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by 0 · about 3 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 55 · about 3 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 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 0 · about 3 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 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 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 252 · about 3 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 438 · about 4 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 26182 · about 4 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 5828 · about 4 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 45 · about 4 hours ago

Twitter, actually. I'm kind of trying to record my primal-ish lifestyle/back to school/countdown to FULL CANADIAN LEGALITY WOOOOOOOO! So, I'm basically going to be recording struggles, tidbits, fun stuff etc on the tweet blog for 25 days (like a... (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 195 · about 4 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 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 195 · about 4 hours ago

So I'm in horrid shape... I'm 5'6, female, 138... and my saltler scale says I have a 23% body fat (LIES)... I did a vague tape measure test, (neck 13, waist 28, hips 38) and it said I was 25.something... ANYWAYS.... I can't run because I lack the... (more)

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Jill_2 0 · May 24, 2012 at 5:24 AM

Crossfit. If I had to name one of the best adult decisions I've made thus far, starting crossfit would be at the top of the list. My only regret is that I sat on my ass for two years occasionally visiting the crossfit website thinking that I... (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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