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Workout Journals / Re: Maria's Workouts
« on: October 16, 2009, 06:24:28 AM »
I believe if your profession is a triathlete, then yes all 3 can be satisfied. A normal person with a normal job - probably not. I too have that issue, I used to be able to swim easy 700 meters per session a few days a week give or take. Stopped that for a few months went back to it and gave up after 100 meters - I can still swim underwater for 25 meters though  ;D.

Then running - used to be able to run and run and run without taking too much of a break - now I have to break every minute!

Biking - used to ride for miles on end with my camel back and never have a issue of fitness, nowadays I can barely ride up a hill without panting like a dog.

The easiest way I think is HIIT - because there is no issue of maintenance there - it is a biological fact you can only sprint for 10 seconds at one given time which is the creatine levels of your body, then the anabolic energies start to be consumed and it is not as intense paced as a sprint.

So in conclusion do HIIT a few times a week (depending on what physique you are aiming for).

Miscellaneous / Re: How much are you spending on Paleo?
« on: October 16, 2009, 01:58:46 AM »
I would spend on a typical shop $300 a week

That is from every fruit you could name, to atlantic salmon, omega 3 eggs, steak, turkey breast shaven, heaps of vegetables, heaps of salads, green tea, and heaps of nuts and seeds.

Hence my username Garrolous:

Well then I'd definitely be in the category of bulkin while on paleo as I eat all of those foods above mentioned - gaining weight when bulking is so shit though, I do cardio at least once a week, intense run up my local mountain through the dirt tracks and all. Other week I rode down and came down to quick ended up getting a few stitches on my knee and elbow I just bit the dust and will have a massive scar on my knee cap.

Miscellaneous / Re: It gets me raging!
« on: October 15, 2009, 06:39:13 PM »
Reminds of crime research at college, the statistics always has the potential lack of veracity or presence of credence, why? Because people may not report crimes, or live in rural communities therefore it is concluded that an approximate analysis is unreachable for that particular district or other.

90% of statistics are unreliable, in terms of health - it is a political drive.

Research / Re: Cheating guidelines: if you choose to drink
« on: October 15, 2009, 06:30:21 PM »
Definitely, with the paleo diet it leads to the conclusion drinking alcohol in excessive amounts is bad, therefore less consumption on a regularly basis requires less consumption to become intoxicated on whatever occasion it may be.

I try to strip alcohol from my diet completely though, everybody my age is a club rat and all they do on the weekend is get absolutely trashed and have massive hangovers and bags over their eyes. That surely is not doing anything good for the body.

I enjoy drinking to socialize, not drinking to get drunk - I also have the unfortunate habit to smoke when drinking heaps (I usually bum puff or just hold it in my hand until it goes out) lame I know. But then the next day I regret it, I am never one to pick up a smoke and become addicted - as I used to smoke a pack on the weekend with no trouble, then had severe chest infections and coughed up blood after a year of this lol.

Introductions / Re: New Caveman SoCal
« on: October 15, 2009, 05:50:37 PM »
Sunday is cheat day? How could you, you sick sick man!

I kid, welkome - I am relatively new to here as well.

Congrats on weight loss, and if you can have a cheat day and then immediately go back to routine the next day, you are my hero.

For me, if I snack out, it usually takes me 3 days to pull in the cart and say enough is enough by which I've probably gone back a week in doing so.

Wow vegan, that would of been harsh living. I was in a way a conformist in terms of my previous habits, I would eat relatively healthy (basically no greasy foods, or high sugar content) but I loved bread with all these salads and heaps of dressing  :P, and occasionally would eat a bowl of cereal in the morning (I know), and would snack on K-time bars, LCMS and vita wheat grain snacks (which I thought were healthy).

Food Journals / Re: Food journal of Garrolous
« on: October 15, 2009, 05:32:52 PM »
WELP, each to their own I guess.

Salads can get messy when sitting on a stool with the bowl in your lap with only a few minutes break to next class - gets really annoying.

I am still not convinced with the crock pot ideology - sorry, I appreciate all the comments made and have adjusted my diet more appropriately, for instance - not ever having another cookie again hah. Laying off rye bread as much as I can, maybe 2 slices a week, I don't think I could go cold turkey  :o.

When in Rome, I steal the chariot and ride the horses the other way i.e. bring a plastic bowl with me to college and pour all the salads into it (discreetly of course).  :D

I guess the only dilemma is I will need to get a bigger bag (oh noes), but that is a small price to pay for a healthy life, luckily holidays are soon I get a 4 month break over the Christmas holidays to adjust to this paleo - no excuses.

In Australia it is quite different in terms of the vacation period - I'm under the assumption it is summer, mid year which is the long holiday for you guise?

Summer in AUS is in December and it's scorch season every year - I swear I will die of skin cancer by the time I'm 25, mayhaps need to move to another continent to avoid this lol.

Workout Journals / Re: Workout plan (kanye west reference)
« on: October 15, 2009, 04:30:33 PM »
What about rests I heard at some point you need a few weeks break after doing weights for a certain period. Is this true or some lazy dude made it up?

I don't know, I just oppose the idea of becoming fat in order to get muscle - I simply will not do it.

I would rather eat copious amounts of flesh, vegetables, fruit and nuts. Sure it will take longer, or I may reach to a point where muscle development will impede as a result of me not eating mcdonalds everyday.

I feel as though if I eat all of that junk it will just be too hard to work it off. I remember, I weighed at something like 80 kilos to drop to 65 kilos a few years back and it took me 6 months of cycling up mountains (really) almost everyday, and doing aikido training 5 times a week, as well as just drinking water and living on subway. So no way would I put myself through that torture again, good luck to any of you who is that determined of becoming big, I commend you for it.

Workout Journals / Re: Workout plan (kanye west reference)
« on: October 15, 2009, 07:03:28 AM »
So basically, you bulk on paleo diet and then cut with paleo diet?

Except cut down the excess food intake as cutting requires less food right?

How long would one need to bulk in the gym to get average muscles cranking, I'm not looking for big big big, but not skinny either. At the moment I have been probably working hard at the gym for 2 months give or take, do you think after 2 more months of intense training I could decide to cut down?

Food Journals / Re: Food journal of Garrolous
« on: October 15, 2009, 06:58:16 AM »
I have no idea how to cook stew or broth with meat. I'm just a lowly undergrad, all I know how to cook is steak, fish, chicken, eggs, and vegetables. Apart from that I'm shit - someone told me, you never trust skinny cooks lol I always burn or undercook complicated meals and the one you are describing seems that way.

But maybe the resolution is to bring a little lunch box to college - sounds so like primary school, except for the thomas the tank engine part.

What I hate the most is when you are eating fruit, veg, or other in public people give you this weird stare - I hate that shit. I like at home I can just stuff my face with all the salads and fruit I like, and go for seconds.   


Eat big - Eating a lot of fat is easy and quite paleo.  Just stick to the hig-fat meats bit of the list and ignore the rest.  If you skip the carbs you won't get fat at the same time and you might be able to keep your abs showing.

Okay, I am a bit confused here as to the aforementioned statement pertaining to the eating fat part.

Icecreams, butter, mayo and pizza is not paleo at all?

Ahhhm, these articles basically are the counterpart to this forum. There are a lot of fallacies in regard to - not stretching, not doing situps or pushups when wanting to get bulk. Stretching is so important when at the gym - most people don't do this, but warming up / stretching prevents injuries.

Also the 2nd article mentions and encourages absolutely everything of what the paleolithic way of life contends, going against the grain (figuratively).  

"Now aside from your palpable fear about the number I just threw at you, here's another hard reality: you can't do this eating "clean." You'll have to eat a lot of fat, including things like (take a deep breath) butter, mayo, pizza, ice cream, and high-fat meats and dairy products." - That was a quote from article 2.


"For the rest of you who are truly serious about gaining weight, just understand that the loss of visible ab development is part of the price you'll have to pay. Later on, when you weigh 265, you can trim down to 220 or so and have your abs back, But for now, let's just worry about acquiring something to trim in the first place.". - LOL, I am currently 155 pounds - imagine if I bulked to 265 - I would be dead.

The trainer dude for these articles is absolutely insane, and a healthier alternative I believe would be to inject steroids - as opposed to starting up this cholesterol infested, obesity susceptible diet plan.  

Also my opinion is that working your abs is absolutely essential as it is your core, and foundation of the body.

Cheers anyway for the articles, but if anyone is wanting to follow it I would strongly advise against the 2nd article - the first article was somewhat okay.

Food Journals / Re: Food journal of Garrolous
« on: October 15, 2009, 02:32:21 AM »
I guess that sounds logical, the wrap I usually get is roast beef, cucumber, lettuce, carrot and some honey mustard sauce (love that stuff). Only issue is, the cafe does not give out plastic bowls for people who decide to rip up their wrap or sandwich. Also I find if I just eat a salad and nothing else, I usually am still hungry.

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