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Muscle Gain Questions

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

I'll try to make this a quick question I am 5'6 194lbs+/- male. According to many calorie calculators I should be eating 2200-2500 Cal per day to maintain my weight. I am currently eating between 1500-1800 Cal per day which is well below. I... (more)

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Jayme 0 · October 05, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Make sure you're eating ENOUGH calories. It sounds like you're eating too far below your TDEE, which is preventing loss.

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by 204 · about 13 hours ago

Hey everyone!! So here's my issue. I'm attempting to build muscle after being sick and losing a great deal of it. So far I've only been able to gain fat, 3lbs in one week. Most of the fat gain is around my mid section. Not attractive. ... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 22, 2013 at 7:46 PM

have you ever thrown in a cheat day with fruits and whipping cream, or something else that you generally avoid? Sometimes shaking things up can let your body know it's not in a famine. Are you getting a good amount of fats, like butter with your... (more)

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by -4 · about 13 hours ago

Hello everyone! I've been Crossfiting & strict Paleoing for 3 months now. I've been weightlifting for 4 years, but now i've completely turned to crossfit only. I am 1.88cm in height and now weighing 78kgs. My maximum weight was 85kg so that... (more)

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August 0 · June 08, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Your friends and family are telling you to stop the nonsense. Dude, or dudette, stop the nonsense. Exercise less. Eat more. Stop trolling. Never create another account in which you use the username Crazy. Because that is just nonsense. And you... (more)

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by 633 · about 14 hours ago

I'm an 18yo male 67kg 12%BF looking to put on lean muscle mass using the leangains protocol. I'm two weeks in, and lift heavy twice per week. On rest days, i fast (with bulletproof coffee) for 16 hours and eat for 8 as recommended. I usually get... (more)

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DavidHill76 0 · January 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Hey Rory, If you are serious about gaining muscle I would recommend reading some of Lyle Mcdonald's stuff over at bodyrecomposition.com He recommends getting to 12-15% BF or more and putting on muscle in that area. I've been using leangains... (more)

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by 35 · about 14 hours ago

I'm very new to the Paleo diet. I'm nineteen years old and I started the diet in August. Prior to that I had lost about 50+ lbs eating what conventional nutritionists would call "healthy" and I saw good results from it, but I was also always... (more)

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james_41 0 · December 11, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Personally I experimenter with sweet potatoes etc. I fond they made my fat loss slow down or cease. When I upped my fruit intake ( I like low glycemic fruits) I found energy and fat loss both increased.

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by 128 · about 14 hours ago

Hello everyone! I've been lurking around these forms for a while, and have learned quite a bit but I do have a question that's been in the back of my head for a while. I'll try to keep this as concise as possible. I'm a 22 year old female, 5'5"... (more)

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CD 0 · December 04, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I've found that this article is pretty close: http://www.builtlean.com/2011/10/13/how-fast-can-you-build-muscle-5-factors-that-affect-muscle-growth/ Is it possible to build 3 lbs of muscle in two months? Probably, but that would be near the top... (more)

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by 30 · about 14 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've been a follower of primal/paleo for a few months now and absolutely love everything about it. Now, however, I am interested in packing on some weight (predominately muscle but I understand some fat may come along with it).... (more)

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Queenie_1 0 · August 04, 2012 at 4:04 PM

I don't think cycling carbs is really as important as keeping track of your macros. Check it out: http://www.paleobulkingcutting.com/site/macros-for-paleo-bulking-and-cutting/ (more)

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by 50 · about 14 hours 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 15 · about 14 hours 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 606 · about 14 hours 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 1683 · about 14 hours 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 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:26 AM

Realize this until we went on-air UN arbor secretary is says my birthdays just a day before yours yes Sunday although I got all exactly frankly so it's like if I don't get total to you before then and if we want to say happy birthday in advance... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:25 AM

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 88 · October 23, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Hello all- I have asked several variations of several questions before, but I think I finally can put down a basic plan of what I think I'm going to try in action, and I wanted some advice from any of the more experienced hackers- I currently am... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 01, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I would up your carbs to about 200g per day, and spread it out between 2-3 meals. As to the workout, pick something and stick with it for at least a couple months. As to legs, do either heavy lifting, or a mix of heavy lifting/plyometrics legs... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:14 AM

I'm from a bodybuilding background, so to say (I've been into bodybuilding for a solid 6 years). A friend of mine, who is a personal trainer, switched to the Paleo Diet and suggested I do the same as he had ??lost here?? (pointing at his stomach)... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 31, 2013 at 1:51 AM

It seems like you are doing more a Low Carb version of Paleo. Your primary carb of choice appears to be fruit. I am a powerlifter, and I found that LC destroyed my performance. I changed my diet to eating more sweet potatoes, some potatoes, rice... (more)

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by 88 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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 215 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

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 · October 23, 2014 at 4:12 AM

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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by 519 · October 23, 2014 at 4:08 AM

I go to a 5:30am to 6:30am boot camp 2-4 days a week... I fast before and have been waiting an hour or so to eat my normal daily breakfast (3 scrambled eggs in pastured organic butter and 2 pieces of bacon). On a hard day my muscles can be sore... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 07, 2013 at 4:02 PM

At 6 feet and 160 pounds, I think you need to readjust your goals. If I were you I would drop the boot camp to 1 or 2 days a week, and buy a copy of Jim Wendler's 5/3/1. Get on a strength based resistance training program, start eating some more... (more)

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by 35 · October 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM

I've been trying to quit for the past couple of weeks, but I've come to the realization that I kind of need it to unwind from a week's worth of work, and as far as I know, the pros (stress relief, enjoyment with friends) outweighs the cons... (more)

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Im_with_Raquel 0 · April 04, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I don't understand the moral stance of many on here, as though this was Christian-rock-against-drugs-hacks.com Smoking herbs is as paleo as fire.

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by 3 · October 23, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Hello All, I'm very skinny so want to gain weight asap,I joined gym but it Didn't got result. So I'm wondering which food/meals should I introduce to gain some weight and how much of it?

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Emily_11 0 · November 01, 2012 at 7:06 PM

To build muscle, you need to do two things: stress the muscle, and then repair it. You stress it through weight-bearing exercise like free weights, yoga, running, vigorous dancing, hiking, racquet sports, etc. You repair it by ensuring your body... (more)

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by 10 · October 23, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Hello, I have been eating Paleo for about a month. I'm 26, 5'2, and 162lbs. Initially, I lost 10 lbs in the first 2 weeks, but have put back about 3 lbs and haven't been able to lose anything since. I'm very apple shaped, and I have PCOS. I... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · October 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM

First two things I would do is completely drop the dairy (and the corn.) No excuses. Dairy is insuligenic and if you have PCOS, that is a big problem. Second thing I would do is make sure I'm getting enough sleep and that I'm going to sleep... (more)

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by 50 · October 23, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Hey guys I was needing to know what foods to eat so I can gain weight and muscle I'm pretty thin i'd appreciate the help

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Paul_30 0 · October 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/157435/help-me-gain-weight#axzz2A6gD7D7L Check out this thread

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by 35 · October 23, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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 1772 · October 23, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Hey. I have noticed that this is not yet a thread and there are A LOT of questions about weight (fat) loss here scattered about the archives. I figured, why not create one, epic thread where everyone shares their two-cents (n=1) on what they have... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · September 19, 2012 at 4:29 PM

(Maybe) Do not eat (100%) paleo: THis is personal, but I find I have better results eating mostly, but not totally paleo. That means yes, 80-90% of food should be paleo-friendly, but strategic use of certain foods/supplements can be helpful for... (more)

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