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by 88 · 1 minute ago

Hey there, so I am currently working out 6 days a week, once or twice HIIT, and the rest are lift days. I'm also trying to bulk up right now, but do it as leanly as possible.. My question is, on days that I consume more carbohydrate, in the... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 19, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Massively carb loading after a workout is unnecessary. Some carbs? Meh, maybe as long as its with some protein. If you go to bodybuilding.com's forums you'll see in the stickies that meal timing plays a minimal amount in actual muscle growth. I'd... (more)

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by 35 · 3 minutes ago

I am not left-handed, yet, for some reason, my entire left side body is fatter than my right. I know it is not muscle because I am Stonger on my right. Yet, my thigh, shin, breast, arm, and ankle--all bigger on my left. However, I actually just... (more)

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Dan_23 0 · April 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Because you're right-handed, it is likely that your right side is more efficient at movements, so your left side requires more muscle to be equally efficient at those movements.

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by 2302 · 3 minutes ago

I'm not sure if the title is clear but I've come close enough to my fat loss goal (after a couple of bad months due to injury) and am looking to add some good muscle. I'm not skinny or weak now, but hoping to bulk up muscle-wise only. NOTE: I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I agree with the exclusiveness theme of the previous two answers: healthy, carb-dense foods will not necessarily make you more fat if eaten further away from a workout. This assumes a healthy & active lifestyle in general. However, I wanted... (more)

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by 3521 · 4 minutes ago

I hear this all the time, especially from Peat followers but I can't find anything conclusive.

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Mscott 0 · April 10, 2013 at 12:59 AM

On this question I pointed out that meat doesn't seem to lower thyroid function: http://paleohacks.com/questions/171996/why-does-eating-meat-increase-iodine-requirements#axzz2Q0gKCRw1 As far as PUFA's I think there's not much evidence that... (more)

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by 30 · 6 minutes ago

So long story short, I used to weigh around 300 pounds, in 10 months I dropped to just a bit under 170 pounds. This was January 2010 to October 2010, it was limiting my caloric intake on a diet plan I found to about 900-1100 calories a day and I... (more)

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RK 0 · March 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Dave-I can understand your fear. Because you were overweight before, you know that you probably have some insulin resistance, and you are perhaps worried that this isn't completely fixed, and that eating again will put the weight on. I am a... (more)

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by 0 · 7 minutes ago

height 6ft 1 inch, weight 71 kgs. lost 25 kg in 6 months. i am maintaining it for lost 1 year or so. at 44 i run at an decent angle for 30 minutes and burn 600 calories on treadmill. problem is am unable to lift weights as i used to lift earlier... (more)

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Bradach 0 · March 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I'm at a similar height weight and activity as you. I failed to gain muscle mass until I started to eat 150-200 grams of carbs a day. You can still do this from paleo sources like fruit and vegetables and from safe starches like sweet potato. If I... (more)

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by 2407 · 8 minutes ago

I'm eating to gain muscle mass. It's working. I was ZC for a while to get fat adapted and heal my metabolism, then Leangins cut with ZC rest/carb post workout, both with great success. I intermittent fast everyday 16/8 eat at noon and night. ... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

I think that in the last comment you answered to @ROB you may have your answer. 1kg of sweet potatoes seems a lot to me! I'm pretty much like you, carbs when I'm not active make me feel a little bit off, and trigger my hunger a lot. There's some... (more)

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by 2626 · 10 minutes ago

I'm a newb at all this so please stop me if I'm getting anything wrong here. One thing I'm trying to figure out is how metabolism is expected to work on a diet that's low-carb but not quite ketogenic -- let's say, 40g CHO over the individual's... (more)

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John_Cather 0 · March 13, 2013 at 1:07 AM

No. As long as you consume adequate protein, no muscle loss will occur. Many, in fact, gain muscle with no added exercise. Gluconeogenesis will supply all the glucose you will ever need. That's why carbs are considered nonessential nutrients.... (more)

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by 803 · 14 minutes ago

I have been stricken with a terrible sickness that has left me severely handicapped when it comes to physical and mental activity. It is still unknown at this time as my blood work, aside from a slightly lowered WBC, is normal indicating a... (more)

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VB 0 · February 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I have a suggestion - it might sound crazy but try it - it might help. Try a low-fat low-sugar high-carb high-fiber version of Paleo. It means more vegetables, very few berries, less fat and more tubers. DON"T EVER GIVE UP!!! Oh, and I love to... (more)

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by 252 · 19 minutes ago

I've recently been trying to accumulate as much info on Carb Back-Loading as possible in an effort to gain lean mass and strength. Unfortunately due to monetary circumstances I cannot purchase the ebook, and to be honest the price seems... (more)

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by 252 · 20 minutes ago

I've recently come across a few sources of information on super hydration for fat loss and/or muscle building, and testimonies of some purported health benefits (clearer skin/elimination of headaches/better digestion and sleep). I've heard about... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · January 05, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I tried the "super hydration" protocol when following Ellington Darden's training plan and extremely neolithic diet. In my experience it won't make any difference to your muscle gains or fat loss whatsoever. I tried it with, I tried it without and... (more)

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by 91 · 20 minutes ago

I'm having a hard time gaining weight in paleo. Most foods do not have enough calories and I do not want to waste too much money trying to get in 2-3K calories a day. Grains seemed to have a majority of my calories but now that I have cut them out... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · January 02, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Butter is a pretty cheap way to add calories to your diet. You don't need to get massive amounts of meat. My protein levels are actually the exact same as they were pre-paleo. Some people here still eat white rice, so if you're still interested in... (more)

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by 144 · 22 minutes ago

I was wondering what most of you serve after a strength/muscle-building workout. What are your favorite post-workout meals? Are nuts a suitable option? Whey shakes (controversial)? Chicken breast or a fat(er) steak? A banana (or a different source... (more)

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Alan_7 0 · December 14, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I train at 5am, every day on an empty stomach (ok, i take a scoop of BCAA). Then i dont eat anything until about 1pm in the afternoon..when i get naturally hungry. I used to cram a bunch of post and pre workout nutrition in...not sure why,... (more)

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by 252 · 22 minutes ago

Been asking quite a few questions to my introduction to PH, but here goes one more if any can help; I'm roughly 5'9 or so and 135-140lbs. I truly want to eventually get up to something like 155-160lbs, more so due to athletic purposes. I'm not... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I wouldn't consider 1.25 grams of protein/ lb a high protein diet. If you're looking to gain weight you're probably going to have to introduce more than 40-80 grams of carbs/day though.

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by 627 · 23 minutes ago

Hi guys, I'm slowly getting to grips with Paleo lifestyle but I've still a few issues. I want to get toned and trimmed down as well as be healthy overall. I know Paleo isn't a weight loss diet but a lifestyle choice and I know that to lose weight... (more)

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NavyAE 0 · December 02, 2012 at 9:51 PM

To accurately answer your question your current body fat % and current macros are needed as well as what your goals are.

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by 1042 · 24 minutes ago

PaleoHacks, I am a 25 year old female that is new to Paleo. I will be starting a Crossfit Foundations course next week, and plan on regularly crossfitting from here on out. It should be noted that I have a 9 hour a day desk job. I also want to... (more)

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BadgerChris 0 · November 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

The Perfect Health Diet's Supplement Recommendations page is a good place to start.

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by 289 · 24 minutes ago

So this week I went to do my workout as I normally do which include muscle ups. So I started doing muscle ups when the manager comes running over to me and says "you can't do that your head is almost touching the ceiling It is Against health and... (more)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM

If you go to a gym, you have to play by their rules. My gym has bumper weights, but you are not allowed to drop the weights from a height of more than 1". That's their rule, it's their right to enforce them. Not sure I agree with them... (more)

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by 55 · 26 minutes ago

Paleo has given me such incredible energy lately that I feel like I'm up for anything. So, today, after jogging a couple miles with some girlfriends for fun we found ourselves in a grassy field. One of my friends is incredibly skilled at... (more)

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Erin_20 0 · October 30, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Sounds like the sartorious muscle or tailor strap. I say rest it and listen to your body. If your one to take some NSAIDs, do so for a few days.

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by 55 · 26 minutes ago

Hi all, I'm new to this and wanting some advice/experiences from those more experienced than myself, especially if you have/had PCOS. I am a 24yo female, 5' 7" and 153 lbs, closer to a size 8 than a 10. I have been paleo for about three... (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · October 29, 2012 at 5:01 AM

I'm almost identical to you. 24 y/o, 5'7", about 150 lbs (don't weigh myself anymore, but that seems to be about what the doctor's scale says every year). I was diagnosed with mild PCOS last year. I lost weight several years ago, so paleo hasn't... (more)

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by 35 · 28 minutes ago

As long as I keep my protein high enough, shouldn't I be able to still make gains in the gym even if I am cutting and low carb(<50 carb, daily deficit of 500 cals)? Also, not only should I be able to make gains, shouldn't I be able to make... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · October 12, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Carbs are a tool that can be used or mis-used depending on goals and other dietary factors. I'll offer up some personal anecdotes to build off what has already been said. I typically train in a fasted state and do any and all carb intake is... (more)

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by 90 · 33 minutes ago

Are carbohydrates absolutely essential when it comes to muscle recovery after a strength training workout? I have recently started a low carb diet,(no starches, fruit, or complex carbs just greens and cruciferous vegies/capsicums); got over the... (more)

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Robert_9 0 · September 07, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Once you are keto adapted (takes 3- 6 weeks on low carbs) really don't need carbs, until then you may notice a decrease in performance as your body is making the metabolic change from using glucose as energy to using pure fat as energy. Your... (more)

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by 504 · 34 minutes ago

i recently bought a 20 pound weight vest and i was wondering if weighted pullups, pushups and 4+mile runs will increase muscle endurance, such as if you do 15 deadhang pullups with your own bodyweight, but you can only do, say 12 with the vest,... (more)

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CD 0 · August 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Short Answer is: yes. Long answer is: depends. (see it has more letters) Running with a weight vest will provide you with extra resistance, and it may make you stronger running without the weight. Runners typically see a drop of two seconds... (more)

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by 455 · 35 minutes ago

I am interested in increasing my strength and "leaning out", if you will, and not particular about increasing mass. I have heard and read the recommendations in regards to sets, reps and load for strength as opposed to hypertrophy, but am confused... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · August 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM

It is an important question. Like JayJay stated above, CNS adaption is the primary reason novice level lifters increase in strength at the rate that they do. Once CNS adaptation has slowed, the majority of strength gains comes from the... (more)

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by 370 · 37 minutes ago

This is an odd question, so forgive me for potentially sounding really dumb. Since starting Paleo I've noticed a tremendous improvement in musicle tone, especially in my biceps. However, my left bicep is noticably larger/more toned and defined... (more)

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james_barlow 0 · July 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Have you taken any measurements to better define what "a huge difference" is? There will always be some type of imbalance just because of minor differences between left and right on insertion points, leverages, etc. Depending on your size a 1/4"... (more)

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by 789 · 40 minutes ago

Excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject (which is why I'm asking), but I'm wondering about how the whole fat loss / muscle gain thing works. Y'see, I had a body fat comp test and w that alone I made my goal to lose around 3% of body fat every... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 06, 2012 at 3:28 PM

So if your looking for recomposition (lose fat but keep or gain muscle) then you need the proper hormone signaling to do so. Lean mass (muscle) is metabolically expensive, so your body will sacrifice it when your losing weight unless it has good... (more)

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