Anyone have a good source for determining how many you will burn? I have read Ketosis, and it just lists a general 40grams for athletes before training, but that seems like saying everyone needs the same amount of calories or percent of protein.... (more)
Its always going to be a mix of glycogen and fats burned during exercise and it depends on what type of exercise. For instance, walking burns primarily fat as long as you are strong enough to walk. Squatting your 5 rep max is mostly going to burn... (more)
For the new year, I have quit smoking, improved my sleep schedule, renewed my efforts to work out (rowing is my exercise of choice), and gone stricter paleo. My body is a bit confused at times as to what is going on, but I am doing my best. Since... (more)
I know this is quite a controversial topic with many health experts advising against morning exercise. But assuming a good health what would you recommend to a young man who already does heavy weightlifting ~2 a week + Ashtanga yoga ~1 a week as... (more)
I know this has been asked at least twice here http://paleohacks.com/questions/656/body-by-science-hype-hack-paleo....and here....http://paleohacks.com/questions/64789/body-by-science-results, but would like to hear any updates by those who have... (more)
I just started Paleo and am on about day 4. I'm not in it for weight loss (cur. 170lb and 6'3"), I just want to feel better throughout the day and experience the difference. I'm a non-racer mountain biker and I ride often: After work about 4... (more)
Hey, I love rock climbing, and recently I have been climbing (bouldering, actually) indoors 2-3 times a week, for about 2 hours each time. I've cancelled my gym subscription because going to the gym is just so much more boring than climbing (and... (more)
I try to work out about 5 days a week (hour to hour & half), cross-training mostly (as it's winter). Each workout is somewhat different from the previous (to prevent boredom). I eat probably the 80% paleo (more or less), been roughly 6mos... (more)
Hi everyone...I wanted to know if any of you have experienced bloating immediately after exercise? My husband has noticed that every time I get home from Crossfit, running, or any other exercise, that my stomach gets really bloated, then... (more)
I would say it's cortisol. Cortisol levels rise and then fall an hour or two after exercise. I've experienced the same thing. Hour or two of sitting around, and it goes away after.
In a post about triglycerides, VLDL and carbs, Ned Kock recently commented: The reality is that very little of the glucose/fructose from carbs gets past the liver in a health person. Muscle glycogen synthase activity is elevated days... (more)
Recently I've been running around a pre-determined track in the countryside that feels the right for me - I'm adequately tired and feel satisfied after I've finished the run. It takes approx 18-20 minutes to complete it. There are 2 sections in... (more)
My impression, perhaps misguided, is that (paleo) hunter-gatherers walked a lot, might have chased an animal hunting every day (but would not generally get completely tired), and perhaps played some sports. Once in a while they might have fought... (more)
It's damn near certain our HG ancestors didn't end the day with thoughts of going on a 10 mile run, whether for "fun" or "training." Nor is there reason to think they lifted and carried anything for the purpose of "getting stronger." I use the... (more)
Hi everyone, I've been eating a paleo diet (plus heavy cream) for about 6 days now. I am very much in the "low-carb flu" stage at the moment - my previous diet consisting of mainly vegetarian food with lots of grains. I go rock climbing and... (more)
I remember how wasted I was when I went through that. Your body is adapting to a new fuel source right now ... give it a break and take a week or two off the other work you usually give it.
I'm 5'9", 122 lbs and my body fat is 24%. I want to get it down to 20%. I don't want to/need to lose weight. How do convert fat to muscle with the minimum amount of time per day, without having to join a gym or invest in equipment? I've started... (more)
Is it mainly through diet, exercise, stress free living, not being anxious, etc...? What are some foods to help with blood pressure? Is there a quick way of lowering it if one ate something to spike the high blood pressure?
Eating a clean diet, improving digestion, reducing stress, increasing sleep, supplementing fish oils and GABA...that's a good start down the right road.
Effects of exercise and lack of exercise on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity Improvement in Glucose Tolerance After 1 Wk of Exercise in Patients With Mild NIDDM Effects of Exercise on Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Resistance [Changes... (more)
I am working my back to being Paleo/Primal after a few months away due to, well, life. I'm determined to make this a lifestyle change and not just a short term diet. I do have a fitness questions. It is easiest for me to get in my workout around... (more)
I am starting the fourth month of my eating paleo, or to be more specific, for now I settled with the "archevore diet" of Dr. Kurt Harris (link). I am amazed how my body composition changed in those few weeks, I lost about 25 pounds, but not only... (more)
Instinct tells me that it's better to just sleep, because that's what really heals your body. I even read somewhere that sleeping will calories (I don't know how factual this is, however). And so I wonder... If you're tired, but need to workout,... (more)
I started to have this problem when I moved to low carb diet (~50g per day) + exercise. Exercise was mainly very very fast walk, 30min - 1h per day with some ocassional HIIT (2 times per week). The goal was to loose some pounds which I succeeded... (more)
I've had Crepitus in my knees pretty much my whole life and didn't really think anything of it - everyone in my family has creepy creeky knee action. Since CrossFit/Paleo I've actually noticed some improvement, not sure why. The change in diet?... (more)
I was wondering if anyone had read the book 'The Paleo Diet for Athletes'. I'm reading it now and loving it. I went paleo a few weeks back and its been tough. As an athlete (I'm a rower) we need all the food we can get...so when I went paleo it... (more)
Erik, I was/am a close-to-elite level swimmer with similar work capacity needs as rowers, so I'm not sure what level youre competing at or want to compete at, but here's my advice: When I first started to go paleo I made a mistake of not ensuring... (more)
For those of us who are overweight and targeting associated health/medical conditions, or who are trying not to develop those conditions, only doing strength/resistance training may not be the best choice for our specific targets. Since about... (more)
I've seen numerous people suggest increasing fat intake in order to aid weight loss. Another suggestion is to exercise less. As a newbie, I'm still trying to wrap my head around certain non-conventional ideas, and this is one of them that needs a... (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)
http://www.bulletproofexec.com/photo-abs-after-2-years-of-4500-calories-no-exercise/ Valid info or just trying to make money? (more)
I have hashi's and adrenal issues. I have heard that HIIT and Crossfit might not be best for people with autoimmune diseases. What exercises are best? Can I still get intense?!