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by 952 · about 22 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 0 · about 22 hours ago

Will be starting basketball soon, don't feel good on a high carb diet. What to do?

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captaincaveman 0 · December 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Elaborate on why High Carb diets dont make you feel well. If you get digestive problems, you should dig a little deeper. There are conditions like SIBO and fructose malabsorption which may be behind it. I found that out the hard way. Going lower... (more)

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by 415 · about 22 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 2944 · about 22 hours ago

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 35 · about 22 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 23 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 504 · about 23 hours ago

how many of yall are interested in overall health than how you look, perform, etc. Personally me, im 18, weigh 187, and have been playing sports since my early teens and sports performance, and looks are my top priorities. what about yall?

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foreveryoung 0 · September 03, 2012 at 1:40 PM

I think a healthy body composition combined with good skin tone (glow/complexion) is likely the ultimate barometer of health. These are indicative of proper hormonal balance and the absence of diabetes. IF you achieved your body composition... (more)

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by 671 · about 23 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 15003 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 273 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 95 · about 23 hours ago

Hi everyone, as you may know I have started my October Month Paleo Challenge: No Grains, No Legumes, No Dairy, and lots of coconut milk (oops, my addition ;-)) At the same time I've started an exercise program but I'm doing it all at home by... (more)

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JP 0 · October 03, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Hey Guy, I did not watch the workout video (yet) but I watched your warm up video. I was concerned about your form during some of these exercises but I see that you are looking to improve them. Obviously, a professional would help you a lot (in... (more)

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by 22913 · about 23 hours ago

Low carb is optimal to improve insulin sensitivity Does anyone have experience (personal or studies) on higher starch when combined with heavy exercise and a healed metabolism? I recover and perform better if I potato/yam after intense workouts.... (more)

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Stabby 0 · September 28, 2010 at 7:13 PM

I say that you should be fine IF your insulin sensitivity is actually under control. Check out Robb Wolf's newest post on insulin resistance and eicosanoids, or you could take a look at the one from wholehealthsource. Also make sure to be getting... (more)

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by 20 · about 23 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 315 · October 30, 2014 at 4:56 AM

I am constantly tweaking my diet and exercise to continue to reach my goals. Is everyone continually searching for ways to improve or increase their performance? Or, does anyone out there feel they have reached their full potential and if so,... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 21, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Thats a good question. I am about to turn 34, and am stronger and in better shape than at any point in my life. I am still improving in the things I am passionate about: rock climbing, heavy lifting, snowboarding, and steep mountain hiking. ... (more)

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by 10 · October 30, 2014 at 4:49 AM

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 129 · October 30, 2014 at 4:41 AM

While adapting a full on paleo lifestyle (sleep,food,training,etc) I admit I like to drink alcohol. Craft beer being my guilty pleasure. Usually 5-7 beers a week and a glass of red wine or margarita here and there. I'm a active BJJ competitor and... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 07, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Ideally i would say dont drink as drinking (beer especially) has been shown to elevate estrogen levels and lower testosterone levels. Seems like you've answered your own question too since the effect of drinking just 2 makes you feel crappy... (more)

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by 8574 · October 30, 2014 at 4:34 AM

A number of folks just dismissed what I had to say on this, assuming I had no familiarity with the Phinney/Volek work, that I was ???out to lunch??? on the topic. That???s certainly your right if you are in that camp, but you are a boner for... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 03, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Of course he has an agenda. We all do. His agenda, in my view, is to help people learn from his mistakes, and to take the path of science, to find out what works well, and use that for the betterment of humanity - if they're willing to listen. ... (more)

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by 504 · October 30, 2014 at 4:20 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 839 · October 30, 2014 at 4:11 AM

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 1115 · October 30, 2014 at 3:59 AM

A little background: Had a baby in June 2011. Ballooned up to 244 lbs - I'm 5'6" (I wasn't paleo during pregnancy - which I regret). Thanks to a focused Paleo diet and exclusive breastfeeding/pumping, I'm now down to 160. I started up my... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · March 02, 2012 at 4:07 PM

They're not mutually exclusive but it's hard to push the limits of both at the same time in a short time-frame. If you genuinely don't have the strength then I'm not sure there's much you can do in time. More likely you just need to access it,... (more)

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by 3756 · October 30, 2014 at 3:09 AM

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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