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Breathing, Anterior Pelvic Tilt, and Voodoo Witchcraft

Who is This Guy? My name is Jim Laird, and I am a Strength and Conditioning Coach and the founder and co-owner of J&M Strength and Conditioning in Lexington, KY.  To give you a brief history about me, I am an elite-level powerlifter who has competed in the 242 class.   Read more…

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‘Whey’ing In: Are Protein Powders Paleo?

This is a story about a guy I know – we’ll call him ‘Magnus’ (he’d like that).  He likes to lift heavy things and has been known to grunt and swear while lifting these heavy things.  When he opens his (massive) gym bag it’s like taking a trip to GNC Read more…

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The Real Deal on Adrenal Fatigue

Hey guys! Diane from Balanced Bites here to talk a bit about a really, really common topic in our stressed-out world. We’ve covered this a bunch in TWO Balanced Bites podcast episodes, which you can listen to for free via iTunes – Adrenal Fatigue – Part 1 (Episode #15) and Read more…

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Paleo Summit

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to let you know about a phenomenal upcoming event, the Paleo Summit. This online event will kick off on Feb 26th and will feature some of the top folks from the Ancestral Helath scene. Stay tuned here for more details.

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The Carbohydrate Loading Conundrum

Written by: Kevin Cann Carbohydrate loading is a dietary means that has been used to improve performance in endurance athletes.  The theory behind carbohydrate loading is to maximize the stored amount of carbohydrates in our body, as glycogen, to yield more energy.  This is done in two steps.  The first Read more…

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Paleo Diet: Am I losing enough weight?

Hey folks! Just quick one here. I’ve received about 50 private messages, twitter pings and other reach-outs this morning with the general theme being: “Hey Robb, I think I’m stalled on my WEIGHT LOSS…should I go ketogenic? Cut out nuts? Join an Ashram?” Folks are forgetting or ignoring the protocol Read more…

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Paleo Fueled Adventure

In early Spring 2012, I’ll be heading north from Washington State through British Columbia, NWT, and Yukon to the Arctic Ocean. From there I’ll be connecting the dots of a 7,000 mile loop through Alaska and back to the starting point. I’ll be paddling 7 rivers, and burning zero fuel Read more…

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A public thank you: Clarity to my core beliefs

I want to start out by saying that we need to be mindful that we cannot know everything about anything, but we can surround ourselves with people that are better than ourselves to collectively figure this stuff out. I came to this ancestral health movement via The Paleo Diet channels. Read more…

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Testimonial: “I’ve officially lost over half of my original body weight.”

  I used to weigh over a quarter of a ton. The last weigh in I did before I started my weight loss campaign showed 538 pounds on the $250 scale my wife had to buy me with our tex return in March of 2010.  As of today, I weigh Read more…

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The Case for the Short Metcon

The ‘Metcon’ (short for metabolic conditioning) is a staple of CrossFit style training. Typically it is two to three exercises repeated for rounds. A classic example from CrossFit is one called “Cindy”, one round consisting of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, and 15 squats. This is repeated for 20 minutes and scored based on the Read more…

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