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Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo in the Military
« on: July 02, 2012, 11:44:38 AM »
In the army it is much the same as the  Navy, you can pick and choose what you want on your tray in the chow hall.  The rule use to be that you could not take food out of the chow hall especially in boot, but that might of changed.  The only down side I see is in boot if your DI does not think you are eating enough, he/she will tell the cooks what to put on your tray and he/she will stand over you until you have eaten your food.  So if you only take one small piece of meat and not much else at dinner, expect to have "help".

Exercises / Metcon
« on: July 02, 2012, 07:44:40 AM »
As some of you know, I am always late to the party, so if this has been posted bad.

I have finally found a work out that I really like doing.  No more huge amount of time on the treadmill, or huge amount of time on the recumbent bike.  Now it is 10 minutes on the treadmill doing max effort then doing this work out as many times as I can with a 2 to 3 minute break between complete rounds.


(This link will also show you the correct form which is VERY important in any weight lifting exercise.)

Workout Programs / Re: Book recommendation?
« on: April 25, 2012, 04:47:41 AM »
Okay the light bulb is beginning to shine.  Since there would be no way I could do those exercises for 20 minutes, then it is fine to start at a smaller time span and work up.  What I did not understand is that he said to NOT work until failure and to attempt to only work half way to failure.  How, does a newbie, know when half of failure is approaching?  I can tell you this morning, and last night when I was attempting to sleep, that I gave my arms a serious work out yesterday, but it was until failure, I could not correctly do the movement one more time.  ???

Workout Programs / Re: Book recommendation?
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:19:29 AM »
I saw this article on T Nation:;jsessionid=70599F5282F8DB17E82E1999A3B0B749-mcd01.hydra

Very helpful, BUT it says do not exercise to failure, in fact it should be half of that.  How, as a brand new "weight lifter" do I know what half of failure is, what number of reps would that be?  :-\

Workout Programs / Re: Book recommendation?
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:55:36 AM »
reps etc...

Weight training programs are typically based around the progressive overload principal commonly achieved via increasing reps & or weight over consecutive workouts.

The other variable is time (same reps in lesser time or more reps within a set time period) which is why I suggest something like Escalating Density Training.

I have looked at the book on Amazon, but can not tell if it has pictures etc on HOW to do these exercises as well as the why to do them.  Silly me just realized that a squat thrust and a burpee are different names for the same exercise.  Guess my generation is showing.

Workout Programs / Krav Maga
« on: April 21, 2012, 07:58:35 AM »
When we last left (sounds like a daytime soap) there were a couple of the board members who were doing Krav Maga, one I thought was in the STL area.  If they are still around, which club, the one in St. Charles or the one in Fenton do you use and why? 

Workout Programs / Re: Book recommendation?
« on: April 21, 2012, 06:25:31 AM »
As I have blown out both shoulders, I can not use a bar so no worries there.

What do I want to accomplish?  Lose the fat, build strength and when I stand in front of the mirror see defined muscles that are strong once again.  Do I want to be a "buff babe"?  No, I know what I am willing to do, about an hour a day and that includes the 30 minutes on the treadmill that I already do.  So I was thinking light weights and body weight exercises plus the treadmill would suit me.

I am now driving a desk so the caveman kind of work I use to do, has stopped.  I have given myself a year to get back into the shape I want to be as after that, my life will change dramatically again.

Workout Programs / Book recommendation?
« on: April 20, 2012, 05:49:07 PM »
I have a set of free weights now, they top out at 40lbs., but do not have a clue as to what to do with them for how long or how many reps.  A book that explains what the purpose of reps ect.. would be appreciated.


Miscellaneous / Re: getting surgery on my shoulder
« on: April 18, 2012, 05:27:30 AM »
After it is -all- said and done, I would like to know if you thought it was worth while.  So when you get back to your Cross fit and are training again, let me know.

Diet and nutrition / I -so- did not want to read this!
« on: April 11, 2012, 05:43:42 PM »
Give it a read and see if it fits for you:
"Gluten Issues or Celiac? Donít Drink Coffee!"

If you drink coffee and are also gluten sensitive or celiac, you might want to sit down for this one.

One of the most important pieces of information I learned at the recent PaleoFX12 Conference I attended in Austin last month concerned the surprising connection between gluten and coffee which holds ramifications for other autoimmune disorders as well.

The problem has nothing to do with caffeine, so decaf coffee would be included in this discussion.

In a nutshell, fairly recent lab research has revealed that 10% of coffee is a protein that cross reacts with gluten antibodies.

This means that if you are gluten sensitive or celiac and are avoiding gluten containing grains or perhaps have even gone completely grain free, if you still drink coffee there is a strong likelihood that the protein in the coffee is triggering the very same gluten related health problems you are trying to avoid.

In other words, even if you think you are doing fine with your current gluten free diet, it is very possible that skipping the coffee could take your health to the next level.
Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity

Most people who are gluten sensitive donít realize it because gastrointestinal problems like burping, gas, tummy upset, or toilet issues are the least common way for gluten issues to present themselves!

The most common symptoms of gluten sensitivity?

Migraines and other neurological issues Ė even MS!

Hormone and endocrine problems are another common way for gluten issues to manifest themselves.
How Coffee Triggers Gluten Antibodies

So what exactly happens when a gluten sensitive person eats gluten?

Folks with gluten antibodies react to any gluten in the diet by mounting an immune response.  This means that gluten is perceived by the body as an invader and the gluten antibodies attack the gluten itself trying to destroy it.   This gluten attack is an inflammatory response and inflammation issues can occur anywhere in the body in any tissue or organ.

Hereís the real shocker I came across when researching the coffee/gluten connection:

According to Dr. David Clark DC, a functional neurologist and endocrinologist:

    Thereís not a disease or health condition you can think of that does not have an association Ė in the research literature Ė with gluten sensitivity.

Thatís a very strong statement!

In essence then, if you are gluten sensitive in any way shape or form, and it seems that most people are whether they know it or not given the epidemic levels of autoimmune issues today, gluten antibodies have the potential to react to proteins in other foods as if they are gluten thereby triggering an immune and inflammatory response.

The protein in coffee is the most common cross-reactor to gluten.   Because it is the protein in the coffee that is the trigger, switching to decaf coffee does not solve the problem.

Is it possible to be gluten sensitive and not cross react to coffee?  Yes itís possible but youíll have to do some expensive lab testing with a knowledgeable doctor to find out.

The probability is that you are cross reacting to coffee, so the best approach is just to play it safe and lose those lattes.


IF it is paleo, I eat.  BUT, I drink water and if at home, get on my treadmill for a bit.  Most of the stressers are my job and the required in-your-face work.  With that in mind you will find me on the treadmill at 0400 and then depending on the day, when I return home from work.  And don't forget the loud bass driven music while on the treadmill, that will give you the chance to tell that so-in-so what you REALLY wanted to say.   :o ;D

Ahh, one more thing, though at the time I thought Warren had lost his mind, I would chew sugarless gum, but then could not figure out why the sugar cravings were so bad during my stressful times.  Well DUH, it really was the sugarless gum.  Warren would have to tell you what chemical would tell my  brain that I was having sugar, but that would turn into it's own stress of wanting sugar, dealing with the craving by having sugarless gum and the craving getting worse.  (ACK!)

I also have found that a high quality Omega 3, 1000mg twice a day, will help with all of the above, including "always being hungry" even when you have just eaten.

Vitamins and Supplements / Re: Vitamin A, Omega 3 and 6 and now 9?
« on: April 09, 2012, 05:09:43 PM »
Excellent information from all involved, thank you.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Can't afford naturally raised meat..
« on: April 09, 2012, 04:03:32 AM »
I did not catch what country you live in, but if it is the USA might I suggest posting on Craigslist.  I was surprised how many farmers/ranchers that are out there that are quietly growing "organic" and grain free, but they don't know how to find us and we don't know how to find them.  I too got to the point I could not afford the increased cost in grain free beef and started to talk it up in Craigslist and talking to my co-workers and friends, finally it started to rain resources and I was over whelmed with places to buy meats and veggies.  I am now buying much better beef for -less- per pound then I can buy it in the grocery store and a heck of a lot less then I can find it at the "organic" ranches web sites.

Just a thought,

A orange cave man, how odd.  ;D

I recently began supplementing with fermented cod liver oil to bump my Omega 3s. Well, I had a blood panel done and my Vitamin A levels were out of whack...too high. Generally, high vitamin A is related to supplementation, so I took a closer look at my fish oil. Sure enough cod liver oil can be quite high in vitamin A. So, I'll be stopping that one. LOL From what I have read my levels should return to normal fairly quickly. I generally only supplement Vitamin D3, but strayed from the path. Lesson learned.

Introductions / Greetings Again
« on: April 08, 2012, 05:15:40 PM »
Just like a bad penny, I have returned.  Lots of questions already, so warm up your keyboards!


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