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by 172 · 3 minutes ago

I would like to understand biochemical processes how lean muscle is conserved during high intensity interval training(HIIT). Intuitive understanding is : HIIT tells body that lean muscle is required and body should utilize fat instead through... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 08, 2011 at 3:45 PM

HIIT training is short burst exercise that if done correctly is hormetic. In other words it stimulates stretching in fast twitch muscle spindles to send afferent inputs to the hypothalamus to release more GH to re enforce the fast twitch fibers... (more)

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by 253 · 10 minutes ago

Since last month I've i was doing split workout 4 days a week. Since my current goal is fat loss I've changed my weekly routine to 3 workouts, full body & high intensity. I'm keeping my workout within 35-45 minutes. Each workout consists of... (more)

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mac389 0 · February 21, 2011 at 1:38 AM

Hi Daniyal, Your workout plan seems very good. Stick to it! Don't worry about the small details. Just as many around here say that being Paleo 80% of time will get you almost all of the benefits, so too will regularly doing compound lifts with... (more)

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by 4276 · 12 minutes ago

I have read a couple of articles about this and it seems like it might be a great way to start the day. I think it might be a little light on resistance and intensity to rely on it completely, but if it only takes 15 minutes, why not kick your... (more)

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Simon_Primal 0 · January 27, 2011 at 8:58 AM

It would certainly be an improvement on doing nothing, there appears to be some good mobility moves in there, the importance of which cannot be overstated. That said, some of the moves - Sit ups with feet anchored for example - Are now known to... (more)

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by 3509 · 12 minutes ago

We all know that socializing, group activities were a key factor at any traditional, pre-industrial society: family, tribe or small town offered many opportunities, and the need to coordinate at the group level was basic starting at hunting large... (more)

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Todd 0 · January 24, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Absolutely. Off the top of my head, I can think of a few examples. When working out, having a partner or two greatly enhances my workouts from motivation, encouragement, weight spotting etc. At work, I get more out of a project when... (more)

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by 1061 · 12 minutes ago

Jack Lalanne died today at age 96. Here is a URL to a news story. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70N0JQ20110124 He was mentioned in a few recent posts here at Paleo Hacks. (more)

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wheelhouse 0 · January 24, 2011 at 4:23 AM

Great and inspirational man. There is a YouTube channel with a bunch of old tv clips of his, good watching. http://www.youtube.com/user/swaldo2000

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by 3509 · 13 minutes ago

I just moved and need to buy some exercise machine, to complement my outdoor activities, especially in the harsh winter days. In the past I have used Treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, and rowing machines, and another possible... (more)

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HeatherC 0 · January 17, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Personally, I think the rower is the best all around machine. It doesn't matter how good of shape I'm in, it always kicks my ass and I can never catch my breath on it.

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by 12174 · 14 minutes ago

So, I've been reading the stories of avid Crossfitters for a while. I am really intrigued, but I'm at a loss for how nursing mothers would make it work. In my case, for the next few years, I'll be either a) nursing, or b) pregnant, so if I ever... (more)

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Jamie_2 0 · December 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

I'm a mother of 3. I've been a crossfitter since my 2nd was 3. Now she's 5 and I've added a 3rd. I've crossfitted through a pregnancy (crossfitmom.com) and now, while breastfeeding. My youngest is 11 mos. I started back to crossfit when he was 2... (more)

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by 626 · 14 minutes ago

what is a good fast digesting carb/protein combination to ingest after a tough resistance workout (i.e. 5x5 high weight, low reps workout). My typical post nutrition workout is something like: 1/2 rotisseries chicken with cabbage salad and... (more)

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James_3 0 · December 18, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Ok, we're talking a few different issues here. Post Workout Nutrition for building muscles vs food for a Paleo diet on an ongoing basis for better living vs what you really need. There's a lot of thinking that goes on here, so it goes a bit... (more)

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by 273 · 16 minutes ago

I have been researching and practicing gymnastic training techniques, some of which are inspired by Coach Sommer and Ido Portal. It seems that this type of training and exercise really develops full controlof one's body, and there are some... (more)

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greta 0 · October 13, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Don't know how much I have to offer, but this post interested me as I have recently (about a month ago) began the planche progression training as outlined by coach Sommers, and have had amazing results. My abs exploded within a week and though... (more)

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by 90 · 18 minutes ago

Hi guys: I know this isn't really a Paleo-oriented question, but since so many people who follow the Paleo lifestyle incorporate fitness into their daily practice, I thought this forum would be ideal. I'm curious if anybody else experiences two... (more)

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Keith_Norris 0 · August 13, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Cris, This phenomena you speak of is due mostly to a high level of central nervous system (cns) activation. This level of activation/firing simply cannot be produced by other methods of weight training. That's not to say that there aren't... (more)

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by 260 · 18 minutes ago

I'm interested in participating in a 30 km cross-country run which will be held in a few months. I think that I'm in a good enough shape to do that with some training. Do you have any recommendations on how I should train and what kind of foods... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · August 12, 2010 at 7:21 PM

My answer to this question is here and here. I suggest training "primal." Do a few sprint days each week and one long run each week. You need rest in-between each of those days and so limit your HIITS and STRENGTH training. Make your long runs... (more)

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by 1676 · 20 minutes ago

Besides the diet, what do you do to stay fit? Does anyone have a formal regime, like crossfit, or just informal stuff like walking more?

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mtts 0 · May 05, 2010 at 6:01 PM

From what I gather on the internet some strength training, a lot of walking / cycling and occasional sprinting is the canonical "paleo" excercise regimen. So I do something like that. Half an hour of weight training a week, One or two (ok, one,... (more)

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by 2485 · 22 minutes ago

It seems to me that paleolithic humans probably spent a heck of a lot of time carrying heavy stuff around. The spoils of a good hunt would have to be trekked back to camp. Gathered food, fire wood, rocks for building tools, supplies for building... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · February 23, 2010 at 1:09 AM

One of my favourite activities is backpacking! Load me up with 45-50 lbs for a weekend of walking and I'm happy as a clam... with legs... and a backpack.

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by 11478 · 22 minutes ago

Is Crossfit the best overall value in cross-training programs, or is there something better out there? Or is it better to save $ and design your own program?

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Mike 0 · February 16, 2010 at 3:16 PM

While not exactly a "Paleo" question, I'm not surprised it popped up.As a Crossfitter trainer, I can easily state it's one of thee best programs out there for general physical preparedness (GPP) and overall functional fitness. I adopted it years... (more)

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by 89 · about 23 hours ago

With my background in fitness and bodybuilding I've managed to get into the best shape of my life multiple times. With that being said, I've also managed to get into terrible shape by moving from such a nutrient and caloric restriction to a "no... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:47 AM

Good for you on finding a sustainable approach that works well for you. (Although, to me the diet you posted does not look very sustainable.) Some Critiques first: "I want to take it to the next level and prove that you can achieve a fitness... (more)

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by 250 · about 23 hours ago

So. I've heard a lot about crossfit on here and other places, and I'm seriously considering signing up for a class. Frankly, I'm nervous: I'm really out of shape and have never done the "gym" thing (though I know crossfit is pretty different from... (more)

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Flag_Gal 0 · January 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I was out of shape when starting Crossfit. I'd been obese and had lost some 60 - 70 pounds, and wanted to give Crossfit a try. I had never been athletic. Oh my. It was hard, but fun. My suggestion is to START SLOW! There is no shame in scaling.... (more)

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by 15583 · about 23 hours ago

Inspired by this question about CrossFit, I'm wondering what people think about Body By Science, (in some ways, the polar opposite of CrossFit)? Broadly, BBS calls for a very intense, ultra-slow weights workout once a week, potentially lasting... (more)

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Paleo_Dave 0 · February 18, 2010 at 7:55 PM

I just finished Body By Science recently and highly recommend it. Even if you don't follow their training plan, it's worth it for the background information. It does a great job of explaining muscle fiber composition, cellular metabolism,... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

Hi! I would appreciate some opinions on my regimen. I am on an acne-friendly paleo version and am seeing results, so the diet is clearing up my face. I am also losing tons of weight and am concerned if I can maintain this lifestyle, because I feel... (more)

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danno 0 · June 29, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Good Diet for acne overall. I also found chia seeds to be an excellent source of ALA omega 3's which also help calm down inflammation and improve the post acne red stains on the skin and they are incredibly affordable as very little is needed for... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Please take your time to watch, here's my transformation on an all paleo diet. If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask : ) asked & answered smells like spam

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, I've been on Paleo for 30 days now, and have lost 16lb weight. I'm sticking to it completely, with no "treats" or anything. But when I go to the gym my fitness is worse than it was before. If I try to do the same cardio I was doing... (more)

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Linaa 0 · April 22, 2014 at 7:34 PM

are you getting enough carbs?

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Does anyone else find this about their body while on paleo: If I work out 1-2 days in a row, my body instantly firms up. I'm a 20 year old woman with a strong sports background and I'm curious if anyone else's muscles respond this quickly?

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bodybuildchic32 0 · February 18, 2014 at 2:01 PM

yes. I was working out powerlifting 5x5, then started training for fbi fit test....then started paleo. No exercise and I lost fat and firmed quickly. My muscles seem to recover and build quickly...but structurally I'm "hard". I think high carbs... (more)

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by 15 · about 23 hours ago

I ask because I can sleep 4.5 hours (3 REM cycles I'm guessing) and wake up and be fine(no obvious loss of energy/mental acuity), though I have to force myself out of bed(but don't we all?). On the other hand I can sleep 8 hours and easily go... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM

If everything's working well, and you've got a set pattern of going to bed at the same time, then waking up at a fixed time and exposing yourself to bright light when you do, you'll find that you'll start to wake before the alarm clock. If... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, first of all sorry for my english. I'm 18 years old and I have type 1 diabetes. I discovered paleo lifestyle through Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's approach to low carb diet, and I have been doing a low carb diet for several years with great... (more)

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Mash 0 · November 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM

No, if you are not progressively increasing your workload. No, if your low-carb is causing you a calorie deficit. Yes, if you are progressively increasing you workload. Yes, if your low-carb is not causing a calorie deficit. (more)

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by 5629 · about 23 hours ago

Hey everyone, long time no see! Thought I'd come back around and see how much of the old gang is still here, and see what the new crew has to say: So I've heard recommendations of .7-.8grams of protein per pound of bodyweight is ideal for... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

The key is to get strategic. Forget prepackaged "fitness" foods like bars and shakes and incorporate proteins other than the usual meats such as eggs, avocados and any canned fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines etc). Shop in bulk (costco, walmart... (more)

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