Recently I had a trapezius strain which was caused by doing pull-ups, however I had hurt that area a few weeks before doing dumbell pullovers. I was told by my doctor to take a week off from any training,and the pain changed from being just an... (more)
I wonder if herniated disks aren't one of those things that disappear (or at least vastly improve) when intaking a lot of well prepared bone broth. Disks become herniated when they are weak.
So. I've heard a lot about crossfit on here and other places, and I'm seriously considering signing up for a class. Frankly, I'm nervous: I'm really out of shape and have never done the "gym" thing (though I know crossfit is pretty different from... (more)
Does anyone do Les Mills Bodypump? I read on here some folks bag it and say it's not like crossfit or heavy lifting, but it's not a fair comparison. I've been doing it for a few years and really enjoy it. I love the trainers and class atmosphere.... (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 all, Can anyone give me any tips on the following: I'll be taking my second year university exams over the next 3 weeks and going to be studying each day with gym Monday-Thursday. So, which benefits me more? Gym first then studying or... (more)
I spent years weight training on machines. The consensus here seems to be fairly well against that, even though I was pretty strong. (Lifted all of the stack on half the machines, lifted some of the lighter weight machines for that matter.) But... (more)
I am a newbie and have really been enjoying the food aspect of Paleo. I cannot believe I am not jonesing for sugar; that is a major accomplishment! Ready to move onto integrations of exercise. I have been a slacker for a year or more, walking once... (more)
Hi, I have just started the Paleo diet and am loving it :) I find it quite easy to follow and really yummy! My only question is I'm a tad confused with people saying i should cut out fruit to lose weight? Isn't the point of paelo being about to... (more)
I know that CrossFit is out there and has strong ties to Paleo-types and is favoured by them. But I was just thinking about the ideal gym. Because I am reading The Primal Blueprint and following Mark's Daily Apple, I began thinking about how you... (more)
Hello. My name is Nick Kinsella and I am a Personal Trainer for a large commercial gym chain in the UK. I have been following a paleo diet for about a year and a half now and feel quite frankly fantastic. I have made a concerted effort to learn... (more)
I started the Stronglifts program a little while ago, and have slowly been adding weight to the bar. I have only one real complaint, and that's with some back pain on my right side, mid-back. The program calls for squatting three times per week,... (more)
Ever since Mark in The Primal Blueprint told me I should work out less and take long walks more, I've been hitting the gym twice a week max to lift heavy things. I usually do squats, overhead press, bench, deadlifts, lunges, step ups, pullups,... (more)
Hey, so I recently picked up a copy of Gold Medal Bodies' "Rings 1" and "Rings 2" gymnastics courses, and I am looking to start very soon. I was working through a barbell strength training program, WS4SB 3, but the whole point of my doing this... (more)
So since I started Paleo about a month ago. Ever since I switched diets, any time I start working out, whether cardio, weightlifting, zumba, pump, running, just anything really, I have this uncontrollable urge to just sob. I usually just push... (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)
I've been going to the gym on and off for almost 4 years now. I've gone almost every day this summer which is like 2 months. I think I have reached a plateu in my workouts however. I am 19, but I have trouble doing squats or anything that involves... (more)
I am a hair over one month of eating Paleo. Overall I have been about 95/5 or 90/10. I am down 21 lbs from when I started and I feel better than I have in years. My body has leaned this way... head, neck, chest, stomach...and now legs while my... (more)
I am moving to San Jose in a couple weeks. What are some good paleo/primal places to check out in the area? I am interested in restaurants, grocery stores, butchers, fish mongers, farmers' markets, CSAs, and places to work out, CrossFit or... (more)
What is your favorite floor surface for an inside weight gym? One that will minimize damage to the house but also provide a good workout surface? Perhaps something that could be placed on top of carpet.
I recently moved, so my very convenient access to a gym with always-available power rack and bumper plates has now vanished. Earlier in the year, I started the Stronglifts protocol, and switched over to Starting Strength later in the summer. I'm... (more)
I'm curious to see how many Paleo peeps are members of a Crossfit gym. I started looking at rates, and am a little blown away. Seems like $160/mo is the minimum. I have three gym memberships (so I have a gym that coincides with my major life... (more)
I used to have back pain after seating long hours at the computer, and three months ago I discovered the gym ball as a desk chair. My back pain was gone in two weeks and I feel great with this new and very comfortable seating position. I am using... (more)
Specifications: 400 square feet, 10 foot ceilings, $10k budget. Goal: Improve strength/power with Olympic and power lifts. Accommodate you and 1 or 2 lifting buddings. Include just enough conditioning to keep body fat low. This example is WAY... (more)
Thanks to urging from my young colleague at work who is into leangains, I signed up at the gym, and want to work on repairing what metabolism I may have left after (too long a story) obesity and a hormone train wreck. I'm 51, m, and went from... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?