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how often do you work out?

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Created October 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM

i'm leaning out nicely on this paleo diet(with a little dairy). my bodyfat percentage is the lowest it's been in my life and i'm losing no muscle. i work out 4-5 times a week on average- 3 days powerlifting, 1-2 days sprints/heavybag work. fall's setting in and lately i have been feeling a little hibernation type of lethargy lately. if i cut my workouts back just a bit- the sprinting will probably become bagwork as it gets colder- should my progress suffer if i keep on the strict paleo that i'm on now? i'm still traumatized by past diets where if i cut back on my cardio, i instantly started gaining weight. people say this doesn't happen with paleo but i need some reassurance:).

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10768 · October 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM

I like your qualifying question at the end. While I know that many or most people mean fat-mass when they say *lose weight*, I always wonder for a few moments *exactly* what sort of weight they mean to lose. (I also feel occasional confusion when indeterminate pronouns pronouns are used, but context helps me out in that case.)

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12407 · October 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM

i was referring to fatty weight. i'm at 20% bf right now and have been dropping 1-2% of bf a month and i just want to continue that through the winter til i hopefully settle in at around 10%. i know numbers aren't supposed to matter but as a lifelong active and athetic, yet fat boy, it'd be nice to actually look as athletic as i am for once...

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273 · October 15, 2010 at 3:28 PM

I have been eating paleo with some raw dairy for 3 months now with exceptional results in strength gain, and fat loss. I was worried about gaining fat and losing overall health and fitness a month ago when I tore a ligament in my ankle , but have continued to see improving results, even though I have not been able to train like I used to. Keeping on a paleo diet through cold season should naturally bring your body to where it wants to be. Quality of the exercise over quantity of time is a rule that I have always used in my training with great results. Adding some circuit training to your regimen might make up for and improve any fitness you might feel your losing from the cardio while supplementing and enhancing it also. In winter there is a tendency in some people to overeat fats and sweets, which seems to be possible even if your paleo, so I would also watch out for these things if your worried about gaining weight in winter. When you say gaining weight, do you mean weight related to muscle mass, or just fatty weight by the way?

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10768 · October 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM

I like your qualifying question at the end. While I know that many or most people mean fat-mass when they say *lose weight*, I always wonder for a few moments *exactly* what sort of weight they mean to lose. (I also feel occasional confusion when indeterminate pronouns pronouns are used, but context helps me out in that case.)

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12407 · October 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM

i was referring to fatty weight. i'm at 20% bf right now and have been dropping 1-2% of bf a month and i just want to continue that through the winter til i hopefully settle in at around 10%. i know numbers aren't supposed to matter but as a lifelong active and athetic, yet fat boy, it'd be nice to actually look as athletic as i am for once...

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18671 · October 15, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Perhaps the lethargy is a sign that the quality of your workouts is improving, and therefore your muscles are requiring longer recovery periods. If so, decreasing the frequency would actually improve your muscle gains.

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