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by 145 · April 01, 2013 at 05:00 AM

Even though I go to crossfit now, I still feel like kind of a loner when I'm lifting. Sure, cross fit does some heavy lifts, but I have been practicing starting strength since July and have been making some slow gains. I go to my local YMCA to do... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 01, 2013 at 05:00 AM

I started lifting almost two years ago. I had already starting eating paleo, and walking 5 miles a day. I had lost quite a bit of weight, but had more to go. At first, I felt very conspicuous. I was over forty, fat, and female. It was definitely a... (more)

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by 145 · March 15, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Hello, I'm a former gym-rat-cardio-queen with a bike problem. Over the past 8 months or so I've been learning to let go of cardio conditioning, have learned how to lift heavy weights, and have joined crossfit. My current routine goes like this:... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 15, 2013 at 12:32 AM

So that's crossfit 2-3x per week, lifting 2-3x per week, and something fun 1-2x per week, and a day off. So I guess you have 9 day weeks? :-) Or are you doing two-a-days? Not sure how hard your crossfit workouts are but I certainly can't do... (more)

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by 20 · October 26, 2012 at 02:29 PM

So I have gone from 315-266/265. I stay in this range without much effort. But I have been reading a lot and it's confusing as to which advice to take and which not to since I'm 266 lbs and not thin. I was listening to Robb Wolff, and he said... (more)

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August 0 · October 26, 2012 at 02:29 PM

Exercise is counterproductive at your stage. Do enough to maintain your muscle mass- 20 min of resistance exercise, walk every now and then. But as you have noticed, exercise can cause injury; it also tends to make us hungrier. Don't try... (more)

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by 455 · July 23, 2012 at 02:31 AM

After a three week break from lifting and ordering Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe (which won't arrive until August 14), I've made up my own routine that I will start tomorrow. Are there any experienced lifters out there who can provide some... (more)

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Klaud 0 · July 08, 2012 at 05:14 PM

Your program looks good. The most important thing is consistency(and form, but that is a given). As many strength coaches would say: "Just Lift" On a side note, no program is the holy grail. Just keep lifting with proper form until you can't... (more)

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by 20 · July 08, 2012 at 07:27 PM

I've been doing Starting Strength regularly (sometimes just 2x per week) for 5.5 months. I've seen huge gains and am extremely happy with the program. My question is whether I should move on to a new/more advanced program, add in my own assortment... (more)

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Klaud 0 · July 08, 2012 at 07:27 PM

Don't go the crossfit route unless it is a really good CF gym. I recommend add in hill springs or regular sprints as a HIIT 2x a week and you should see some cardio improvements.

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by 2741 · October 22, 2011 at 07:17 PM

I've been paleo for several months and am now at a healthy scale weight (female, 5'6", 135lb). I don't look the way I'd like and a friend recommended weight training to get the muscle definition I want. I'm planning on starting Sarting Strength on... (more)

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pbo 0 · October 22, 2011 at 03:59 PM

This PWO meal is the only meal where I eat lower fat and higher carb for quicker absorption. The carb source is usually a potato/yams/squash. For protein I usually have some chicken or lean meat, sometimes I have applegate roast beef... (more)