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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour ago

Hi, I've got a lot of free time and I've decided to be devoted to get in shape. Basically, I want to do Stronglifts with my home equipment, but I love weight lifting and only 3 workout days seem to be very few. A friend of mine told me to... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 5629 · about 1 hour ago

Hey everyone, long time no see! Thought I'd come back around and see how much of the old gang is still here, and see what the new crew has to say: So I've heard recommendations of .7-.8grams of protein per pound of bodyweight is ideal for... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

The key is to get strategic. Forget prepackaged "fitness" foods like bars and shakes and incorporate proteins other than the usual meats such as eggs, avocados and any canned fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines etc). Shop in bulk (costco, walmart... (more)

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by 181 · about 1 hour ago

I eat pretty low carb. Lots of meat, lot of green veggies, a glass or two of well fermented kefir and hardly any fruit. On a typical day where I won't add any sweet potatoes I'll probably be on 50-75g of carbs. Weekly training Intense weight... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

I believe the science shows that it does not make a difference when you eat your carbs (or fat, protein) but rather that you eat them or not. I once read a study that showed a week of low carb dieting though unregulated fat-oxidising enzymes,... (more)

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by 25 · about 1 hour ago

Hey everyone, I started StrongLifts 5x5 last week. A year or two ago I did Starting Strength and loved the results after 6 months but I injured the labrum in my hip and had to pause for a year almost. Now, I am starting again and in that time I... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 04, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Several days ago I stumbled into this and thought that I could put in my TO DO list of experiments to try... maybe you would like to give it a look and if you decide to try please post back your results over... (more)

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by 66 · about 1 hour ago

Evening all, I've been having some pretty worrying knee problems since a rugby tournament 7 weeks ago. Being the idiot that I am (and also not speaking too much of the local language), I've neglected to see a doctor until now. I'm relatively... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · May 13, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Do you have access to a swimming pool? That's how I got in my best workouts when I was out with a stress fracture in my foot. In the pool you can do whatever strokes you like for tabatas, HIIT, or anything you like, really. For other cardio-type... (more)

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by 145 · about 1 hour ago

Even though I go to crossfit now, I still feel like kind of a loner when I'm lifting. Sure, cross fit does some heavy lifts, but I have been practicing starting strength since July and have been making some slow gains. I go to my local YMCA to do... (more)

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smartcookie 0 · April 01, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Hey. I started heavy lifting over the past 2 years or so. I come from a fairly serious running (40-50 mi/wk) background - however, I'd say my exercise regimen has become much more moderate over time. I happen to think that starting strength is a... (more)

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by 145 · about 1 hour ago

Hello, I'm a former gym-rat-cardio-queen with a bike problem. Over the past 8 months or so I've been learning to let go of cardio conditioning, have learned how to lift heavy weights, and have joined crossfit. My current routine goes like this:... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 15, 2013 at 12:32 AM

So that's crossfit 2-3x per week, lifting 2-3x per week, and something fun 1-2x per week, and a day off. So I guess you have 9 day weeks? :-) Or are you doing two-a-days? Not sure how hard your crossfit workouts are but I certainly can't do... (more)

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by 748 · about 1 hour ago

I'm trying to lose weight right now, but I would like to simultaneously keep lean muscle and build muscle/burn body fat. I know I've read the BEST thing to do is HIIT once a week, and alternate weight lifting/cardio during the week. I really don't... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · March 06, 2013 at 6:04 PM

There is no ideal routine or workout or exercise combination to achieve any results. What gets the job done will vary from person to person, from month to month, from day to day. The best thing to do is just do it. Whatever it is, just do it.... (more)

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by 1317 · about 1 hour ago

I've just restarted lifting weights after a five month hiatus or so, and want to know if everyone thinks that bicycling at least 20km or so a day is going to be detrimental to both building muscle and recovery. Last year I was following... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · March 05, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I don't know. I guess, like everything, it depends on your goals. With a program like strong lifts I assume you're looking to gain strength and muscle? Which can be achieved by doing the work and eating the food. I don't think commuter cycling is... (more)

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by 209 · about 1 hour ago

I'm a 14 year old girl (almost 15) 5'4" and 150 pounds. I have a belly, and I've gained fat on my legs. I was quite happy with the paleo diet. Every so often, my parents would have digs at me. Tonight, it really exploded. (The next bit may... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · February 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I remember 14...it's not always easy. Sorry you're having a hard time with your dad. No, you aren't obese and you are still growing. I think your focus should be on eating healthy, whole foods. If paleo is the route you want to go, I think that's... (more)

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by 430 · about 1 hour ago

14 year old girl, on a paleo diet. I'm looking to lose some weight. I'm around 150 pounds and 5'4" inches. My parents say I need to lose weight too, even though I am fit and healthy; I have a bit of a belly, that doesn't really seem to leave no... (more)

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superdad 0 · January 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Your exercise & diet seem ok to me although a little early for your age, girls/women tend to have a little belly on them it is natural. If you don't already walk, start walking a lot & maybe cut the fruit out for a bit to see if that... (more)

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by 187 · about 1 hour ago

Hello all! I am a 20 year old female, hoping to change my body composition. I'd like to lower my body fat % a few points and I know that incorporating heavy lifting into my life will be important to attain my goals. I currently eat a very clean... (more)

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Steve_Zissou 0 · January 20, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I like the compound barbell lifts. Mix in some body weight stuff (chins) and sprints and that is all most people will need. Run away from the nautilus section of the gym. Do not believe the BS about women getting bulky by lifting. Lifting heavy... (more)

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by 1336 · about 1 hour ago

Not the excuse "Ohhh it's toooo coooold". That's a matter of comfort and comfort is ephemeral. I am, however, wondering if there are ACTUAL repercussions/bonuses to training in the cold. I ask this because I'm about to go outback and do some... (more)

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jake_16 0 · January 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

as long as your mobility is okay (yeah that's the word you have to use now for flexibility, every since the 'stretching is teh devilz' police showed up), i don't think it's a problem. if you can take the joints, tendons & tissues through the... (more)

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by 78422 · about 1 hour ago

What are your thoughts on this pre-workout supplement? It gives you the energy to work out without the crash of energy stimulants. Other pre workout supplements on the market are not only caffeine/sugar laden but have actually be proven to cripple... (more)

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Stefan_2 0 · January 05, 2013 at 11:53 PM

There are a lot of spelling mistakes and typos in your advert: hetic, recieving, caffienated, thats, etc. Why do we need more than meat and fresh produce? I think it's tacky to advertise in your first post on paleohacks.

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by 1405 · about 1 hour ago

I am in the transition to ketosis, and I want to keep lifting weights and continue with my same workout routine, but I get lightheaded, and I do not feel as strong while lifting. How should I revise my workout routine while in the transition to... (more)

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chuck_8 0 · December 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Ketosis always leads to binge eating and lack of energy to train , @least if your gonna carb restrict that deep do something like the renegade diet or the warrior diet youll have far better results than being in ketosis

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by 173 · about 1 hour ago

I'm a female 15-year old runner looking to improve my timings. I've been running regularly for about a year or so, with a 20:15 PR for 5K (road) and 42:41 PR for 10K (trail). Right now I do strength work 3 times a week in the gym, and workouts... (more)

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CD 0 · November 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

For distance running you want to focus on functional full body movement patters, that compliment your run training. The primary goal of a weight training program for distance runners is to prevent injuries. The primary ways runners get injured... (more)

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by 78422 · about 1 hour ago

So for those who lift weights on this site- What rep/set ranges have you found to be most effective for you for gaining strength, how about size? 5x5? 3x10? Fast? Slow? Super-slow...do you do 1 set to failure? I know the conventional... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · September 24, 2012 at 2:42 AM

I've had great success with a simple, heavy, compound weight protocol (5x5) including the following exercises: some form of horizontal press (bench, incline bench, etc.), vertical press (military press, etc.) horizontal row, pullup, dip, squat,... (more)

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by 115 · about 1 hour ago

I've been running for the last two years, but after experience the joy of paleo and crossfit, I've decided to take a break from race training and focus on strength. With the Whole Life Challenge coming up I thought it would be a good time to... (more)

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bj__1 0 · September 07, 2012 at 4:33 PM

That's definitely too much training. You need a rest day after each day of lifting weights, and crossfit/cardio doesn't count as a rest day. I don't know how prioritize the crossfit/cardio, but personally I would lift 2-3 days a week and do... (more)

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by 608 · about 1 hour ago

I'm 16 and weight lift 3x a week. So far I'm making gains every week so I can't really decide whether or not going low carb will affect them. My reason to go low-carb is because I think I have SIBO and would like to just cut back since it reduces... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · August 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Jeff Volek was a state champion powerlifter on a low-carb diet, and he's done a lot of research in that area. Do an author search on PubMed. Also, "The Art and Science of Low-Carb Performance" by Volek and Steve Phinney is well woth $6 (Kindle... (more)

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by 871 · about 1 hour ago

Please help me understand what is happening to my body.. Female. 5'9" Dont know my weight...but around 10 lbs from goal weight i think. I have always been into more endurance type activities, staying lean from running etc. I've been Paleo for... (more)

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Rebekah 0 · July 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

just my experience? after struggling with EDs for 6 years, i am just now coming to a place where i am learning to eat intuitively and not count calories. it can be hard when you have restricted and/or binged to learn to really listen to your body.... (more)

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by 1307 · about 1 hour 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 871 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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