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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hello.I'm basically very, very out of shape. Aside from hearing from what I consider trustworthy Paleo-oriented sources that HIIT exercises often give the best results, I don't really know much about exercising in general. I weight 280 pounds,... (more)

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paleogirl2311 0 · June 24, 2014 at 2:38 AM

HI.I totally understand where you are coming from. If you are unable to do much yet, I would make that the first thing that drives you. If you can, right now, it is important to just get moving. So, maybe a goal will be walking to the end of... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi Everyone! This is my first time posting and I just want to get some feedback about what's going on to my body because I guess I'm a bit frustrated with what's going on. Anyway, I've been doing crossfit for about 10 weeks now, 3-4 times a... (more)

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CCHGN 0 · July 13, 2014 at 10:34 PM

IMO, too much canned food. High sodium retains water. I agree also , you may be overtraining and not giving your body time to heal and it's considering itself injured and holding all calories.

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by 188 · about 8 hours ago

I eat paleo, LCHF and i'm in ketosis and I practice IF skipping breaky everyday, however I've always had the problem of having to excessively clear my throat due to my saliva thickening up (it's not mucus) whenever I do HIIT (sprinting up... (more)

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meghanp 0 · February 06, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Is it possible that you might not be hydrated enough before your workout? I notice the same thing happens when I'm doing HIIT, or really any cardio (stuff that gets me breathing heavily). I notice the more water I drink, the less of an issue I... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am a 5'4", 30yo woman. As of today, my weight is at 139.8 and body fat 23.5%. I've been struggling in a few different areas. First off, let me say that I am a runner, however I just finished the Asheville full marathon 3 weeks ago and I have... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 18, 2013 at 3:56 PM

athlete.io monitoring week to week changes and trying to interpret <5lb changes is not too wise, body weight fluctuates too much daily to notice a 1lb fat loss on a scale. and a week is a very small timescale, a lb of fat has 3500... (more)

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by 145 · about 8 hours ago

i wonder if anyone has lost a significant amount of weight doing trampolining? any tips/secrets? i have a mini rebounder, i was on it for 10 minutes yesterday, felt great, and am actually a bit sore (in my core) today, which i take as a good... (more)

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samanthaalys 0 · May 15, 2014 at 5:20 AM

The fundamental thought of HIIT is that you practice in short blasts of extraordinary movement for up to 60 seconds on end (or as meager as 10 seconds). In the middle of blasts your movement level ought to be simple or moderate. The principles... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I was wondering what nutrients become depleted during tabata workouts? What do i need to eat to replenish them, carbs, carbs and protein, nothing??? I've been doing HIIT traing for a long time, and just started doing tabata intervals, 20sec on/... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 20, 2013 at 3:15 AM

4 times a week seems excessive for HIITS. If you are looking for weight loss (?), I would focus on strength training and maybe one or two HIIT days. I say this b/c too much cardio (even HIITS) can spike your cortisol levels and stall your weight... (more)

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by 752 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, Everyone. I just got my lab results from my doctor. I'm 2 months shy of the 2 year mark for eating fairly strict Paleo. I would say I'm 98% autoimmune Paleo except that I am fine with eggs and eat between 1-2 dozen per week. I eat a wide... (more)

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Keerthy 0 · August 04, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Hi Cheryl, AFAIK, your cholesterol results are near perfect. It was great to begin with when you were in your non-processed high-carb, low-fat days and has become better and better with the paleo lifestyle. As a thumb rule, the only 2 numbers... (more)

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by 915 · about 8 hours ago

The question speaks for itself really, which one is more effective? i've done the odd sprint 8 but i've never took burpees to high intensity before as i fricken hate 'em..haha. I suppose i would consider them if they were more effective than... (more)

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Gary_4 0 · July 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM

I can't imagine one is much more effective than the other. They each jack your heart rate up like crazy, which is what you want for HIIT. Maybe just for the sake of variety mix them up, but otherwise, I'd say do whichever you want. So long as... (more)

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by 161 · about 8 hours ago

I know that IF is all over the place but I was trying to find resources and articles on what I am proposing. It's summer and I am trying to lean out a bit for a vacation I have coming up :) I have done this for a week so far with seemingly... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 08, 2013 at 3:57 PM

A couple of things, not criticisms just points of interest. Careful you don't go too low on calories over the whole week. By that I mean if you are doing a 6-hour feeding window, get your day's calories plus workout calories in that window. If... (more)

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by 2771 · about 8 hours ago

I have a friend who's just getting into high intensity interval training, but he's a little concerned about going too intense with the intervals because he doesn't know how his blood pressure medication may affect things. He's almost 50 and in... (more)

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missionman 0 · May 31, 2013 at 4:24 PM

I have chronic HBP which nothing in my paleo diet seems to help. I take meds and if i don't, then my BP shoots right up. This last winter I joined a local badminton club and played 2 times a week for about 1 1/2 hours each. It does replicate HITT... (more)

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by 129 · about 8 hours ago

Train BJJ 5 times a week for 2-3 hours, very cardio intense stuff. Diet is good and I supplement with whey, BCAA's, fish oil, magnesium for overall health/recovery. Thoughts on if this is good for overall health longterm. It seems the paleo... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 02, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Depends on what your training and recovery looks like. Some foam rolling, epsom salt baths, and ice baths will definitely help you keep it up for longer. I wrestle 4 days a week and have found that if I don't eat enough, I start to feel like dog... (more)

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by 748 · about 9 hours ago

I'm trying to lose weight right now, but I would like to simultaneously keep lean muscle and build muscle/burn body fat. I know I've read the BEST thing to do is HIIT once a week, and alternate weight lifting/cardio during the week. I really don't... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · March 06, 2013 at 6:04 PM

There is no ideal routine or workout or exercise combination to achieve any results. What gets the job done will vary from person to person, from month to month, from day to day. The best thing to do is just do it. Whatever it is, just do it.... (more)

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by 75 · about 9 hours ago

I hate crunches! Does anybody have suggestions for exercises I can add into my HIIT routine for my abs and back? Thanks!

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foreveryoung 0 · January 14, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Personally, my favorite abs exercise is hanging leg raises (toe to bar). It really hits the lower abdominal region and the transverse abdominas, which is ideal for bringing out the Greek God-like "Adonis Belt." That, plus some heavy compounds... (more)

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by 11478 · about 9 hours ago

So I'm an injured (fat) cardio bunny. I've been running 10-20 miles a week for the last 20 months, including 3 half marathons. However, 3 weeks ago, I wrecked my shoulder and my consultant has strongly advised me that I won't be able to run for at... (more)

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CD 0 · December 31, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I ride my bike on the trainer during the winter. I cannot do long cardio indoors though, too boring. I tend to prefer tabata intervals when I am cycling. 8 rounds of 20s full spring followed by 10s slow recover. It's 4 minutes of absolute... (more)

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by 10994 · about 9 hours ago

http://www.unrxpodcast.com/episode-27-kiefer/ @40:00 Kiefer bashes crossfit as weight training meets endurance. And scientifically argues that crossfit:resistance-training as jogging:HIIT. Are crossfitters the new joggers and marathon runners of... (more)

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jake_16 0 · December 15, 2012 at 4:36 AM

not sure what i think of kiefer, some of his articles rub me the wrong way, but crossfit mixes speed with weight training in dangerous ways. you don't have to take my word for it, if you know people that are into it. just see how often they get... (more)

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by 524 · about 9 hours ago

A google search led me to every possible opinion under the sun on this one. Some say it's great if you have the energy, some say you will lose muscle and strength. What's the deal? I felt great doing my 30 mins (including warmup etc) on the... (more)

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CD 0 · November 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I do most of my runs, lifts, and sprints on an empty stomach. You will not loose muscle by exercising in a fasted state. It is far more important what you do after your exercise. Get enough protein, get enough food, get enough sleep! (more)

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by 748 · about 9 hours ago

Hi All, I am starting to do HIIT workouts 3x a week in hopes to lose body fat, and am wondering what food after my work out will be best for that fat loss? I am experimenting with FODMAPS, so my food choices are kind of limited, but it has helped... (more)

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sage_ 0 · October 01, 2012 at 1:24 PM

i got to my leanest doing a 3:30pm 1.5mile treadmill run daily with no post workout meal, even on the days i lifted. i just ate dinner at 6pm. what are you doing for HIIT?

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by 180 · about 9 hours ago

Hey Hacks, Ive been Gluten/Dairy/Soy free for about a year but have gone full Paleo the past 2 weeks in order to overcome digestion issues caused by food intolerances. So far so good! I have about 10lbs and have been working out the past 6 weeks... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · September 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Yes the cardio , that is way too much. In fact you don't even need hiit. What I would recommend is 3/week weight training, one hiit session and some slow walks. In fact you don't need the hiit session. Yes weight training and yoga FTW! (more)

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by 20 · about 9 hours ago

Hello. I'm a recent college grad on a shoestring budget. What little money I have I devote to food and I've been on the Paleo track since May (about 4 months now) and I've been impressed with the results. I have grass fed where I can, and I'm not... (more)

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Mash 0 · August 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I personally do RMAX TACFIT programs (Commando / Kettlebell Spetsnaz), and use a 7x4 wave, which is the alternate to the prescribed 4x7 wave. The 4??7 matches a wave of intensity to type of training over seven four-week micro-cycles of... (more)

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by 50 · about 9 hours ago

I've been going to the gym on and off for almost 4 years now. I've gone almost every day this summer which is like 2 months. I think I have reached a plateu in my workouts however. I am 19, but I have trouble doing squats or anything that involves... (more)

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CD 0 · July 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I have herniated discs right now too. So I switched to split squats (where you hold the dumbells below your waist) which does not put as much pressure on my discs. Here's what I do, typically I do MWF, and rotate A, B, A, B, A, B, etc: A... (more)

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by 144 · about 9 hours ago

I really hope someone can help me. I'm 2 months into a 3 month workout program that incorporates weight training and HIIT (high intensity interval training). These first 2 months have been mostly muscle training and moderate cardio. I add HIIT... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · July 01, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Jackie, I don't mean to discourage you further, but there's fifty years of research showing that, with the possible exception of HIIT, exercise is not an effective weight-loss tool. If you want an evidence-based recommendation for fat-loss, it's... (more)

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by 300 · about 9 hours ago

Have any of you noticed some appetite suppression on days when you do high intensity training? I am wondering if there are any recommended post workout snacks that other primal crossfitters employ? How have you over come this? And what are some... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 12, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Are you still losing weight? If not, you are not in a calorie deficit, no matter what your math says. Now, judging by the info you posted, I would guess you need minimum 3000 kcal to maintain, and be healthy, but if you have reduced to 2000,... (more)

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by 427 · about 9 hours ago

I'm new to Paleo and on day 17. I've been pretty strict; I haven't cheated, and I'm feeling great. I have tons of energy, sleep better, etc...I'm 29, 6' 165, seem to have a fast metabolism so I really have to eat a lot, esp on paleo. I initially... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · June 14, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Instead of fruit switch to yam, potato, or sweet potato. Lower fructose & more glucose that'll be rapidly available compared to fruit. Also consider a rest & a easy day. Yourl performance will sick ass if your body didn't heal from the... (more)

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by 1467 · about 9 hours ago

Hello. My normal workout routine is either cycling or crossfit but I have noticed that on days where I do a Tabata workout of 4 minsx 4 intervals. I spend the whole day starving. I know HIIT workouts burn less calories but higher overall daily... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · May 02, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Insulin levels are elevated after intense (glycogen-depleting) exercise. This helps replace glycogen stores quickly, but it can result in low blood sugar without dietary carbohydrate, as gluconeogenisis may not be sufficient. For most of us,... (more)

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by 5828 · about 9 hours ago

I've seen the reports that extreme cardio, especially performed over long periods of time, can be bad for your heart and cortisol levels but I'd like to know where I should draw the line? For example, if I work out for an hour on my rowing... (more)

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Jonathan_Lagu 0 · March 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM

According to Charles Poliquin, a world renowned strength coach, cortisol starts to ge seriously up after 20 min of cardio, or one hour of strength training. He never prescribes cardio to any of his athletes, since cortisol is essentially... (more)

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