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    Hi everyone. I'm 17 years old and am planning on going primal Nov. 14th (after Cross Country season.) I am not overweight and don't need to go through the low calorie stuff. I was just wondering if anyone had some tips on what I can do to gain muscle but within the confines of what my parents can get at the store.
    Thanks! Grok on!!

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    My 16 year old son is just starting this journey with me. We decided to work on the 5 essential moves that Mark has (he has videos on youtube) What we did is to get a galvanized bar and strong hooks so we can put a chin up bar in the basement, then we got a yoga pad so we can do the push ups and planks on it. and we can use the stairs as a sort of bench.

    For food, think real, meat, veggies, fruit.

    We have not given up dairy (some primals do, depends on how it affects you) so I make him a cup of coffee with a scoop of protein powder and heavy cream and I make breakfast bars so he can eat them as he walks to school. (I eat eggs and sausage) For lunch I send a protein, some beef jerky, flavored water, some veggies and a small treat (small dark chocolate bar). When he gets home he usually eats a few pieces of bacon for a snack. For dinner a good sized piece of some kind of meat, and a salad.

    Also, Mark has given several examples of his menus in his blog.

    I am sure with your parents support you will do very well with this. Good Luck!

    p.s. I forgot to say, make sure you get enough fat! Coconut oil, Olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds, butter, do not skimp on the good fats.
    Last edited by demuralist; 08-24-2011 at 06:40 PM. Reason: edited to add:don't forget fat!
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."

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    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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