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by 0 · June 07, 2014 at 04:16 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 04:09 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 · December 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

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 · August 28, 2013 at 06:47 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 06:38 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 5619 · August 17, 2013 at 08:53 PM

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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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 17, 2013 at 04:27 PM

I would say that pretty much every athlete I know worth their salt consumes around 1.0 - 1.5g of protein per pound of LEAN body mass. So if you are 180lbs and you are 20% bodyfat around 144g protein is the minimum you should be ingesting. Also I... (more)

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by 182 · July 23, 2013 at 01:05 PM

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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RonPaulFan 0 · July 23, 2013 at 01:05 PM

When I do eat a potato I love the delicious Japanese Sweet Potato found at Whole Foods. It has a purple skin and a yellow flesh. Maybe the fruit avocado for the fat and carbs? Do you like the nutritional powerhouse of sardines or small silver... (more)

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by 95 · June 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM

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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James_3 0 · June 18, 2013 at 09:23 PM

Your goals are mutually exclusive with what you're doing. Unless you're a genetic god of course. Gain weight (presumably lean muscle mass), but tons of exercising/gymnastics/tons of cardio/etc. Cheaply. Gymnastics = lean strength, not mass... (more)

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by 25 · June 04, 2013 at 02:24 PM

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 02:24 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 61 · May 13, 2013 at 01:53 PM

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 01:53 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 678 · April 29, 2013 at 07:42 PM

to OPTIMIZE the performance of ones explosive training or heavy lifting or even hypertrophy work, eating the lowest amount of protein\fat required(and not being deficient in any way) and filling the rest of the calories with carbs would be... (more)

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hardeepsura 0 · April 29, 2013 at 07:42 PM

Hey there I asked a similar question couple days ago and got a really good response. Check it out http://paleohacks.com/questions/193429/best-foods-for-bodybuilding-building-muscle-strength-recovery-and-why#axzz2RsoN5GzN (more)

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by 20 · April 15, 2013 at 02:34 AM

So I'm female, 32, lost 80 lbs on pure 90/10 paleo and now am at 238. I am dying to have some muscle mass even though I'm not at my goal weight yet. I'm wondering 2 things 1: how/where do I start looking for a good guide? I know nothing about... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 15, 2013 at 02:34 AM

Given your weight, you are in rare category of people that can actually gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously, and at high rates. Until you get down to a more mobile weight and regain a full range of motion, try any of the cross training hybrid... (more)

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by 145 · April 01, 2013 at 05:00 AM

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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Crowbar_1 0 · April 01, 2013 at 05:00 AM

I started lifting almost two years ago. I had already starting eating paleo, and walking 5 miles a day. I had lost quite a bit of weight, but had more to go. At first, I felt very conspicuous. I was over forty, fat, and female. It was definitely a... (more)

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by 90 · March 25, 2013 at 01:18 AM

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 01:10 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 · March 15, 2013 at 12:32 AM

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 · March 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM

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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RK 0 · March 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM

Primal Blueprint has a free Fitness eBook (if you sign up for the newsletter) that has some good exercises you can do at home. Also, even if you are not into CrossFit, there are simple WODs you can do at home that are great; I love doing these... (more)

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by 1329 · March 05, 2013 at 02:17 PM

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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Jarryd 0 · March 05, 2013 at 05:01 AM

It sounds like your goal is purely to get better at cycling, if so it's probably not the best trade off to stop cycling (which you love) and catch the train (which you hate) just to get some small gains from increased recovery. My suggestion... (more)

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by 209 · February 19, 2013 at 03:20 PM

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 53 · January 27, 2013 at 02:44 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 01:11 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 420 · January 23, 2013 at 07:27 PM

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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Hepoberman 0 · January 23, 2013 at 07:27 PM

Exercise is over-rated. Eat right, enjoy life! The rest will take care of itself. Eating right isn't hard, just don't overdose on glucose! Don't eat corn syrup ever.

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by 187 · January 20, 2013 at 02:48 PM

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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Mike_T_1 0 · January 20, 2013 at 02:48 PM

I agree with above about using basic barbell lifts. I highly recommend the book "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe: http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Strength-3rd-Mark-Rippetoe/dp/0982522738 Mark describes in the book that you want to start with... (more)

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by 1321 · January 14, 2013 at 05:22 PM

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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Kashkillz 0 · January 14, 2013 at 05:22 PM

I would say to warm up & cool down inside where you're more comfortable. I workout in my attic, it gets pretty cold. I've thought about keeping my dumbells down, but it'll probably end up giving me a reason to not workout. I haven't noticed... (more)

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by 77340 · January 05, 2013 at 11:53 PM

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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David_28 0 · January 05, 2013 at 11:51 PM

My thoughts are that it's a waste of money... I've been training fasted for a couple of years now..and.. In my experience, eating pre-workout is likely to make performance worse, not better.

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by 1394 · December 19, 2012 at 01:10 AM

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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primalpat 0 · December 19, 2012 at 01:10 AM

I don't think hard-core working out benefits from ketosis, but YMMV. Some people lose weight doing so, and others plateau. Here's Matt Lalonde's... (more)

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by 173 · December 04, 2012 at 10:22 PM

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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CDone 0 · November 30, 2012 at 03:21 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 7362 · December 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM

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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PrimalGains 0 · December 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM

Leangains + RPT is a good "strength" maintenance program, whilst either losing or maintaining body fat depending on your goals and macro intake. Take a look at this article on RPT (reverse pyramid training). (more)

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by 173 · November 03, 2012 at 06:15 AM

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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mabakin 0 · November 03, 2012 at 06:15 AM

Check my video out, it'll help you out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbGdl3h73vM&feature=plcp