Strength Training Questions
Does anybody know how to find a Personal Trainer in the Chicagoland area who is familiar with the principles behind the Ancestral Health Movement? Specifically, I'm looking for somebody who understands very well the interplay between exercise,... (more)
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)
I am a frequent weightliftAnd crossfitters more weightlifting tho and just went paleo. I feel like I have lost some muscle mass and strength and am starting to look flat. Think this might be do to low glycogen stores definitely don't feel like I... (more)
Anyone else here listen to Iron Radio? If so what are your views on their advice? Anything you agree with specifically or disagree with specifically? I've been really enjoying listening and the advice seems reasonable and practical. EDIT -... (more)
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)
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)
I know the common conception in the paleo community for a long time has been that one really should get their food from whole sources and avoid processing of any kind. This conception continues when it comes to protein drinks. It has been said... (more)
i've been reading conflicting reports about if it'd actually healthy to take foods or supplements that reduce inflammation in the 4 hour window after exercise, due to it blunting the benefits of said exercise. some say that taking even 1g of... (more)
I have been eating paleo for about three months now, and have been keeping my carbs to a little less than 50g a day. I lift weights, and my strength coach just put me on a hypercaloric diet which comes out to be about 200 calories above my... (more)
Increase your carbs.
hey, i was wondering if you all knew of a good strengthening STABILIZATION blog written by a woman/for a woman. it really can't be a meathead blog, i need stabilization, i have no balance and muscle imbalances. thanks!
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
I'm going to give Easy Strength a try. I was just wondering if anyone had any feedback on the program. What five lifts are you doing? danjohn.net/2011/06/even-easier-strength-perform-better-notes/ I'm thinking of doing DL 2x5, Front Squats... (more)
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)
I have been doing Paleo now for a few months and I was wondering on the best exercise to couple with it for optimum results. I used to be a bit of a gym junkie and I love to exercise, but for the past two months have moved away from gym and just... (more)
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)
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)
Usually my strength training plan is to work one muscle group a day (either upper, lower, or core), 4 times a week. (around 15lbs weights, 20-30 reps. For less than 30 minutes each day). I'd like to strength train only 2 times a week. I was... (more)
My husband is 28 years old, 5'9, and now only weighs 120lbs. Before going paleo he was still pretty healthy but weighed in at 140. He walks to and from work every day, so just over 2 miles. And usually likes to take a walk during lunch because he... (more)
Any ideas for strength training without weights, resistance bands, etc? What I have in mind: Push ups and variations Plank Dips Sort-of "pull ups" on wardobe Squats with backpack Lunges with backpack Am I missing any other ideas? (more)
And if so, why? I ask, because I've read that they are (without explanation) and all I have at home is dumbells. I don't really have space for more (without annoying other people). How important is the difference?
Hey everyone, I??m on a Paleo Diet for about 2 months now, and lost about 10 lbs in the beginning, starting at 152 at a height of 5'8". Then there was a Plateau about 1-2 weeks ago and I didn??t loose anymore. So in the last few days I??ve... (more)
I'd guess that your weight loss is largely water weight loss from using up the glycogen that was stored in your liver and muscles. Glycogen is a stored form of carbohydrate in the body. For every gram of glucose in glycogen there are ~ 4 grams of... (more)
What are good substitutes for whey protein that are "paleo" meaning more specifically non-dairy? I have been experimenting with paleo and strength training for a while and I have been taking whey supplements morning and afternoon for about 2... (more)
I started the Stronglifts program a little while ago, and have slowly been adding weight to the bar. I have only one real complaint, and that's with some back pain on my right side, mid-back. The program calls for squatting three times per week,... (more)
Whether due to bad form or insufficient recovery, pain in the low back mean that you should not continue going heavy on squats three times per week. I recommend that you discontinue squatting with weight till the pain abates. Practice squatting... (more)
I'm steering my 17 yr old son toward paleo and need help with: Breakfast: He can only eat a bowl of cereal or he feels nauseous. He would probably skip breakfast if I didn't insist. School lunch: He takes sandwich/apple/cookie but would prefer... (more)
Recently I have noticed that I am starting to break out with acne more than I ever have before. My whole forehead is breaking out and I want to figure out the cause and immediatey stop/reverse it. Two weeks ago I decided to ditch crossfit for a... (more)
In the past, I have had no issue with exercising and feeling great for the whole day afterwards. I ended up taking almost 4 months off of 'strenuous' exercise (trying to cut out the chronic cardio) after I had a pretty scary hypo like attack and... (more)
Personally, I wouldn't be unable to replete muscle glycogen on such a diet due to the low carbohydrate intake and would have the exact same symptoms. You might try adding in starch and seeing if there's a difference. It worked for me.
I've been hitting the gym 5/days per week and I fell like I'm making a little bit of progress but working out on my own feels so disorganized. Does anyone have any suggestions for a program I can follow? For instance, the Couch-to-5k seems... (more)