- [4:14] Massages, and Why People Have Back Problems
- [18:30] Pro Rugby Player with Plantar Fasciitis, and Orthotics
- [29:35] Blood Work
- [41:11] Hair Loss and Paleo
- [46:50] Exercise For Weight Loss
1. Nobody ever says “Wow, you carry a lot of tension in your abs.” OR Why don’t dogs need massages?
There’s something suspiciously neolithic about massage therapy. Why do I live and die by when my last deep tissue massage was? I’ve minimized ‘sitting’ and get good sleep on a firm mattress. Maybe I have farther to go than I think reducing stress in general. And why is it everyone’s back? Maybe structured, repetitive workouts are to blame. More play and helping load moving vans? I always thought piano movers had the most primal occupations.
2. Pro athlete in New Zealand with a problem!!
Straight to it, I am a professional rugby player in New Zealand, have been for 8 years. Last couple of seasons I have had problems with plantar fasciitis when playing on hard grounds and so the medical staff prescribed me orthotics specially designed for me.
In the 4 weeks I have been using the orthotics, my Sacrum joint blocked up one week, got a killer bout of osteitis pubis the next week (never had it before), but it seemed to clear up my plantar fascitis, and also cleared up my pinch I have in my hip joint from a labrum tear a few years back and takes pressure off my old turf toe injury.
Maybe the orthotics have aligned me “perfectly”, however I have gone my whole life being imperfect as my left leg is slightly shorter than my right. Are these orthotics the cause and throwing me completely out of kilter?
Or do I persevere and will my body adjust to them over time?
p.s, my wife is threatening to divorce me if I scratch my balls one more time when in public with her. She says I am itchy from the gluten and grains I eat. This is probably a question for another day…
3. Blood Work
Background: Several outfits are offering various flavors of blood work: LabCorp, Quest, WellnessFX, etc
Question #1: What is “the list” of blood/urine tests to get done before, during, and after a paleo challenge.
Question #2: What is you estimate of the cost of such a blood/urine workup?
Question #3: From a regional perspective, where would such a blood/urine workup be most/least expensive? In other words, instead of getting it done in Silicon Valley, have it done in Reno during a previously scheduled Sierra weekend.
4. Hair Loss and Paleo?
I have been on a fairly strict Paleo diet since April of 2011, with maybe 1-2 cheat meals per week, with some period of challenge with no cheats. I noticed a sudden onset of hair-loss once starting the diet and it has continued progressively over the past year. Before Paleo, I had no hair loss. I curious to know what may have caused this. Is there a lack of vitamins/minerals in my diet? Is a high level of protein causing the hair loss?
Is it possible a change in diet would inhibit re-growth of any loss hair? Also, are there specific foods that I should be including in my diet that may help in this?
5. Exercise for weight loss
Big fan of the blog blah blah like everyone says. Let’s get to the bidness.
I am 6’4” 325lbs, grey-blue eyes, Taurus. After following the “Neolithic Grad Student Functional Alcoholic Diet” (on shelves soon–Already on Kindle!), I am in serious need of this Paleo Solution. I read the book – super psyched about it. Can’t believe the cultural norms we carry about food — zeal of the new convert etc. I am working toward my 30 days of total compliance and feeling great. I literally shit diamonds yesterday.
Ahem. I have read in your blog that you are not a fan of exercise for weightloss. see: http://robbwolf.com/2007/10/24/exercise-ineffective-for-weight-loss/
It seemed though that you were mostly concerned with exercise-centric approaches. Anyhow, nowhere in your blog or podcasts do I see a theoretical or practical approach to the role of exercise in weight-loss. It was referenced a bit in the book, but not much. You mentioned helping Nathan get his Brad Pitt Abs in a podcast. But what do you recommend for someone who wants to lose a considerable amount of fat, say in my case, like 80lbs. I can’t believe that you would be anti-exercise for promoting weight loss considering your ass owns a gym. But maybe you just like being around sweaty people. That’s cool. It takes all kinds.
You seem to get a little pissed at people who want to “lose weight”. http://robbwolf.com/2012/02/06/paleo-diet-am-i-losing-enough-weight/
You tell them to pick a performance goal and stop talking about the scale. I think this is inconsistent because when people have asked about how to look like brad pitt, you have not balked about giving advice on how to get them from slim to sub-10% body fat. So why don’t you throw the fatties a frickin bone here and talk about how best to workout to promote fat loss over a longer haul. And if you need a performance goal, then it is to go tantric in the sack with a supermodel. There. Now get me in the gym and under 10%bf to increase the chances of this occurring.
PS I fucking know to sleep already. You have drilled that into me, so If you tell me to sleep I’m going to go fetal and cry.
All ribbing aside, I am so thankful to you and am just really hoping to get your opinion here. All the best to you and the new babe.