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  • #16
    Alright, I'm still stuck.. I went back to a 3x/ week strength training at highh intensity. But I keep thinking about the people in nondeveloped countries that have amazing bodies, and they are doing high intensity stuff everyday. I'm thinking of a woman washing her laundry in a river while squating, and using her core to stabalize her body as she uses her back and shoulders and arms and hands to scrub all her families clothes. I'm not talking lifting weights strength training stuff but body weight activities. So she might wash clothes one day, help clean an animal the next, carry buckets of water each day, squat during much of her activities, etc. Same goes for a man. He has various activities that require strength and repetition, but he doesn't take days off from living to let his muscles recover. Wouldn't they repair and rebuild while he sleeps at ight like all the other cells in his body? All that to ask, why do we have to rest in between workouts if our workouts only consisted of body weight activities. Again, I'm NOT talking about squatting hundreds of pounds or lifting weights. But couldn't I do planks, squats, pushups, etc every day and get stronger because these activities are a part of my everyday activities?
    Don't let anybody tell you, "You can't" just because they can't.

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    • #17
      Sure, you can get stronger by working out every day. It just might not be as efficient or effective as working out every other day. There are tons of really strong construction workers and farmers all over the place. Would they be even stronger if they worked harder but less often? Who knows? The strength experts mostly seem to say yes.
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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      • #18
        Ppl in non developing countries have amazing bodies? Go do ur laundry in a river then. Just cause they are skinny because they don't have the luxury of eating a bacon cheese burger doesn't mean they are fit or strong. Stop your fantasizing and hit the gym if you want to be strong. See how many pushups situps pullups and squats you can do in 30 mins then beat it next time. None of this do 10 pushups while ur eggs fry bs. You have to put effort into things.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by GeorgiaPeach View Post
          I feel like a wet noodle most times, and I havent even added heavy weights yet. I lack muscular strength AND stamina to complete the basics. Sometimes people feel weak when they are sick or when they first start eating primally, ya know like carb flu or something, but I feel that way when I'm working out. The long walks don't bother me. They give me energy. But if I am applying force to muscle through body weight sets and reps, I feel like crap and want to curl up in my bed and sleep. I used to jogg prior to primal blueprint, and I did a bit of mountain biking. I used to hit the wall fairly quickly on the bike if I was having to use a lot of muscle strength (hilly trails vs flatter trails), and while I had decent distance jogging, I felt the same horrible flu-like way after I was done.
          Have you ever thought you might have a metabolic disorder? It's highly unlikely as I think most people have more severe problems that are identified early in life, but I remember seeing some TV show where a girl had some type of disorder where she could not use glycogen (I think) and she felt weak and sick when she tried to exert herself. The other kids in her school teased her because she didn't run and play like she did. It also didn't help that she was overweight and the doctors kept telling her to eat less and exercise more. Of course when she tried to do these things, they just mader her feel worse. There was one particular episode where she was climbing stairs and she passed out or something.

          Glycogen storage disease type V - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Kingofturtles View Post
            Ppl in non developing countries have amazing bodies? Go do ur laundry in a river then. Just cause they are skinny because they don't have the luxury of eating a bacon cheese burger doesn't mean they are fit or strong. Stop your fantasizing and hit the gym if you want to be strong. See how many pushups situps pullups and squats you can do in 30 mins then beat it next time. None of this do 10 pushups while ur eggs fry bs. You have to put effort into things.
            You are 1. Assuming that non developed equals little food and/or skinny people. I'm thinking more about people I saw when I went to costa rica. Some of those people were ripped. They used hand tools for farming and cutting down serious brush, they climbed trees barefoot to get coconuts. If that's not fit and strong, I don't know what is. and 2. You are assuming that pushups spread through the day are not an effort for me because they are not an effort for you. I was doing the max number I could each time.

            Let's tell mark to stop fantisizing about Grok when thinking about how the human body works optimally before all these gyms came to be. But I 'd rather look like the well proportioned but totally muscular people in costa rica that could carry me through the jungle for miles to get me to a hospital if need be than most of the people I see at the gym.
            Last edited by GeorgiaPeach; 08-22-2012, 05:57 AM.
            Don't let anybody tell you, "You can't" just because they can't.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
              Have you ever thought you might have a metabolic disorder? It's highly unlikely as I think most people have more severe problems that are identified early in life, but I remember seeing some TV show where a girl had some type of disorder where she could not use glycogen (I think) and she felt weak and sick when she tried to exert herself. The other kids in her school teased her because she didn't run and play like she did. It also didn't help that she was overweight and the doctors kept telling her to eat less and exercise more. Of course when she tried to do these things, they just mader her feel worse. There was one particular episode where she was climbing stairs and she passed out or something.

              Glycogen storage disease type V - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

              No, I suspect adrenal fatigue... Lots of stress, little sleep, high demands- yeh, I pretty much want to take a nap when I get a free 30 mins.
              Don't let anybody tell you, "You can't" just because they can't.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by GeorgiaPeach View Post
                No, I suspect adrenal fatigue... Lots of stress, little sleep, high demands- yeh, I pretty much want to take a nap when I get a free 30 mins.
                Oh ok. I just wanted to mention it in case of the possibility that it was the cause. I'm sure your training results would improve with less stress and more sleep...but I'm sure obtaining those two things is easier said than done.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by teach2183 View Post
                  That sounds fine.

                  Perhaps your carbs are too low for you? Some people do poorly on vlc for extended periods. I get depressed if I go more than a week vlc. It can also cause some issues with thyroid. I would try upping carbs... potatoes, fruit... for a few days and see if you feel better.

                  This has helped quite a bit. I am stayed in ketosis most of the time, but more carbs on workout day gave me some push. I was also working out before dinner and found I was stronger by working out after a light dinner and then more food when I was done.
                  Don't let anybody tell you, "You can't" just because they can't.

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                  • #24
                    People need to stop drying to be GROK. I understand and agree with all of Marks dietary information but, he lacks in the fitness category. He has the fundamentals but he fails to realize that unlike food, modern day facilities can help your fitness. Take what he says with a grain of salt, its not the bible. GROK was lean, that is all. I can do more pushups, situps, bench press, squat, run faster ect... then people back then. Look at the pictures in his book of those people, they are skinny as fuck. The easiest way to LOOK jacked is to have a low body fat percentage. Just cause someone LOOKS jacked doesnt mean they ARE. You have no idea what those people in costa rica do and how often they do it. Sludging through a forest ALL DAY would still be more work than pushups while you cook break,lunch and din. Expand. How many pushups do you do? 10? well then stretch out then do 8. then do 7 ect..

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