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by 0 · June 07, 2014 at 4:16 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 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 · 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 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 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 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 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 729 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 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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greymouser 0 · April 26, 2013 at 1:53 AM

I'm not sure about the phrasing of "eating the lowest amount of protein\fat required(and not being deficient in any way) and filling the rest of the calories with carbs". However, I'd agree to something pretty close ... for explosive movement,... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 2:34 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 90 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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 1:11 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 430 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 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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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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 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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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 7370 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 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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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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

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)