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Paleo and Dorian Yates Style training

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 08, 2013 at 9:09 PM

I recently started a Paleo diet as a transition into the Paleo lifestyle of eating for better health as recommended by my doctor. I do see the benifits of eating this way and so far, after 3 weeks on the diet, I feel great. My goal is not only to lose weight but to completle change my body composition. Also to get strong and healthy. General overall health and the fact that I am now over 40 and Id like to keep a productive and active lifestyle.

My doctor is also an advocate of Crossfit. I am totally not into Crossfit as a way to do fitness. I am not knocking it but it just is not my thing. I like to train Dorian Yates style. High Intensity Training or "Heavy Duty" style training. Over the years, HIT has worked for me and is perfect because I do not have the time nor do I see the point of spening 2 or 3 hours for one workout session. The plan is interval cardio for 20-30 minutes in the morning 4 to 5 times a week and Weights (no training session longer than 1 hours, train intense, then get out and recover) in the afternoon or night in a 4 day split.

Does anyone have any recomendations for combining Paleo with HIT Training or with Bodybuilding? Most of the info that i have found seems to tie Paleo diet with Crossfit and there is limited info on actual doing Body Building on a Paleo diet. I am not trying to start a debate here just trying to gain as much knowledge as possible. Thank you...

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Thank you D. Some people look at Paleo as a lense to try and emulate our paleolithic ancestors through, encompassing diet, fitness, and lifestyle. I think that's awesome for people who want to do that. But I view the "paleo diet" as just the healthiest way of eating based on modern science. There is plenty of research behind not eating grains/legumes/dairy and getting your Omega 3:6 ratio in check. The sleep aspect is also just a part of a healthy lifestyle no matter how your view it.You can still eat protein, carbs, and fats, it will just be from better sources free of antinutrients.

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Pat, your response seems to be more logical to me. Paleo being a food quality paradigm and it being used to supprt any athletic endeavor is what it should be. If it is the diet and eating lifestyle that is suppose to be the best diet, then it should support all fitness, health, and athletic endeavors.

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Paleo is merely a food quality paradigm, it is macronutrient agnostic. None of your nutrition rules to support performance change, only the foods change. You can use it to support any athletic endeavor. Some endeavors will require more carbs than others to support. Higher carb needs can be filled with "safe starches" like white rice and sweet potato. I personally train as sort of a hybrid bodybuilder/powerlifter. I use paleo foods to support my performance. I just keep starches to before and after training.

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on July 09, 2013
at 02:54 PM

Pat, your response seems to be more logical to me. Paleo being a food quality paradigm and it being used to supprt any athletic endeavor is what it should be. If it is the diet and eating lifestyle that is suppose to be the best diet, then it should support all fitness, health, and athletic endeavors.

2edfcc5c8044bbb4f22ba6ea4289f592

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on July 10, 2013
at 12:55 AM

Thank you D. Some people look at Paleo as a lense to try and emulate our paleolithic ancestors through, encompassing diet, fitness, and lifestyle. I think that's awesome for people who want to do that. But I view the "paleo diet" as just the healthiest way of eating based on modern science. There is plenty of research behind not eating grains/legumes/dairy and getting your Omega 3:6 ratio in check. The sleep aspect is also just a part of a healthy lifestyle no matter how your view it.You can still eat protein, carbs, and fats, it will just be from better sources free of antinutrients.

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on July 08, 2013
at 10:16 PM

Bodybuilding & training "dorian yates" style isn't really Paleo, there may be people that disagree here & i'm not slating anyone that does bodybuild, but in my opinion... pushing your body like that & having the physique of a bodybuilder isn't something that the majority of the paleosphere strive to be. Its about living & eating to look & feel good...or at least look & feel better. It's a lot more than training & muscle, to some its a lifesaving commitment/choice. Well done for transitioning to the Paleo way but if you want advice on bodybuilding then maybe you should ask on a bodybuilding site.

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