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by 2303 · about 4 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 50 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 18, 2014 at 8:52 PM

There are a lot of EMT's, first responders, fire fighters and police personnel at my Crossfit gym and I can definitely recommend it as a way to get strong and also to develop a community of people that are both trying to get/stay fit and in the... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 215 · about 4 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 4 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 4283 · about 5 hours ago

If I can three rep close to my one rep does that mean I'm slow twitch dominant or fast twitch dominant? Based on the answer to Q1 how should I adapt my training (More reps less weight or Less reps more weight, etc)? Other factors to consider? ... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 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 10 · about 5 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 78417 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 504 · about 5 hours ago

i recently bought a 20 pound weight vest and i was wondering if weighted pullups, pushups and 4+mile runs will increase muscle endurance, such as if you do 15 deadhang pullups with your own bodyweight, but you can only do, say 12 with the vest,... (more)

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CD 0 · August 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Short Answer is: yes. Long answer is: depends. (see it has more letters) Running with a weight vest will provide you with extra resistance, and it may make you stronger running without the weight. Runners typically see a drop of two seconds... (more)

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by 1786 · about 5 hours ago

hola, unconditioned newbie here. 32 yr old male, 6 feet 185 lbs. recently joined a circus arts training center (because its actually the least expensive training i could find) BUT i am encountering a few hiccups. 1) i am 32, not 18. i do not have... (more)

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Darren_1 0 · August 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Hi. Welcome to the circus. I hope I can help with your question. I'm of a similar height (6ft 4in @ 195lbs) & also do circus (ariel straps & acro balance/hand 2 hand). Firstly, if you are looking to specialise in an art form/discipline... (more)

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by 50 · about 5 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 5 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 1489 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 573 · about 5 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 20411 · about 5 hours ago

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?

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Joshua_1 0 · January 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Depends on your goals. There is a tradeoff, a barbell allows you to apply force with two arms at once and therefore you can lift more weight... Whereas dumbbells will create the need to balance and apply force from a single arm at once,... (more)

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by 1022 · about 5 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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