incorrectly diagnosed as sciatica.... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · April 24, 2012 at 9:05 PM

It is better to eat Paleo and not exercise than to not eat Paleo. With regards to the exercise. Walking, if possible, is good. Anything with dumbells is good.

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by 210 · about 14 hours ago

So.. Are there any of you on here that either do or do not follow a Paleo diet that are seeking to create the ideal body aesthetic? Do you do this with any changes to your current diet? Are there any methods of exercise that you employ, and why... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 20, 2012 at 1:39 PM

This post starts out "For those of you with purely aesthetic goals.." http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/08/05/you-cant-fix-a-body-you-hate/ It's a very good read. I'm not implying that you have purely aesthetics goals, but attitude is huge... (more)

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by 264 · about 14 hours ago

I'm going to attempt to help my partner lose weight through diet. Having just completed the Whole30 myself, I'm partial to going that route but I realize it might not be best for his needs. I do a mixture of cardio and weight training 5 or 6 days... (more)

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Lindsay_3 0 · April 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

For me, VLC doesn't work with my running. Also, my performance starts to suffer if i skip meals. With endurance sports, calorie counting works best for me to lose weight but it's important to take a long-term approach with a small calorie deficit... (more)

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by 1376 · about 14 hours ago

Does anyone have any tips for tightening up the loose skin that hangs about looking flabby after weightloss? Did the skin on your upper arms, inner thighs, and stomach get smaller? What exercises, nutrients or topical agents helped your skin snap... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · April 15, 2012 at 5:17 AM

I went from about 180 to 120 in the course of 4 months last year (5'4.5", female, 29 at the time) and my skin would catch up, in a very funny and delayed fashion, some areas taking a bit longer to pull back up, like my butt and thighs, but... (more)

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by 1489 · about 14 hours ago

I have been doing Paleo now for a few months and I was wondering on the best exercise to couple with it for optimum results. I used to be a bit of a gym junkie and I love to exercise, but for the past two months have moved away from gym and just... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · April 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Walking and strength training are the two best options for maintaining lean mass while losing weight. Once you enter a calorie deficit to lose weight, your body begins to burn whatever it can to meet the excess calorie demand you place on it. ... (more)

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by 401 · about 14 hours ago

I've searched pretty extensively in and outside of the paleo/primal community, but it seems that there is no consistency whatsoever on what one should eat before/after exercise. Carbs before, fats before, protein before, never fats after, always... (more)

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Todd 0 · April 04, 2012 at 6:16 PM

There is no consistency because context always applies. You say you are trying to gain muscle as well at not lose fat, so this one seems fairly straight forward. If you want to gain muscle, protein before and or after is always a solid bet. ... (more)

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by 789 · about 14 hours ago

Before going paleo, I used a supplement called "Oxy Elite" before I worked out - it helped to increase my energy level and overall motivation not to wanna quit half-way through. I discontinued using it since changing my diet and committing to 3-4... (more)

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Milla 0 · April 11, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Hi Paleono, I personally am sceptical of such supplements as to their effectiveness in weight loss (since OxyElite markets itself as a weight loss supplement), but its principal ingredient is caffeine (100mg); it also contains Yohimbine (Indian... (more)

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by 30 · about 14 hours ago

Hello, I am a 31 year old female. I weight 226 lbs. at 5'7" And I carry alot of weight in the middle. My bellyfat hangs, while my legs are slim. Guess I am top heavy. I started Paleo eating 3 weeks ago. As of Saturday, I decided to go VLC in... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 02, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! Patience is key. 8 lbs loss is great! As you get closer to your preferred body size, stop weighing & start using the tape measure. Given the amount of moving (I assume) you do as a nurse, I wouldn't recommend VLC. ... (more)

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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

i have some questions about it? Stage I: Eating Before Exercise "eat low to moderate glycemic index carbohydrates at least two hours prior to a hard or long workout or race. There may also be some fat and protein in this meal. All foods should be... (more)

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Wuism 0 · March 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I assume you are responding to Dr. Cordain's book. I don't have my book here but as I recall there's a chart in the book on the GCI of foods. Low to moderate I believe would be a yam or other root vegetables. I think certain fruits, like berries,... (more)

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