Post Workout Questions
Has anyone tried fasting after a run? Experiences? I went for a run (45 min. medium paced) last night around 7 and kept a fast going until this afternoon around 12am. Which is my usual protocol when I IF. I felt fine, just wondering if anyone... (more)
I am trying to keep my carb level pretty low right now, but after crossfit I usually eat some carb like sweet potato or banana mashed in coconut milk. Which one causes less of an insulin spike and is digested better? Although both starchy, is... (more)
I'm on day 18 of eating paleo (pretty strictly, no dairy, etc), believe I'm getting the appropriate amount of protein, fat, working on squeezing in more veggie carbs but am really struggling with my workouts this week and especially my recovery.... (more)
I have been Paleo for some time now and started Crossfit 2 months ago,3 times a week.After every workout I am really sore and in pain for 2 days and then it's time for another workout.So basically I am sore all the time.I eat strawberries and... (more)
Of course protein is necessary but I'm starting to think the whole thing about not eating fat and getting protein in your body as soon as possible is BS... My opinion based on personal experience: fat might be beneficial to a post workout... (more)
I've searched pretty extensively in and outside of the paleo/primal community, but it seems that there is no consistency whatsoever on what one should eat before/after exercise. Carbs before, fats before, protein before, never fats after, always... (more)
Okey, I'm seriously surprised I could'nt find a question on this already. Am I the only one? I simply have to work out in the morning or early on the day (at latest 3 p.m), if I want to get tired in the evening or not lay in the bed for hours and... (more)
I get it - cavemen didn't have protein powders in 5lb tubs. But, if they did, what would they use? I'm finishing up my Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate from my pre-paleo days. Any suggestions on where to go from here?
I am new to paleo and am easing my way into it after deciding to eat local, humanely raised meat after 7 years as a vegetarian. But, I can't seem to find a clear-cut answer to the dairy question, even after searching this site's posts. I don't... (more)
I had heard that garlic helps boost T levels. i have 500MG of garlic + protien shake (10-15GRAMS) everyday in the morning (after workouts if i am working out that day). Any thoughts/feedback on garlic supplementation?
Eating actual garlic and actual protein like beef will help boost T a lot more than that combo. You could probably check out some porn to boost T even more significantly though.
Hi guys, Just wondered what peoples thoughts are on doing carbs post workout after a 5x5 strength session. I do strength and 3x hit training a week which I normally get a bannana or some potato down me after to replenish glycogen. I'm 5'9" 95kg... (more)
I'm following the leangains paradigm, which calls for a high amount of carbs on workout days. Which would be a better source? I currently eat both after finishing my training.
I was wondering if bone broth with a little added unrefined sea salt could be a decent recovery drink? I know it doesn't have potassium but I'm low carb and have a lot of weight to lose so I'm not interested in coconut water or tubers. I had some... (more)
I don't know if this will be helpful for you, but I put a shot of apple cider vinegar when I make a batch of bone broth. It has trace amounts of potassium and aids in my digestion.
I am not sure if this has been addressed directly, but if going low carb throughout the day (say 75g or less) and I exercise between 30-45 minutes, primarily for fat loss, with resistance 2-3 days, and general cardio or HIIT on 2-3 other days, is... (more)
Hey guys just had a question about hypoglycemia. I tend to get super hypoglycemic after my workouts, sometimes right after and sometimes 2 hours of so after. It takes me almost all day to recover (if ive workedout in the am). Any suggestions for... (more)
Hi there, Just started on the paleo diet today. How should I approah my hardest training day of the week in terms of pre-workout meals? It starts at Noon on Saturdays and lasts until 4:30 and consists of stretching, cardio and bodyweight... (more)
My stomach feels incredibly bloated from all of the PWO cramming that the IF regimen calls for. This is what I've eaten in the past hour: 18:05: 10g. BCAA in pill form. 18:20: Begun workout. Between exercises consumed 106g. banana protein powder... (more)
I am a high school cross-country runner and I have been on the paleo diet for about 1 month now. Every single weekend, I feel week and desperate for carbohydrates. I understand that I need to restore my glycemic store, but I don't know how to do... (more)
I've been working on a basic strength training routine with the intention of moving to a powerlifting-focused training once I've outgrown it - currently it's basically SL5x5, except with all the 5x5 changed to 3x5 (deadlifts still 1x5) since the... (more)
I just came across this article which talks about gelatin as a healthy protein powder: http://www.foodrenegade.com/gelatin-healthy-protein-powder/ I am very intrigued by it because I would like to supplement my diet with extra protein, but... (more)
Do you/have you used a ZMA supplement? Find it helpful? If so any preferred brand(s), dosage? I currently take B6, zinc and mag all separately and was wondering if ZMA might be a good way to simplify things... the forms of zinc and mag I take... (more)
I take NOW ZMA, 2 capsules at bedtime, and definitely noticed a difference with my sleep. A little deeper and much easier to slide into dreamland. I keep them next to my bed, will take, then lights off. I've thought about adding Natural Calm in as... (more)
I tried Progenex for the first time two weeks ago, and I must say that the stuff is amazing! It's a post workout drink and helps you recover and build muscle at a quicker pace. I feel so much more energized after a crossfit workout and not so... (more)
After landing a big 5lbs bag of gelatin powder and trying a number of approaches, I'm going to try drinking a tablespoon of gelatin powder in a glass of cold water pre-workout for the month of July. My reading leads me to believe this will... (more)
I've been really getting into BJJ and want to get as good as possible, so I need to bump my BJJ training up from 2 days a week to at least 4. Right now I do 1.5 hour class (1 hour of technique and 30 minutes of rolling) on an empty stomach in the... (more)
Cheryl R. Hart & Mary K. Grossman book on low carb diet
Is Schwaldwalder Bioland butter grassfed?