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by 89 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 · about 4 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 4 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 4 hours ago

Do not eat too much before bedtime, Garcinia Cambogia Blast as when and what you eat affects your sleep. Rich, spicy meals can cause sleep disruption. Instead, stick to light meals before retiring to bed.Stop listening to that BS and start... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

I am overweight and trying to get into shape, I followed bodybuilding advice with lacklustre dedication and just got fat. I have been researching paleo and I want to do it but I want to do a simple eating plan based on a 6 in the morning... (more)

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ManchesterPaleo 0 · March 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

@paleot thanks :) Yeah they are quite big goals but I have my eye on the long term. How does todays eating look? I got up early and had a pot of black coffee with coconut oil in. For lunch, I decided to have a big lunch just so i... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 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 0 · about 4 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 0 · about 4 hours ago

I have started eating healthy trying to follow the paleo menus as much as I can, salads, using olive oil, vinegar and sea salt, NO sugar, NO dairy products, coconut milk and lots fruits and water. I've been doing it for 2 weeks, I'd like to do... (more)

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ertyu1234 0 · October 29, 2013 at 4:38 AM

Try to make convenient meals that can be cooked in bulk and reused; this makes sticking to the plan much easier, and when you're buying things in large quantity it usually helps with the cost as well.

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by 5 · about 4 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 88 · about 4 hours ago

So, quick explanation: Yesterday, I was asked to run in a charity event to cover for someone who was sick. The event was a 5km run (flat) relay race. Honestly, I'm not much of a runner...at all. I hadn't been training to run this thing - in fact,... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · June 17, 2013 at 6:54 AM

I'm about two months in, and my biggest surprises are: My skin tone is much more even (didn't realize that would be affected) Level of energy (now that I have a handle on my electrolytes) is up significantly I wake up much more easily I often... (more)

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by 292 · about 4 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 1772 · about 4 hours ago

I've been a big fan of the Hodgetwins channels "thefastingtwins." They answer subscriber questions on leangains/IF that I find helpful and entertaining. I was wondering if you guys and girls know of and can recommend any other useful fitness... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM

These are the only two channels that I'm actually subscribed to. I like them. They're helpful. trainig/philosophy/everything: http://www.youtube.com/user/strengthcamp calisthenics progressions: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheF0rtress (more)

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by 83 · about 4 hours ago

What are some of the worst advice you have received about lifestyle/diet or fitness? I was recently told by my bf mother that if I increased my dumbbell weights I will get bulky like a man. She also that overweight people can have healthy. (even... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · April 06, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Once paleo, and not losing the weight I wanted, I got told again and again to eat more fat. I ended up on a 10% carbs, 30% protein, 60% fat paleo diet, lost my period for over a year, no energy, always cold, always hungry, dull skin etc, couldn't... (more)

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by 15385 · about 4 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 129 · about 4 hours ago

While adapting a full on paleo lifestyle (sleep,food,training,etc) I admit I like to drink alcohol. Craft beer being my guilty pleasure. Usually 5-7 beers a week and a glass of red wine or margarita here and there. I'm a active BJJ competitor and... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 07, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Ideally i would say dont drink as drinking (beer especially) has been shown to elevate estrogen levels and lower testosterone levels. Seems like you've answered your own question too since the effect of drinking just 2 makes you feel crappy... (more)

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by 2022 · about 4 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 78422 · about 4 hours ago

I have this unhealthy obsession with aging and getting older. I'm about 5 months away from my 21st birthday and I already feel like im starting to age. I remember reading somebody saying that when they were 22, they couldn't do quite the workouts... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · January 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM

For some health and biological markers, the decline actually starts e befor your 21st birthday even arrives.... And fluid intelligence is suppose to start declining at 19! I agree that you wouldn't see any of these measurement declines in a paleo... (more)

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by 10 · about 4 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 4 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 4 hours ago

I'm giving great consideration to doing this I'm starting to get back in the gym but as many know you need to have a good handle on your diet first so I would greatly appreciate any tips on the subject or anything I should know.

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borofergie 0 · November 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Things you should know: It works. It isn't really all that hard. Most other people will think you are crazy. If you can embrace (and even enjoy) 3, then it's a lot easier.

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by 309 · about 4 hours ago

O.k., I've been watching the board now for about a week, and I'm really happy to have found a community I can relate to. I've been paleo for about 5 months. For the last 18 months I've been on a journey to lose weight and I just passed 100lbs off.... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · October 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM

You can definitely get ripped on a Paleo diet. Here are three simple points. Lift Heavy Stuff (BIG movements such Squat, Deadlift, Pullup, Row, Bench, Dip, Military Press). Stop the cardio, start sprinting (it takes less time and delivers... (more)

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by 456 · about 4 hours ago

Im 24. Over the past few months I took up paleo, lost tons of weight, and became extremely active doing an Insanity program and, more recently, distance running. I have celiac disease so paleo worked great for me. However, the past few weeks i... (more)

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Bean 0 · October 15, 2012 at 5:22 PM

This happens to me occasionally and it took me a few times to figure out that I was exhausted/overtraining. For me, the biggest indicator is feeling mopey or depressed as that is very out of character for me normally. My suggestion would be to... (more)

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by 10490 · about 4 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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