I'm 39, male, and when I've had access to weight machines I've usually been able to lift the stack. Now, under slightly different circumstances, I have a pair of 25lb dumbells available to me during the day (one hand could hold both at once to... (more)
I've been doing yoga for about 2 weeks now and I don't think I've ever fallen in love with an exercise/workout more. I always look forward to doing yoga every morning and afternoon, yet I have an issue. I want to gain strength and gain some... (more)
I don't think that yoga can "replace" lifting or strength training in the sense that it could build muscle and improve your metabolism and body composition. It might be very good for you, physically and otherwise, and contribute to better health... (more)
From what I've heard, free weight training is recommended and weight machines are not thought to be effective. But I wanted to check in on that. I lifted on weight machines for years, and was strong (and regained strength quickly when I resumed... (more)
I have 100+ lbs to lose, and once I do through low-carb paleo and IF, I plan to focus more on my strength. I'm a female and my goal is to be healthy as well as fit. I don't have a specific weight or jean size in mind, I just want to be in an... (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)
Does low carb lower testosterone levels? I have been on a VLC diet for about a week now and I feel amazing. I only eat one meal a day, around 8:00pm, and I have never felt this good in my life. By the way I am 21 years old (male). I am trying... (more)
Depends on how you look at it. Decreasing the testosterone:cortisol ratio and upregulating pregnenolone-steal is of course going to have a negative impact. On the other hand, carb restriction tends to coincide with fiber restriction, which means... (more)
what is a good fast digesting carb/protein combination to ingest after a tough resistance workout (i.e. 5x5 high weight, low reps workout). My typical post nutrition workout is something like: 1/2 rotisseries chicken with cabbage salad and... (more)
I never seem to get a clear answer on this issue. Any ideas?
I've heard that we should always rest at least 48 hours between weight workouts of a muscle group. But I'm inclined to think that in the caveman days, strenuous hunting or fighting didn't always have such a rest period. Is it possible that 48... (more)
Art De Vany has some great insights on power law variation. Hunter-gatherer lifestyle is full of power law variation. In physical activity it means that they move a lot at low intensity and less at high intensity (so far nothing new), but that the... (more)
I've been doing high intensity lifting at home with free weights and i'm seeing great results. Was just seeing if anyone else does and has any ideas for me to add to my work out routine?
Getting a pullup/chinup gimmick that mounts to the door frame is pretty easy they run around thirty bucks. Mine made a mark on the frame but hasn't damaged it.
Anyone else here listen to Iron Radio? If so what are your views on their advice? Anything you agree with specifically or disagree with specifically? I've been really enjoying listening and the advice seems reasonable and practical. EDIT -... (more)
I'm in my 7th week of paleo and doing well. I've lost 10+ pounds, lost inches on my waist and gained some inches on my chest and biceps. I work a physical job (in a warehouse w/heavy lifting) and I find I am incredibly hungry the day after I do... (more)
Lifting heavy things, makes your muscles burn all their stored glucose, this is what creates cravings. I would recommend drinking a Whey protein shake, within one hour after your workout and add Sweet potatoes to your diet
I know a lot of you aren't from the US. Undoubtedly you're still aware that a lot of americans are fat and sick. Your countries are unfortunately most likely on the way. How many of you think it'd be easier to improve the health of america by... (more)
I'm sorry but I beg to differ this is something that my husband, Keith Norris of Theory to Practice blog www.ancestralmomentum.com speaks on, at conferences all over the country, quite a bit. The difference between health & performance. Pro... (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)