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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 215 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 330 · about 1 hour ago

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 5775 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 173 · about 2 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 0 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 455 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 40 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2227 · about 2 hours ago

It has been a long time since I've asked a "plase hack my..." question, but I need some help. First question: I work 8-4, followed by crossfit everyday from 430-530. Sleeping around 7/8 hours a night. I'm constantly playing with IF protocols, but... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · May 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ok, I'll say it. Suddenly switching up to downing loads of carbs may be the worst thing you could do. You don't need them. They are a poor option for sustaining 5 days activity, you'll be eating constantly, you'll neglect eating anything more... (more)

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by 655 · about 2 hours ago

Hi there, I'm currently following the 5x5 StrongLifts regimen and making great progress! However, I've read that all that is necessary to build 1lb of protein, which is the max you can build a week, is 100g extra of protein. If this is true, why... (more)

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Ryan_36 0 · March 06, 2013 at 2:29 PM

If you are losing fat and gaining muscle DON"T CHANGE ANYTHING! If you pleateau on either front and are still not satisfied with your body composition, THEN you can start tweaking calories/macros/etc.

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by 2297 · about 2 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 65 · about 2 hours ago

Or maybe a better question is: What???s the best way a woman should work out without bulking up? I am a Newbie who is in the process of implementing a primal style diet to lose major weight and would like to start working out. My only fear is... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · April 03, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Genetics play a huge part of this as well - Ectomorph, Mesomorph, Endomorph. If you can figure out what type you are, that will help in addition to diet. I'm an Ecto with a pinch of Meso and had to cut back on the bulk of my HIIT, I was a... (more)

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