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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hi. Ok I've been doing ckd diet for a while. Lifts are going up slowly but the belly fat isn't going anywhere. I'm going to do a self experiment for a few weeks to see if I can lose bodyfat and Increase my strength (slowly) by going full... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 27, 2014 at 4:13 PM

You're spending too much time in mTOR. Try working out fasted, and don't refeed until 1hr after workouts... maybe add in some sprints or HIIT. Lower the protein back down and increase the fat in its place.

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I've been doing yoga for about 2 weeks now and I don't think I've ever fallen in love with an exercise/workout more. I always look forward to doing yoga every morning and afternoon, yet I have an issue. I want to gain strength and gain some... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · October 22, 2013 at 2:01 AM

I don't think that yoga can "replace" lifting or strength training in the sense that it could build muscle and improve your metabolism and body composition. It might be very good for you, physically and otherwise, and contribute to better health... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hello all! I am a 5'7, 24 year old, 175-180lb female. I do crossfit, olympic lifting and powerlifting type workouts 4 days a week. I am in the process of getting a professional degree so stress is sometimes an issue, but I manage to get 7 hrs of... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 27, 2013 at 3:58 AM

It sounds like you're telling your body to push and pull at the same time. You're either gaining or losing, but you can't have both. If your goal at this juncture is to lean out, then spaghetti for dinner, and chocolate snacks are holding you... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I really need to correct some muscle and strength imbalances I've acquired through the years and have had a hard time finding a good personal trainer in my area. I know both Paul Chek and Charles Poliquin have practitioners all over the country... (more)

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by 5775 · about 9 hours ago

I was recently listening to episode 1092 of Super Human Radio and they had NASA research scientist Per Tesch on the show discussing this. In summary, he claimed their results showed better results in training a muscle group for strength or... (more)

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David_Marino 0 · January 14, 2013 at 3:35 AM

My experience is anecdotal, but I know a lot of pro and olympic athletes would back it up. When training for strength increases if you do any near intense cardio with the same muscle groups for 20-30 minutes prior to intense strength sets it is... (more)

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by 2407 · about 9 hours ago

Nothing feels as good as a big deadlift. Then it's over, and you have to wait until next session to feel that again. In the meantime, every other sport I do including simply climbing subway stairs gets slower! My body simply never has... (more)

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Primal_NOLA 0 · December 19, 2012 at 8:22 AM

You really should consider educating yourself on Doug McGuff and Body by Science. First of all, you're conflating skill training and strength and conditioning training. Second of all, you're probably compromising athletic performance because... (more)

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by 1405 · about 9 hours ago

I am in the transition to ketosis, and I want to keep lifting weights and continue with my same workout routine, but I get lightheaded, and I do not feel as strong while lifting. How should I revise my workout routine while in the transition to... (more)

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chuck_8 0 · December 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Ketosis always leads to binge eating and lack of energy to train , @least if your gonna carb restrict that deep do something like the renegade diet or the warrior diet youll have far better results than being in ketosis

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by 90 · about 9 hours ago

Okay, so I know that it is ideal to mix both cardio and strenghth together, but I am kind of not sure how to make it worth iwth little free time? I feel like I am bulking up underneath fat rather than any fat loss...Any fitness expert willing to... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · November 14, 2012 at 2:23 AM

For fat loss, I would do 100% strength and low-intensity exercise like walking, and 0% cardio. My primary form of exercise used to be running (csrdio) about 12-14 miles per week. I got ok at it but never felt great and never lost weight. One day... (more)

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by 173 · about 9 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 504 · about 9 hours ago

Since there is talk about gaining weight all over paleo hacks, i was wondering when played defensive end in high school when i weighed 240 (im 190 now) i was benching 325 for reps, powercleaning 260 for reps, and deadlifting 450-480 pounds, this... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 24, 2012 at 7:40 AM

For that type of very respectable performance most definitely genetics. There aren't too many 18 year olds benching 325 for reps without the gear, unless they've been dealt a good hand of genes. As always, be grateful to your parents :) (more)

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by 2227 · about 9 hours ago

Currently my number one goal is to make lean gains in strength and muscle size. I just want to get bigger. I'm open to try anything to make it happen, it's just a matter of fitting it into my schedule. I'm in class or at work from 7AM-6PM every... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · October 05, 2012 at 10:27 PM

if you really want to get bigger, i would concentrate my workouts on the weight lifting(if you have time in the morning, why not eh?) and as for your meals, make sure to get enough calories during the day(it could be all in one setting i you... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

Been following a pretty strict paleo diet for about the past 2 months have had lost a shit tone of body fat I have like and 8 pack now however I have lost a lot of muscle and strength so in gonna change up my diet a little. I think I'm gonna start... (more)

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CD 0 · September 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM

To build muscle you need protein, calories, and rest. Carbs definitely help the muscles pop, and provide a great source of calories. So I would try to add some starchy vegetables and some fruit to your diet. Things like Yuca, Potatoes, Sweet... (more)

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by 78422 · about 9 hours ago

So for those who lift weights on this site- What rep/set ranges have you found to be most effective for you for gaining strength, how about size? 5x5? 3x10? Fast? Slow? Super-slow...do you do 1 set to failure? I know the conventional... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 24, 2012 at 2:42 AM

I've had great success with a simple, heavy, compound weight protocol (5x5) including the following exercises: some form of horizontal press (bench, incline bench, etc.), vertical press (military press, etc.) horizontal row, pullup, dip, squat,... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

I have 100+ lbs to lose, and once I do through low-carb paleo and IF, I plan to focus more on my strength. I'm a female and my goal is to be healthy as well as fit. I don't have a specific weight or jean size in mind, I just want to be in an... (more)

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apbergemann 0 · August 31, 2012 at 5:39 AM

Increasing muscle mass will increase your base metabolic rate (BMR) which will cause you to lose more weight. Your BMR is the number of calories it takes to keep you alive, even if you were to sit on the couch all day. These calories are used for... (more)

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by 455 · about 9 hours ago

I am interested in increasing my strength and "leaning out", if you will, and not particular about increasing mass. I have heard and read the recommendations in regards to sets, reps and load for strength as opposed to hypertrophy, but am confused... (more)

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Mark_26 0 · August 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM

It is an important question. Like JayJay stated above, CNS adaption is the primary reason novice level lifters increase in strength at the rate that they do. Once CNS adaptation has slowed, the majority of strength gains comes from the... (more)

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by 50 · about 9 hours ago

What books can I buy that have fullbody bodyweight exercises for building muscle. I'm a beginner trying to gain weight and muscle. Any suggestions

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Severine 0 · July 24, 2012 at 8:42 AM

http://www.amazon.de/You-Are-Your-Own-Gym/dp/B005IT6FDY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343119347&sr=1-1 !!! (more)

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by 20 · about 9 hours ago

After going to the website, I noticed there's not much specific information on there about the "workouts" or whatever you might call them. Does he recommend getting out and moving everyday? Does he have some sort of structure to his "workouts"? ... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I've attended several MovNat workshops and the workouts themselves are not inherently structured (i.e. do X,Y,Z for 8 reps x 3 sets x 3 days a week), but they can be. A typical MovNat workout may start with a mobility series. For example,... (more)

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by 229 · about 9 hours ago

I am a track and field multi athlete, my question is... If I want to make sure I get maximum recovery potential from post workout meal without gaining much fat mass as well should I, or should I not include any fat in my post workout meal?... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · July 04, 2012 at 12:06 AM

As long as protein is adequate, the "insulin spike" isn't necessary, so neither is the sugar or other carbs. http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/293/3/E833.long As far as I know, the fat will have no effect on recovery, but it's a good way to... (more)

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by 898 · about 9 hours ago

Hey guys, quick question. Every time I'm doing (pretty intense) strength training for a prolonged period of time I start getting the flu (starts with throat pain and later on I also get a headache. Lasts until I stop training for about a... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 03, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Definitely sounds like overtraining. You should try an unloading week every 4th week, using about 65% of your weights. Beginning lifters can get away without doing that but as you get into heavier weights (and closer to your physiological limits)... (more)

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by 2613 · about 9 hours ago

Morning, Hackers! I'm a CrossFitter and caveman, and when I started on that path, my top two goals were to 1) lose fat and 2) become stronger. However, in the lats few months, it has seemed like these goals have been somewhat incompatible. I'm... (more)

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miked_2 0 · May 31, 2012 at 3:40 PM

When people start working out, especially with crossfit, there's a novice effect where everything improves: you get stronger, faster, lose weight, feel better, etc. But once you reach a point you need to focus your efforts and pick a goal. ... (more)

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by 2297 · about 10 hours ago

What is does your protein intake look like? Has high (1.5-2g/lb bodyweight or more) protein intake affected your training and/or fat loss? I thought of this question after reading "The Myth of 1g/lb: Optimal Protein Intake for Bodybuilders", and... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · May 04, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Hey Bristlebeard, I had competed in strongman for almost a decade, my last competition was in 2009 - NAS Nationals in Salt Lake City. During that decade I experimented from the extreme to very moderate in my protein intake. I can tell you that... (more)

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by 70 · about 10 hours ago

I'm about to start a paleo challenge at my Crossfit gym and I want to be prepared. I'm not worried about the number on the scale but I have quite a bit of excess fat to get rid of. I've also been seeing great gains in my lifts though and don't... (more)

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Corbab 0 · April 04, 2012 at 1:00 AM

This sounds pretty solid. Think about tracking your your food for a day or two (paleotrack.com rocks) to make sure you're hitting your calorie count. Protein will help you recover and hit your calorie requirement without fear of fat storage. The... (more)

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by 571 · about 10 hours ago

To me strength is a major component of health and is very paleo. It's a broad question so maybe quantifying it into the basic barbell movements would be the right way to go about it. Right now I bench my body weight, squat 1.5 bodyweight, and... (more)

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Corbab 0 · March 22, 2012 at 6:23 AM

If you're comparing yourself to a caveman, I'd go for bodyweight/real world metrics. Can you do a pullup? Sprint at a good clip? Maintain low level activity for long periods of time? Could you carry home the deer you shot to feed your cave-family?... (more)

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by 70 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, I've been on Paleo for two months now, going into my third month. I'm all praise for it! I love it! As for fitness, I started doing bootcamps when I started Paleo. Needless to say, I feel great. I'm thinking about starting CrossFit soon.... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · March 06, 2012 at 4:53 PM

CrossFit is not something to be afraid of. I've been coaching athletes at a CF gym in Brooklyn for a year and a half now, and I really can tell you that we can all kinds of people with all kinds of abilities and they all end up loving it and... (more)

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by 608 · about 10 hours ago

There is a live fit program that I have been doing which is based around a "Body Building" schedule, lifting 6 days a week with splits. I'm wondering if anyone else did this program while following a Paleo type lifestyle? Here's a link to the... (more)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · July 04, 2012 at 3:07 AM

I completed the LiveFit program earlier this year... finished in February. I would recommend it if you are a beginner to weightlifting. I wouldn't recommend it if you don't want to dedicate EVERY DAY to going to the gym for twice as long as a... (more)

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