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Do you really know how to squat? Part 3: Hips

Posted on April 12, 2013 by Max Shippee

“It’s time for some butt-rubbing!” “Butt rubbing? Um…” “Relax, it’s not ME rubbing your butt.” “Oh…I was gonna say…” “I know, I know…I haven’t even bought you dinner yet.” “Haha! Yeah, and -” “Less talking, more squatting.” Now that you’ve got your weight in the right part of your foot, and your knees are tracking … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How to Squat? (Part 2: Knees)

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Max Shippee

This post was written by the wonderfully sleep deprived father of 3… Max Shippee (It’s 10:43 pm: why are you still awake?!!!) “I think my squat is pretty good!” “Really? What are your knees doing?” “What do you mean?” “They’re all over the place. Doesn’t that hurt?” “I just thought I had bad knees.” Hello, … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How to Squat? (Part 1)

Posted on March 8, 2013 by Max Shippee

“I can’t squat” “Why not?” “My knees hurt.” “Well, let’s have a look at your squat.” …22 seconds later… “Are you feeling pain now?” “Um….no.” “Seriously?” “Wow! Not at all!” I often wonder if our cavemen ancestors had movement issues. They didn’t have coaches to show them how to move properly, or inform them about … Continue reading

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Creating Balance In Your Workouts

Posted on February 18, 2013 by Max Shippee

This post was written by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit coach. “I really want to work my biceps today!” “Just your biceps?” “Yeah, I want bigger arms.” “Not stronger?” “Well, yeah, that too.” “You want really strong arms, but weak shoulders?” “Well….I…um…” Bodybuilding is a funny thing. The guys who are masters of it, the real … Continue reading

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Goal Setting: Smaller Is Bigger

Posted on February 6, 2013 by Max Shippee

This post came from a small guy with big ideas, Max. “I have a list of goals for the new year. Here’s the one I want you to help with – I want to lose 40 lbs!” “No, you have only 1 goal, and it’s to get yourself in here three days a week.” “That’s … Continue reading

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I Hate Working Out

Posted on January 25, 2013 by Max Shippee

“Wow, you look pretty fit.” “Nah, thanks though. I’m working on it. Funny enough, I do run a gym.” “Really?” “Yeah. I make some at-home workouts for a really cool nutrition site, too.” “Wow. You must really love working out!” “No no no. I hate it.” “Huh?” Yeah. I hate working out. There it is. … Continue reading

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Stop Being Afraid of Your Body

Posted on January 18, 2013 by Max Shippee

This rant post was written by Max Shippee. “I just want to have smaller thighs/have them not touch in the middle/more firm arms/to see my abs/this little bit gone.” “Oh, how long have you wanted that?” “My whole life. I want to look like Giselle! You know her?” “Oh yeah, sure, we used to date.”   … Continue reading

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Goal Setting – As If!

Posted on January 9, 2013 by Max Shippee

These little morsels of wisdom were drummed up by our PaleoFit coach, Max Shippee. “I have a confession to make” “Yeah?” “I kind of had a few cookies last night.” “A few?” “Boxes.” “Ahahaha! Those lousy Girl Scouts!” ” I know, right?!” We all have slip-ups. Seriously. And if you’re the type that NEVER has a … Continue reading

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Measuring Progress with PaleoFit

Posted on December 31, 2012 by Max Shippee

This post was written by Max Shippee. So…some thoughts on measuring progress with fitness with PaleoFit…. We’re pretty geeky over here at Paleo Plan. We trade articles on all kinds of weirdness that most people would very quickly gloss over. The good thing about that, is we feel we can provide some good info for … Continue reading

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Getting Bulky: What It Really Takes

Posted on December 26, 2012 by Max Shippee

So you’ve read the other two posts here and here by me, Max Shippee, about putting your fears aside about lifting heavy weight and getting “all bulky”, but you’re still not convinced. That’s fine. I have one more post for you. I have a friend/client, Ozzy Salcedo, who’s been into bodybuilding since he was a kid. He … Continue reading

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But I don’t want to get all bulky!

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Max Shippee

“I don’t think I should lift heavy weights.” “Are you injured?’ “No, I just don’t want to get all bulky.” Deep… breath. This is the second most common request, or anti-request, that people (ladies) come in with. Now, this one is tricky, and it can be kind of like putting toothpaste back in the tube. … Continue reading

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Getting “Toned”

Posted on September 27, 2012 by Max Shippee

“So, I want to lose some weight, and, you know, just… get more toned.” “What was that last part?” “You know, get more toned?” “uuuhhhhhhhuuuuhhh.” One eye twitches. “Are you ok?” “I’m fine…it’s just….well…”   We hear it all the time. From the ladies. You ALL want to get more “toned.” Rarely does a woman … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting Part 3 – FAQ

Posted on May 9, 2012 by Max Shippee

“So this fasting thing – is it like my friend who drank lemon & cayenne water for 10 days?” “No, no, no special concoctions.” “Just don’t eat?” “Yeah, just don’t eat.” Welcome to the third post on Scheduled Eating/Intermittent Fasting! We’re going to delve into some of the most common questions in this post. If … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting Part 2 – How To Do It

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Max Shippee

“So, this fasting thing…how long should I not eat? Like, a day?” “If you’re feeling gung ho, sure, but I was thinking something a little shorter.” “That sounds easier.” “That’s the point. I want you to have success! This really shouldn’t be something that’s terribly stressful.” “But I won’t be eating. That stresses me out!” … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Drinking!!

Posted on February 27, 2012 by Max Shippee

This post was kindly written by Max Shippee of CrossFit 1440. Find out more about Max here. Thanks, Max! “How much water should I drink?” “How often do you pee, and what color is it?” “Seriously?” “Seriously.” It’s a bit interesting to me how concerned we are with what we’re putting into our bodies, and … Continue reading

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Burpees +1 Check-In!! (Time your 25!)

Posted on February 20, 2012 by Max Shippee

Hey all! If you started your Burpees +1 challenge on the day we posted it (Jan 27th) then today (Feb 20th) you should be on day/burpee #25. Woohoo! You’re a quarter of the way done – congrats!! (If you started your challenge later, no worries, just update us here when you get to day 25). … Continue reading

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