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by 0 · August 12, 2014 at 6:42 AM

His Olympic sprint coach what is there Charles public and he's comedian great coaches coaching about okay well he had this to say regarding heart high intensity training he says he doubts that works for the year in and year out training method he... (more)

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by 0 · July 30, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Hi!I've been intermittent fasting for a few months now and I am feeling great.But sometimes when I work out two days in a row, I find myself a bit more tired than I should.My fasting routine consists on skipping breakfast and not eating until... (more)

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by 85 · July 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Hi guys, I need some advice/reassurance just to make me feel a little bit better. I'm in my very early stage of recovering from anorexia (actually more ortorexia + anorexia athletica = speaking human: extreme restriction and exercising three times... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · July 12, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Well what do you think is going on? You're hungry! GO get your macadamia butter and whatever you crave, you don't have to skip your work out if you like it, muscle mass is always a good thing. Good luck!

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by 915 · October 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I have been run down recently due to a change in my working hours which means i have to get up stupidly early Monday-Friday. As a result i've developed shingles at the very top inside thigh. I tried to get more sleep where i could & laid... (more)

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paleot 0 · October 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I've been down this road. For me, heavy exercise while fighting a viral infection ended me up in the hospital. I'd recommend against it and get in to see your doctor. You might need antivirals. (Although, I had some success with just lots... (more)

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by 0 · October 08, 2013 at 6:28 PM

I have recently switched from a very clean diet (lean meats, whole eggs, low amounts of processed carbs, high protein) to Paleo. I am curious if I should expect any differences or prepare for anything while strength training and swimming. Can... (more)

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greymouser 0 · October 08, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I have a somewhat abridged routine that works well for me, 3 days a week. I run, cycle, or swim 3 other days. My general goal is "body building" - strength + function + aesthetic. I think it's quite straightforward to stick to paleo and hit... (more)

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by 180 · October 07, 2013 at 3:44 PM

I am trying to lose about 20lbs I gained after abandoning paleo and not working out for 6 months due to some life changes. I have always weighed around 135lbs and been very active. I am eating very cleanly again, getting 8-9 hours of good... (more)

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BobK 0 · September 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

How long are the walks? I think the 'answer' might be in your question. >took a week off a few weeks ago and felt better and lost 3 lbs alone in that week< >I have been feeling very run down the day after some of my... (more)

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by 0 · September 10, 2013 at 11:32 PM

I consider myself a bodybuilder. I lift real heavy 3-4 times a week a and play recreational softball. Ever since I switched to a paleo/primal hybrid nutrition plan I cant seem to fuel myself enough with fruits and honey to meet the demands of... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM

You may also want to consider eating more red meat (including lamb) and less pork and chicken. You'll get more fat in your diet that way, and (good) fat can be your friend. Also, eating salmon regularly (even if canned) is another great... (more)

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by 25 · about 23 hours ago

Here's the article I quoted: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/technology/25brain.html?pagewanted=all What does everyone think about this? With the ubiquity of technology in our day and age I believe that this is something that deserves a very... (more)

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Mark_36 0 · August 07, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Most people seem to be constantly running from the opportunity/need to think their own thoughts. They listen to music when they walk or exercise, they watch movies while they commute, they watch TV while they eat, text and screw around online... (more)

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by 66 · about 23 hours ago

So, I'm currently laid up with a PCL tear for the better part of five months and I have recently found myself becoming less willing to stick to my dietary programme (IF mon-fri, high protein, V Low carbs with a slight increase in carbs on the... (more)

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CJ_12 0 · June 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I take one day at a time, knowing that each day I'll be more healed and stronger. Do you want to jump back in after you're healed and be 50lbs overweight because you felt sorry for yourself, or do you want to jump back in and feel good and... (more)

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by 80 · about 23 hours ago

Hey guys, I am a gym-rat. Or I was until I recently took up a landscaping job. This isn't powerlift for an hour and go home, it's squatting, kneeling and reaching for weeds and cultivating soil for 9 or more hours a day. It's breaking me. When I... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · June 07, 2013 at 1:54 AM

This summer I started working on the oyster docks. I (along with 3 others) shovel approximately 45-60 tons of oysters a day (split up in 3 sessions). The rest of the day I'm on my feet, sorting oysters and carrying heavy (maybe 60lbs) buckets of... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

Hi - I'm having a really hard time and I would appreciate any thoughts as to what might be going on. Background: years of not feeling well and being sensitive to everything. Several stints gluten and dairy free always had me feeling better, but... (more)

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paleot 0 · May 28, 2013 at 7:54 AM

It sounds like you just have way too much going on. Right now, the main thing I'm focusing on is eating some food.. it's pretty stress-free living. Just having wires all up in your grill, not drinking your coffee, going off and on GF/DF,... (more)

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by 75 · about 23 hours ago

My lastest blog post for encouragement and self-acceptance. Good luck in your recovery and may you find ultimate physical and mental health! http://www.runninginsilence.com/a-glimpse-of-where-i-am-now/ (more)

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by 88 · about 23 hours ago

I recently had my blood tested as I've felt pretty bad( I've had no libido, have felt depressed, had low energy, and over-training symptoms such as insomnia) for a while, and I just got the results back. Apparently, my thyroid is good, but my... (more)

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Gio_1 0 · May 19, 2013 at 3:10 AM

Eat adequate (just enough for the day) protein and get the rest of your calories from healthy fats like coconut oils, macadamia oil and nuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Avocado oil. High protein diet have been proven to lower free testosterone... (more)

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by 1336 · about 23 hours ago

When does what was a difficult workout in the past become casual physical activity? It used to be that I couldn't even begin to do a pullup/chinup, but these days I regularly include 40lbs weighted chinups in my workouts. On rest days I like to... (more)

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CD 0 · May 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM

In distance running, regular "Recovery Runs" are part of almost every program. There are different schools of thought -- cross train in pool or bike to reduce impact on joints -- do it on the road to encourage running while fatigued -- do it on a... (more)

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by 250 · about 23 hours ago

Hi. Some 5 years ago my mom broke her collarbone and since then she has been suffering from pain in her arm. I believe, the bone was first left to heal on its own, but surgery was performed on it half a year later. Within the last year or so, she... (more)

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by 1190 · about 23 hours ago

To explain this more clearly, I know that given a certain intensity level and duration, exercise will cause a cortisol spike which is undesirable. For example, one commonly hears that a weight routine should not last more than 45 minutes if one... (more)

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CD 0 · March 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

First, the cortisol reaction to exercise is a GOOD thing. Second, chronic over-training can increase cortisol reaction to a point of negative returns. This does not happen in a single bout of exercise, rather as a result of several weeks or... (more)

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by 229 · about 23 hours ago

Im an otherwise healthy 21 year old, athletic male. I broke my fibula and had surgery a couple of days ago. If anyone has any suggestions to ensure that I recover and heal quickly, Please share! Thanks

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Robert_13 0 · March 05, 2013 at 8:05 PM

the foods suggested are good & logical, but fasting can also be a powerful healer, bare it in mind if you have the time to do an extended fast

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by 1317 · about 23 hours ago

I've just restarted lifting weights after a five month hiatus or so, and want to know if everyone thinks that bicycling at least 20km or so a day is going to be detrimental to both building muscle and recovery. Last year I was following... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · March 05, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I don't know. I guess, like everything, it depends on your goals. With a program like strong lifts I assume you're looking to gain strength and muscle? Which can be achieved by doing the work and eating the food. I don't think commuter cycling is... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I spent 4 straight weeks only Paleo - doing amazing! Then, started traveling for work again. What is the best way to get back to the results I was seeing in the shortest timeframe?

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collegeprimal 0 · February 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM

the only thing you can do is simply start again. One meal at a time, and don't eat until you're actually hungry

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by 20 · about 24 hours ago

Good Morning! Very nervous today ... tomorrow I am having my first ever surgery. I am getting arthroscopic surgery on my right medial meniscus. They are going to be cutting out the torn portion. I know, as surgery goes, mine is pretty tidy and... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Lots of bone broth! Also, if you're up to it, gnaw on the cartilage at the end of chicken bones—lots of collagen. Still, bone broth is my first recommendation. Hope you get back up and moving soon.

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by 813 · about 24 hours ago

I have been stricken with a terrible sickness that has left me severely handicapped when it comes to physical and mental activity. It is still unknown at this time as my blood work, aside from a slightly lowered WBC, is normal indicating a... (more)

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VB 0 · February 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I have a suggestion - it might sound crazy but try it - it might help. Try a low-fat low-sugar high-carb high-fiber version of Paleo. It means more vegetables, very few berries, less fat and more tubers. DON"T EVER GIVE UP!!! Oh, and I love to... (more)

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by 166 · about 24 hours ago

Hi all! I am recovering from a bone surgery (removed the metal) and it was quite heavy, they removed 9 screws and a plate from the top 5 cm of my tibia. That is a lot. I am supplementing a lot (mag, cal, vit+minerals). Recovery is very quick -... (more)

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Harmen 0 · February 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Summary: anaerobic exercise of affected part avoid some foods, supplements and if possible drugs (unsure) up the carbs Anaerobic exercise Vesselgrowth is being promoted by the Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) hormone. This hormone is... (more)

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by 1495 · about 24 hours ago

Hi all, I'm having trouble with recovery post exercise (ever since a bad injury almost a year ago). Been really cautious about what I eat after, not overdoing it, taking lots of rest. I'm down to 2-3 days of weight training (about 30 minutes of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 02, 2013 at 1:50 PM

The idea behind fasted training is to provide several benefits: a) If you fast long enough you start autophagy which cleans up the dead and broken proteins inside your cells, and it also signals the immune system to start cleaning up viruses and... (more)

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by 623 · about 24 hours ago

Okay everyone, I did it. I had the thyroid surgery. I went in for a partial thyroidectomy, with the potential for a total one and they wound up taking the whole thing out. I do still have my parathyroid glands, but have been put on 3500mg of... (more)

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by 789 · about 24 hours ago

(I think I may have jinxed myself answering a question about how fast recovery is when you're paleo lol) Been getting worse by the day, drinking water and resting, would it be that Im doing something wrong?

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Tal 0 · January 01, 2013 at 10:00 PM

ill copy and paste my response from a similar thread, i hope this will help! there are tons and tons of tricks to helping you ward off a cold, or prevent them, the best way for future reference is to have an arsenal ready at the first signs of... (more)