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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I am starting Jonnie Candito's 6 week strength program tomorrow but (at least on my computer) the Excel spreadsheet isn't working. I put in my numbers on the "input" page, and then for the following pages for each week, no numbers show up... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 02, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Download OpenOffice or LibreOffice. There's an Excel compatible spreadsheet program that should be able to open whatever spreadsheet you're trying to use. You could also try to re-download the spreadsheet, maybe it got broken.

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by 0 · about 16 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 55 · about 16 hours ago

Hi everyone. I have been maintaining my weight loss for a couple of months now after strict paleo eating since Nov 2012. I would like to lose some more weight to fit comfortably in a size 4/6. I am currently a size 8 and I am 40 + years old. I... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · September 06, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Buy "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe--the compound lifts are the way to go. Bodyweight exercises will only get you so far (except pullups and pushups are great, but bodyweight squats are useless [except teaching your form]). I highly recommend... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Hi, I have followed certain weight lifting regimes in the past but I am now questioning how paleo it is to follow a repeated routine week in week out. Am I correct in asserting that, in paleolithic times, every day would hold a different amount... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM

If you're goal is some sort of paleo-reenactment, then you would definitely want to vary things up greatly -- include tons of walking, carrying large uneven objects, sprinting, etc. However, if your goal is making size, muscle-aesthetics, and/or... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

One year ago I remember stumbling upon a diet tracker where people would enter the diet they are following and a ranking of each kind of diet was presented based on the average weight loss. I cannot find it again. Anyone has an idea which website... (more)

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Lurgurl 0 · April 24, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I think you might be talking about FatSecret: http://www.fatsecret.com/Default.aspx?pa=d

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by 695 · about 16 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 16 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 35 · about 16 hours ago

Not sure if this is anywhere else, but I couldn't find anything so here we go: I'm new to paleo, I'm actually on day 3, I'm a female and though I know losing weigh isn't the goal I want to lose about 50lbs or more, I do want to lose body fat and... (more)

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fitbit 0 · April 03, 2013 at 6:04 PM

The absolute best thing you can possibly do as an individual trying to get lean is HIIT and sprint exercises. Those two things mixed with a well balanced Paleo-minded diet will put you on the fast track for results. Some of my favorite dumbbell... (more)

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by 233 · about 16 hours ago

I've been doing the Body By Science HIT protocol for a few months and saw an up in numbers for a little bit, but recently I've hit a wall. My pressing exercises are fine i.e. leg press, shoulder press, and chest press. My pulling exercises, on the... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 02, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Your grip will adjust/improve over time. You shouldn't be getting huge callouses in your hands, I find that holding the bar between my first and second joint is better for pulling exercises and having it all the way up at my palm, but that's just... (more)

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by 9402 · about 16 hours ago

I'm not at all worried/concerned/upset about this - just curious. It seems I weigh ~1 lb more the mornings after I lift weights the day before versus the mornings after rest days. I'm curious as to what might be causing it. I'd like to think... (more)

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Mike_D_1 0 · February 09, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Exercise increases caloric/metabolic demand and will make you more thirsty and hungry. Perhaps you're simply taking in a bit more food/water that's hanging around over night. 1-2# differences between days are usually attributed to stomach... (more)

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by 53 · about 16 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 1772 · about 16 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 130 · about 16 hours ago

Hi all, I found paleo/primal through Leangains, which was a good success for me and taught me a lot about good food choices and nutrition. I'm now keen to optimise health through eating predominantly paleo/primal, but would like to keep some... (more)

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SlimIcy 0 · December 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I do something similar, and the approach of finding a happy medium between the two works. I generally add some extra carbs PWO (a banana, sweet potatoes, etc) and just eat normal Primal on my off days. It works better for me then straight... (more)

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by 613 · about 16 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 729 · about 16 hours ago

i used to eat sweet potato for starch but got sick of it, my dad recently bought organic brown rice at costco. its quick, easy and convenient, buts it very dry with tuna. what would you recommend adding on to the rice?!

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Samantha_9 0 · November 22, 2012 at 1:39 AM

You could totally make guacamole and mix it in with the rice. Would be awesome with that tuna, too.

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by 43 · about 16 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 438 · about 16 hours ago

I am a 27-year-old, 5'4" female who has had a weight gain of about 10 pounds in the last 6 months, going from about 121 to 132 lbs. My question is, how much of this could be related to gains in muscle mass (vs. just fat increase)? My weight gain... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 07, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I don't think what the scales say really matters. They aren't an accurate measure of fat. More important measures are: The tape measure How your clothes fit How fantastic you look naked The fact that you are fit, energetic, happy and... (more)

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by 5828 · about 16 hours ago

I'm feeling that it's time to make a change in my exercise program. For the last bunch of years I've been doing lots of barbell weight training, primarily back squats, dead lifts, and bench presses. I've got a good amount of muscle mass but I'm... (more)

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HH 0 · October 15, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Another vote for high intensity training. The key to muscle mass is ironically tearing down muscle fibers and giving them time to repair. I would surmise that since you're looking to reduce your time at the gym, going less often and working out... (more)

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by 729 · about 16 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 166 · about 16 hours ago

Hi all! Since four weeks I am suffering from muscle cramps all over my body, very slow recovery from sports (while on 100 - 150 gr. protein /day, high vit d. and zinc) 6 days later still soreness (!), tired, low energy, sleeping on daytime etc.... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Have you tried topical magnesium on top of your oral supplementation? I'm currently doing some n=1 on the subject, as I had read (can't think of link offhand) that oral magnesium is poorly absorbed so I was giving topical a shot in addition to... (more)

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by 1772 · about 16 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 16 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 195 · about 16 hours ago

Hi I'm female, 5'6, around 139 pounds of skinny fat (initially?)... I have small wrists (apparently this means I have a small bone structure?) I've been weight training and eating clean for 5 weeks now and have seen no change in my weight in... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · July 05, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Women gain muscle as fast as men. It turns out that the "lack of testosterone inhibits muscle growth" thing is wrong. In fact, neither testosterone nor growth hormone in physiological doses promote muscle... (more)

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by 514 · about 16 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 40 · about 16 hours ago

I'm 25/m/170ish @ 8-10%BF. Follow 80% paleo + whole milk, dark chocolate and potatoes currently, but am willing to part with them. I'm pretty fit already and compete locally in CrossFit, but I'm looking to improve strength and power through fast,... (more)

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Jon_Thoroddsen 0 · July 26, 2012 at 3:11 PM

You could keep your diet quite similar and follow the leangains protocol, which is intermittent fasting for weight lifters. Martin is not paleo, but he has paleo clients, and you should be able to adapt his protocol to your diet. The info is all... (more)

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