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by 0 · about 2 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 2 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 3 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 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hey guys! It's my first post and I've always appreciated this site and thought it was helpful and decided that I should join. Yet I have a predicament. I'm sorry for the long intro your about to read..: I currently do yoga almost everyday;... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · October 22, 2013 at 2:28 AM

Any sort of bodyweight exercise done regularly will meet your goals. The easiest thing would be to progress toward more weight bearing exercises from your yoga experience. Look at planking and handstand pushup progressions. Never get lazy with... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 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 181 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 45 · about 3 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 7380 · about 3 hours ago

I have googled like crazy, talked to trainers at the gym, and looked on here, and I cannot find an answer to my question. I have been pyramiding my workouts, increasing weight and decreasing reps with each set. What I want to know is how do I... (more)

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Greg_18 0 · February 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I am not a trainer nor do I have a kinesiology degree, but I have lifted this way for many years. I treat this situation in terms of setting a goal for your workout, or in this case an exercise. If your goal is to increase strength, then set a... (more)

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by 53 · about 3 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 613 · about 3 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 438 · about 3 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 26172 · about 3 hours ago

So I recently herniated three discs, two in my lower neck and one in my upper back. It took medication, PT, and 12 weeks of rest to heal. A few weeks ago I started back on my lifting regimen (still not allowed to run) and, at the advice of my... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · October 24, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Possibly look into one-legged "pistol squats" and some single-leg deadlifts while you are still healing. You could also look into dumbbell thrusters and focus on explosive movements. It could also be a good time to work on the glutes and... (more)

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by 125 · about 3 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 5828 · about 3 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 3 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 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi everyone, I've been using this site as reference for months now and have a question I would like your opinions on. I've been eating mostly Paleo for 6 months now. At first I may have dropped 2 or 3 pounds. Nothing serious or notable. I am 5'... (more)

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whoreball_1 0 · September 13, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Are your clothes getting any looser? how do you feel in general? Are you getting adequate sleep? About 7 hours is a must. Your diet is fine, but with all that activity you should really up those calories. You should remove the run's out of your... (more)

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by 1772 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 195 · about 3 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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