Are High intensity bodyweight circuit training (i.e, squats,burpee,lunges) more effective in losing fat, building muscles or both? How about sustaining muscle so no muscle loss?
I've been strict paleo since mid-August, still loving the diet and still going strong. I also started Crossfit in September and am really liking the workouts/community. However, I have two problems with CF. One: I'm not seeing the results I... (more)
Hello Community, I have been searching for some answers recently regarding my health. I had all my hormones checked (previous blood work posts) and I am at the bottom of the barrel with all sex hormones, I have amenorrhea, not ovulating and no... (more)
I have noticed that when doing Qi Gong or yoga, particularly pranayama (breath work), or when getting a massage, my apparent stress level decreases immediately and dramatically. I understand that doing say an hour of intense circuit-style... (more)
I've noticed that if I eat a baked potato with butter and skin for breakfast then an hour later have a coffee and 5 mins after that do a workout, I push myself much harder and have more energy. But lately I've been getting insomnia which I don't... (more)
Right now I'm sticking to compound exercises as part of a full-body workout. I'm not looking for crazy gains, just natural movements to improve my overall health and fitness. I have a sandbag and a set of rings, so I have a huge variety of... (more)
So I will not get into details but my problem is that I had an life altering surgery that has left me high and dry when it comes to working out and gaining muscle. My restrictions are where I can not have any impact training be it running,... (more)
Swimming is a great exercise. How intensely can you swim? Your body will be affected the same way when you "sprint" when you swim compared to running. Look at olympic swimmers! They're in amazing shape.
Just a little bit of background info. I started Paleo about 5 weeks ago. When i first was thinking about which plan to follow. Both low carb & Paleo were on my list. I also wanted to run again. Maybe a couple years ago i was in 1/2 marathon... (more)
I am writing to seek advice in my particular situation (which i am sure is not unique). I have recently change jobs, coming from the fitness industry full time with a "regular" day schedule, to law enforcement with a 4 by 4 days, 12 hours night... (more)
Stress and cortisol are the likely culprits. People that work night shifts have been shown to not get as deep of sleep, and to be in higher stress environments. Also, given that you are in a new job, that also probably adds to that. And since... (more)
Hey all, new caveman here.... I've been on the Paleo diet for about a week, and need to find a workout routine, and would love some help. First, I'm 6'5" and about 270. I gained about 35 lbs in the last year (and since lost 10 of it) after an... (more)
How do you record your workouts? paper? interwebs? What products do you recommend? How do you organize your short- and long-term logs. Do you keep cheat sheets handy? what kinds? (e.g., lists of hero workouts?).
I've noticed my cravings for sugar and insatiable hunger has disappeared once I started eating 2 massive meals a day, once in the morning after an early workout and later a couple hours before bed. Has anyone tried the 2 meal a day plan?... (more)
Im in the paleo diet for 2 months more or less, I feel great and I have lost some fat and look more muscular, but when it comes to my workout time I feel weaker than before. So I suppose this is not strange as I don't take so much carbs as... (more)
Hey, so I've asked many questions before, but I am seriously concerned with how my nutrition has been, what has happened (IMO) because of it, and I am wondering if anyone can help me. I currently am doing WS4SB, a strength/muscle building... (more)
Sigh, I no longer have time to work out at my beloved muay thai -slash- kettle bell gym since I work a crap load of jobs and they're only open during my working hours. So, I figured I'd take up a "Super Sport" 24HF Gym Routine down the street to... (more)
Hey. My gym routine has grown a bit stale, and I'm interested in how you plan/structure your workouts and what you do at the gym? How do you keep from getting bored with your routine?
Hi again! I am obsessed with this forum haha. So, I am a waitress/bartender, and have been for about 4 years. I work out 5-6 times a week (running, high intensity cardio, circuit training, lifting weights), take my dog on a 45 minute hike almost... (more)
I have been doing Paleo now for about 45 days, with around 80-90% compliance. I have noticed when I do runs around 4 miles (around 33.5min) I have improved my times. Anything longer and I started to feel very weak and tired, especially when I get... (more)
I am about to finish up a round of P90x. Though I am enjoying my sense of commitment and completion, Im pretty sure the workouts have over-trained me. So, it's almost time to move on to something new and perhaps more paleo-appropriate. I am... (more)