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by 15583 · about 8 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 9 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 9 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 5 · about 9 hours ago

Help! I'm starting to bulk up unintentionally and am looking for any fitness tips. Here are my stats: 25 yr old female, 5'3", 115 lb. Started eating loosely Paleo a year and a half ago and strictly Paleo half a year ago. The Paleo diet worked... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · July 03, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I'm really surprised that you're getting bigger but not showing a weight increase! Here's why: I'm about your size (fatter at the moment but the majority of my life I'm a size 4). When I'm strength training -- and I mean traditional (failure in... (more)

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by 292 · about 9 hours ago

Hey guys, I'm just coming to the end of my 30 day paleo reset :) It has been a very long and eye opening experience. I'v managed to beat every craving under the sun and lose 20 pounds in weight :) Does anybody have any recommendations on what... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · June 04, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Go Paleo permanently. If you feel great after 30 days, you will be amazed how you will feel in a year. As for a goal, are you at the body fat or fitness level you want to be? Paleo combined with exercise will give you a whole new body by this time... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

has anyone tried Orange Theory Fitness? just got a coupon to try for a month for free... any opinions would be appreciated! thanks!

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hds1200c 0 · November 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM

@April 9, I've been going to OTF since about the time you posted this (it's now Thanksgiving 2013. I went this morning at 6AM). For me, it's the most effective program I've ever used. I am one of those who joins a gym, goes a month, then... (more)

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by 342 · about 9 hours ago

Wondering if there are any women on here who have gotten into very good shape (fitness model shape... not fitness competition shape- just the regular fitness models you see in mainstream women's magazines, like Shape or whatever), and have tips or... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · March 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Yes, we are all models here. ;-)

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by 15385 · about 9 hours ago

For some inexplicable reason I'm drawn to the Tough Mudder. I've been doing Crossfit for about a year and consider myself to be in decent shape. I love a challenge and something really stupid like swimming through cold mud and getting electric... (more)

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TazMinianDevil 0 · March 29, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I've had never run more than 1-2 miles before doing the Rugged Maniac which was a 5k hilly obstacle course event. Tough yes, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. By the end I felt I could keep going. Its as much mental as physical.

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by 2022 · about 9 hours ago

I have been working out religiously for a year. When I started, I could do one push-up, maybe two. At some point I tried to see how many I could do and I managed 10, pretty quickly and with good form (this was probably about 6 months ago). I lift... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 07, 2013 at 8:56 PM

The only way to get better at push-ups is to do push-up (this goes for any activity). I can do many fewer push-ups than I used to be able to do, but I can do much more over just about everything else. If you want to be good a push-ups, practice... (more)

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by -2 · about 9 hours ago

We all adopt different ways to improve our health and remain fit. Whether it is joining a gym, taking diet pills, starting a healthy diet or, weight loss plan, getting healthy or training for a sport, we forget that exercise is a very important... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I really need to correct some muscle and strength imbalances I've acquired through the years and have had a hard time finding a good personal trainer in my area. I know both Paul Chek and Charles Poliquin have practitioners all over the country... (more)

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by 6 · about 9 hours ago

Ive recently dropped all carbs(SAD) from my diet except fruits/vegetables ( I still consume about 200+ [grams? calories?] carbs from fruits/vegetables alone ). I have never been a big bread kinda person anyway, but occasionally after a long run I... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · December 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I find that I am much more flexible after starting Paleo eating. The inflammation of my joints is basically gone after only a month and a half. My arthritis is gone. No meds necessary after needing them for years. I believe it is because I... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

I'm looking to fix some big muscle imbalances, fix my posture, get a bit stronger maybe and just look physically better. It's hard to find a really good trainer who knows how to train a person intelligently and not just beat you into the ground... (more)

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polynesian_metal 0 · January 03, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Develop a yoga practice that focuses on posture balancing and making you feel better.

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by 240 · about 9 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 20 · about 9 hours ago

After going to the website, I noticed there's not much specific information on there about the "workouts" or whatever you might call them. Does he recommend getting out and moving everyday? Does he have some sort of structure to his "workouts"? ... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I've attended several MovNat workshops and the workouts themselves are not inherently structured (i.e. do X,Y,Z for 8 reps x 3 sets x 3 days a week), but they can be. A typical MovNat workout may start with a mobility series. For example,... (more)

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by 571 · about 10 hours ago

I guess it depends on the person and the stage they're at, but out of curiousity... your average crossfit workout of the day... are we designed for a workout of that intensity?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · December 01, 2011 at 12:37 AM

If we slightly rephrase the question to "are we designed for a workout of that intensity everyday?" (assuming that the workout in question is an all-out metabolic conditioning WOD), the answer would be an emphatic "no". I think that Crossfit can... (more)

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by 4258 · about 10 hours ago

Paleo lifestyle challenges a lot of CW, especially on diet and fitness regimen. That understood, is BMI still a valid rubric, or are there better ways to understand ratios of bone, muscle, and fat when wanting to improve fitness?

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Matt_1 0 · October 03, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Wikipedia has a good discussion of the drawbacks and limitations of use of the BMI. Body Mass Index correlates with body fat percentage quite well across the population however there is a great deal of variability between individuals particularly... (more)

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by 1130 · about 10 hours ago

I am starting the fourth month of my eating paleo, or to be more specific, for now I settled with the "archevore diet" of Dr. Kurt Harris (link). I am amazed how my body composition changed in those few weeks, I lost about 25 pounds, but not only... (more)

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animalcule 0 · October 04, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Your activity level can have surprisingly little to do with the way you look but a lot to do with how well you feel and your long-term health. This doubly true for me - NOTHING I eat or do has had more than 5 lbs effect on the way my body looks,... (more)

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by 2246 · about 10 hours ago

From being in the military reserves for 7 years, and for 3 years being a full time instructor teaching on basic level courses. I've seen people break, 90% of the time they breakdown mentally. They shut down, unresponsive they hit a point were they... (more)

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MauraZehuva 0 · August 07, 2011 at 12:36 AM

I lift not only because it make me feel strong but because it makes me feel competent.I schooled myself on all the equipment and know what muscle I am training,why and how to do it in the most optimal way. I always rack all my own weights. I tell... (more)

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by 3313 · about 10 hours ago

I currently eat 4 meals but I'm about to bump up to 5 because I want to see if it helps me gain some strength in the gym (and maybe a tad more padding on my cheekbones). Here's a typical Paleo day for me: Drink well-water. Jog 1 mile with my... (more)

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Todd 0 · July 17, 2011 at 4:12 PM

If you tolerate it well, you could easily add some white, or basmati rice for a big, cheap source of calories. If you dont tolerate the rice, white and sweet potato are solid options. I prefer white, but mix in sweet as well. You can always find 5... (more)

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by 23 · about 10 hours ago

Hi there I am new to Paleo and have made this plan by reading blogs/articles/websites. I want to make sure i'm on the right track. i'm 5'5 and about 140 pounds and want to lose weight, and fat! I am working out at the gym 3-4 times a week doing... (more)

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none 0 · July 12, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Welcome aboard and great job! Cliff has given some great advice in my opinion. I just wanted to let you know that I too once took in too few calories, not on purpose though, but because I was eating so low carb that I turned off my appetite. I... (more)

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by 60 · about 10 hours ago

Hi Everyone! I'm heading off hiking for a couple of weeks and hate the idea of regressing to the standard pasta+oats/granola+refined sugar kind of diet. However, the food needs to keep up with the punishment it will receive in my pack as opposed... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · May 08, 2011 at 3:41 AM

Pemmican! Make your own (http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2009/5/10/upping-production-or-how-i-have-become-a-one-man-pemmican-fa.html), or buy some from US Wellness Meats. I recently saw some Banff Film Festival films and was sorta shocked by the... (more)

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by 172 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 55 · about 10 hours ago

Received the following email from my fitness instructor (who I get along very well with btw) this morning and a part of me cringed when I realised that the email most likely went out to all his clients. Up until now we've been respectfully... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · February 01, 2011 at 11:21 PM

I don't think he's going to believe anything you tell him anyway. I would probably reply to him though, because I can't usually help myself in situations like that. I would tell him that you appreciate the attempt to help you out with nutrition,... (more)

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