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by 0 · about 16 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 16 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 695 · about 17 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 35 · about 17 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 45 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 115 · about 17 hours ago

Hello everybody, I just wanted to start off by saying that I'm a young college student who has been following a paleo/low-carb diet on a budget (meaning I'm unable to afford grassfed, cage free, and organic food) for the last 7 months. I started... (more)

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The_Tigers_Wife 0 · January 25, 2013 at 1:53 AM

I have to agree with other posts on fats not holding you over. I feel like you are putting a lot of butter in your diet where there should be MEAT (nomnomnom). I really think you need up your protein intake more than anything - why don't you try... (more)

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by 53 · about 17 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 252 · about 17 hours ago

Hey fellow PH'rs, Have a couple quick questions. To make a long story short, due to college finals and holidays and various family events, I have taken up the Body By Science workout protocol to increase strength/conditioning with minimal time... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · December 14, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Depends on your goals and your current condition. Low carb + 16h fasting + occasional 24h fasts + Body by science + college classes/finals seems like a recipe for way too much stress on your body. I wouldn't worry about a 24h fast, most of the... (more)

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by 130 · about 17 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 17 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 739 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 180 · about 17 hours ago

I see a lot of talk about muscle recovery time and I need a little clarity on what that means exactly. Does that mean how soon you are able to workout after an intense workout? Or how long it take for your muscles to stop being sore from an... (more)

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CD 0 · September 14, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Soreness DOES NOT EQUAL quality. Soreness is typically caused by lifting in a new way that triggers new muscles. Soreness has nothing to do with muscle recovery. If you experience acute soreness (the muscle burn you are talking about) then you... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 789 · about 17 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 40 · about 17 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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