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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I am a 37 yr old male, 15% body fat, 180lbs. Eat 95% Paleo, no dairy. My 5% comes in the form of night time sugar. Dried Fruit, the occasional tablespoon or two of chocolate chips, or my own home made Paleo Cookies (Prune, Almond Meal &... (more)

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Keith_1 0 · January 31, 2011 at 5:51 AM

Cut out the dried fruit, cookies, chocolate chips, and apples. Get a copy of Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe and follow his program instead of the one you are using now. It doesn't matter how much you have lifted weights in the past. For now... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I've been going to an Olympic Lifting class 3x/week for a month now (not crossfit), and though I can tell I'm gaining strength by adding weight, I don't feel like I'm losing much fat?Besides my 70/30 paleo eating which must/will improve, I'm... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 07, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Are you combining your lifting with an intermittent fast? You might try that if you want to avoid cardio. However, sprints, hills and bleachers are not the same as running and walking. Interval training is a form of high intensity training (or is... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

I am a 5'4", 30yo woman. As of today, my weight is at 139.8 and body fat 23.5%. I've been struggling in a few different areas. First off, let me say that I am a runner, however I just finished the Asheville full marathon 3 weeks ago and I have... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 18, 2013 at 3:56 PM

athlete.io monitoring week to week changes and trying to interpret <5lb changes is not too wise, body weight fluctuates too much daily to notice a 1lb fat loss on a scale. and a week is a very small timescale, a lb of fat has 3500... (more)

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by 181 · about 4 hours ago

I'm implementing a FODMAP diet plan in an attempt to heal my gut in order to reduce inflammation/acne. I have planned out a FODMAP diet which is supposed to cater to my 4-5 days of intense weightlifting. On normal paleo I was eating about 600G... (more)

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Natali 0 · July 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Your plan is actually really good, congratulations! As for the other questions: We can't tell you which of the two is better, you will have to eat them and see how your body reacts to them. I say you eat both, because too much of one can get... (more)

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by 0 · about 4 hours ago

Hello! So, I've had great success being (almost completely/mostly) Paleo since September. I lost 32 pounds almost immediately, and got rather skinny. Since Late January, I have been doing quite a bit of weight lifting and have really changed my... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · June 03, 2013 at 10:36 PM

7 sets of 10? I would try upping the weights quite a bit. Maybe 3-4 sets of 6-12. Hitting failure in that 6-12 rep range is where the most bang for your buck is. I would also take at least one day off. I did the same thing when I went from fatass... (more)

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by 695 · about 4 hours ago

So after nearly a year of staying under 100g (less than 50g 90% of the time) I decided to try a carb reefed to aid in losing that last stubborn body fat. I consumed over 300g of carbs throughout the day in the form of rice, fruits, vegetables and... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · April 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

CarboHYDRATES do cause you to hold water, and being hydrated is a good thing, not a bad thing in the long run. The reason some people retain water subcutaneously and not intra- muscularly is due to a lack of muscular insulin sensitivity (when... (more)

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by 1005 · about 4 hours ago

Nothing, not a fun-looking workout video on Youtube, not a kickass playlist....can make me want to get off my butt and pump some iron. What gives?

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Bradach 0 · April 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Traditional weight training isn't very natural, isolating individual muscles and exhausting them in turn has little relationship to real world evolution-based movements and requirements of human strength and ability. Maybe you are subconsciously... (more)

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by 45 · about 4 hours ago

Hi there, I have a question about fat. I've been trying the Paleo Diet on and off for about 4 months and I've had great results and reduced my visible Chron's symptoms %100. I want to commit to eating Paleo, a very strict version of the... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Depends, really. Some people, like myself, are genetically susceptible to ridiculous LDL elevations as a result of saturated fat (specifically from butter and cream). Other people hyper-respond to dietary cholesterol. If that took your total... (more)

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by 53 · about 4 hours ago

From what I've heard, free weight training is recommended and weight machines are not thought to be effective. But I wanted to check in on that. I lifted on weight machines for years, and was strong (and regained strength quickly when I resumed... (more)

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flowers 0 · January 27, 2013 at 1:11 AM

I think that if you are trying to get the most out of your workout, free weights are the way to go. They work your entire body because they require coordination and stability. This is practical to everyday tasks, which is the essence of the paleo... (more)

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by 53 · about 4 hours ago

I spent years weight training on machines. The consensus here seems to be fairly well against that, even though I was pretty strong. (Lifted all of the stack on half the machines, lifted some of the lighter weight machines for that matter.) But... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · January 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Hey. I think that always, the bread and butter of your training should be heavy (4-8 reps), free-weight compound lifts (barbell overhead presses, cleans, squats, barbell rows, benches, squats, deadlifts) along with heavy (4-8 reps), weighted... (more)

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by 1772 · about 4 hours ago

I've always felt that there's no point in being strong or having big muscles if they are covered in a layer of fat. Thus, my question is for those of you interested in weight training but also aesthetics. How many carbs a day do you eat to... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · January 09, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Obout 4 1/2.....

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by 613 · about 4 hours ago

I've been doing crossfit workouts 3x per week for the last month, and for the past two weeks of that, I've started having intense cravings for dairy. I've struggled with dairy cravings in the past, but I was really starting to get them under... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 04, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I have a sensitive front tooth. If I don't feed it dairy, the Paleo diet alone does NOT make it happy. If I either take a calcium pill, or I eat dairy, the pain goes away within 30 minutes. Which is kind of magical, if you ask me (and yes, I did... (more)

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by 43 · about 4 hours ago

Hey guys I recently been eating paleo with minimal carbs and have seen some progress losing weight. Dropped from 280 to 250. My goal is 180 or lower. I recently bought whey isolate and I'm not sure when I should consume it. Before it after a... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · November 21, 2012 at 12:43 AM

If you're really eating paleo you should be getting plenty of protein from meat, fish, eggs, etc. and you really don't need to supplement. 80-120 grams of protein, for most people, is more than enough and if you're eating a protein/fat based diet... (more)

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by 125 · about 4 hours ago

My entire family is dairy-free. We don't even use butter. I've never had any adverse reaction to dairy (just don't care too much for it) but my husband is allergic to it so we all quit drinking milk. However, we do lift weights about three times a... (more)

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jake_7 0 · October 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM

i see no reason why you shouldn't. you said you weren't sensitive to dairy, so as long as it's only post workout i think it's fine and perhaps even optimal. it can be a very convenient, effective post workout supplement. especially if you already... (more)

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by 729 · about 4 hours ago

im mostly a sugar burner (sweet potato, carrots, fruits and rice) because im trying to put on some muscle mass. but on the days where i dont work out, i dont feel as satiated with high fat meals because they dont occupy as near as much volume as a... (more)

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Ryan_36 0 · October 04, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Eat high volumes of low calorie foods. Leafy greens like spinach and kale, salads (with a moderate amount of dressing), celery, summer squash. All of these foods are 90%+ water so they will help fill you up without busting your caloric budget. (more)

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by 1772 · about 4 hours ago

A buddy of mine is a gymnast in the Cirque du Soleil. I was asking about his workout routine and he says that he does modified bodybuilding-style routines, where he basically trains in a nonexplosive manner with a very slow repetition speed. He... (more)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · July 15, 2012 at 4:22 AM

I don't think this is really all that unconventional. I mean it's the whole basis for Slow Burn AFAIK. http://slowburnfitness.com/

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by 1307 · about 4 hours ago

Everyone on here (myself includes) seems to be under the impression that you should exercise. But, can exercise (especially intense, heavy lifting) cause GERD or aggravate symptoms? I ask because everything was going swimmingly with digestion up... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · January 05, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Do you eat or drink just before you workout? I generally do my workouts fasted, having not eaten anything for 4-6 hours. I also try to limit my water intake for the 30-45 minutes before the workout too to make sure I don't have a stomach full of... (more)

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by 514 · about 4 hours ago

As I venture back into strength training, I'm wondering if barbell squats are evolutionary possible at the weights most strength athletes perform them? Grok didn't have a power rack but he did haul meat. Should we only lift what we can: pick... (more)

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Swede 0 · July 04, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Do a goblet squat. I suspect that it mimics natural lifting movement more than back squats. It seems more natural to me that someone would lift something from the ground, hold the object close to their chest, and then squat up if needed to move... (more)

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by 789 · about 4 hours ago

I recently took up kettle-bells at my gym, I'm barely trying to get through once/week (I am fairly week), and I've heard other gym goers rave about the results they have seen from going once/twice a week. Have you tried/seen results from KBs? (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · July 03, 2012 at 10:09 PM

There are kettlebells as small as 2 or 3 pounds, so anyone can do them (even my 7 year old). There are also a wide variety of exercises you can do with them besides just lifting, including squats, presses, stretching and mobility exercises,... (more)

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by 195 · about 4 hours ago

I just recently started weight training with a cross fit style coach about five weeks ago.. I did 2 weeks of twice a week, and 3 weeks of 3 times a week. I have very little body strength and we're basically working from the 'ground up'.. We lift... (more)

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Violet9 0 · June 27, 2012 at 5:27 PM

1) How long have you been eating paleo? What's your carb intake like? 2) "Over-exercise shouldn't be an issue because I have plenty of body fat from being 'skinny fat'." A person can have lots of body fat and still be exercising too hard. Hard... (more)

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by 871 · about 4 hours ago

So, I have begun a Weight lifting regimen, FINALLY - after resisting for so so long. I eat 100% Paleo - no cheats and stay well with in a healthy caloric deficit. My routine is Upper Body/Monday Lower Body/Wednes. Full body/Friday and in-between... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · June 15, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Puffiness is a common response to beginning a weight-training program. Extra fluid around muscle fibers is a part of the repair process. This should go away after a month, though. Whole-body puffiness, on the other hand, usually means you're... (more)

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by 9402 · about 4 hours ago

It's time to change up my routine for "lifting heavy things." I'm getting bored with it and not seeing much in the way of gains anymore. I've seen Stronglifts 5x5 recommended here, so I am looking into it. I understand it involves alternating... (more)

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mrmagee 0 · June 08, 2012 at 6:28 PM

It really depends on where you're starting from. Primary movers for the bench is obviously your pecs, secondary is tricep. Primary for barbell row is your back, secondary is bicep. The Stronglifts 5x5 is not primarily concerned with being a... (more)

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by 1017 · about 4 hours ago

Might not be a paleo specific question, but I'm eating paleo so figured I'd ask here. What gets depleted when you over train that you should focus on replenishing? I am asking because whenever I over train and end up extremely sore, my mood... (more)

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Matthew_Caton 0 · May 21, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Leptin takes a nose-dive when you exercise too much. It's classic. I wrote an article on leptin recently and it would definitely help your understanding of why you feel the way you do when you overtrain. You're probably training too much. Most... (more)

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by 15 · about 4 hours ago

I have been Paleo for about a month, but my digestion is not improving. So i think i am going to do the GAPS intro diet. So my question is can i still go to the gym and workout when going through the GAPS diet as i will only be eating broth? Plus... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · May 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The GAPS diet is a healing protocol, no? It seems like your best bet would be to lay off the gym for a bit and let your body do just that: heal. You don't have to become a comatose vegetable, but doing anything intense is probably not the best... (more)

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by 3280 · about 4 hours ago

I decided to get back into weight lifting as I continue my fat loss (I've lost 10 of 20 desired pounds). Friday, I did upper body weights on the machine at the gym. Not super heavy, but I did feel it the next day. The next day, I did some... (more)

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Acumen_Athletics 0 · May 06, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Sean hit the nail on the head. Active recovery can help prevent overtraining or DOMS. Granted the method use is not to taxing. Joel Jameson (writer of 8 weeks out) recommends HICT for active recovery & suggest swimming on his book.

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