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by 0 · about 2 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 181 · about 2 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 2 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 748 · about 2 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 53 · about 2 hours ago

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 187 · about 2 hours ago

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 78422 · about 2 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 2 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 7380 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 9402 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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by 1281 · about 3 hours ago

This is a very non-scientific question, out of pure curiosity. The last 3 years I???ve been kickboxing passionately, I started lifting weights and then, one year ago, I started crossfit as well. (I was in high school and took a year off after... (more)

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Wisper 0 · February 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Male perspective. Some body types are clearly more popular among men, 36/24/36 is a cliche for a reason, along the axis of Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. Too skinny, too muscular, and wide swimmer's shoulders are a turn-off for majority of white... (more)

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by 659 · about 3 hours ago

Hi All, Crossfitter with a strength bias. Have been belting up for anything in the 1-3RM range and not using a belt with anything over 5's. Use of most lifts, deads, squats, press and heavy o-lifts. Would like to know your experience on usage and... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 01, 2012 at 5:05 AM

I'm a strength-based crossfitter and very amateur oly weightlifter. I never use belts, straps, or wraps for any lifts, even 1RMs. I figure that my main goal is to get stronger not to lift more weight. It may be true that a belt may help you get... (more)

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by 175 · about 3 hours ago

So I am underweight, want to gain some mass, mainly in muscle and I know that resistance exercise + proper diet are the key here. But also I would like to do some yoga ( 2-3 times a week ) because I need to improve my posture, flexibility and work... (more)

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AndyM 0 · January 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I would think keeping up the yoga would help with recovery, keep you active and help you put more into your weight training. There's a limit to how often you can do resistance work, and it's hard to eat the amount of quality food you probably... (more)

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