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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Several times I've tried sticking to an extremely low-carb diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs). And each time I've tried, I've gotten the weirdest symptoms: extreme fatigue, anxiety, mental fog, fever/chills, weakness/dizziness, and heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · July 13, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I suggest you get Stefani Ruper's book PCOS Unlocked. I'm told that it's the most cutting-edge thinking on dealing with this issue. Obviously, I'm male, so I can't comment from a base of experience. But PCOS is a serious hormonally-based... (more)

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by 598 · about 19 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 19 hours ago

Hi everyone! My apologizes in advance for the length of this question... I've been scouring websites looking for some information to assist me in training for my first marathon. I have done a half marathon already which I loved doing and I do... (more)

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olivia_111 0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:51 PM

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by 16 · about 19 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 173 · about 19 hours ago

I did Paleo/PHD/'clean eating' before, but now I'm sort of on a flexible kind of diet with milk and soy and grains etc. No sugar or oily foods though. I'm 16 (turning 17 in January 2014) and a cross country runner. 5'5, 52-53kg, about 115 lbs, a... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Should you be eating carbs? YES, probably a couple hundred grams per day. What should your macros look like? The total of all three should be 100%, but beyond that, play around a bit because everyone is different, but just make sure you are... (more)

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by 240 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 5 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 504 · about 19 hours ago

What specific excercise should i do to prevent strains and pulls in cold weather?

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CD 0 · November 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM

The best warmup for running is ... Running. If I am doing a long run 7-10 miles, theb I will run the first mile slow, stretch and then finish the run.

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by 499 · about 19 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 5 · about 19 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 19 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 430 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I'm not one of those girls who thinks they are fat when they've mostly got a flat stomach.I haven't. I have grab-able fat. Even my mom says I could lose half a stone. It may be for vanity, but it is also for my running. I need to drop fat... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Hiding your attempt to eat paleo from your Mum will increase your stress, which is always bad for your health (increased level of cortisol and all that). I suggest that you and your Mum read "Escape the Diet Trap" by London MD John Briffa. After... (more)

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by 11478 · about 19 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 0 · about 19 hours ago

Ok so I know this is a weird question but am I getting weaker from paleo? I started the whole 30 program ( cutting out sugar, grains and upping protein fats etc..) and one thing I didn???t follow was I stepping on the scale. So far in the past... (more)

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Holly_10 0 · September 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Your body may have been use to running on glucose and now is having to switch to fat. They say in their book that workouts will not be the same for a couple weeks. Give it time. Once your body is use to using fat for fuel rather than sugar you... (more)

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by 173 · about 19 hours ago

Hi there, so my dilemma is this: I'm currently 15. In around July 2012 I severely screwed up my body by eating too little and running too much and I dropped about 20lbs in a very unhealthy manner. Think no fat, very little meat, mostly tofu and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Hormones can take a while to re-balance. The body isn't a mechanical system, so the weight you were when you lost your period may not be the same weight you need to be to regain your period. You may need to get your weight/body fat up to... (more)

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by 11478 · about 19 hours ago

Runners World says "There are only two types of runners, those that have shit in a bush and those that will shit in a bush." I fully understand that shitting in bushes is probably about as Paleo as you can get, but I'm running my first... (more)

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gydle 0 · August 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I agree with Judi - eat normally the day before, run fasted like you usually do and you'll probably be fine. Don't take energy drink or any food at the aid stations - just water - or your stomach might rebel. You're probably fat-adapted from all... (more)

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by 504 · about 19 hours ago

i wore the Reebok Zig-Tech shoes, i was wondering if this is the right shoes, or if there are better ones

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Clint 0 · August 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM

To find the right shoe you really need to go to a running specialty store and have them analyze your gait. You might pay a little bit more at a running specialty shop, but realize you are paying for the person's experience, knowledge, and... (more)

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by 340 · about 19 hours ago

My middle-shool age son is going to run with the cross-country team this fall and I am looking for the right shoe for him to wear. He has some VFFs but they are starting to wear. Also, he doesn't have running experience, so I am concerned if... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I can recommend Inov-8 and Merrel. My Son has been running XC/trails in Inov-8 230's for a couple years, and today I just bought him a pair of Merrell 'Mix Master 2's. They actually look just like Inov-8s and have a fairly flat to negative heel,... (more)

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