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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I'm looking to eat healthier meat, so I'm trying to sub the chicken from my diet with frozen cod. I would prefer to eat free-range organic chicken, but it's prohibitively expensive.Basically I'm looking for a fish source that's as healthy (with... (more)

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andrew 0 · September 22, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I don;t know where you are, but herring, mackerel, dover sole, flounder, plaice, cod, halibut etc are all brilliant and delicious. I don't think it is possible to overeat fish so enjoy! And don't forget to eat some shellfish - super healthy too. (more)

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by 0 · about 19 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 5629 · about 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 83 · about 19 hours ago

Hi guys. I'm 23 years old and have 77kg (169.7lbs). I want to gain some weight. I do street workout (gymnastics based) and lift some weights 6days/week and I do kickboxing 3day/week. My question is, how to raise caloric intake? With carbs or... (more)

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riot 0 · June 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM

First of all why would you go lift "some" weights 6 (???) days a week. To get the right signals for gaining strength and muscle heavy compound exercises (squats, deadlifts, bench) max 3 times a week should be way more effective. It is funny that... (more)

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by 25 · about 19 hours 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 90 · about 19 hours ago

Hi there, I am an active male exercising about five days a week, three of which are heavy weight lifting sessions that include a lot of compound exercises and the other two are my rock climbing (bouldering) days. I was diagnosed with a type of... (more)

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RK 0 · March 25, 2013 at 1:10 AM

I don't have a diagnosed joint problem, just the beginnings of middle age, lol. I can tell you that dairy especially makes my joints flare. I know that people with "dairy intolerance" are recommended to take protein shakes made with whey... (more)

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by 145 · about 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 1346 · about 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 7380 · about 19 hours ago

I've been weightlifting for strength gains regularly for a year and a half now, except for two minor breaks from injuries. I have gained a lot of muscle, and right now would like to maintain my gains, still lose a bit of weight, but not build more... (more)

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james_barlow 0 · December 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

If you want to maintain what you built, you will need to maintain your program. You currently have the muscle size and strength that you want. You built that by lifting a certain weight for a given number of reps and sets. If you want to keep... (more)

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by 173 · about 19 hours ago

I'm currently running 6-7x/week and lifting 3x/week. I'm fifteen, female and eat around 3000 calories a day (Paleo + white rice). Each session at the gym lasts about an hour and looks something like this: Plank 2 minutes Bench Dips 3x12 35kg... (more)

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Dan_44 0 · October 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

The answer here is less cut and dry than one might think - it really depends not only on your goals but how your body responds to certain types of training. First, any routine that is, for lack of a better word, routine will diminish results over... (more)

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by 78422 · about 19 hours 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 396 · about 19 hours ago

I'm thinking: Merrel Barefoot, NB Minimal, Reebok minimalist Except, I'm just not sure which would be good for doing Crossfit, running and lifting weights both, but also minimalist. I'm tired and high, excuse the lack of specificity. yay (more)

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CD 0 · August 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I like the minimus for lifting. For running I am currently in the Nike Pegasus, but I switch between those and the Brooks Ghost. I also have a pair of the New Balance 890s for shorter runs (the are lighter and have no cross foot... (more)

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by 608 · about 19 hours 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 1307 · about 19 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 871 · about 20 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 20 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 1022 · about 20 hours ago

Hey everyone, since I started taking Fish oil Capsules and Vit D, I sleep like a Baby and wake up very early (for me, haha, around 8), and I like to work out immediately after I get up. (usually 10 Sets ?? 20 American Kettlebell Swings (8kg)... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 28, 2012 at 8:22 AM

It's totally fine. If you are feeling good, then it sounds like it works well for you. It's a myth that you need to eat immediately after a workout. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/post-workout-fasting/#axzz1w9OlJaZ8 (more)

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by 1200 · about 20 hours ago

What a journey this has been! I'm a 6 foot tall, 32yr old male, that weighed 183 lbs on Jan 10, 2012. In three months eating 100% paleo, I've come down to 162 lbs (21 pounds burned!). Almost all the fat came off my belly! Incredible! My body... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · April 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

In addition to some carbs as greymouser suggests, consider adding fatty meat (or butter/coconut oil) more frequently. Why? Muscle cells (myocytes) are made mostly from FAT, not protein. (Hat tip Paul Jaminet). Without plenty of fat, you cannot... (more)

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by 163 · about 20 hours ago

I have taken the last 2 days off from my normal heavy lifting schedule, and have noticed my libido is noticeably higher than normal (that is saying a lot coming from an 18 year old guy). Occasionally, I'll take a whole week off and also notice a... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 15, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Overtraining increases the stress hormone cortisol, which suppresses testosterone.

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