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by 0 · about 3 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 3 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 181 · about 3 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 25 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 78422 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 78422 · about 4 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 4 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 396 · about 4 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 4 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 4292 · about 4 hours ago

I'm trying to gain muscle mass (NOT lose fat), and I know you're never supposed to have a caloric deficit on the days when you lift, because obviously then you can't gain. Yesterday, I lifted in the morning, and then I was totally on track with... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

If you are trying to gain mass, then definitely get 1 to 1.5 g of protein per lb of bodyweight, and then play around with the other numbers. Also, never eat carbs without protein for gaining muscle mass, as insulin will stimulate protein... (more)

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by 871 · about 4 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 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 483 · about 4 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 4 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 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 1022 · about 4 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 61 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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