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by 952 · about 4 hours ago

For everyday walking and occasional running / mixed activities (frisbee, urban hills, etc)1. Vivobarefoot Stealth or 2. Innov8 F-Lite 230 / BareFX 210 / BareFX 260 (are they wide enough)? 3. Merrell Men's Barefoot Trail Glove / Vapor Glove4. New... (more)

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Barefootal 0 · June 07, 2014 at 12:28 PM

You might try some of the Vivobarefoot models as they fit a little differently. Some are much wider than others. Most come with an I sole that gas some cushioning. Merell makes good shoes but they are on the narrow end - comfy for some and not for... (more)

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by 598 · about 4 hours ago

In a pinch I've been running in my hiking boots and I know it's terrible. Rather than hop into the first running shoes that feel comfortable, I want to get as close as possible to running bare foot without stampeding across broken glass and... (more)

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RationalGuard 0 · May 26, 2014 at 2:01 AM

I did extensive research on this for the same goal. I ended up picking the Vibram KSO. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-KSO-Mens.htm A few reasons: As close as possible to barefoot only comes with the foot glove... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I've been strict paleo since mid-August, still loving the diet and still going strong. I also started Crossfit in September and am really liking the workouts/community. However, I have two problems with CF. One: I'm not seeing the results I... (more)

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OuroborossoroboruO 0 · December 04, 2013 at 11:49 PM

What are your goals? Strength? Hypertrophy? Longevity? Increasing vO2 max?

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I'm a 16 year old girl, 5'4" , 150lbs. Not sure what my BF % is, but probably around 25%. I want to lean out, as I've put on a substantial amount of muscle in my last year of Crossfit. I've been paleo for about a year and a half. An average... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 15, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Calories do seem pretty low given your stats and level of activity. Sometimes eating too little can actually stop fat loss, especially when you don't have a lot of excess fat to lose. I would increase calories for sure. Take a look at some... (more)

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by 16 · about 4 hours ago

I was in my local park yesterday, and saw a group of women running laps of the park; none of these women were in shape, if not overweight they were skinny fat, and from the sound of them they were pushing themselves a bit more than i thought... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

When it comes to exercise, there are countless ways you might achieve better body composition. You two goals, though, when it comes to exercise should be: improved health. When choosing the exercise, there is one thing which is more important... (more)

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by 27 · about 4 hours ago

For competitive runners, what's the point of beet juice?

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

I subscribe to a weekly news letter for runners. This week it contains diet tips for runners. I am new to the Paleo diet and am trying to make my mind up based on what I have learned reading about the benefits of eating Paleo. I feel this week's... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I wont answer you directly, but have a look around http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com who eats an ancestral diet and is a successful triathlete.

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by 240 · about 4 hours ago

Hi all, I've been paleo for a couple of years (though am not great at keeping away from sugar...). I've also been Crossfitting for about 14 months. Anyway, In order to trim down some body fat I have been on a keto-style diet (still paleo) for... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 22, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I suspect a tough mudder may be too strenuous to do without a substantial amount of stored muscle glycogen. Ultramarathoners and similar endurance athletes can succeed on low carb because their activities are not very glycolytic. I would also... (more)

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by 173 · about 4 hours ago

I'm a 16 year old female who has been running for the past two years. I represent my school in distance events (1500, 3000 and cross country) and my season's about to be over soon; I also take part in 5Ks and 10Ks (PR 20:15 and 41:31 respectively)... (more)

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RK 0 · April 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM

It sounds to me like you are really wanting to build more muscle. The best way to do this is going to be to have a focused lifting program with specific goals. There are a couple of options out there. A lot of people on here do crossfit. You... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

So i've been looking for a way to drop the last 15 lbs. I started running 2years ago and lost over 30 lbs, but I want to drop 15 more by my first half IronMan. I know the paleo is all about reducing carb intake, but I want to know how that would... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 03, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Some simple answers: 1) Low carb Paleo is NOT for endurance athletes, You will need to eat plenty of sweet potatoes, bananas, rasins and dates 2) Make your own gu...google "Homemade Gu" and choose one that includes paleo ingredients 3) Carb... (more)

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by 34 · about 4 hours ago

Has anyone here tried and had success with the Maffetone Method? The formula is 180 minus your age to get a max heart rate. Your not suppose to go over the MHR as you jog. I do Spartan race and Tough Mudder and I'm trying to improve my running. (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I have not read any book based on the principles of Maffetone (I did with the ones of Lydiard and Bob Glover) but finding you MHR just with a formula is pretty useless I think. It depends on a lot of things, the most important probably your... (more)

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by 20 · about 4 hours ago

Hi! I currently exercise for about an hour to hour and a half about 3-4 times per week. Som mornings I run 8 or 9 miles and am starving after! I am trying Paleo because I eat crappy and therefore am not really getting anywhere weight wise, even... (more)

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Paul_Mirek 0 · February 26, 2013 at 7:20 PM

So what is most important to you? Your workouts/exercise or your diet? Once you have identified your priorities, this question will be easier to answer. Let me share my personal experience with the hopes that this will shed some light on your... (more)

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

I'd love to get some advice in my situation. I have just found out in the last few days that my GP's diagnosis of hypothyroidism was wrong. So I've been taking thyroxine for the past 9 months even though it was making my heart race, my skin dry... (more)

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Bobby_Shazzam 0 · February 26, 2013 at 9:04 PM

It is going to be tough for you to eat to lose weight while also eating to maintain performance. You may want to choose one goal or the other to focus on otherwise it is going to be a fine line you have to walk. If you want to focus on losing... (more)

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by 15 · about 5 hours ago

I'm 18 years old, female, 160 lbs, 22% body fat. I started Paleo last summer and I've gradually become more strict with it. I started at 190 lbs and I've hit a plateau which I've been plateaued for at least 3 months. I haven't been losing weight... (more)

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Tribal_Warrior 0 · January 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM

This one is real simple. Your working out way too much.

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

I had been reading about ketones and how they are better energy for endurance runners since the body can use fat as a reliable and plentiful energy source. However, if I read correctly, it takes a while for your body to start producing them. I... (more)

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borofergie 0 · January 20, 2013 at 8:37 AM

I don't think VLC/Ketosis is any good until race duration goes above 2 hours, which for most people is the limit of glycogen stores. At one to two miles a large part of your performance is going to anaeorbic and glycogen fuelled, so I don't think... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I recently started running every morning. 2-4 miles. What about you guys?

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Bradach 0 · January 21, 2013 at 2:53 AM

I run 5k twice a week and 14k once a week. It took me 3 months to work up to that though, from just playing soccer once a week before that. Key for me was getting minimalist shoes and learning to run barefoot style. At first it's murder on the... (more)

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by 1005 · about 5 hours ago

As some of you may remember, I recently had a wisdom tooth out, and ever since instead of running I've been either going on the elliptical trainer or walking briskly with a set of dumbells. I'm starting to realize I was in a state of chronic... (more)

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CD 0 · December 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Bias Alert: I am a runner, I love running! IMO, I would not call training for 5ks and 10 ks chronic cardio. I suppose the implementation of such a training plan could be.... but if you are running less than 30 miles a week, you probably are not... (more)

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by 1005 · about 5 hours ago

I recently had a wisdom tooth removed, and since I haven't been doing my usual daily 4-mile runs because I'm worried the pounding might irritate the where the tooth was. Instead of running I've been doing power walking and elliptical trainer, in... (more)

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Varelse 0 · December 24, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Ask your dentist or oral surgeon! I would say a week minimum, but that's without knowing your particular case. Depending on the type of anesthesia used or whether not the teeth were impacted, for example, can complicate the situation. ( I am a... (more)

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by 6 · about 5 hours ago

Ive recently dropped all carbs(SAD) from my diet except fruits/vegetables ( I still consume about 200+ [grams? calories?] carbs from fruits/vegetables alone ). I have never been a big bread kinda person anyway, but occasionally after a long run I... (more)

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Sharon_11 0 · December 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I find that I am much more flexible after starting Paleo eating. The inflammation of my joints is basically gone after only a month and a half. My arthritis is gone. No meds necessary after needing them for years. I believe it is because I... (more)

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by 499 · about 5 hours ago

So I come from a background where every day I would run for 3 miles then follow it up with a half hour of weight lifting. This has caused me to hate my workout routine. I want to switch to walking because I've heard that it is better for fat loss.... (more)

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CD 0 · November 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

If you follow the Sisson plan, he encourages walking, or very light jogging as opposed to chronic cardio -- but his plan also includes sprinting once a week and 3-4 full body strength sessions a week... Walking works in that scenario because you... (more)

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by 173 · about 5 hours ago

I'm a female 15-year old runner looking to improve my timings. I've been running regularly for about a year or so, with a 20:15 PR for 5K (road) and 42:41 PR for 10K (trail). Right now I do strength work 3 times a week in the gym, and workouts... (more)

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CD 0 · November 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

For distance running you want to focus on functional full body movement patters, that compliment your run training. The primary goal of a weight training program for distance runners is to prevent injuries. The primary ways runners get injured... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

I am applying to the Marine Corps and need to significantly improve my 3-mile run time from 28:30 to 21 minutes (7 minute miles). I have been doing CrossFit for 1 year and have become significantly stronger. I eat strictly Paleo and as of the end... (more)

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JasonAC556 0 · November 09, 2012 at 1:29 AM

OK, my turn.... I am a personal trainer, marathon runner, and a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Having been there, done that (got the shirt to prove it, lol!!!), I feel uniquely qualified to answer this question. First, STOP DOING... (more)

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by 30 · about 5 hours ago

Which have you tried and particularly which ones are good all-purpose models (that I can use for road/trail-running, walking around, and going to the gym)? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks, all!

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JasonAC556 0 · November 03, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I have worn Bikila, KSO, Treksport, and Komodosport over the past three years. I run, train, and every day wear my Five fingers. Of the ones i have tried, i highly recommend the Bikila and Komodosort as the most versatile and user friendly shoes... (more)

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by 11478 · about 5 hours ago

So I've been hearing a lot about the benefits of drinking beetroot juice on athletic performance. Apparently beetroot juice can: 15% increase in time to exhaustion during severe-intensity running increased tolerance to high-intensity... (more)

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Quoc_ngo 0 · September 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I wouldn't be worried about beet juice and nitrates. The health concerns comes when nitrates are heated with some of the processed stuff in hot dogs. This article also lays it out pretty well:... (more)

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by 115 · about 5 hours ago

I've been running for the last two years, but after experience the joy of paleo and crossfit, I've decided to take a break from race training and focus on strength. With the Whole Life Challenge coming up I thought it would be a good time to... (more)

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bj__1 0 · September 07, 2012 at 4:33 PM

That's definitely too much training. You need a rest day after each day of lifting weights, and crossfit/cardio doesn't count as a rest day. I don't know how prioritize the crossfit/cardio, but personally I would lift 2-3 days a week and do... (more)

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