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by 2303 · about 11 hours ago

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)

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Travis_Culp 0 · May 05, 2014 at 5:00 PM

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.

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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 88 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 10 · about 12 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 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 10 · about 12 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 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 4283 · about 12 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 12 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 341 · about 12 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 661 · about 12 hours ago

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!

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Holly_7 0 · August 04, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Might check out http://www.stumptuous.com/

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by 15 · about 12 hours ago

Hi I'm looking for some ideas/ advice on adding additional training to my regime, I presently train for strength using Jim Wendlers 5/3/1 protocol, which is a 4 day split with one day each dedicated to: Squat, Bench Press, Military Press and... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM

What are your goals? Wendler 5/3/1 is great for getting strong. Strength requires significant rest time for not only your muscles to heal but for growth hormones to "echo" through your body. A metcon, crossfit-style workout like you describe... (more)

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by 15 · about 12 hours ago

Hi all Been eating paleo/ primal for a while now and have recently found myself motivated more than before to start training and lose some bodyfat and increase strength and fitness but as I still consider myself a relative beginner in the whole... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · July 12, 2012 at 5:18 AM

Make sure that is whey protein powder and not soy. Workout looks great. Try and up the Omega 3 from natural sources. Perhaps wild Salmon twice a week. I dont mind the breakfast. However the fat bombs seem to many perhaps? Cut the avacado in... (more)

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by 661 · about 12 hours ago

Im 28 emaciated with fibro and the hormones levels of someone older than me. Are there any blogs or books that target strength training for someone like me? Huge thanks

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Dragonfly 0 · June 23, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Holly, I worked as a personal trainer for years with older women and a younger woman with fibro and my fave book is Strong Women Stay Young by Miriam Nelson, PhD. That said, it may be worth focusing on balancing your hormones/addressing fibro... (more)

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by 1489 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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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by 163 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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PrimalDanny 0 · March 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Get this. You can even train all your muscles on the same day and at the same time! Ok, maybe not exactly all, but few fitness programs these days would advocate isolating muscle groups. Work out, get your whole body involved and engaged, then... (more)

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by 20411 · about 12 hours ago

So I started doing the SL 5x5 about a week ago. I really like it. Whether or not it's any good, I don't care at this point. What's odd is that my commitment to doing this has made compliance to paleo relatively easy. (Okay, so it's MY version of... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · January 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I'd say it's a combination of increased investment in your goals and, more importantly, a better hormonal environment that makes primal foods more palatable. It's not as if we came up with these restrictions arbitrarily, there should be a synergy... (more)

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by 573 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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blueballoon 0 · January 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Are you familiar with Nerd Fitness? Steve Kamb has a ton of body weight stuff on his site: http://nerdfitness.com/blog/top-posts/

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by 1022 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM

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)

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