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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 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 215 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 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 88 · about 16 hours ago

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 743 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 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 1688 · about 16 hours ago

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 5775 · about 16 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 1405 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 25 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 hours ago

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 · about 16 hours ago

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 2227 · about 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 hours ago

I started doing strict paleo about 6 weeks ago since i really got into crossfit. However I also play football and am working out constantly. Im 18 in very good shape but ever since I started paleo my strength has gone WAY down I constantly feel... (more)

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Holly_10 0 · September 21, 2012 at 2:32 AM

It sounds like you need to eat more. I would incorporate more animal protein throughout the day. You are using a lot of energy in your activities. Looks like your diet is not able to support it.

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by 10 · about 16 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 16 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 370 · about 16 hours ago

This is an odd question, so forgive me for potentially sounding really dumb. Since starting Paleo I've noticed a tremendous improvement in musicle tone, especially in my biceps. However, my left bicep is noticably larger/more toned and defined... (more)

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james_barlow 0 · July 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Have you taken any measurements to better define what "a huge difference" is? There will always be some type of imbalance just because of minor differences between left and right on insertion points, leverages, etc. Depending on your size a 1/4"... (more)

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by 50 · about 16 hours ago

I am 20 years old bout to turn 21 next week. I do not workout much-at all . my measurement are 5'8 135lbs i think 120 lean body mass i have a mesomorph type build and I'm looking to gain weight and muscle. i am new to the primal way but, i have... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · September 20, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I took up bodybuilding in 1982 at a gym ran by a professional Mr Universe. I feel like I made loads of self-induced mistakes including going crazy trying to add weight; I did a spell on "the gallon of whole milk a day" trip which put on thirty... (more)

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by 898 · about 16 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 16 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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