I have a problem with sugar/carb binges that starts with one small cheat, maybe a cookie or ice cream...and results in me eating any sugary carby item i can get my hands on until my stomach hurts. Its almost as if i punish myself for cheating and... (more)
The total number of mitochondria in a cell is a function of mitochondrial fission, fusion and mitophagy (mitochondrial autophagy). Mitochondria are found predominantly in slow twitch muscle fibres, the ones associated with endurance (anaerobic,... (more)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19433800/ As we know, exercise increases insulin sensitivity. This study says vitamin C and antioxidants negate that effect. Apparently it shuts down the benefits of autophagy... (more)
IGF_1(insulin-like growth factor) has positive anabolic effects as well as causing some cancer. Adding protein in low carb increases IGF_1 inside muscle cells with positive anabolic signalling, while reducing IGF_1 in blood serum reducing... (more)
Hello. I'm a recent college grad on a shoestring budget. What little money I have I devote to food and I've been on the Paleo track since May (about 4 months now) and I've been impressed with the results. I have grass fed where I can, and I'm not... (more)
Log time guys. Hope your well? I was wondering what is everyone favourite or most effective pre workout meal before they train? I usually stick to chicken breast and fruit. But just looking at what everyone else has? Thanks Neal I do 2 sessions a... (more)
Okay, so I am following a low carb paleo diet. And I recently had some heart rate issues, that turned out to in fact be hyperthyroid in nature. So far as that is concerned, I am waiting six weeks with reduced iodine in my diet (was high, lots... (more)
I have been Paleo for about 3 weeks now. I changed my diet first and now know that i need to add exercise. (Duh) I have never been anything close to athletic and my current physique is indicative of that (5'8", 275lbs) I am operating with zero... (more)
Continuing to lose weight. I'm down 35# since January. I had a fairly long plateau, but now I've lost several pounds again. Measurements keep decreasing and I'm feeling energy and mentally I feel great. After a rather severe injury back in June,... (more)
My wife is an avid cyclist, both road and mountainbike. She has a very strong background of exercise over many years and now competes in MTB enduros of usually about 6 hours duration (solo or sometimes in pairs). She's been closely following a... (more)
On what grounds are people voting to close this thread? How does it violate any paleohacks rules?
I read on a post recently where someone was suggesting to rest or don't do physical activity during IF. My personal take is I feel just fine doing any level of activity. I regularly do long hikes the day of an IF, having eaten the night before... (more)
So, I started doing squats (no weight, just my own body weight) and I am surprised at how weak I am. I can do about three sets of 6-8 before I feel weak and my legs are shaking for the rest of the night. How long should I wait before I do... (more)
Does anyone else use a Garmin Forerunner with Firstbeat heartrate Technology to measure calorie expenditure? Or any other HRM to measure their workouts? If so what kind of numbers are you showing for HIIT training, Crossfit, etc?
I have eaten paleo for a month and lost 12lb, and more importantly feel great with so much more energy! However this week I have started exercising (classes and walking) but have lost no more. I eat around 1200 cals a day and don't feel I can... (more)
Given the following information from http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Safety.html: Weight Lifting Injuries Rhea (2003) suggests there is no practical difference in injury rate between using free weights or machines in healthy adults. Requa... (more)
Hello there! Just turned 20 and I'm back home this summer from college. I'm slowly (with a lot of road bumps), integrating Paleo into my lifestyle. This is something I want to do my health, not just for weight loss. So I'm also trying to find a... (more)
I think your job as a waitress would cover most of your needs, assuming you were busy and not sitting around, it's a lot of movement and carrying stuff around. I'd probably still try and lift heavy weights once or twice a week if possible.
Me- After growing up borderline obese as a kid (235lbs in 7th grade), I trained myself into a pretty athletic 23 yr old male, working 4days a week at crossfit and doing ~20 miles per week running. I have experimented with Intermittent fasting... (more)
So I know this lady. I just learned that her hands shake after working out. It does not matter what she does either. Yoga, cardio, weights... anything. Do you have any idea what may be causing this? I thought about a possible sensitivity to... (more)
It has been said that abs are made in the kitchen, but how many of you have had the experience that no matter how clean or low-cal you eat, it's only by exercising can you slim down?
I want to lift heavy things, press heavy things, move heavy things. I also have a very limited budget and live in NYC. Any suggestions/inspiration/ideas for free/cheap/DIY heavy thing activities and/or regimens that can be done outside/in a small... (more)
Hey all, I've signed up for the September Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder event, and just started seriously training for it, meaning not doing random "play" workouts that I usually do. I'm fishing for some training recommendations. I ran 3.2 miles... (more)
I'm actually working on an article about "Adventure Race" training (tough mudder, spartan race, etc.) so this topic has been on my mind. (Note: A few weeks ago I did a 6.5 mile mud run with about two dozen significant obstacles and was able to... (more)
Here's an interesting article on exercise and memory. Even more interesting is that those with a BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) blunting response - genetically found in 30% of those with European heritage - after exercise didn't improve... (more)
I know, a very basic question, but I'm perhaps looking for some motivation/inspiration to kick-start some sort of regime. I don't quite know where to start, or even WHY to start, other than I SHOULD. What gets you up exercising every day? (more)
This is a question for everyone (female AND male) who has a history of disordered eating (starvation, binges, obsessive calorie counting, etc). What steps (besides going paleo, of course) have you taken to resolve the issue? For me, it's been a... (more)