Bulking up on paleo, best time for food, best workout plan/routine?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 05, 2013 at 4:33 AM

New to this site, and also new to this Paleo lifestyle. I've been a pretty healthy person for quite sometime, but just recently decided to cut out grains and dairy and see where it takes me. I workout on a regular basis, but find it hard to put any mass on. I'm starting to lean out more then anything. Cutting grains and dairy out seem to have helped in that area. Looking to gain though! Some questions I have are:

  1. Do I eat before I workout? I take a pre-workout shake and maybe have an egg or two before going. Usually start at 6:30am. Heard its good, also not.
  2. Do I train hard? Cut back on rest times? Sets/Reps? I've heard of the 5x5 method. I tend to do 3 sets maybe 4, with 8-10 reps.
  3. How much protein should I have within a day? I've read that if you want to be about 180lbs, you need to eat 180 grams worth of protein a day. Don't know if this is true.
  4. What kind of routine? Chest and Tri's? Back and Bi's? Those seem pretty generic, but wondering if something else has been working for others.

This might be it, for now I guess. If someone could give me some pointers, that would be awesome!

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on March 05, 2013
at 12:44 PM

Have a look at the great series by Precision Nutrition: http://www.scrawnytobrawny.com, and the free eBook: http://www.biggersmallerbigger.com

They are not specifically 'paleo' and do mention wholewheat bread, but the practise is still there.

There are two main rules.
1. Eat more calories than you expend.
2. Progressively overload your muscles.

Anyway I really recommend you have a listen through the ScrawnyToBrawny videos. Very helpful indeed.



on March 05, 2013
at 12:29 PM

1)Yes, eat before, after and during if you have too. Eating enough cals is essential.

2)train hard, but don't cut recovery times..

3) 1g/lb sounds fine..

4) I like Doug mcguff's body by science because it's hit with weights, there are variations that'd work though.

Eat, eat and eat.

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