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by 0 · about 9 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 9 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 9 hours 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 9 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 5629 · about 9 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 83 · about 9 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 9 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 145 · about 9 hours 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 430 · about 9 hours 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 1405 · about 9 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 173 · about 9 hours 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 173 · about 9 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 78417 · about 9 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 115 · about 9 hours 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 9 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 871 · about 9 hours 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 483 · about 9 hours ago

So, I've realised I'm 'skinny-fat'. I saw this post on Stumptuous.com here - scroll down to see the picture. I look a lot like that. I'm 5ft 7in and 138lbs, but with v. little muscle definition and I'm weak as all hell. Up until a year ago I... (more)

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trjones 0 · July 10, 2012 at 3:37 AM

I think you need to differentiate between "lift heavy things" and "lifting heavy". As used in the paleo community, the former can mean anything from bodyweight exercises to deadlifts. The latter is a term of art (sorry for the lawyer in me... (more)

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by 455 · about 9 hours ago

After a three week break from lifting and ordering Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe (which won't arrive until August 14), I've made up my own routine that I will start tomorrow. Are there any experienced lifters out there who can provide some... (more)

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Klaud 0 · July 08, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Your program looks good. The most important thing is consistency(and form, but that is a given). As many strength coaches would say: "Just Lift" On a side note, no program is the holy grail. Just keep lifting with proper form until you can't... (more)

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by 9402 · about 9 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 190 · about 9 hours ago

The man in the commercial says, "I'm a marathon runner in absolutely perfect health, and I had a heart attack right out of the blue!" Does anyone else cringe at those words? Many of my friends are runners. Either half marathons or marathons.... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · June 02, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I just wanted to add that your running friends are full of shit. The fat-loss benefits of high-volume aerobic exercise range from "modest" to "none", and they in no way justify the investment in time.

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by 61 · about 10 hours ago

what can i do/eat to reduce the time between lift days?

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Mark_26 0 · May 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Most basic strength training programs (Starting Strength, 5x5, and more) recommend for optimal growth 3 training sessions per week and never train on consecutive days. This is assuming total body work outs and lifting 5RM (80-90% of 1RM) for 3 to... (more)

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by 2328 · about 10 hours ago

i wasn't going to go to the gym today but i found i have a lot of energy that i want to utilize... i ate a very fatty brunch about 4 hours ago and at the time i wasn't planning on going to the gym just trying to stay as low carb as possible.... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · April 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Effective at what? Evidently you're not planning to refeed for the energy since you have plenty to burn. If you're training hard and you don't have very long until your next workout then there may be some benefit, but it doesn't sound like... (more)

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by 1200 · about 10 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 209 · about 10 hours ago

Aloha cave brothers and sisters. I am looking for advice on how to train for powerlifting strength AND 1 mile run speed (in VFF). I will be 40 in a few months and have targeted running a mile in 6 minutes and achieveing a 1200 total for the "big... (more)

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Ralph_Furley 0 · April 07, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Sounds like an awesome goal and a great way to celebrate the 4-O. I'm two years behind you and have some similar personal goals. Like you, I have found that it's pretty easy to over train at this age. I'm focusing on the big three, with some... (more)

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by 163 · about 10 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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