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by 5 · 14 minutes ago

Lately I have not been getting the best quality of sleep, and I am not sure why this is. In a 7 hour sleep, I end up waking up 3-4 times and this makes me feel groggy in the morning and within 4-5 hours I am sleeping again. Any idea why this is... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Try supplementing magnesium. Low levels in soil means that most people are chronically deficient, and it can really help with sleep stuff . Also check to see if you have any blood sugar issues. Hypoglycaemia can keep you up at night. On a... (more)

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by 25 · 19 minutes 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 15 · about 1 hour ago

Hi again! I am obsessed with this forum haha. So, I am a waitress/bartender, and have been for about 4 years. I work out 5-6 times a week (running, high intensity cardio, circuit training, lifting weights), take my dog on a 45 minute hike almost... (more)

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Chris_J__1 0 · January 07, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Decrease the frequency and/or the intensity of the workouts. Sleep is your friend. A bit of stress can hinder weightloss.

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by 2407 · about 1 hour ago

Doing leangains. My goal is to reach 5-6% bodyfat, reset my fat set-point, keep it there, then add calories slowly leangains recomp style to build muscle. I IF, eat 2 times between 12pm-8pm, train fasted 11am. 2000cal high carb really low fat... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · November 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM

My comment might be a little dated, but I think it's relevant. I actually hired Andy for 12 weeks and got a macro break down from him and regular consultations. Under his program he does not recommend ZERO carb on rest days by any means, usually... (more)

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by 2407 · about 1 hour ago

I've been doing zero carb, fatty meat on rest days, very low fat, lean meat and carbs on training days. Who is eating carb on rest days and how much? Ratios? What are the advantages/disadvantages? I started leangains coming off meat-fat only... (more)

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dsync 0 · September 04, 2012 at 3:55 PM

As with all things strength training/diet related its highly dependent on you as an individual, how you specifically respond to carbs and what kind of overall gains you are looking for. I would also think it's dependent upon how you are timing... (more)

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by 1022 · about 1 hour ago

We always read about how getting 8-9h of sleep is a big part of being healthy. On the other side, we always get told "We should listen to our body" I??m often laying awake and fit after just 5-6h of sleep (my room??s dark at night, roller blind),... (more)

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Carey 0 · April 24, 2012 at 8:04 AM

The "8 hours" adage is an average. People vary. That's just the middle of the bell curve. And people's sleep needs will also change with age, stress levels, exercise, medications, mental health, alcohol consumption, diet, blah blah blah. So... (more)

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by 115 · about 1 hour ago

Basically, I feel that I've got my eating pretty dialed in on workout days. I eat 4-7 meals/snacks a day with heavy protein and heavy fat with light carb pre workout, and then heavy protein and carb with moderate fat post workout and it's been... (more)

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jakeA 0 · March 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

If you eat mainly low carb and simply carb back-load after any workouts that will line up with what you are doing now and should be fine. On days when you don't work out hard just don't eat those post workout carbs. Since you are extremely active... (more)

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by 1720 · about 2 hours ago

I heard you can't "catch up on sleep". Is that true? I know I should probably go to bed when it gets dark or at latest 10:00-10:30, but often times I find myself getting many things done past that hour, because it is quiet and peaceful, and I'm... (more)

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Esuus 0 · November 04, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Try to sleep as regularly as possible. Some people claim 6 hours are enough, once your body got used to that rythm (i.e. go to bed same time, wake up same time) and as long as you have a healthy lifestyle with a least a little sport/walking each... (more)

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by 1720 · about 2 hours ago

Also, what sleep position is best for restful sleep? One pillow? Two pillows? Or no pillows?

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Dragonfly 0 · November 01, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Closed. Your oxygen/carbon dioxide balance is better with nose breathing. Teeth need saliva to protect against cavities. Your partner will appreciate you not snoring! (you really need to ask the other questions separately...) (more)

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by 1510 · about 2 hours ago

What sort of self-care do you employ, both paleo and non-paleo?

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zohar 0 · October 28, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Quit job. Sell all possessions. Move to another town.

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by 768 · about 2 hours ago

I've heard that we should always rest at least 48 hours between weight workouts of a muscle group. But I'm inclined to think that in the caveman days, strenuous hunting or fighting didn't always have such a rest period. Is it possible that 48... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · September 16, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Art De Vany has some great insights on power law variation. Hunter-gatherer lifestyle is full of power law variation. In physical activity it means that they move a lot at low intensity and less at high intensity (so far nothing new), but that the... (more)

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by 2387 · about 2 hours ago

For about 6-8 weeks now, I wake up every night around 3am - including lying awake for up to two hours. And it bothers me not only because it sometimes means getting up and going to the toilet but also because it just does not feel as recreative as... (more)

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Neil_1 0 · August 25, 2010 at 11:20 AM

I just happened to be reading about this a few days ago. Because I've experienced it a few times as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segmented_sleep Segmented sleep, divided sleep, bimodal sleep pattern and interrupted sleep are modern... (more)

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by 898 · October 31, 2014 at 3:20 AM

So this question has been bugging me for some time. When are you properly rested after a training session? Let's assume all workouts target the whole body with compound movements. Muscle soreness can sometimes last on for several days,... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · August 10, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Not many people consider this so I will throw it out there. Look at your rest heart rate (perhaps when you wake up for consistency). If your Central Nervous System is fired, your heart rate will reflect this. If your rest heart is close to/at... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:06 AM

I would like to know the thoughts of paleohack community regarding the safety of sprinting with sore shoulders. I have started to workout after a long break. Had completed two sprint workout sessions within the past 10 days. The day before... (more)

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dannybarclay 0 · April 23, 2014 at 9:57 AM

You could do both man. Hopefully your back isn't so sore that you can't run some sprints. As long as it goes away once you warm up, and isn't still painful, then do the sprints. However, with that being said, make sure you're not eating... (more)

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by 787 · October 30, 2014 at 4:49 AM

Do any of you find that if you eat liver for dinner you struggle falling asleep? Its the only recent change in my diet & it's taken me like 2 hours to fall asleep for the last few nights, it could just be that im currently having racing... (more)

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PaleoInABox 0 · May 16, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Liver gives me a buzz whenever I eat it.

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by 1346 · October 30, 2014 at 4:49 AM

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 531 · October 30, 2014 at 4:07 AM

I am currently working to lose the last little bit of excess fat and lean out. I do want to maintain lean mass, so I keep my protein to 20-25% (around 80g daily.) I am 5'3, 115, and working more toward body recomp/losing inches than losing... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · May 01, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I eat to appetite every day. I've noticed that I eat more on exercise days in general, and more protein in particular on weight-training days. I'm not convinced that doing anything else has any justifiable benefit.

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by 1472 · October 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM

I heard Robb Wolfe say one time that if he could do things different from when he started what would he do. I think he said he would rest every 9 weeks from working out. My question is is anybody doing this? I'm thinking of trying it out in... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · September 02, 2011 at 6:08 PM

My CF box has a plan set that we build up for three weeks, 3rd week is crush week, then 4th week we taper down and take it easy. Body work, lighter weights, work on form, etc. Currently I work out 3-4 days a week, light cycling in-between as well,... (more)

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by 15 · October 30, 2014 at 3:09 AM

Hey all - for the last year I've been rather Paleo about 90% of the time. In the last two weeks I've been completely strict Paleo. Since then I haven't been sleeping. I put out blackout curtains, turned off my alarm light, and stopped using the... (more)

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Jennie 0 · September 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM

You may be experiencing what's called bimodal or segmented sleep, which is discussed here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/9143/how-does-bimodal-segmented-sleep-feel I've read several books this year on sleep and the history of sleeping and... (more)

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by 768 · October 29, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I can understand why carbs are good PWO, but on rest days is there any good reason to include carbs in my diet if I can get adequate calories from just fat and protein? I am 26, 5'11", 160 lbs and trying to put on mass. Thanks!

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ben61820 0 · May 26, 2011 at 1:10 AM

If your goal is to gain mass eat carbohydrates every day. There is absolutely NO reason, given your aim, not to. Big protein, big carbohydrate from starch, moderate to maybe lowish fat. You'll have high energy, good performance with the iron, and... (more)

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by 4283 · October 28, 2014 at 3:14 AM

So I'm considering taking some time off from training, but am a little fearful. My concern is that I will lose ability and my conditioning will decline. I've been crossfiting for over two years and have accomplished a great deal more than I ever... (more)

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tartare 0 · June 04, 2011 at 8:04 PM

being rested is always extremely beneficial, but you may want to consider doing something new during your "rest" period. If you don't walk a lot, incorporate some more walking around, bike a bit, do some yoga. Challenge your body in ways that are... (more)

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by 0 · October 14, 2014 at 4:06 AM

This is not a diet question, I am strict Paleo other than the occasional binge on banana chips after a well earned session however... I am always wanting to workout... Any ideas why that is? Is it overtrainning that is giving me this problem? I... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · March 21, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Overtraining canbe relative, it seems unlikely that I'd be able to do a HIIT and resistance training every day, but if it's working for you maybe you're genetically gifted. If you stop noticing gains or other adverse effects then maybe change it... (more)

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