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by 18412 · less than a minute ago

Some bodybuilders these days look like absolute beasts. But we all know that many of them are using performance enhancing growth hormones to achieve that look, something that our ancestors surely never had. Further to that, looking like 'the hulk'... (more)

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TMS 0 · March 14, 2011 at 8:10 PM

There's a book out now called 'Manthropology' written by a paleontologist about exactly this stuff. I think we've lost the genes that made us super strong. When we became smart we didn't need to be as strong. Its not diet and lifestyle mostly. ... (more)

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by 9647 · less than a minute ago

This one is for all you big eaters. I've always been a big eater, at least I know I have been over the last ten years or so since I started paying attention to this sort of thing. But I at least know that I was a big eater before I went paleo,... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · March 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Perhaps you naturally burn more calories through non-exercising activity, e.g. basically fidgeting. I seem to recall that just standing up, rather than sitting, makes a substantial difference both through lipoprotein lipase and through the subtle... (more)

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by 18412 · 1 minute ago

I have been on a muscle building regimen for about 6 months now with good success, but I want great success. Now, I know Dr Kurt Harris believes that bodybuilding is only for vanity, but I'm not with him on that. I want to see what my body is... (more)

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James_3 0 · March 02, 2011 at 2:39 AM

My 2 cents. This is Whey Concentrate. So they're going to have more of the original fats in it than a Whey Isolate. So if there's anything left from the grass fed cow milk, it's more likely to be in this than an Isolate. The protein also looks... (more)

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by 1146 · 2 minutes ago

I have been reading the "free the animal" blog, specifically the Leangains series, and everyone keeps mentioning a reduction in fat consumption on workout days. Why is that? I am not to keen on eating only carb and protein.

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paleohacks 0 · May 07, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Google "Rube Goldberg." I like reading lean gains, lyle mcdonald,theory to practice.I've been into physical culture since 1969 when I saw Sergio Oliva beat AHHHHHnold for the My Olympia. Really, It's all good stuff, but why????? Eat 100% paleo... (more)

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by 4283 · 3 minutes ago

Robb Wolf says that you can't get as lean as you want to be doing Crossfit and can't get sweet abs. Is he right? Anybody doing Crossfit, eating paleo, and getting super lean and fit? What's your training like?

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Mark_V 0 · April 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Please! Ab definition is all about diet. I have seen crossfitters with great abs.

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by 22913 · 5 minutes ago

I'm unsure, as I've read both camps. How much importance do you put on muscle strength balance? For preventing injury, many camps claim that you need body balance. Some only push towards opposing muscle groups like abs/back, others for the left... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 10, 2011 at 10:43 PM

As you get stronger and increase the weights that you are lifting, it naturally balances out since the stimulus when you start out that causes the imbalance (for me it's the clutch pedal of my car) becomes insignificant compared to the intensity... (more)

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by 768 · 6 minutes ago

Hi, I've heard that for people who are trying to add muscle, fasting is generally not recommended. I never really understood why, because conceivably you could get enough calories (say, 3000) with one huge meal per day. Also, doesn't fasting help... (more)

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David_Leitner 0 · December 01, 2010 at 2:26 AM

The high-fiber high-protein paleo diet lends itself to a slow amino acid release that can make fasted training very effective. Definitely check out this article over at leangains.com: "Fasted Training Boosts Muscle... (more)

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by 768 · 7 minutes ago

Hi All, It's now close to midnight and although I will go to bed soon, I am eating 4 hardboiled eggs because I am hungry.... Which made me wonder: I have been lifting weights and trying to gain muscle, and have been eating pretty strict paleo... (more)

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jakeA 0 · November 05, 2010 at 11:34 AM

You do not have to eat every three hours to gain muscle. You do not have to be constantly eating until you barf. You DO need to maintain a caloric surplus though. Check out Robb Wolf's Norcal Strength and Conditioning blog post about a paleo... (more)

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by 768 · 7 minutes ago

A while ago on a paleo blog, I remember reading about a former marine's experience (but I can't find it!). He says he gained lots of muscle mass while in the military, where the caloric intake isn't as high as trainers often recommend for putting... (more)

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Ned_Kock 0 · October 27, 2010 at 12:57 AM

If you have excess body fat, which is common among folks at the time they join the military, a calorie deficit will make you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time:... (more)

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by 768 · 7 minutes ago

If I eat 3000-4000 cal/day of only paleo foods and eat very little (if any) carbs, is it realistic to expect to gain only muscle without gaining fat, provided I work out diligently? I think I have heard in the past (not in a paleo context) that... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · October 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM

IFing to a four hour window daily, 3000-4000 calories, ONLY when im hungry. Eating NO Fructose, NO Omega 6, NO Processed, and treating Grains like im a Celiac... ive put on 20 pounds of muscle and maintained my visible abs. I eat Meat, mostly... (more)

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by 1397 · 9 minutes ago

How many grams of glycogen can be held in the liver, and then also, how many in muscles? I've heard about 100 grams in the liver, and 400 grams in the muscles, but I need to make sure. Does anyone have any good sources for this info? Thanks!

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speno 0 · September 05, 2010 at 12:37 PM

That sounds similar the numbers I've heard, but the number is variable depending on the person, their food intake, and their activity. In 'Metabolic Regulation - A Human Perspective' by Keith N. Frayn the typical numbers are listed as 50-120g in... (more)

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by 3651 · 9 minutes ago

In posting this question, I am hoping to create a central repository for muscle building knowledge here at PaleoHacks. Let's discuss the best ways to build muscle as it pertains to diet, exercise, meal timeing, nutrient timing, cortisol... (more)

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Chris_1 0 · August 18, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Diet 2g/kg protein per day. Tarnopolsky Lemon SFA & MUFA Volek & Kraemer Also, the magnitude and duration of the post-prandial elevation of protein synthesis correlates well with the leucine/BCAA content of the meal and completeness of... (more)

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by 11478 · 10 minutes ago

A previous PaleoHacks thread ties health and longevity to muscle mass, i.e. more muscle mass means a longer and healthier life. Brad Pilon and others have said that there is a genetic lean muscle mass "set point" that determines how much skeletal... (more)

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Ryan_1 0 · July 07, 2010 at 4:19 AM

The answer is if you are an ectomorph you already carry the gene to live a long life (ACE II). If you are able to pack on muscle easily you do not carry this gene and instead have ACE DD. "One other factor that likely separates the ???ripped???,... (more)

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by 35 · 10 minutes ago

Hey folks I'll use the 'think like a caveman' approach here, and I'll use Mark Sisson's 'Grok' character as the example. Would Grok have a weak back? Why or why not? If not, what would Grok do in his or her daily life that strengthened his or her... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · July 03, 2010 at 1:49 AM

I used to do rock climbing, and I am pretty sure that groks who were living in rocky/hilly/woody areas had to climb a lot, often fast (if running away). push ups= imagine pushing anything away, big rock, to push tree to make it fall, fighting,... (more)

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by 1165 · 11 minutes ago

I remember people telling me that when you feel hunger pains that your body is cannibalizing muscle. Is this just faulty conventional wisdom? Im trying to lean out a bit but I shed muscle very easy and I worried about loosing any gains that I... (more)

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Gary_W 0 · May 27, 2010 at 6:59 AM

When you eat carbohydrates, the body releases insulin to drive the blood glucose level down. However, even when the glucose level has gone back to normal, it still takes a while longer for the insulin level to fall back to normal. During this... (more)

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by 578 · 13 minutes ago

Hi guys, I've been following the Stronglifts 5x5 - plus HIIT right afterwards - for about 3 months now, gone paleo for 1. I just hit my first plateau on bench, 65kg. Now, though I am training at what I'm guessing is my bodyweight (no scale),... (more)

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JJ 0 · March 08, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Glycogen is not the first thing I think of when I hear that you've hit a plateau. It may be that: You are not eating enough You are not eating enough protein You are not sleeping enough Your form needs to improve You are doing too much HIIT You... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I am on an autoimmune paleo diet as it provides exceptional relief for my chronic "allergies" and other ailments. However, I feel as though fat is just melting off my body. I can even see a sixpack forming for the first time in my life.On the one... (more)

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BobK 0 · September 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

How about some data to work with?Age, weight, waist, bodyfat guess.... now and when you started AIP General questions w/o supporting details yield general / non-spedfic questions. How long on AIP? cheers   (more)

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by 1523 · about 23 hours ago

So maybe it's because the games are coming up or because I've noticed more of them at my gym, but some of these guys are huge and it doesn't make sense to me. Granted, there are a lot of "average" sized men and women doing CrossFit but some of... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 22, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I finally have found the light at the end of the tunnel regarding (as far as I want to be/look) shredded. I do think I have good genes overall (never really get fat-fat, but hard to lean out), and for me the secret was basically nearing a... (more)

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by 330 · about 23 hours ago

I haven't posted any pics, but I have gone down from a size 10 to a size 6. (I'm a female) HOWEVER, i have stayed at 170 lbs, and am 5'8. I do CrossFit 4 days/ week-- should i be losing weight or am i good where i am? i know i am gaining muscle,... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Norms regrading being 'female' need not dominate you, nor the a number on the scale. If you're healthier then must those things matter?

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by 2407 · about 23 hours ago

In an interview here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/215503-tom-venuto-lyle-mcdonald-stubborn-fat-and-how-to-get-rid-o "Lyle McDonald.....ignoring the contribution from glycogen stores, let???s keep it simple and say that the body has... (more)

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James_L 0 · September 18, 2012 at 9:49 AM

This sounds like an unhealthy obsession with changing an aspect of your body for no good health related reason, and going so far as to cause physical harm and reduce fitness. If your body wants to keep your love handles, there's some reason for... (more)

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by 2302 · about 23 hours ago

I've done ketosis before and am trying it out again for a few weeks before my trip down to San Diego. Honestly I'm trying to get from 10% bf to around 8% or so (not a Paleo reason...sue me). My main concern is loss of muscle despite hearing it is... (more)

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bridge4342 0 · August 23, 2014 at 10:07 PM

You're probably right about keeping your protein to 170g or less.  If it were me, I would monitor blood ketones to find your protein tolerance level.  Start at 170g and work your way up until you're out of ketosis, or work your way down... (more)

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