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by 0 · March 22, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Hey everyone! I've been eating paleo/primal since July and I've lost over 70 pounds. I'm about to start lifting weights again (I haven't lifted in years). I'm going to do Rippetoe's Starting Strength program. I'm going to start real... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM

1800 calories is undereating by quite a bit. I'm 100 pounds lighter than you and my BMR is around 1800. You could probably eat 3200 calories a day and maintain your weight. You could eat 2700 calories a day and lose a pound a week. Also, 205... (more)

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by 0 · March 22, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Hey everyone! I've been eating paleo/primal since July and I've lost over 70 pounds. I'm about to start lifting weights again (I haven't lifted in years). I'm going to do Rippetoe's Starting Strength program. I'm going to start real... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM

1800 calories is undereating by quite a bit. I'm 100 pounds lighter than you and my BMR is around 1800. You could probably eat 3200 calories a day and maintain your weight. You could eat 2700 calories a day and lose a pound a week. Also, 205... (more)

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by 0 · March 24, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Just wondering how much you guys typically eat (more specifically those who weight train). I am a 16 year old female, 5ft 5.5in. My weight has been fluctuating lately (I try to not weight myself though) and I think I'm around 115lbs. It is... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · March 24, 2014 at 2:04 AM

this doesn't sound like that much food. how is this more than your whole family eats?? are they cats??haha your breakfast+ lunch + snack is one meal for me.

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by 0 · April 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM

I know my way around the gym, but I have tried so many things the past few years with no results! For awhile I was running 3-4 times a week, at least 3 miles each time with one longer run. Then the other days were Bodypump or a spin class or... (more)

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Marty_Rheaume 0 · April 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM

add some sprints

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by 271 · February 11, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Once a week I do strength training, consisting of two exercises with a 5/5 cadence to failure. For example, yesterday I did an incline chest press and a leg press on high weight with a 5/5 cadence to failure. For the last month or so, I've... (more)

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Linds 0 · February 11, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Agree with CDone. Listen to your body, relax and take some time to recover.

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by 492 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

What is the best time to exercise on an intermittent fasting schedule? Specifically for weight loss, or more generally for just overall fitness. For example, I eat from about noon until 5 or 6pm every day, and fast from when I stop eating until... (more)

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Riveted 0 · February 01, 2011 at 1:56 PM

I'm with Frank. Monday to Friday I use an eating window of about 12:00 PM to 7 or 8:00 at night. I hit the gym at noon before I eat and destroy a big paleo lunch afterward. I then eat a normal supper and may or may not have another bite before... (more)

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by 2022 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I have been working out religiously for a year. When I started, I could do one push-up, maybe two. At some point I tried to see how many I could do and I managed 10, pretty quickly and with good form (this was probably about 6 months ago). I lift... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 07, 2013 at 8:56 PM

The only way to get better at push-ups is to do push-up (this goes for any activity). I can do many fewer push-ups than I used to be able to do, but I can do much more over just about everything else. If you want to be good a push-ups, practice... (more)

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by 1190 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I have always run pretty hot compared to those around me, but I've noticed recently sometimes I will feel suddenly really cold, and not just superficially so. I have only been Primal for four months after being gluten-free WAPF follower. At the... (more)

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by 161 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

For a few months I was eating almost zero carb (i.e. only meat and fat). The only vegetables I ate were simple pickled condiments. Now that I'm eating more of a GAPS Diet I have been eating more steamed vegetables and soups and have found that I... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · August 08, 2012 at 2:26 AM

You got fat because you ate too many calories, it had nothing to do with your vegetable intake.

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by 20353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Are there any good resources for weight lifting for youth? Any precautions/advice? EDIT: He is 14 years old and plays sports and wants to get bigger/stronger/faster.

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Rob_20 0 · April 02, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Stuart McRobert has good books for beginners. And search youtube for Mark Rippetoe.

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by 75 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Hello All: I am embarking on the Paleo 30-day challenge on Mark's Daily Apple. A part of the routine is to do two total body weight listing sessions a week. I am not that knowledgeable about weight-training and would prefer to just buy a exercise... (more)

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Ruth 0 · September 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Have you seen the weight-lifting plan in Mark's Primal Blueprint? It's got everything you need to know, focusing on the 5 essential movements of squats, push-ups, pull-ups, planks, and overhead presses. There's even a self-assessment that can... (more)

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by 18691 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

It's taken me a long time to fall into my current routine, but I really believe in it for my needs. My goal is to maintain right where I'm at. I am ridiculously happy with my current body comp and level of fitness. I do HIIT interval... (more)

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Harfatum 0 · January 18, 2011 at 5:06 PM

I do a modified version of Stronglifts 5x5, which is a weight lifting program using primarily the barbell and power rack. My modifications: I do inverted rows instead of barbell rows I do pull-ups/chin-ups/push-ups as in the old Stronglifts... (more)