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by 2246 · less than a minute ago

Normally I read this forms to get information for people I train more so then myself. I`m pretty sure this is the first question I am asking that really relates directly to me. Today I did a long workout, 52.03 min to be exact. Which is something... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · May 10, 2012 at 4:49 AM

I realize it's an old question but I wanted to mention something. This may have nothing to do with your workouts or your diet. It kind of sounds like peripheral vertigo to me. I hope whatever it was worked itself out!

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by 580 · 3 minutes ago

I really "like" incorporating hill sprints to my weekly workout regimen. There's a steep-ish hill at the end of my block, that takes me about 15-18 seconds with a 100 percent efforts. I've been doing them for 10 reps with 90 second rest in between... (more)

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ben61820 0 · April 30, 2011 at 9:09 PM

I'm about to enter a similar situation. Currently I lift heavy twice per week and eat one pound lean protein and one pound sweet potato post wo. That's Monday's and Fridays. I'm looking to just lean a bit, drop about five pounds. Don't wanna... (more)

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by 21405 · 3 minutes ago

Question is as posted. Years ago messing around with a very high protein/low carb/low cal (PSMF) diet I would get woozy after workouts and squirt about a tablespoon of honey in my mouth post-workout to "clear my head". This did not affect my... (more)

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ben61820 0 · April 28, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Tough to answer since ketosis has different definitions according to different people. I would say in the final analysis that doing a 200-300 grams of carb-refeed PWO will NOT: cause you to stop burning fat for fuel the rest of the time give you... (more)

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by 1702 · 4 minutes ago

After sprinting today for the very first time, I found myself extremely thirsty but water just didn't cut it. I ended up gulping down about 3-4 oz of coconut milk straight from the can. Probably not the best idea, but it worked for the... (more)

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Tom_R_ 0 · April 19, 2011 at 1:55 AM

I don't know that it is technically a "recovery drink," but I have been drinking some BCAAs mixed in water post workout. It is usually an hour or so from the end of my workout until I get to a place to where I can eat. The BCAAs seem to give me... (more)

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by 4283 · 4 minutes ago

I'm interested in adding creatine to my pre or post work out nutrition. Last time I tried it I used the ON brand creatine (unflavored) but had a reaction to it (rosacea flared up on my face.) It gave me a great boost in the gym though and I... (more)

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Fred_B 0 · April 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM

I used Creatine Monohydrate and had great results. 5g a day, no "loading" phase," usually an hour or less before a workout.

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by 20 · 4 minutes ago

I'd like to eat sweet potatoes + a protein shake post workout. How should I prepare them beforehand so I can eat them quickly after a workout?

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ben61820 0 · April 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM

this is foolproof and ridiculously good, i eat it PWO every single time: scrub and stab them so the steam can escape. double wrap tightly in foil. bake for TWO HOURS at 350. remove and refrigerate once cooled. Full two hours is the key... (more)

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by 5516 · 4 minutes ago

In an effort to make my post-workout meal more variable I am looking for a list of tasty starches that are also nutritious. This would be something like sweet potatoes vs white rice (which gives starch/carbs but not much in the way of nutrients.)... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 05, 2011 at 7:45 PM

The Starch List Wiki (edit if you have privileges) Easy to Find/Or Relatively Easy to Find in the US Sweet potato (Ipomoea) White Orange Purple Yam (Dioscorea) Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Cassava/Yucca (Manihot) Sago Palm (Metroxylon... (more)

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by 386 · 6 minutes ago

I know that several of you are doing the Stronglifts 5x5 program, and thus thought I'd ask two questions here - one related to exercise and one related to (paleo) diet. 1) I lift in a fasted state pretty much first thing in the morning. I am... (more)

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pjnoir 0 · March 12, 2011 at 9:39 PM

I REST, REST is very undervalued. GREAT sleep and rest while in a hard tact weight training program is the best. And if you are over 35- even more rest. Rest builds muscle BACK that was torndown during the workout. Don't cheat yourself or your... (more)

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by 10 · 8 minutes ago

I'm debating experimenting with carb loading post work out to grow certain muscles (mainly my glutes). I was thinking of only eating carbs post work out on the days that I squat and deadlift. Currently, my diet is pretty low carb Paleo. Think it... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM

I can only attest to my personal experience with it. Low Carb Paleo on off days. with Large Portions of Meat and a Potato or 2 Feasting after High Intensity workouts. Ive put on almost 30lbs now while maintaining my abs. 2 workouts a week. I... (more)

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by 5516 · 9 minutes ago

I was reading a "dietary approach" section on a new crossfit-esque startup website when I came across a line commenting on dairy. Their approach was that if you're going to have milk included make sure it is grass fed whole milk. The next... (more)

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ben61820 0 · October 27, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Remember the principle about this whole paleo idea is unprocessed things more or less as they come from nature! Now, whether you consume dairy at all is indeed a side issue and up to you, but the underlying idea of all the food we consume is that... (more)

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by 379 · 10 minutes ago

I've been putting down a bottle of coconut water after workouts for the past few days ?????I love the taste and like using it as my PWO carb source (alongside a hunk of protein). I'm wondering if anyone has some more expert knowledge of how... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · September 28, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Liquid calories process very quickly. I would almost say too quickly for the body to process well. I personally avoid fructose as much as possible as I've found it feeds bad bacteria and sets off gut rumbles on me. Glucose is usable by your... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I'm deployed, and I often play sports after crossfit. I Don't have the ability to eat a full meal because it will slow me down on the field. Anyone eat tanka bites after working out for protien? I don't like the idea of a protein shake, I'm... (more)

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rebeccamarie 0 · October 15, 2014 at 12:26 AM

try simply natural nutrition protein mousse

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I'm a 19 year old female, 5'7 and 135 pounds. Trying to get to 120. I've recently amped up my workout routine with and increased strength training with kettlebells. I workout in the morning at around 5:15, my workouts usually last an hour. I know... (more)

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jeffery88 0 · August 04, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Well have you tried garcinia cambogia extract? It works like a bullet on fat and has been approved by FDA?

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by 88 · about 23 hours ago

Hey, so I'm wondering, what should you have in a post workout meal if you follow Nate Miyaki's or John Kiefer's nutritional protocols of eating the majority of carbs at night, ASSUMING you train fasted in the early morning? I'm just curious... (more)

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Mash 0 · October 01, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Fill your boots: http://bit.ly/12ayQWu Whether back-loading actually makes that great a difference is debatable I think though that consuming carbs post-workout is probably doing more of the overall work. I would think though that... (more)

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by 88 · about 23 hours ago

Hey everyone, so I just tried taking some of the advice I've received, and after my workout on the rings this morning, had this for breakfast- 1 cup fresh strawberries/raspberries, 6 oz ground white meat turkey with spices, 250 grams sweet potato... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · September 04, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I think you basically answered your own questions when you remarked on how much better you feel with the carbs: whether it's appropriate to start having a carb refeed like this 3x a week, or whether I should do 3 days lower carb, and one day... (more)

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by 88 · about 23 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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by 251 · about 23 hours ago

What are the pros and cons of BCAAs? I have adrenal fatigue and the only thing that helps after workouts to keep me going through the week used to be protein drinks, but I've stopped those and there are not really any good paleo protein mixes with... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM

If you're consuming whole proteins from animal sources, you are getting BCAAs. They are just 4 of the spectrum of Amino Acids. If you eat meat, or have a whey protein shake, you're already getting BCAAs. So for example, you could just find clean... (more)

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by 2944 · about 23 hours ago

Sometimes my hands get cold suddenly in the period after eating a reasonably large meal. This is in a post-exercise period. Would this phenomenon be insulin related? Have you had similar or different experience? Answers on a postcard s'il vous... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM

So, as always, there are a LOT of possible explanations out there, but two that seem more pertinent: -Hypothyroidism. Cold hands and feet after a meal are common complaints from people with underactive thyroids. Have you spoken with your doctor... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I am a swimmer. I swim about 8 times a week and our workouts are 2.5-1.5 hours. What foods should I eat before practice? What about the first 30 minutes after I workout?

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GiGiEats 0 · June 29, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Starchier carbohydrates (slow digesting, high in fiber) along with a little protein about an hour to an hour and a half prior to your swim work out. After your swim session, have more protein and a little less carbohydrates. Maybe a 1/2 a sweet... (more)

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by 115 · about 23 hours ago

I've been looking for a good PWO quick liquid meal for my husband as I don't want him taking conventional protein shakes. What should I include? He leaves the house in the early morning and will be working out late in the evening after work. The... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Why the desire to drink a shake/meal? Many people do for convenience, but there are much better whole food options -- if you are able to figure out the particular logistics and timing you have to deal with. Does he have access to a fridge at... (more)

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by 88 · about 23 hours ago

Hey, So after finding most of the information I've been looking for, I just wanted to get some feedback on my nutrition- 6 am- workout on empty stomach Then once I've finished my workout - 30 grams of carbs( coconut water/sweet potato) and 10... (more)

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by 88 · about 23 hours ago

In regards to post workout carbohydrate intake, I have some questions about the timing and also the amounts I am currently carb-cycling, doing 2 high carb days a week, the rest I keep carbs under 100 grams, even on days I workout. I workout... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM

In my mind honestly the amount you are eating 200g would not matter consumed all together or split up especially because it's post-workout. Because your workouts are glycogen depleting. Because you were potentially lower in glycogen from low... (more)

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by 88 · about 23 hours ago

Hey, so my workouts are fairly highly glycogen dependant, and after trying a high fat low carb diet for a while, I've gained nothing but depressed adrenals, worse performance, and worse body composition.(Probably due to increased stress I would... (more)

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Rebecca_L 0 · May 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM

When you say low carb, do you mean low starchy carb? 200g isn't what I would classify as low carb. You also seem to be confusing the game of fat adaption and ketosis.... Regards PWO I can't find the link regarding what I am about to post but... (more)

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by 100 · about 23 hours ago

I have been paleo for about 5 months now. I absolutely love it!!!! I feel great and I am losing weight. I am 5'9" and currently weigh 218 lbs (down from 245 lbs). I am hoping to still drop some more weight, hopefully 18 more pounds. I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 09, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Coconut water is mostly okay. It's very, very low in sugar compared to any drink that isn't water. Just make sure you seek out 100% pure coconut water, and not "coconut water drinks" that they are selling these days. Honestly, at 40-50 calories... (more)

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by 88 · about 23 hours ago

I know the subject of post workout has been basically run into the ground, but please bear with me- So, for someone performing longer (1 hr or a little over) glycotic strength workouts 3x a week, what would you suggest for post workout nutrition?... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 08, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Read: How Many Carbohydrates Do You Need? Clearly the above represents a pretty drastic range of carbohydrate requirements, depending on the specifics. For a typical male with 160 pounds of lean body mass, daily carbohydrate intake could range... (more)

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