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by 90 · 1 minute ago

Hello all! Since going paleo (strict 3 months ago, progressively for the past year), I have found that unless I eat some fat and protein (steak/boiled eggs and nuts) before the gym (weight training 4xweek) my muscles fatigue quickly and start to... (more)

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killer_Nibs 0 · April 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I sometimes getmuscle shakes too. Happened sometimes before paleo and sometimes since. I think i is more to do with glycogen depleting workouts and the level of fatigue in the muscles. Try heavier weight and fewer reps for more strength and... (more)

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by 788 · 2 minutes ago

I was reading another hack and came across an answer touting how the person looked much more toned after sleeping on a hard surface for a few days. Any research behind this? Anyone personally experienced this? The extra soft beds we have now are... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 09, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I wouldn't say it has made me more toned, but I believe that it has helped to improve posture and functioning motion. Granted, I attribute most of that to exercise, but we do spend ~8 hours a day sleeping. I sleep on the floor with only a feather... (more)

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by 5 · 3 minutes ago

Hello all. love the site. I looked around for similar subjects and didn't see any with my specifics so here goes. I've been eating Paleo for about 3 months now. Pretty strict, rarely cheating. I've lost about 35lbs and have another 15 to go. I... (more)

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Todd 0 · March 30, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I noticed my best results, in respect to both body composition and day to day energy, when I stopped counting, nit-picking and trying to fine tune things to perfection. I just let my body guide me. Some days I probably eat upwards of 3k... (more)

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by 2407 · 3 minutes ago

I've been on a mass gain training cycle lately. I've also been enjoing VLC and eating basically only meat and greens for three months; My hunger is satisfied. Mood is great. Energy for my weightlifting is non stop diesel fuel. It's great! The... (more)

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hemanvt 0 · March 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I used to compete in bodybuilding and even though I don't follow the 7-8 meals a day/low fat mantra, I still think that the growth hormone response you get from insulin is one of the most powerful muscle building tools you can use, IF used... (more)

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by 319 · 4 minutes ago

Hi, My question concerns the relationship between muscle glycogen liver glycogen and ketosis. Particularly, I am wondering if there is a way to have full or nearly full muscle glycogen levels while having low liver glycogen levels. The reason I... (more)

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conciliator 0 · March 23, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Targeted ketogenic diet. Have ~100g of carbs from starches around workouts, which should help preferentially fill in glycogen levels. Ketosis has more to do with how long it has been since you've had carbohydrates. Muscle glycogen content has... (more)

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by 606 · 6 minutes ago

It's widely recognized that size inhibits longevity. At what point does additional muscle become a strain on the body?

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · March 05, 2012 at 10:24 PM

"How much muscle is too much?" (more)

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by 65 · 7 minutes ago

Since I've excluded grains, legumes and significantly reducing suger intake and eating 300 grams of organic lamb liver every week, fatty parts of lamb with bones boiled (low heat longer time), home made hamburgers/meatballs of ground deer meat,... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · February 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

IMO you're stronger and able to push more loads. Getting strong is hard work, as Mark Rippetoe says. Stress adaptation! When you tax your body it rises to the challenge by growing stronger. Your bones get denser, your muscle fibers increase... (more)

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by 659 · 8 minutes ago

Hi, Just wondering what peoples thoughts are regarding the amount (in grams)of protein which is required to gain/at least maintain muscle mass while hypocaloric. 1g per lbs of lean body mass? Less? More? Cheers

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Andy 0 · February 12, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Most people go overboard on protein. You want to be in a fat burning metabolism, don't overdo the protein. Remember that the body does prefer to use the easiest fuel source, glucose, for energy. Excess protein not used for muscle synthesis and... (more)

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by 1634 · 9 minutes ago

What can be done, in addition to weight training, to prevent muscle atrophy? Weight training is 1st on the list, but feel free to share specific protocols & research related to that. I lose muscle very easily, see below for recent evidence... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · February 02, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I deal with possible muscle atrophy a lot, and risk of muscle loss. Though I've never tracked it carefully, here's what I know anecdotally. One, staying active is key. This has sometimes meant doing simple bodyweight exercises when I'm otherwise... (more)

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by 3521 · 11 minutes ago

I know many posters, like Cliff, follow a high fruit diet and seem to be thriving on it. I personally consume a lot of carbohydrate too, but most of it comes from low fructose starch. I have always avoided fructose because I have been under the... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · January 17, 2012 at 3:09 PM

The misinformation in the paleo community is astounding, you can see it in this thread. A combination of glucose/fructose(sucrose) is the most powerful stimulator of glycogen formation period(muscle and liver) "When 0.35 (low glucose: N = 5),... (more)

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by 10 · 11 minutes ago

Now I know the common response to this question is muscle tone is just a product of muscle mass with a low level of bodyfat, which of course I agree with. Some will even say "high reps" for muscle tone, which I believe is nonsense. Beyond a... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · January 13, 2012 at 6:24 AM

Read this if you haven't already: Fuckarounditis I think you had it right at the start; muscle mass + low body-fat percentage. Try the body builder style workout/diet but stop eating steaks and chicken breasts like it's your job when you look... (more)

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by 608 · 11 minutes ago

I started Paleo/Primal about a month ago, and so far I have been very happy with my results. Prior to starting this lifestyle, I was a cardio queen. As of few weeks ago, I stopped my cardio and started lifting weights. In three weeks I dropped... (more)

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James_17 0 · January 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

From my research I don't think you should need that much carbs, especially for your strength phase. Your current ratio should suit you fine, maybe add a little more in the morning. From my experience the timing of your macros and when you... (more)

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by 10 · 12 minutes ago

Hello Just out of the blue well, gradually getting more present I feel very calm, too calm, i feel like i've got a slow reaction time, and i'm zoning out. I feel the need to put pressure on my joints, it's some kind of weird fatigue i've never... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 09, 2012 at 4:26 AM

Make sure you eat enough carbs (e.g. fruits, tubers). If not, that's the reason probably.

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by 222 · 12 minutes ago

The NYT had an article about vegan bodybuilders this week: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/sports/vegans-muscle-their-way-into-bodybuilding.html These guys aren't huge, but are still in great shape. How does the paleo viewpoint explain the... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 08, 2012 at 2:28 AM

These guys aren't eating like the yoga-going-whole-foods vegan. They eat lots of concentrated vegan protein powders and stuff like that. I alway think if you're going through that much trouble, then just have a steak because cows are really just... (more)

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by 41 · 12 minutes ago

Probably a rare question around here, but how do you think one would reduce the size of a muscle without completely dropping weight workouts? I gain muscle quite easily and come from a bodybuilding type background and diet and want to reduce... (more)

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daz 0 · December 29, 2011 at 9:20 AM

brief answer......less weights, more speed work......(hat tip to Jake the Mus from Once Were Warriors); take a look at this clip from an excellent film (language & sexism warnings); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZSv4HlyfIo watch it through... (more)

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by 15 · 13 minutes ago

Hi yall (sorry for the length, bear with me through the background info, my question is in the last paragraph) 18 months ago, when I was 22 and in the best shape of my life, I suffered a major shoulder injury. Fully tore out the labrum, big time... (more)

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mallory 0 · December 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM

no help but i have similar problems a chiropractor told me unless he 'shifted me' at least twice a week i would have to deal with forever. it includes a twisted back, unaligned hips, long right leg, and a tilted shoulder. the worst aspect isnt... (more)

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by 10 · 13 minutes ago

Hey guys. I 24 years old, am 5'6, and I weigh 132 pounds. I recently just started to do the Paleo Diet and Crossfit in hopes of becoming healthy and also gaining muscle mass. I am however confused on how to go about dealing with my nutrition. I... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · December 18, 2011 at 5:48 AM

1) Go to Mark Ripptoes site 'Starting Strength' to learn how to properly do Squats, Deadlifts and Bench. 2) Then go to stronglifts dot com and download the free E book there which explains the 5x5 method. 3) Then learn to do the squat... (more)

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by 571 · 14 minutes ago

If someone begins paleo from a "bodybuilding" type diet full of brown rice, oats, breads and other harmful carbs, would they need to continue to keep their carbohydrate intake high in order to keep the same amount of muscle through eating "safer... (more)

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Bristlebeard 0 · December 07, 2011 at 7:50 AM

I came from a bodybuilding-like background, and I when I went LC, I noticed that my muscle growth slowed down, and my recovery wasn't as good as before. I also did keto for a while, and though my strength in general went up, my deadlift started... (more)

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by 571 · 15 minutes ago

Is there a tipping point to how much muscle is actually healthy on a human body, keeping in mind the frame and natural build of someone? Is the amount of muscle itself hard on the body? Also, could having large amounts of muscle be unhealthy... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:46 AM

To paraphrase Mark Sisson, you should be "strong enough to save your own life." This is from the following post Could You Save Your Own Life: "the abilities to maneuver your body with precision, manipulate/lift/push/pull your own bodyweight... (more)

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by 659 · 15 minutes ago

Hi, the base of my question is whether the use of dairy is necessary in the improvement of athletic prowess in terms of maximizing recovery and muscle gains. Along with the increase in calories, Welbourn indicates the whole milk shows increased... (more)

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JRAC 0 · November 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Whey is high in ketogenic amino acids leucine and lysine which is why it's used as a mass gainer (they skyrocket insulin). Liver is also high in these amino acids. How did people ever get massive before whey went from being a waste product to... (more)

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by 814 · 15 minutes ago

I've read that you start to lose muscle mass as you age. I have been eating 90 to 95% paleo for several months now and have lost weight and have improved overall health. I am running approx. 12 miles a week at a 7-8 min. per mile pace, 60... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Yup, it's called sarcopenia. Even worse is also the osteopenia (bone loss). Go easy on the running, switch to short distance sprinting instead, and go with heavier resistance training instead. Running is chronic cardio and while makes you super... (more)

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by 753 · 16 minutes ago

Okay, so I currently weigh 122 lbs, and I'm 5'7". But I'm sort of... Skinny fat. I do have muscle, but it's not really visible anywhere except on my calves. I have heard Robb Wolf talk about the importance of calories in versus calories out,... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 10, 2011 at 4:01 AM

Don't count calories. Reason? Your young, active, and have never been overweight (from what I understand). You should be focusing on the quality of your foods first and foremost. Make sure you eat enough protein (about 1g/lb of lean mass, so... (more)

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by 753 · 17 minutes ago

So, I'm a new girl here, and was just wondering a few things... Basically, what can I expect? This is my first time attempting to cut out excess carbohydrates, and I do know that you can experience... Withdrawals, for lack of better term. So, what... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · November 08, 2011 at 12:48 AM

First, may I recommend that you get away from the idea that you are -denying- yourself anything (not saying you are, but it tends to be part of the "diet" culture that clings to a lot of folks I've seen trying to make the transition). Instead,... (more)

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by 1510 · 17 minutes ago

Quality sleep is an important part of Paleo, but I just can't seem to get it because I tense my neck and shoulder muscles in my sleep and wake extremely sore the next morning. Has anyone dealt with this and found a solution?

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Nutritionator 0 · November 01, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Have you tried Magnesium supplements? A lot of people have trouble with it but Natural Calm has done amazing things for my sleep. I always use to make fists and curl my wrists under me when I slept, in addition to a plethora of other sleep issues... (more)

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by 2245 · 17 minutes ago

I could really do with strengthening my core. I have lower back pain and also tend to hold all my stress in my pelvis so I could do with some relaxation ideas too. I can't make a gym and there is no Crossfit in my area and I'm lazy lol. I stand... (more)

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sinn10304 0 · October 30, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Front squat, overhead squat, and back squat. They're not just for lifters. They will actually make you stronger and better at life.

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