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by 952 · about 15 hours ago

Have you found any recommendations personally helpful and started using any of them regularly? I am talking about less common things, not so much about ideas that are already widely adopted in Paleo community.

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by 415 · about 16 hours ago

Hello, I'm trying to get more data points about possible adaptations to high fat diets. I know about Peter Attia's numbers ( http://youtu.be/NqwvcrA7oe8?t=33m23s ) and I thought that's the best case probably. But today, I've found this... (more)

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by 10 · about 16 hours ago

I've seen and tried all types of different ratios for macronutrients (protein,fat,carbs)such as 50/30/20, 25/35/40, but I always end up cheating, going carb crazy and eating non pale foods for the whole weekend. I have a serious issue with portion... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Sometimes I even do 2 -3 WODS a day. Whoah. I've never done crossfit, but I know it's crazy-intense and there's a point where you're doing too much. We're supposed to be getting healthy, not breaking ourselves down. Unless I'm totally out... (more)

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by 35 · about 16 hours ago

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 85 · about 16 hours ago

Another low carb question.. I've been eating a pretty high-fat, low-carb diet on and off for a while now. I'm not sure if I'm really keto-adapted (I haven't had that weird metallic taste in my mouth for a while), but I know that carbs make me... (more)

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miked_2 0 · October 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM

What you want is not an either-or situation. You don't want to be a sugar burner, nor do you want to be solely keto-adapted. You want to have metabolic flexibility so you can burn what ever fuel you have available and what is the best fuel for... (more)

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by 1186 · about 16 hours ago

Let's hear it, folks. What are the 3 foods, practices, supplements that have given you an "aha" moment when it comes to performance, mood, or just general well-being? Mine: Coconut cream for my coffee Betaine HCL to help with digestion Sleeping... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · October 11, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Magnesium at night just before bed. Easily the biggest noticeable effect of any supplement I've ever taken. Yoga. Can't believe I ignored everyone who urged me to take yoga all those years, and that I mostly believed the other people who said... (more)

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by 504 · about 16 hours ago

im eating at maintence calories right now. I workout 6 days a week, and 3 of those days i workout out twice. My workouts are weighted calistenics, 4-5 mile runs, plus swimming. I have recently noticed my waist has gotten larger, i have actually... (more)

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gctorres 0 · September 16, 2012 at 5:11 AM

Your obliques are responding to either your weighted calisthenics, your swimming, or both. What exercises are you doing. Also, are you unhappy with larger obliques. In my opinion strong thick obliques look a lot better than a skinny waist, and... (more)

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by 671 · about 16 hours ago

I just got through Jeff Volek and Stephen Finney's Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. It's worth the $6 Kindle price if you happen to have an e-reader: http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Science-Carbohydrate-Performance/dp/0983490716 One... (more)

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Monte 0 · August 23, 2012 at 5:02 AM

When considering athletic performance Dr. Kruse has stated that full fat adaption may take years to accomplish. Read this whole thread. ;) http://forum.jackkruse.com/showthread.php?305-Fasted-State-Training-Adaptations (more)

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by 839 · about 16 hours ago

Just came across this supplement today while looking at a "Paleo" energy gel... I'm not that intersted in the energy gel itself (or whether it's Paleo or not), but rather the ingredient PEAK ATP. They market it as, "Peak ATP: Elevates APT levels... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · June 05, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I looked at the research page. As far as I can tell, not one of the studies cited evaluates the effect of oral ATP administration on human skeletal muscle or performance. There seems to be some evidence that it can improve circulation, but the... (more)

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by 15003 · about 16 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Keith Norris ??? Trainer, Efficient Exercise Topic: Health versus Performance. Can you be fit and unhealthy? Muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance are not always signs of health. Keith... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:08 AM

I enjoyed Keith's talk - I had no idea he used to work for a pharmaceutical company - very interesting to hear his perspective on things

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by 1457 · about 16 hours ago

So I have an overuse injury of tendinitis. What will allow it to heal properly and the fastest (ignoring pain)? My question is purely pertaining to performance not overall health. I am training for a race. Should I take IBProfen or let my body do... (more)

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Cory151 0 · February 03, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Acupressure worked for my bicep tendonitis, find someone who very experienced in this. My guy can hold a standard scale in each hand and squeeze 100 pounds of pressure for 60 seconds. Consider yourself warned though as the pain of having a guy... (more)

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by 5768 · about 16 hours ago

Sorry for the long title, but wanted to distinguish my Hack from other similar Hacks. I have been Paleo for almost 2 years now and have found it to be very beneficial for the various health issues, mostly digestive, I was having as well as... (more)

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SimonM 0 · January 10, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Agree with the carbs being a potential key factor here. When I first read The Paleo Diet for Athletes by Cordain and Friel, I was initially inspired, then realised that, actually, what it boiled down to was "eat paleo, but add as many carbs of... (more)

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by 659 · about 16 hours 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 10 · about 17 hours ago

Question: is there a period of "detoxing" when you begin the Paleo lifestyle, including uncomfortable body aches and other symptoms? How long should it last, and will it eventually go away completely? Hubby and I are on day 14 of our 30 day... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · August 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Eat more starchy carbs, ditch the nut butter and nuts or eat very minimally and make sure you get adequate calories. These tips should help. Buttering up your meat is a good way to increase cals.

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by 273 · about 17 hours ago

I've been doing Paleo/Primal for about a year now with good overall results. Body composition has improved drastically and I feel great in general. However, not everything has been smooth in terms of athletic performance which caused me to go... (more)

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ben61820 0 · May 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Im with you 100%. Indeed whats new is old - Cordain's book, etc. And of course the whole idea of paleo, per se, is NOT low-carb by default. In my mind its always simply been about eating things that do not hurt us. Within those parameters one is... (more)

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by 226 · about 17 hours ago

I must confess I used to be a sport supplements consumer, but after I became "paleo" (almost two years ago) I left them all, and... Surprise!! My entire sport performance has not decreased but even improved. Now I've been thinking... Herbal... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 14, 2011 at 10:18 AM

My understanding, having read up quite a bit on Trib, is its beneficial for men underproducing testosterone, but near worthless for men producing average amounts. as for herbs in general, surely they have been collected by ancestors and used,... (more)

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by 3651 · about 17 hours ago

Is a high fat - low carb - moderate protein diet just as good for marathon runnner's as carb loading but still stinks for weight lifters, Crossfit and sprinting? It is a nice discussion of the studies of carb loading versus keto and the apparent... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · December 08, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Eva, I liked this paper (confused about the date of release, but the studies by the author (Phinney) were conducted in 1980 and 1983). You point out some of the good things that I also would have pointed out. First, that others who have tested... (more)

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by 3756 · about 17 hours ago

I suppose this is aimed a little more at the CrossFitters out there. When I initially started CrossFit and eating Paleo, I went with the CFHQ recommendation of eating Zone proportions several times a day. While I did start to get lean, quickly, I... (more)

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JJ 0 · September 20, 2010 at 3:13 PM

The Zone is a bunch of pseudoscience. If it is useful at all, it is in getting people to become aware of macronutrient ratios (thinking in Zone blocks). But, remember, before the Zone, athletes simply thought of their food in grams and... (more)

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by 20 · about 17 hours ago

Lately I've been seeing a significant decrease in performance during my IF days. My Crossfit WOTD times are higher and I just feel lethargic during my workouts. I'm fasting for no more than 16-20 hours two days a week. I eat 95% paleo, my only... (more)

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Dan_Gregory 0 · May 05, 2010 at 4:45 PM

I've got a couple things to offer to this conversation: a wee bit of science, and some anecdotal evidence. Last year a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research concluded that in a group of cyclists who had just... (more)

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by 88 · October 22, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Hey, so about 2 months ago, I was going through a period of trying to lean out, and I was eating high high HIGH protein, with moderate fat and low carbs.... I still want to lean out, as some things happened between then and now (I plateaued in my... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 09, 2013 at 8:18 AM

This might be useful: post-workout carb amounts? I really think that hunger in the most part is driven by malnourishment. Understandably there is habit involved (i.e. you normally eat at 12:00 and don't that day), but if you are nourished even at... (more)

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by 504 · October 22, 2014 at 3:46 AM

would it be beneficial do have a carb refeed on a tough workout day, i usually do twice a day workouts on a calorie defeciet so would the spike in calories be beneficial for performance? im currently 18, weigh 190, i eat around 1800-2100 calories... (more)

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CD 0 · August 27, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Michael, you seem to have competing goals. (1) to improve athletic performance (2) to loose "a couple of pounds". IMO you should pick one to focus on. I would choose to loose the weight and maintain my current performance. Then to improve... (more)

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by 762 · October 22, 2014 at 3:06 AM

Popular opinion has it that their high-carb diet allows Kenyans to train hard enough to develop their innate running talents. After their usually brief running careers, what is their health like? I hoped for both opinions and directions as my... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · November 02, 2010 at 1:03 AM

I have no information on the long-term health of Kenyan marathong runners. However it reminded me of an interesting theory for why so many good marathon runners come from Kenya, aparently particularly from the Kalenjin tribe. From here... (more)

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by 3268 · October 22, 2014 at 3:03 AM

There have seen similar questions, but I wanted to focus on something pretty narrow. How do we figure out when we are out-thinking our bodies, and when we aren't? We add some things to natural foods, but we also don't want to interfere with the... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 15, 2010 at 2:17 AM

When supplementing I try not to get what would be impossible or unrealistic to get as a hunter gatherer.

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by 2944 · October 21, 2014 at 4:26 AM

So I've been reading a bit over at Paul Jaminet's site about ketosis being able to be induced even when someone eats a reasonable amounts of carbs. This works through one flooding the body with ketones by eating something like oil coconut or... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:44 PM

As a competition weightlifter and avid rock climber, I prefer to be just out of ketosis. When I reduce my carbs too much, I do not replenish my glycogen enough for explosive activity. I don't go out of my way to count carbs, but when I do, it... (more)

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by 550 · October 21, 2014 at 4:18 AM

Assume: a satisfying meal of meat and veggies, a rested (recovered) and alert state before and during the meal, a generalist health and performance goal, at any normal meal times. What is the best thing to do post meal for optimal health and... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Take a walk. Mark's Daily apple has tons of information about post-prandial walks and how awesome they are.

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