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by 25 · about 7 hours ago

I've always wondered about whether a Paleo Diet can help reduce pain. That's my experience and anecdotal, that of several friends, particularly when it comes to muscle soreness after exercise. I find that since I've gone Paleo, I don't get as... (more)

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Todd_4 0 · January 13, 2014 at 2:22 AM

Jonathan, I think that diet is key in reducing pain. The key actor is arachidonic acid (AA), which initiates the entire pain cascade. Low insulin levels inhibit AA and shut down pain. Low carb Paleo diets are helpful in that regard. Glad to... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I decided to ask the knowlegeible paleo community about how to get back in the game for my landscapoing work tommorow and I thank you in advance. I have sore legmuscles from a. Overuse b. side effect of a drug I just stopped causing... (more)

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by 787 · about 7 hours ago

I was wondering does going paleo/low carb intensify muscle soreness? I feel great going low on carb high on fat/protein apart from muscle soreness, i kinda like the soreness a bit, no pain no gain, but surely it means im not recovering from... (more)

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Bradach 0 · March 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

fish oil seems to help with inflammation and muscle recovery for lot of people.

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by 2341 · about 8 hours ago

I used to eat huge amounts of spinach..at least a couple cups a day and after a while I wasn't recovering from my workouts and my muscles were always sore. Google searches turned my attention to oxalates. I stopped eating spinach for a couple... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · July 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I had to switch from sweet potatoes to plantains for this very reason. Oxalates seem to mess me up bad (achy joints, bad sleep).

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by 238 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all! I'm wondering how to reduce my post workout soreness after a good crossfit WOD. I'm currently only able to make it there 2 times a week because I need 2 full days to recover afterwards (my box is only open Saturday AM, which I can't make,... (more)

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Rob_28 0 · June 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM

So I realize I'm relatively new here and I apologize if I missed this, but why the hell didn't anyone care to ask her about her protein intake? Performance is 20% exercise 80% nutrition. You can eat as many carbohydrates and pop as many... (more)

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by 368 · about 8 hours ago

I know alot of paleohackers hate running, but I'm getting back into seasonal runs now that it's summer. I run in New Balance minimus shoes, with a forefoot stride. My first run was on saturday and I've had calf soreness for the past couple of... (more)

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sandy_A 0 · June 04, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I love love love to run! If you haven't run in a while, it may just be the normal "getting back into it" soreness. Don't overdo it, just take it slow, even if you can only run/walk a mile to start, just take it easy and make sure you stretch... (more)

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by 1017 · about 8 hours ago

Might not be a paleo specific question, but I'm eating paleo so figured I'd ask here. What gets depleted when you over train that you should focus on replenishing? I am asking because whenever I over train and end up extremely sore, my mood... (more)

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Matthew_Caton 0 · May 21, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Leptin takes a nose-dive when you exercise too much. It's classic. I wrote an article on leptin recently and it would definitely help your understanding of why you feel the way you do when you overtrain. You're probably training too much. Most... (more)

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by 496 · about 8 hours ago

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)

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jakeA 0 · April 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM

My best tips are: Contrast showers, foam rolling post workout, and keeping carbs to after workouts. You should definitely read this article by John Welbourne of Crossfit Football which describes a huge amount of recovery tools:... (more)

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by 11557 · about 8 hours ago

So, I recently went to the doctor for shot, check-up, and a few other things. At the end of the appointment I mentioned that I've been having this tender soreness just on the inside of my right hip, in my pelvic region. The doctor checked my lymph... (more)

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Kasia_ 0 · April 14, 2012 at 1:27 AM

It's likely that it's ovulation pain or cysts or both. I get the same type of pain. Usually the cysts go away after a while but I'd get an ultrasound just to make sure the cysts are not twisting the ovary or causing any issues. I had a tumor on my... (more)

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by 90 · about 8 hours ago

I have been experimenting with a few different styles of eating over the years. I ate a vegan diet for 6 years and two years ago went to a raw food plant based diet. About a month and a half ago I experimented with a fruit based (with lots of... (more)

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Nathan_H 0 · March 06, 2012 at 6:35 PM

This is entirely theoretical as I don't know you or your body composition. I don't want to make a huge assumption: Soreness is often caused when your muscles are expanding. It is possible that your now gaining more muscle than you did on your... (more)

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by 11152 · about 8 hours ago

So, my most recent period was the 3rd week of November. For more than a week preceding it, I had the worst case of tender boobahs I've ever had. Even wearing wire-free bras were murder (I have A-cups). It took two weeks for the aching to subside,... (more)

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losttraveler 0 · December 09, 2011 at 9:00 PM

How old are you? I'm in my mid 30s and have found over the last year that I'm experiencing very much the same thing you seem to be experiencing. This is a definite change from the past. It was so painful that I discussed with my doctor and she... (more)

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by 227 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all, I've been exercising for 3 months (as opposed to being a couch potato for the past 38 years!). On average, I do 45 to 60mn on the treadmill, 4 times/week. I started walking. Then increased the incline. Now I do intervals (running/power... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 06, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I wouldn't assume it's about the carbs - it depends what intensity you're using, are you lacking energy or simply sore? I would first look more closely at what else will have changed with the diet, the micronutrients, salt/rehydration in... (more)

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by 1510 · about 8 hours ago

Quality sleep is an important part of Paleo, but I just can't seem to get it because I tense my neck and shoulder muscles in my sleep and wake extremely sore the next morning. Has anyone dealt with this and found a solution?

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Nutritionator 0 · November 01, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Have you tried Magnesium supplements? A lot of people have trouble with it but Natural Calm has done amazing things for my sleep. I always use to make fists and curl my wrists under me when I slept, in addition to a plethora of other sleep issues... (more)

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by 3159 · about 8 hours ago

Okay, so- my whole body is sore. Ridiculously so. Especially my legs and joints. Both of my jobs are physically demanding (decorative painting and Lowe's). I am climbing up and down ladders constantly, lifting 'heavy things', and am in pretty... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 29, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I used to do a physically demanding job too- I was a cleaning and restoration technician and carried an 84 lb. piece of equipment up and down stairs amongst other things like moving and blocking furniture. (Paleo before I knew what that meant!) I... (more)

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by 287 · about 8 hours ago

My sister started eating paleo a few months ago and has noticed that her belly button piercing (of which she's had for 7 years+) has started to become really sore and irritating. To the point which she has to take the bar out sometimes (she has... (more)

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oo 0 · August 31, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Here's an answer from my gf: "As a piercer, and someone who is very familiar with the paleo diet: Chances are that it is not your diet. If anything, this diet would make your piercings healthier. It could be from working out more frequently, but... (more)

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by 2297 · about 8 hours ago

I've made the transition to a standing desk, and now spend almost all my time computing there. The only problem is, that my quads start feeling tight after half an hour or so, and now they are almost constantly sore. My feet tend to hurt also... (more)

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Jake_2 0 · May 24, 2011 at 6:02 AM

I work as a full-time cashier, so I understand the whole sore legs, feet and other issues. From my experience, shoes are essential. I know we're supposed to be barefoot and such (for the whole "living naturally thing"), but I have a pair of... (more)

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by 268 · about 8 hours ago

I've been prone to sore feet as far as I can remember. I can't walk for more than about half an hour without my feet getting sore, and lately that's been a big problem because I live in an island community where everyone walks everywhere, and... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · March 13, 2011 at 2:26 AM

one way to find out more - if you have a running store that offers gait analysis, that can tell a lot about your stride as well as how you stand. Some foot orthotics shops offer same service. If there isn't one near you, a podiatrist (or... (more)

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by 4086 · about 8 hours ago

Just starting working out after 7 months of no exercise. When I was working out I was doing calisthenics type exercises (squats, lunges, whole body movement exercises, free weights) for over a year and I was in great shape. I haven't been doing... (more)

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Tyler_S 0 · January 06, 2011 at 1:59 AM

I answered this question pretty thorougly here: Mastering Muscle Soreness Deal with large rocks first: diet, sleep, and training. Massage is extremely helpful New research shows that caffiene significatly decreases muscle soreness- look at the... (more)

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by 1193 · October 30, 2014 at 5:12 AM

I've been doing CrossFit for a year and a half or so, and I've realized that none of the workouts from around the past two months have made me feel sore in the slightest???and these aren't "active recovery" WODs, either. I recently hit a 15 lb... (more)

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mnatko 0 · July 17, 2014 at 3:23 PM

First of all you don't need to get sore to build muscle, and the longer you train the less frequently you will experience DOMS. Furthermore, soreness is induced mainly from the eccentric portion of a lift, so doing a 1 rep max on deadlift there is... (more)

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by 201 · October 30, 2014 at 3:56 AM

For the past month and a half I've had soreness and clicking in the hip area. I haven't really changed my workout although come to think of it I did start learning to front squat around that time. With an unloaded bar though. This makes squatting... (more)

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Cory151_1 0 · February 03, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Have you tried a Mobility WOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBHzXF-mVjY

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by 5 · October 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

So whenever I dead lift (standard, sumo, straight leg) my hamstrings are excessively sore for a few days. I can squat heavy with no problems but if I a do D/L's I limp around like an old man. I am sure I am a little tight in the hamstrings but I... (more)

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WyldKard 0 · September 07, 2011 at 5:26 PM

What sort of warm-up do you do before jumping into your working weight? In the context of the D/L, programs like Stronglifts 5x5 don't actually make you do 5x5 on the D/L, but rather 1x5 because you're already working a lot of the same muscles in... (more)

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by 626 · October 30, 2014 at 3:12 AM

This post is in response to a question I posed on a previous thread (http://paleohacks.com/questions/16212/stiffness-and-mobility-loss-from-lifting#axzz18Is4k7LP) and an awesome answer from James. Here it goes: So I've largely adopted Mark... (more)

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James_3 0 · December 16, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Unfortunately, I don't think you can really get the answer you're looking for. I've seen a whole heck'uve a lot of different variations out there. Tons of different methodologies and reasons for them. A lot of them seem to be conflicting or ill... (more)

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by 768 · October 30, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Sometimes I work out hard with weights, but afterwards I may not always be able to sleep the optimal amount or eat perfectly coordinated meals. But of course, I do try to. As long as the soreness gradually goes away with rest and healthy eating,... (more)

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David_Csonka 0 · October 18, 2010 at 1:38 PM

I don't really think this is the kind of thing you can crowdsource. Everybody responds a little differently to workouts based on their individual genetics or physical conditioning. Some people can do two or three workouts a day, and come back the... (more)

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by 10653 · October 29, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Lately, I've been doing a lot of walking/running/standing around so I'm basically on my feet all day, which I'm not really used to, so for the past few days, I've noticed my knees and hips getting a bit sore. But then yesterday, my elbows and... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · June 16, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This doesn't address your temperature variances, but the tingling in your arms and skin hypersensitivity sounds familiar. I experienced this when working as a bartender where I would be on my feet for 8 plus hours with my head down (making drinks,... (more)

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by 95 · October 29, 2014 at 3:34 AM

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)

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Rob_W 0 · April 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

What was your previous diet like and about how many carbs are you consuming post workout? Working out hard deletes muscle glycogen, which must be replenished by glucose. The most efficient way of doing that is consuming post workout carbs or... (more)

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