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Diet and nutrition / Re: Coconut Oil Straight Up
« on: January 20, 2011, 11:26:13 AM »
I noticed Cordain doesn't advocate coconut oil in his book.  Any ideas on why?

Diet and nutrition / Re: What to Eat Post Workout?
« on: January 18, 2011, 02:08:04 PM »
I just eat food post workout.

What do you eat pre-workout and how long do you wait to workout after you've eaten?  I remember you said in an earlier post you workout first thing in the morning.

Diet and nutrition / What to Eat Post Workout?
« on: January 17, 2011, 08:18:33 AM »
Hi Everyone,

For those of you doing weight/endurance training, what do you take post workout?  I know an insulin spike is needed so do you just load up on fruits or do you make a certain type of post workout shake?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Suggestions for Keeping a Clear Head?
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:50:37 AM »
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It's also possible that you're occasionally starting the process of going into ketosis, but never finishing it.  In that case, I'd recommend going into ketosis once for a week or so.
This is a strong possibility.  How do I officially "go into ketosis?"  I've never done this before so help from those who have would be helpful.


Exercises / Re: Looking for a new workout routine
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:13:16 AM »
Rippetoe's program has been working well to improve my strength and I'm very impressed with the size I've gained on my thighs and hams (thanks to all the squats).  Yet, the program doesn't place much (or enough) emphasis on arms and back.  Those are two areas I feel like I'm lacking in size.  I'd really like to add two inches to my arms and calves and really thicken up my back. 

I realize much of that depends on how much I eat and a host of other factors.  Yet, does anyone have a recommendation to a program they've used to accomplish the above (adding inches to their arms and size to their back).  Keep in mind, I'm going for muscle size, not necessarily strength or endurance.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Suggestions for Keeping a Clear Head?
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:06:29 AM »
How much water are you drinking each day?

I drink about 2 liters a day.  How much do you recommend? 

Diet and nutrition / Re: Mass-Building Paleo Diet?...
« on: October 28, 2010, 09:10:20 AM »
I don't think he is concerned with how much he can lift. This appears to be purely vanity driven.

Yup, definitely vanity driven.  I've trained pretty consistently for about 4 years and I already look pretty good (180 with less than 12% body fat).  Yet, I want to "look" even better (trust me, I'm on board with the health aspects of training - been doing it for years) which to me means adding 2 inches to my arms and calves and having the rest of my muscles look "thicker" and "fuller" while minimizing body fat.   

Diet and nutrition / Re: Mass-Building Paleo Diet?...
« on: October 27, 2010, 07:34:03 AM »
If I were mass building on paleo, I'd eat 3 days a week like I ate today.

Breakfast - 2 organic bananas, 1 fig bar, 3 eggs, 6oz ground pork (homemade sausage), 1 liter green tea.

Will the green tea hinder weight gain at all?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Mass-Building Paleo Diet?...
« on: October 22, 2010, 08:23:46 PM »
starchy tubers like potatoes and yams are essential for replenishing glycogen stores in athletes.

Also, how often and when are you eating sweet potatoes? 

Diet and nutrition / Re: Mass-Building Paleo Diet?...
« on: October 22, 2010, 08:15:36 PM »
I just recently added milk and sweet potatoes to my repitoire


Have you noticed any difference in the way your body feels since you added these in.  Milk is definitely out for me but I've considered adding sweet potatoes.  I'm more focused on how certain foods make me "feel" vs. whether they are "Paleo" or not.  For example Olive Oil makes me feel great so I use it frequently.  Technically not Paleo.

Sweet potatoes are not paleo.  If you're going to add sweet potatoes, you might as well add white rice.

I hadn't thought about squash.  Paleo?

Brandon, Why don't you try a Paleo version of SAD? High carb, moderate protein and low fat.

Not a bad idea.  Other than fruit, what else can I add for carbs? 

Obviously the wrong place to post this question  :) Anyone on here feel my pain? 

I know.. they're not Paleo... But I want to bulk up and the scale isn't moving. 

I thought about supplementing with some kind of weight gain powder similar to this one.  I would mix it with almond milk (since dairy makes me sick).

I tend to rely on how things "feel" in my body more than whether it's "Paleo" or not.  I've had the best luck so far following a strict Paleo Diet but I'm not opposed to supplementing if it will help me get the results I want.

For example, I recently added some L-Glutamine to my diet to help with recovery.  I've noticed I recover alot quicker, have more energy, and it doesn't make me tired (huge selling point).  Yet, protein powders have always made me feel sick in my stomach and made my head feel "fuzzy."  Perhaps this is because of all the artificial ingredients?

Has anyone tried any weight-gain supps with luck?  If so, how did it affect your physical or mental energy?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Suggestions for Keeping a Clear Head?
« on: October 06, 2010, 02:35:09 PM »
Good stuff guys.
Do you take fish oil or any sort of Omega3 supplements?

I'll definitely increase the water intake.  I don't currently take a fish oil or Omega supplement.  Do you recommend one?

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