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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I feel so silly asking this but when I was using the pull up machine yesterday it felt like tiny fibers in my arm were snapping while pulling myself up. It didn't hurt, just felt really weird. I'm a newbie to strength training (4 weeks now... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

Ive been wondering about this for quite a long time, but always didnt know how to really describe this dilemma im feeling, and, well , dont know completely how to now, but ill give it a try, hope youll all underatand my question: Its like... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · November 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Sorry to fall into your trap here, but I am going to say combining them would be optimal, but probably much differently than you are thinking in your head about it. Also keep in mind that the 2 people you are talking about above most likely... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 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 13 hours ago

Hey, so I'm wondering, what should you have in a post workout meal if you follow Nate Miyaki's or John Kiefer's nutritional protocols of eating the majority of carbs at night, ASSUMING you train fasted in the early morning? I'm just curious... (more)

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Mash 0 · October 01, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Fill your boots: http://bit.ly/12ayQWu Whether back-loading actually makes that great a difference is debatable I think though that consuming carbs post-workout is probably doing more of the overall work. I would think though that... (more)

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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey everyone, so I just tried taking some of the advice I've received, and after my workout on the rings this morning, had this for breakfast- 1 cup fresh strawberries/raspberries, 6 oz ground white meat turkey with spices, 250 grams sweet potato... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · September 04, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I think you basically answered your own questions when you remarked on how much better you feel with the carbs: whether it's appropriate to start having a carb refeed like this 3x a week, or whether I should do 3 days lower carb, and one day... (more)

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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey, so I recently picked up a copy of Gold Medal Bodies' "Rings 1" and "Rings 2" gymnastics courses, and I am looking to start very soon. I was working through a barbell strength training program, WS4SB 3, but the whole point of my doing this... (more)

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max_8 0 · August 25, 2013 at 3:27 AM

You really need to eat more. There's no way to get bigger and stronger without eating more. You clearly aren't eating enough. I recommend increasing your daily caloric intake to around 3000kcal/day. My 120lb 5'1 girlfriend eats 3000kcal/day for... (more)

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by 743 · about 13 hours ago

Just a simple question/poll. Do you prefer a bodyweight-exercise program, like MovNat, or a barbell-training program, like Starting Strength or Stronglifts? Or, do you mix both? What are your programs like?

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Both. As a trainer, I spend a lot of time on movement exercises such as the MovNat style, but I also incorporate at least one day of heavy lifting into every routine. For a typical client, I do two days per week of predominately bodyweight... (more)

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by 215 · about 13 hours ago

I am very active and take in about 3000 calories on training days, however, I am still paleo so I need to eat alot more dried fruit to get enough calories without feeling stuffed. I am a little worried about my fructose intake of about 70... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 28, 2013 at 5:11 PM

20 grams extra of fructose per day from whole fruit likely will not break the bank one way or another.

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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey there everyone- So I've asked several questions since first coming to this site, and after a month or so, I'm into a new dilema- My last post concerned finding out my Testosterone level was frighteningly low, and asking for advice about it-... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Right, so, first things first: YOU NEED TO EAT MORE. Matt noted this as well, but honestly, if you eat good food, I promise you that no matter how much you eat, you will NOT gain a significant amount of body fat. You are a teenager looking at... (more)

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by 402 · about 13 hours ago

I have been working out with my body weight for a while now, but have not had any organized structure. I have concluded that I need to cut back on my training , and get a little structure to allow for better recovery and better gains. How does... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · February 17, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I don't see any reason not to mix in a wide variety of exercises. I would go for high intensity for 20-30 minutes, 3-5 times per week. In my opinion you don't necessarily need to cut back from what you're doing which sounds like 4x per... (more)

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by 627 · about 13 hours ago

I have been paleo for around 5 months and I believe it to be the only way to live now; I feel more healthy and have a better relationship with food: I feel more Grok! I have made progression into weight lifting as well as having gone from not... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Paleo is not necessarily ketogenic. Insulin is not necessarily a bad guy. It's simply a hormone. Transient blood glucose/insulin spikes are normal. The problem is when blood glucose stays elevated longer than necessary and more insulin than is... (more)

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by 252 · about 13 hours ago

Hey fellow PH'rs, Have a couple quick questions. To make a long story short, due to college finals and holidays and various family events, I have taken up the Body By Science workout protocol to increase strength/conditioning with minimal time... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · December 14, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Depends on your goals and your current condition. Low carb + 16h fasting + occasional 24h fasts + Body by science + college classes/finals seems like a recipe for way too much stress on your body. I wouldn't worry about a 24h fast, most of the... (more)

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by 10 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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by 173 · about 13 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 10 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Mscott 0 · October 17, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Fruit sugar will effectively refill both liver and muscle glycogen, as long as there's not more fructose than glucose. Based on this most fruit should work, excluding apples, pears, and certain melons. Citations: "Effect of different... (more)

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by 78422 · about 13 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 4283 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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nthmost 0 · September 14, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Protein shakes consumed any other time aside from the post-workout window and maybe during carb refeeds can often be the source of unwanted fat gain... Mostly because of how people use them. It is a fact that the usable calories from a meal... (more)

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by 1786 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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CD 0 · August 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Inflammation is good during exercise, there is limited benefit to it post exercise. This is why elite athletes will take a cold shower, then jump into an ice bath immediately after the workout. Inflammation is effect of breaking muscle fibers.... (more)

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by 1786 · about 13 hours ago

greetings & salutations this variation-on-a-theme is brought to you by the letters I and F so i can do a 16:8 daily fasting window just fine, i can even do 18-20 fasted. my question regards types and durations of training and... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · August 28, 2012 at 6:16 AM

I'll probably add more to this answer tomorrow, but I don't think skill based training would benefit from being fasted nearly the same way that endurance or strength training would. As to the 2/day question, skill training in the morning and... (more)

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by 341 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · August 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Increase your carbs.

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by 50 · about 13 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 4283 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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NoBadWaves 0 · July 13, 2012 at 3:06 AM

personally, i would def not do bicep curls... only working one muscle in isolation. just my two cents.

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by 898 · about 13 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 1489 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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Mark_26 0 · April 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Walking and strength training are the two best options for maintaining lean mass while losing weight. Once you enter a calorie deficit to lose weight, your body begins to burn whatever it can to meet the excess calorie demand you place on it. ... (more)

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by 2297 · about 13 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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