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Advice Column / Re: Newbie :)
« on: June 03, 2015, 07:17:06 PM »
Go and look at my journey from the start on the thread I started last April, 29th 2014 and you will see what I did and continue to like a caveman!

General Discussion / Re: First week of Stage 1
« on: March 20, 2015, 08:48:12 PM »
Still hovering around 227lbs....took a week off of exercise and ate a few more carbs..gained 9 pounds which came off in 3 days.  Doing my first Crossfit competition in a month so gonna maintain until shred mode sets in;).  Nice to see all the new faces...oh wait, those are just spammers

General Discussion / Re: Started Today
« on: February 05, 2015, 08:13:31 PM »
Congrats on starting the diet and keep updates coming.  Best of luck!

General Discussion / Re: First week of Stage 1
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:01:05 PM »
Well, weight is maintained at 227 pounds but muscle has taken over majority of weight.  Will work on getting shredded in March with June goal do 215 pounds.  Ultimate goal is to be 8% bodyfat but again, if it takes my down to 205lbs to get there, I will. 

Glad to see all the new faces...wait, haven't seen anyone in months.  So sad to see when this lifestyle is so good to live.  Will check in as usual to see if anyone wants to change their lives for the usual..feel free to PM me if you r more comfortable.

Advice Column / Re: caveman wannabe....
« on: December 29, 2014, 06:32:03 PM »
Richard, I just sent you a PM- check your inbox

General Discussion / Is anyone else sick of this spam?
« on: December 25, 2014, 08:21:28 PM »
Don't know about most of you who come to visit but I am sick and tired of this thread being diluted by spammers and call for all there members to be banned.  People come here for diet advice, not to hear about some lousy Nike product or some "printformercials " regarding some lousy, non-FDA approved supplements.  I emailed moderator and asked that this is put to an end as I will no longer post progress nor will I answer any questions/ concerns regarding this diet regimen. 

General Discussion / Re: Just Starting out!
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:16:46 PM »
Best of luck and keep the updates coming!!!!

General Discussion / Re: First week of Stage 1
« on: December 13, 2014, 08:25:42 PM »
Well, got sick as a dog and was bedridden for nearly a week..gained 4 pounds from 223 to 227 pounds.  Couldn't do any exercise but still managed to eat caveman style...had a few days where I had no choice but to eat carbs as I was too weak for strict paleo.  Most of my weight gain was water but I gained  probably a pound or two of fat due to being so sedentary but went to crossfit on Friday and feeling a bit better...just in a weakened state.  Ready for vacation in 5 days where I get to do nothing but exercise and eat like a caveman machine!

General Discussion / Re: My Caveman Power Diaries
« on: December 13, 2014, 08:19:48 PM »
Well done with progress and details but have to agree with lilnicki as you shouldn't be looking for a calorie deficit.  Stage one is about indulging in whatever your heart desires as this is a lifestyle change and make sure to do it right instead on stumbling out of the gates.  Now, you obviously are all in and that is critical but please follow the principles.  If you read my thread, I indulged on  whatever my heart desired and eventually, I was ready to move on.  Your body needs to reset and by shocking it with calorie deficit and exercise, it is too much too soon.  I started at 276 and currently maintain a weight between 223-227.  I indulge whenever I feel like it but my body has been conditioned to eat caveman style every other meal that day. 

Keep up the good work and yes, it is quiet here because it is the holiday season and on average, most people gain 7-12 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas so many are probably just busy.  Let's face it, nobody wants to start changing their lifestyle with so much to enjoy this time of year.  Also, sadly, many have failed and have given up but I have a hunch Jan 1st, many more people will be jumping on board.

Good luck!

General Discussion / Re: First week of Stage 1
« on: November 25, 2014, 08:01:09 PM »
Well..bodyfat test was cancelled last week as I was in Buffalo and university was closed so no update on bodyfat.  Weigh 222 pounds...this time last year I was 284...down 62 pounds and loving life.  It's funny how at my crossfit classes in the morning, people talk about what they ate before they ate too much.  I love it because I did my usual of a few pints of water and still able to fight through and progress.  Never thought I would be able to constantly push my body to complete muscle failure on an empty stomach but now it is routine. 

This board has been super quiet and I am sure nobody is jumping on board during the holidays but if you are someone who is thinking about it, enjoy your junk foods and booze for holidays and make a Caveman resolution starting the January 2nd as many will be hungover on the first and I always consider that final cheat.  Now I hope there is a crossfit class that day;)!

  I will start a thread on January 2nd asking for people to take control of their bodies and start a journey that will lead to improved health, well being, and abs;)

Try strength has gone through the roof but be careful and make sure form is perfect before pushing heavy weights.

Fitness & Exercise / Re: Arm size increase = muscle gain?
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:15:34 PM »
If you gain some weight, say 5 kgs (muscle, not fat) does that mean your arm size will increase? If your arm size doesnt increase, does that mean these 5 kgs are fat? So, arm size increase is proof of muscle gain?

This is a loaded question and yes, you can gain 5kgs of muscle without your arms growing at all.  If you do squats and deadlifts(Olympic lifts), muscle mass will increase in these areas, which are the two largest muscle groups in the body.  Bottom line, arm size is not proof of muscle gain but can be a good indicator of overall muscle growth as biceps are incorporated in heavy lifting, pull-ups, etc.. 

Fitness & Exercise / Re: What can i do to get bigger biceps?
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:09:43 PM »
Building bigger muscles is all about contraction. Slow, steady movements of the specific muscle with more concentration on the negative. Muscles can handle more weight in the negative than the positive. Specifically biceps, concentration or incline curls (dumbbells), slow and steady, concentrate on the bicep moving the weight, 4 count up, 4 count down. For added contraction, when you reach the top of your rep, ensure your pinky is higher than the thumb. You don't need to go heavy, or high reps, focus on the specific muscle moving the weight. Quality is far better than quantity.

BINGO!  Concentration curls r #1 for building biceps

Fitness & Exercise / Re: workout routine
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:06:04 PM »
Do will change your life.

General Discussion / Re: First week of Stage 1
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:33:07 PM »
Just checking in as it has been a couple weeks...been pretty strict but still one cheat day a week to trick my body, creating a major caloric intake and increasing BMR.  Experimenting and it seems to cheat day is not pizza or beer and junk food but gluten free snacks.  My body seems to burn fat quicker that way.  I eat paleo 6 days a week and feel clean...feel great.  Weighed in at 222 today and going in a BodPod in 2 days to measure bodyfat as this is the most accurate way and it is being done at a division 1 sports university.  While my weight has dropped a couple pounds, my body looks totally different due to crossfit so from now on, I will be getting bodyfat measured every few weeks.  Through more thorough research, the scale is no longer the best indicator and bodyfat analysis is more concrete.  Will update bodyfat percentage later this week as I am at a different level of fitness and one that needs to be measured on a different level.

General Discussion / Re: First week of Stage 1
« on: November 05, 2014, 05:19:55 PM »
Well, no major changes as weight is around 225 and time to step it up.  I have been slacking but my workouts negate any slacking- by slacking, I mean not always doing paleo meals but mixing it up every couple days.  I spoke to my wife and got her approval to take it to the next level with eating super strict paleo meals and no sweets.  I said this before but my body is ready...I feel strong..I feel angry...I feel determined like never before as I am not satisfied with how much wight I have lost. 

Starting Monday, 11/10, I will be back on berries, eggs, paleo protein powder, and all paleo meals only as this is going to be the biggest challenge yet.  Over the course of this entire diet, I always had a meal or two and a couple gluten free treats but the treats are going away.  Even enjoyed more beer than I wanted but over it.   Will start cycle all over from stage 3 on Monday, list my new starting weight, and update accordingly.  Will use the weekend to fine tune my planning for meals, water intake, etc.(even though i am drinking 2 gallons a day.  I have found that when I don't eat strict paleo, my moods change in a negative way even though I am adding muscle and getting in great shape.  Total daily cleanse and 100% paleo- no hybrid meals anymore.  Again, I didn't think I wanted to get lower than 225 and set a new goal of 215 pounds.  My body and mind are ready for Caveman Extreme as I call it so wish my luck and update coming Monday.

Bottom line, if I did strict paleo for past month, I would be at least 5-7 pounds lighter.  Wish me luck!


That is fantastic news!  7 pounds in a week in great progress and eventually, the snowball effect will take place.  Keep it up buddy!


Way to get after it and yes, water is strength and it will be your best friend through this lifestyle change.  Keep us posted on your progress and u will be amazed at what your body can achieve when really put to the test.  Great start and best of luck!

PM me with any questions

General Discussion / Re: First week of Stage 1
« on: October 27, 2014, 04:20:46 PM »
Hey Dave,

Welcome and get ready for a fun ride!  Feel free to private message me any questions outside the threads.

Ok, cardio for me was literally 20-30 minutes of walking...nothing else but walking and I made sure I did it in the mornings on an empty stomach.  For food, I didn't really do exact amounts as I grazed on almonds and berries, meaning a small handful of each when I was hungry.

Just reading over and I didn't start eating apples until I started Crossfit and ate as a postworkout meal but now I graze on maybe one a day at most.

Look forward to seeing your progess

General Discussion / Re: Stage 1 nuts allowed
« on: October 20, 2014, 05:31:33 PM »
Hmmm....I remember posting that a while back..funny seeing my posts used by someone!  Thanks...I guess

General Discussion / Re: Gunna give it a go
« on: October 20, 2014, 04:01:16 PM »
Thank u much!  That is key...chipping away as this is a marathon, not a sprint which is a pitfall with this diet.  Too many get hung up on the scale when the scale doesn't necessarily show the transformation taking place...well done!

General Discussion / Re: First week of Stage 1
« on: October 18, 2014, 12:34:27 PM »
Checking in again...weight is good at 223-225 still but veins are popping out, even on my calf muscles( varicose veins) and everywhere else.  I do have another 15 pounds to get to my new goal of 210 pounds and I start on Monday, 11/10.  Just need to eliminate gluten free treats I have every night, reduce cheat days to one "fat Saturday or Sunday, and do more cardio as I have really done crossfit only and 3 times a week.  I even stopped walking the dog, which I feel terrible about because he looks like he gained a few pounds;).  Gonna hop back on treadmill each morning and see how far I can push this diet as I can still grab fat around belly.  With that being said, weight stabilized, muscle growing, fat loss still occurring but need to dial it up.  It really is just a way of life and makes life is even better as we welcomed a new daughter a month ago and my wife and 3 yr old girl know how I eat and are the best supporters.  We always eat as a family except I make my own food.  

General Discussion / Re: I'm gonna give me hand at this
« on: October 18, 2014, 12:19:13 PM »
Great job and keep updates coming!

General Discussion / Re: Gunna give it a go
« on: October 18, 2014, 12:18:17 PM »
Keep at it as you may have been holding more water that day or you had food in your intestines.  Judge by how you look and how clothes fit.  Nice work and keep it up!

General Discussion / Re: I'm gonna give me hand at this
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:29:35 PM »
Ha!  Yes, remember I ate pizza one night and almost slipped into a carb coma, felt drugged.  Also remember eating 4 fried chicken breasts and sitting on bowl all night.  Even last night, had a crazy dessert loaded with cool whip and other crap...was on the bowl all night and almost puked at Crossfit today.  But when you reach a goal, you can afford to have a cheat meal now and then.  Just keep after it...these feelings, emotionally and physically, will pass.  Got your pm and responded so keep me updated!  Best of luck and stay focused!

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