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by 0 · March 20, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Hi All, Has anyone tested electronic muscle stimulator for muscle/strength growth? If so, whats been your experience? Thanks! (more)

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moors 0 · March 20, 2014 at 10:37 AM

The parts that stick to skin lose stickiness in time and may be expensive depending on the machine. May be a better alternative to standing desks since you probably can work any muscle you want to without increasing the risk of varicose veins... (more)

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by 0 · February 27, 2014 at 4:13 PM

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 215 · December 09, 2013 at 7:44 PM

I've recently started a new style of strength training. My workouts consist of the main compound lifts, usually squats, dead lifts, rows, bench press, shoulder press, and chin ups, I do about 5-6 sets of 3-4 of those exercises about 3 or 4 times... (more)

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Nvor 0 · December 09, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Feeling fine in-between sets but feeling the delayed onset muscle soreness the next morning is perfectly normal. I don't think you need to worry that you're not gaining just because you don't instantly feel sore. Not sweating is something... (more)

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by 0 · October 22, 2013 at 3:32 AM

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 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hello all- I have asked several variations of several questions before, but I think I finally can put down a basic plan of what I think I'm going to try in action, and I wanted some advice from any of the more experienced hackers- I currently am... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 01, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I would up your carbs to about 200g per day, and spread it out between 2-3 meals. As to the workout, pick something and stick with it for at least a couple months. As to legs, do either heavy lifting, or a mix of heavy lifting/plyometrics legs... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hey guys, Whilst there has been some discussion on the topic above listed, I am yet to see any conclusive recommendations. How does the dietary requirements of a power athlete, specifically, a power lifter, alter from traditional recommendations?... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Your goal of dropping about 10kg is definitely achievable. I personally have lost 60lbs in about 8 months while increasing my strength. I would recommend checking out Keifer's Carbbackloading, reading some of his articles on athlete.io, and... (more)

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by 743 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hey guys, I've been injured for years in multiple areas of my body, but finally have made strides this past year in terms of recovery and strength. Summer's coming up and I have access to my old high school's weight-room. Here's my workout... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 08, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Looks pretty solid, other than the absence of SQUATZ. The kind with a heavy bar on your back. Looks ok though. Since you are working out only 3 times a week I don't see any reason not to do pullups, bodyweight squats, pushups, and/or dips every... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 330 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I know there is alot of info on this site about this- but i am just looking for general info, if someone can just direct me to it. I never heard of it and I am curious as to what exactly it is, why you would do it and for what "effects". I have... (more)

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August 0 · February 14, 2013 at 4:14 PM

This is the link to Robb Wolf interviewing Kiefer about carb-backloading. You can get a pretty good idea there. The basic idea is create a need for glycogen in muscle by depleting it through exercise, and then eat whatever carbs you are going to... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 1688 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I am female and have been doing Crossfit for almost a year (3 to 4 times a week). It seems like I haven't made any significant strength gains in the last few months; I am stalled on a lot of the Olympic lifts, not getting better at some of the... (more)

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Rebecca_14 0 · January 06, 2013 at 5:08 PM

In Crossfit, you make major gains soon after you start and then there are levels of plateaus and gains. Sometimes the plateaus are for many months. I would not suggest you gain weight (speaking as a woman) but rather work on your technique and... (more)

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by 1405 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I really want to be able to get strong and toned for 2013, but I do not know how to structure my workouts correctly and effectively. Does anyone recommend a paleo-friendly book that I can read that will help me structure my workouts so that every... (more)

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Vetti 0 · January 06, 2013 at 10:59 AM

'Body by Science' by John Little & Doug McGuff

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by 5775 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

mid 20's female, competitive crossfitter. would like to lose 5-10lbs but want to increase strength. i've been eating paleo for 2 years but recently got stricter to be a better competitor. so i've been eating the way below for about 2 months and it... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · December 08, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Your workout regimen is impressive, I do crossfit 3-4x per week and find that I really need the recovery time, 6x per week or 2x per day sounds tough! The top competitive crossfit women tend to have a height/weight almost exactly the same as... (more)

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by 173 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 90 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 504 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

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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dzone 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 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

My second question today.. sorry! I know this is a paleo diet community, but I've read a lot on here about Crossfit and diet, strength training and diet, etc so I thought I would ask. Basically... it's really simple. I'm torn between these two... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · October 23, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Lean body composition and maximum strength gains are inconsistent, I'm a big fan of Martin's site but I don't think he is promising big strength gains with his method, if you look at the case histories he publishes people tend to maintain strength... (more)

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by 173 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I'm currently running 6-7x/week and lifting 3x/week. I'm fifteen, female and eat around 3000 calories a day (Paleo + white rice). Each session at the gym lasts about an hour and looks something like this: Plank 2 minutes Bench Dips 3x12 35kg... (more)

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Dan_44 0 · October 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

The answer here is less cut and dry than one might think - it really depends not only on your goals but how your body responds to certain types of training. First, any routine that is, for lack of a better word, routine will diminish results over... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Currently: 5'10" 145 pounds, 26 years old, about 13-15% body fat, lift 3x week, no cardio, wondering if my goals are realistic and attainable with my current diet/workout. Goals (12-18 month time frame): Get lean (single digit body fat) while... (more)

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miked_2 0 · October 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Personally, I think your goal of single digit leanness is silly and too low. Who cares if you're 9% or 10% or 11%, as long as you look and feel good, that's what matter. A number is dumb. Just like gauging your self worth by a number on a scale... (more)

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by 1000 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

My close friend has been spewing this problem to me for a while. His wrists are shrinking rapidly, forearms are disappearing, and shin bones just feel weird. He says he could rip his own hand off if he wanted to! It sounds weird, but it... (more)

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dmi 0 · October 09, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Your bones do not lose strength/size just like that in a few months. It takes tens of years to develop osteoporosis or something similar. Furthermore, I'm not sure how you can actually feel the strength of your bones. In conclusion: he must have... (more)

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by 2227 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Hey everyone, Been on the Paleo Diet for about a month or so now. I've noticed great muscle definiton and skin looks healthy, loss of what fat I had also. But, I'm a bit confused around muscle glycogen. I race motocross and off road, as well... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · April 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Pre-workout carbs aren't necessary but I think they will help you. If you are riding 4+ hours you are going to deplete nearly all of your glycogen stores. Either really stuff yourself the night before to "top off" so to speak, or just have a solid... (more)