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by 247 · about 4 hours ago

Hey! So I'm not losing any weight at all on a low carb paleo diet and I'm doing this since ever, so I decided to find a workout routine that I'll stick to long-term (instead of going nuts on some fancy sport and dropping it after two weeks). ... (more)

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sparsecoder 0 · February 09, 2014 at 3:32 AM

As previously stated HIIT and lifting are best. I hate cardio. But, the hardest parts are the food and patience. When I haven't worked out for a while the first thing that happens when I start again is that my weight goes up, patience. I... (more)

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by 259 · about 5 hours ago

I'm hesitant to even TRY asking this here because of the amount of self proclaimed experts and anecdotal "proof" people espouse... so please, keep it factual, and cite your sources if you can. I'm new to sports. I've been a healthy eater forever,... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · December 19, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Your reason to incorporate rowing was to lose body weight and fat %? The rowing is obviously not helping toward your objectives; the calorific and glycogen demand is clearly excessive and intrusive. If you HAD to do this Loren Cordain's book... (more)

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by 430 · about 5 hours ago

I've started to eat mostly paleo now, because it makes me feel great (the only non-paleo things I eat moderately are rice and peanut butter) but I'm a bit disappointed, because I thought when I cut gluten, processed food and crappy vegetable oils... (more)

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August 0 · October 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Ketogenic diets have been used for epilepsy in young children, and, of course, these young children grow up just fine. Now, let me hasten to add that these diets aren't the low carb diets you tend to find on the internet. Those children get... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 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 78422 · about 5 hours ago

What do you guys think on health and being active? I'm a runner and eat for performance and i can tell you I feel a lot better since getting active and fit. I thought I'd see what you guys think on sports. Do you think you can be healthy and live... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · January 16, 2012 at 1:48 AM

We're not built for a sedentary lifestyle. It's all about how we have evolved, imo. We've evolved as an active animal.

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by 51 · about 5 hours ago

I've recently began eating less than 30g of carbs a day and feel great. but i have a few questions.(background= highly competitive crossfitter, often high finisher in competition) 1)how will this effect my athletic performance. i often hear about... (more)

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Silverspeed 0 · January 07, 2012 at 10:27 PM

1) Once liver and muscle glycogen are thoroughly depleted, you won't be able to avoid experiencing rapid fatigue during anaerobic activities. Fat cannot be burned anaerobically, so any ATP will need to be generated either from the little glycogen... (more)

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by 5768 · about 5 hours ago

Ever since Djokovic went gluten free I has been following and cheering him on. He has completely dominated the tennis scene and won the US open last night. I'm not even a tennis fan and I was cheering my butt off last night. Anyone else love... (more)

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AuH2Ogirl 0 · September 13, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Well, I am a tennis fan, but yes I cheered him on BECAUSE OF HIS DIET. Sue me.

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by 951 · about 5 hours ago

I know that somewhat traditionally people tend to eat lots of starches and carbs to fill glycogen stores (like the carbo loads the night before highschool football games), but this seems more difficult from a Paleo perspective. I have a Crossfit... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · August 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I don't have time to do the in depth answer I would love to do, but I wanted to get you at least somewhere to start. First of all, if this event is coming up soon, like in the next 2 weeks, I wouldn't change anything you are currently doing. You... (more)

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by 2437 · about 5 hours ago

Im seeing more and more MMA fighters adopt vegetarianism and it got me to thinking that we almost never hear about a professional athlete contribute part of their success to Paleo. Shane Carwin is a beast of a man and just went... (more)

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Caveman_Bob 0 · May 23, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Here's some press you may have missed: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?id=5021601 " 'When I was in New England [during the '08 preseason] a bunch of the guys saw the way I ate and asked a lot of questions. So I ended up writing out... (more)

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by 273 · about 5 hours ago

I've been doing Paleo/Primal for about a year now with good overall results. Body composition has improved drastically and I feel great in general. However, not everything has been smooth in terms of athletic performance which caused me to go... (more)

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ben61820 0 · May 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Im with you 100%. Indeed whats new is old - Cordain's book, etc. And of course the whole idea of paleo, per se, is NOT low-carb by default. In my mind its always simply been about eating things that do not hurt us. Within those parameters one is... (more)

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by 12174 · about 5 hours ago

Rumor has it (from the man himself) that Charles Barkley has been signed up for CrossFit. I admit that I'm kinda excited about this because at our house we have a soft spot for him. :) On one hand he could be back to fighting form fairly quickly... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · April 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

not a crossfitter but do my lifting at a gym that has it. from what i've seen, crossfit is perfect for former athletes getting their health back. one thing that's always made me kind of chuckle at the crossfit folks geeking out on their workouts... (more)

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by 436 · about 5 hours ago

What activity/sport/exercise makes you feel the best? What do you use it for: strength, endurance, flexibility, stress reduction, competition, work ability, pain management, rehabilitation, hobby, fun factor, etc? Do you relate it to a Paleo... (more)

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Laina 0 · February 07, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Female. Sleeping. Sex. Eating. In that order.

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by 1626 · about 5 hours ago

I started running barefoot and in my vibrams last summer. I didn't play sports much - just tennis a few times. It was very weird playing barefoot and in my vibrams although If i did it over and over again I may have gotten used to it. What do you... (more)

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MF 0 · February 10, 2011 at 4:51 AM

Kids all over the world play team sport barefoot. I think the field is even though when you factor in everyone playing is barefoot as well. I nearly broke a toe playing ultimate frisbee when I was younger because I was barefoot, but the guy who... (more)

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by 56616 · about 5 hours ago

So there is the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash. Any other similar races out there like this? (more)

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TexasPrimalSurfWahine__TPSW_ 0 · August 24, 2010 at 3:09 PM

A lightweight version of these is DisneyWorld's Expedition Everest Challenge (http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/endurance/expedition-everest-challenge/ ) This is a less dirty kind of obstacle event that is good for people not quite sure if they... (more)

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by 3150 · October 30, 2014 at 5:17 AM

Ok this is a very weird question that came to my mind yesterday. I was thinking back to my journey regarding nutrition and sports that started 8 years ago. Back then I became a bodybuilding fan and started to implement a bodybuilder-like diet and... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 31, 2013 at 10:19 AM

I think longevity seems to be the new "sport" already, or rather the new worldview with all this "biohacking" in effort to live longer and better. One could say people are now looking for eternity in life rather than after it. It seems to me... (more)

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by 50 · October 30, 2014 at 5:16 AM

I'm not sure what to eat and drink pre and post football (soccer). Usually I play quite intense 1 hour indoor 5-7 a side matches but occasionally will have longer training sessions/matches. Any suggestions?

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Eva 0 · August 18, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Most people probably suggest a portion of potatoes or sweet potatoes mixed with fat and protein. Some athletes find they need a bit more carbs to promote fast glycogen creation before and/or after intense glycogen burning athletics. Others find... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:07 AM

I am a french 37 years old woman who want to change her way of life because since a year i suffer of my feet and i have a lot of acne in my back ... I quit smoking the 12th of december 2013 and now i move on another topic ! Any help ?

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by 5 · October 30, 2014 at 4:44 AM

From a lifting perspective, how much could the people from Weston Price's book put up in the gym, you think? No doubt physical labor is good for the body, but if these people were truly STRONG, then would this be from the work itself, or from the... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 04, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Depends on how you define strong, picking up 400 pounds or carrying a sack of potatoes a mile. I would say the people that WAP studied were more of the latter than the former though both are definitions of strength. I personally would rather... (more)

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by 130 · October 30, 2014 at 4:23 AM

I'm recently new to Paleo and I have a Derby game this weekend. This will be my first game since going Paleo so I was trying to get some good ideas for pre game meal. Before hand it was the usual whole grain carb load crap but now I'm not sure... (more)

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CD 0 · September 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Derby is a horse race? On race days I will consume a banana and a cup of coconut water before I race. Good mixture of sugars and potassium. Or are you looking for tailgating food?

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by 126 · October 30, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Interesting programme on BBC1 on Sports Dink lucazade, Protein drinks and sports shoes? whats everyone opinions? I think smash a huge black coffee and drink water #back2basics, water, squash and salt, that is all most sports hydration drinks are! (more)

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Asclepius 0 · July 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Very interesting program. A few of my thoughts can be found here (along with links to the two other 'truth about' programs on exercise and fat, and with a link to the research behind the current episode). (more)

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by 2226 · October 30, 2014 at 3:45 AM

NFL teams spend millions of dollars per player per year in salary, and quite naturally have state-of-the-art training facilities and expert physical trainers on staff. Their weight-training programs are first-rate. But the players on most teams... (more)

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pfw 0 · November 05, 2011 at 6:04 PM

If your job is to weigh 300lbs+, be freakishly strong and recover from brutally difficult work over and over again for years, you need to eat a lot. Way more than your body naturally wants to eat, way more than you probably can eat if you're... (more)

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by 6082 · October 30, 2014 at 3:04 AM

What do you think about it as a sports drink? http://www.zico.com/products/

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Paleo_Dan 0 · February 20, 2010 at 12:44 AM

I agree with Vivienne that water is best, but plain filtered water such as from a bottle or tap is not. The water of our evolutionary ancestors would've been loaded with minerals and electrolytes. When participating in sports and sweating heavily,... (more)

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by 659 · October 29, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Looking for advice. Using one of Rob Shaul (Military Athlete) plans to maximize PFT scores. Train in the AM - Endurance with a little calistenics Train in the PM - Strength and Work Capacity (Metcon-esqe) Still trying to drop some weight so... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · April 02, 2012 at 7:30 AM

If your body is struggling to recover and build from one strength session to the next then add in protein. If you're struggling for energy then you need to eat more to replenish. However it's very hard to workout every day, maximise performance... (more)

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by 10044 · October 29, 2014 at 3:30 AM

"Facing his third microfracture surgery, Greg Oden has a big decision on his hands" http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/facing-third-microfracture-surgery-greg-oden-big-decision-162753662.html;_ylt=Asv.Yc13urOymvCYmbG5C768vLYF I also... (more)

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Dylan 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Honestly, I doubt it. The amount of stress these athletes put on their bodies cannot be reciprocated by any diet. And it's not very likely that he got to be a world class athlete (development, athleticism, etc.) in a malnourished state or any... (more)

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by 15 · October 28, 2014 at 3:56 AM

When i have a soccer game coming up, what foods and how much should i eat to make sure i have enough energy for the game. (i feel like vegetables wouldn't provide enough energy and a lot of meat makes me feel slow, but im no expert)

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Desmond 0 · April 04, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Sweet potato, banana, dates, raisins. All good source of carbs/energy. Sweet potato should be eaten at least an hour before, others can be more of a "quick snack right before" thing (depending on your timing)

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