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by 0 · about 11 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 5 · about 11 hours ago

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 · about 11 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 11 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 2407 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 25 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 1000 · about 12 hours ago

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 0 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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by 10 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 20 · about 12 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 5 · about 12 hours ago

I am going to be starting my strength training tomorrow. And I am having trouble working out the diet, when it comes to how many calories should I be consuming each day to aid building lean muscle. just so you know, I am nine-teen year-old... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 15, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Without knowing what you are currently eating, that is difficult to answer. The one precaution is just to make sure you are getting enough protein, roughly 1g per lb of bodyweight. Other than that, do some experimenting. If your appetite... (more)

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by 514 · about 12 hours ago

As I venture back into strength training, I'm wondering if barbell squats are evolutionary possible at the weights most strength athletes perform them? Grok didn't have a power rack but he did haul meat. Should we only lift what we can: pick... (more)

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Swede 0 · July 04, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Do a goblet squat. I suspect that it mimics natural lifting movement more than back squats. It seems more natural to me that someone would lift something from the ground, hold the object close to their chest, and then squat up if needed to move... (more)

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by 40 · about 12 hours ago

I am 31y, 5'7", 206lbs, and at a comfortable size 14. I have been eating mostly paleo for almost a year now without counting anything. I have been maintaining my weight and getting stronger, but want to lose more of the fat and tone up. I... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · June 26, 2012 at 6:37 AM

There isn't really an ideal, I hate to tell you but in many circumstances many folks have to figure it out for themselves. Ask yourself a few questions, then try a few things, and see what works out the best. I'll even get you started on your... (more)

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by 50 · about 12 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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