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  1. Poll: As a previous advocate of Leangains who enjoys...

    As a previous advocate of Leangains who enjoys heavy lifting, I would be interested in a primal/strength mash up, albeit with a bias towards traditional weight lifting (squats, deadlifts etc) with...
  2. 18/12 cont. D: Marinated spiced chicken,...

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    D: Marinated spiced chicken, boiled potatoes, caponata (Sicilian vegetable stew), side salad

    19/12

    B: 3 x scrambled eggs, 3 x slices smoked salmon

    L: Large salad (MDA style)...
  3. Towards the end of my Leangains phase, I did...

    Towards the end of my Leangains phase, I did start to eat more whole primal foods with lots of sweet potatoes and rice, but was also eating baked beans on workout days (for easy calories, carbs,...
  4. 17/12 cont. L: Large salad (MDA style...

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    L: Large salad (MDA style) with a large portion of green thai chicken

    Workout: DB Military Press: 50kg x 8 (25kg db's), 45kg x 9, 40kg x 10 - Deadlift 120kg x3, 110kg x4 - Dips 2 x...
  5. Thanks for your message; using the Leangains...

    Thanks for your message; using the Leangains method (fasting 16/8), I managed to get in the best shape of my life, really lean and strong. Due to myriad of factors (relocation, change of work, not in...
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    Calories and continuous progression will aid you...

    Calories and continuous progression will aid you in your goal to "get big". It's certainly easier to do this via lifting heavy weights, but it's definitely possible with body weight only workouts, as...
  7. 16/12 cont. L: Large black coffee, handful of...

    16/12 cont.

    L: Large black coffee, handful of almonds & 2x squares Lindt 85%

    D: 2x sirloin steaks (250g total), mushroom stir fry, topped with 2x fried eggs.

    17/12

    B: 4x scrambled egg,...
  8. Fell off the primal wagon a little with a 24 hour...

    Fell off the primal wagon a little with a 24 hour trip to Madrid and a long weekend celebrating Christmas with some friends. The food choices weren't too bad, I stayed away from grains and beans but...
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    Resetting Ghrelin (IF)

    I understand there has been quite a lot of hype around fasting recently, specifically intermittent fasting, whether that's 16/8, 19/5, once/twice a week for 24 hours etc. I've recently changed from a...
  10. 6/12 cont. L: Large salad (MDA style...

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    L: Large salad (MDA style) with a large portion of green thai chicken, evoo & apple cid vin.

    Sn: Small banana and apple (pre workout).

    Workout: Squats 100kg x6, 90kg x7, 80kg x8 -...
  11. Firstly make sure you are eating an adequate...

    Firstly make sure you are eating an adequate amount of calories every day (I need 1800 a day without activity for maintenance, more like 2500 with a good amount of weights/cardio etc), then look to...
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    Typically: B: Small portion of meat (100g),...

    Typically:
    B: Small portion of meat (100g), couple of eggs, vegetables & espresso
    L: Massive salad (MDA style) with a good portion of meat (i.e. 200g)
    D: Large portion of meat, med/large servings...
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    If grain fed meat is your only option, stick to...

    If grain fed meat is your only option, stick to lean cuts and trim off all visible fat (where the bad stuff lives), replacing the fat with better sources (i.e. oils, butters, avocado, nuts etc),...
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    I've been IF'ing for the last 11 months using the...

    I've been IF'ing for the last 11 months using the daily 16/8 method, only eating between 12-8 (give or take 1/2 hours). I've recently gone through a few changes in my life (relocation, change of jobs...
  15. B: Half a red onion (chopped), grass fed steak...

    B: Half a red onion (chopped), grass fed steak strips (100g), 2x whole eggs all cooked in coconut oil and served on a bed of kale :D
  16. Waking up early and eating breakfast again!

    I've been eating fully primal now for just under 3 weeks now and I'm feeling great! I've discovered I don't react well to dairy or legumes (through separate inclusions), and over the last couple of...
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    I'm just about to start the actually "chef" part...

    I'm just about to start the actually "chef" part of the book, looking forward to trying some of these interesting recipes! I thought the build-up with meta learning and 80/20 pareto principle was...
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    Thanks for all the various advice, I think the...

    Thanks for all the various advice, I think the "experiment and see what works for you in the real world" is the best way to go. The x-fit session on Tuesday is more of metabolic circuits (rather than...
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    Optimal Carb Intake?

    Hi all,

    I found paleo/primal through Leangains, which was a good success for me and taught me a lot about good food choices and nutrition. I'm now keen to optimise health through eating...
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    It really depends on the type of workout and your...

    It really depends on the type of workout and your current goals. Some people like to consume lots of carbs after a heavy strength workout (i.e. carb backloading, leangains etc), and some prefer a fat...
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    Here...

    Here is a good article on choosing the right training method, including "Starting Strength" and "Big 3", both effective beginner program's.

    I've personally moved onto "RPT", and have found the...
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    My workout last night was: DB Shoulder Press:...

    My workout last night was:

    DB Shoulder Press: Warm-up, 50kg (2x25kg) x 6, 45kg x 7, 40kg x 8
    Deadlift: Warm-up, 110kg x 3, 100kg x 4
    Dips: 12 x BW, 12 x BW
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    Primal Convert :D

    Hi all,

    I've been eating 90% primal for just over two weeks now and I'm feeling great, I have more energy during the day and when workout out and my sleep is improving day by day (or night by...
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