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by 0 · August 15, 2014 at 4:06 AM

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by 0 · June 02, 2014 at 12:44 PM

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 · June 07, 2014 at 4:16 PM

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 · October 18, 2013 at 3:56 PM

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 · October 22, 2013 at 2:28 AM

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 1005 · April 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM

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 55 · September 06, 2013 at 12:09 PM

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 · August 28, 2013 at 6:47 PM

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 · July 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

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 · June 03, 2013 at 10:52 PM

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 0 · June 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

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 · April 16, 2013 at 3:41 PM

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 · February 09, 2014 at 3:54 AM

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 · April 02, 2013 at 3:55 PM

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 · March 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM

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 7370 · February 27, 2013 at 8:44 PM

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 9402 · February 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM

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 · January 27, 2013 at 2:44 PM

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 · February 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM

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 627 · February 25, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I am female, 26, 163 lbs (11.5 stone), 5 ft 10 in and I have been paleo for 4 months. Only recently (last 2 months) I have started weight training. The stats I gave you are the current stats, I have, since starting weight training, increased... (more)

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Ruby_3 0 · January 23, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I'm under the impression that bulking and then leaning out is common, especially among the ladies. As your build muscle underneath your fat layers you will appear more bulky, then as you lose the fat you will lean out and that's when your toned... (more)

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by 53 · January 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM

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 · January 11, 2013 at 2:59 PM

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 252 · December 28, 2012 at 9:22 AM

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 · December 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

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 · December 04, 2012 at 10:29 AM

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)