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by 252 · about 2 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 45 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 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 · September 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

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 4273 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 · September 29, 2014 at 3:48 AM

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 2 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 5 · about 2 hours 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 5 · about 2 hours ago

I have been eating about 90% paleo for about 2 months now.i had surgery a week and a half ago and can gradually start working out lightly next week. Prior to surgery I was doing Insanity and p90x six days a week. Will I gain weight if I continue... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · November 30, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Well I wouldn't stress too much about gaining a little bit of weight or getting a little soft while recovering from surgery, because surgery is a major deal and it's a lot more important to recover well than to stay in perfect shape every day of... (more)

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by 20 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 hours 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 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 126 · about 2 hours 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 147 · about 2 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 2 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 1405 · about 2 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 456 · about 2 hours ago

I have a sort of complex multi-faceted question and I'm not even sure where to begin, so I'll give you my background first. I started Crossfit this past February and was immediately hooked. Begin eating paleo shortly after and was about 80/20. ... (more)

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JulieOfArc 0 · October 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I could have written this post, with the exception of the work concerns. Here is what I am learning from the situation as I am digging my way out of it... Whole30 is a great concept, but actually sent me off the deep end. I was eating probably... (more)

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by 613 · about 2 hours ago

I've been trying to hone in my diet based on three goals: 1) Optimum physical and mental performance 2) Metabolic flexibility/ability to perform without eating frequently and/or obsession about macros 3) Lose a bit of weight. I've also been... (more)

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Paul_D 0 · October 26, 2012 at 3:12 PM

What you're describing sounds like deadloading, which might exactly fit your needs. Coincidentally, Marks Daily Apple did a post a couple of days ago about How to Deadload. I don't know about two whole weeks "off," but that's just me... (more)

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by 310 · about 2 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 83 · about 2 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/