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by 50 · 1 minute ago

What books can I buy that have fullbody bodyweight exercises for building muscle. I'm a beginner trying to gain weight and muscle. Any suggestions

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Severine 0 · July 24, 2012 at 8:42 AM

http://www.amazon.de/You-Are-Your-Own-Gym/dp/B005IT6FDY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343119347&sr=1-1 !!! (more)

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by 253 · 1 minute ago

I'm a high school athlete who wants to lose fat and gain muscle. On weekdays, I wake up at 6am, ride my bike to school to workout, and train for about 2-4 hours. My training usually involves some cardio(running, bike machine, sprints), and being... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 20, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Train shorter and harder. Be done with the intense part of your workout in about 30 minutes (weights or sprints) about 3x/week. Do ride your bike, play, and walk as much as you like. Don't worry about IF at your age. Eat primal/paleo foods as... (more)

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by 15 · 2 minutes ago

I've been eating Paleo for 6 weeks and I love it. I've also started doing cardio in the morning about 5 times a week and weights at night about 4 times a week. I work in a warehouse so I get plenty of physical activity during the day as well. ... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · July 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I'll be a bit of a contrarian here. If I've understood Robb Wolf's podcasts correctly, he's a fan of focusing on one thing at a time. He tends to suggest focusing on losing weight first. Maintain your muscle mass, work out, etc, but still get... (more)

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by 50 · 4 minutes ago

i'm 135lbs 5'8 I calculated my caloric intake with the IF calculator (i don't plan on fasting) and here it is Rest Days: 2444cals Fat:105.8g Carbs:238g Protein:135g Work Days: 2666cals Fat:118.1g Carbs:265.8 Protein:135g Is this good(healthy)... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 18, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Sounds like a decent ratio for workout days, but maybe doing a little less carbs and a little more fat on non workout days. Not sure if that workout plan will build much mass though. I would look at doing some lower rep, heavier weights if you... (more)

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by 50 · 4 minutes ago

I'm 20yrs old 5'8 135lbs new to working out trying to gain weight and muscle. This is the routine i am going to be using for a month or so... i dont have access to a gym or any other equipment other than dumbbells and a pull up bar... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · June 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I'm assuming you are a complete newbie to exercise & it's nutritional needs because of your previous post? Don't let that discourage you though because you are at a huge advantage. You'll get some really good gains if you Pick a program,... (more)

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by 50 · 4 minutes ago

I am 20 years old bout to turn 21 next week. I do not workout much-at all . my measurement are 5'8 135lbs i think 120 lean body mass i have a mesomorph type build and I'm looking to gain weight and muscle. i am new to the primal way but, i have... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · September 20, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I took up bodybuilding in 1982 at a gym ran by a professional Mr Universe. I feel like I made loads of self-induced mistakes including going crazy trying to add weight; I did a spell on "the gallon of whole milk a day" trip which put on thirty... (more)

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by 95 · 7 minutes ago

I've adopted Paleo in hopes of gaining some muscle mass and strength at the gym. I do a crossfit workout 4-5 times a week, usually at 6:30am. In most cases I don't eat beforehand. Will that help or hinder my goal of gaining lean muscle mass?... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · May 08, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Lifting weights in a fasted state while your body has more epi and nor epi in your system and is not busy dealing with the food you ate, provides superior results. Think of it this way, would you rather have to run for your life or to protect... (more)

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by 2407 · 11 minutes ago

I've wanted to try intermittent fasting, but skipping breakfast has always made me feel terrible, and certainly not athletically capable. I usually eat meat and green veggies at 9am,3pm,and 9pm, about 850 calories/meal. For the last three... (more)

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Gary_1 0 · March 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

You know how you hate those people that answer a question with another question...Apologies... Does it matter? From my point of view, good things to achieve are: . less reliance on food / thinking about food . the ABILITY to go without food for... (more)

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by 5838 · 12 minutes ago

Hey all, I am recovering from knee surgery and have been hitting the gym again (mainly upper body at the moment). I started implementing a Reverse Pyramid style program and have been more than satisfied with the results as they relate to... (more)

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JRM 0 · March 16, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Side sleepers tend to benefit from sleeping with a pillow between the knees. Muscle pain could be helped by magnesium supplementation. You might want to see a chiropactor or physical therapist to work on any sore spots you have. Not sure if... (more)

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by 606 · 12 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 1786 · 15 minutes ago

i am wondering if there is a metabolic situation in which the body will become more lean WITHOUT under-eating?

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 06, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Where exactly is the body's calorimeter that decides whether muscle repair and synthesis occurs? The activity itself is fueled by glycogen and the repair is fueled by fat. Provided that carbohydrate restriction (and subsequent cortisol elevation)... (more)

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by 1683 · 17 minutes ago

I know most people say "don't count calories" and I've posted a question on calories before, but here I go. Sorry, it's a bit long :D Any of you every find calorie restriction to NOT work?! I'm still in the process of trying to find out my... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · January 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Firstly, why do you want to lose weight? Unless you are carrying a lot of abdominal fat, I'd say that you are a healthy weight. You have a BMI of 25 and 20-30% fat is a healthy level for a young woman. For an active young woman doing cross-fit 5... (more)

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by 6709 · 17 minutes ago

Do you take whey/casein/egg/hemp proteins in an attempt to gain muscle, or (lose fat)?? *Note: The primary reason I bring this up is because most of us know that 1lb of FAT, IS 3500 calories, we know how big it is, and that its not affected by... (more)

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Paleo_Pal 0 · January 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Almost every protein supplement is full of ingredients that contain dangerous levels of processed free glutamic acid. Have a look at this site... http://www.truthinlabeling.org/presentregulations.html Besides, if you are eating the proper... (more)

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by 72 · 18 minutes ago

I've lost a lot of body fat, especially around my torso and my face since I changed over to a paleo lifestyle. Now, I am having great difficulty putting on weight and muscle mass. I realize that this is probably my natural body shape, but I've... (more)

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John_17 0 · December 29, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Follow a structured, progressive weight lifting routine and eat plenty of healthy, nutritious foods and you will gain muscle. When bulking up often people gain some fat aswel. A handy way of avoiding this is to "cycle" your caloric intake. This... (more)

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by 50 · 18 minutes ago

I'm a 25 year old male that has recently started to switch to the Paleo diet (within the past 3 months). I am 5'9" (175 cm) and only 124 pounds (56 kg). I am slender and you can see my ribs when I stretch. I feel like I'm underweight but I think I... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · December 16, 2011 at 6:01 AM

I recommend acquiring the text Starting Strength (3rd edition if possible) by Mark Rippetoe. It's a strength program for novices and most of the text is spent explaining how to execute the key lifts of the program with the correct form - those... (more)

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by 163 · 20 minutes ago

I'm wondering if I should lose fat or build muscle first, since the calore requirments for each task are conflicting. I'm currently 18 years old at 6'2" and 180 lbs. My body fat is around 14%, but I have yet to test it exactly. I am currently... (more)

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Tyler_2 0 · November 16, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Gain then cut. Although I don't have much in terms of references, here is my (personally) most effective method: Eat a lot and lift a lot until you're about 15% body fat. Maybe a little higher for your first run. Eat clean, too, as in avoiding... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

Shape is a selection we straighten to active finer, better lives. These life when too numerous grouping are guiding sedentary lives and effort out of attribute, deed fit has get a top precedency for writer and much grouping. But with so many... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

Although these supplements are made from natural occurring ingredients and natural extracts, still these should be taken under a professional???s guidance, like an experienced fitness trainer or a physician. There are various types of add-ons... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

Hi:) ive been paleo for about 4 years. Just realized im not eating enough protein ( i think) for my lifestle, and goals. i'm 32 yr old female, 5'2" about 154lb(got relaxed and gain a little).manual labor type job... Should i be eating 154g of... (more)

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RationalGuard 0 · December 12, 2013 at 5:19 AM

Not necessarily. This is not from a paleo source, but the info on some general aspects of dieting and working out are right on. The recommended protein chart is a very good reference; after a stupid amount of research and self testing on the... (more)

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by 88 · about 24 hours ago

EDITS: Some info- I'm 17, 113 lbs, male, and 5'7" Hey everyone, so I've been struggling quite a lot for the past 3-4 months, due to the problems I'm facing with trying to balance nutrition and working out. Right now though, I seem to have had an... (more)

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blackjack661 0 · September 02, 2013 at 9:03 PM

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by 88 · about 24 hours ago

I've asked several questions in the category of post workout, and after deciding to take the advice offered and increase my intake of carbohydrate, I am just wanting to know, is the window of opportunity for when your body processes carbohydrate... (more)

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Desmond 0 · August 05, 2013 at 11:04 PM

No one truly knows the "window of opportunity" after a workout...you might hear anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours. I personally do similar to your strategy and it works quite well: Finish workout at 6:30am, 7am shake with protein/carbs, 8am... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 hours ago

My husband and I lift 4 times a week and he's trying to convert me to the crossfit style. The biggest problem we have is our diet, we eat as healthily as we can in the desert but it doesn't seem to be enough. Preparing meals isn't the hard part,... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 01, 2013 at 8:51 PM

My suggestion is to just eat bigger meals, rather than snack. What type of gains are you not achieving? Crossfit will help you become very fit (if you can avoid injury) but it generally won't make you bigger if you are trying to gain mass. It... (more)

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by 215 · about 24 hours ago

I know this question has been asked before but no one who answered really answered what I wanted to know. As long as you stay within your calorie limit can really fatty foods co-exist with alot of high carb foods in someone's diet and still... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · August 01, 2013 at 5:39 PM

good question, i think it would be unwise to eat high carb & lots of fat, so id say yes to your question, its one or the other, or very moderate amounts of each, the deciding factors are simply how you feel eating fat or carbs or both, how... (more)

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by 88 · about 24 hours ago

Hey, so I am doing a barbell strength program, Westside for skinny bastards 3, and I am wondering what any of the more experienced hackers would recomend nutrition-wise. My goals with this program are to increase my muscle mass, and put on some... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Q: Joe, Can you post a sample skinny bastard diet to go along with your program? I’m a 16-year-old kid preparing for next football season. I’m 6’1", 162 lbs. It’s hard for me to eat breakfast because I still take the bus and I’m always running... (more)

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