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How to Realize Your Exercise Resolution

This post was kindly written by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit Coach and knower of all things fitness. "I'm really going to do it this year!" "What's that?" "Work out and lose this weight!" "Have you tried this before?" "Yeah, but this time it's different!" "What's the plan?" "Head to the gym at 6am everyday, and prepare my food ahead of time." "Is that the same plan you had in years past?" "Um....yeah." "So how's this different?" "Well...it's...um..." We all have … Continue reading

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Should You Do A Post-Workout Recovery Drink or No?

This post was kindly written by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit Coach and knower of all things fitness and looking good ;) "So, I just got this great new post-workout shake!" "You did!? What's in it?" "It's got...um...it's supposed to help you recover faster!" "Ok...wasn't one of your goals to lose weight?" "Um... yeah." "And we've already talked about sugar being the trigger for inflammation & fat storage, right? "Um...yeah." "You know that recovery shakes often have lots of sugar, right?" … Continue reading

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The Importance of Good Posture

This post was kindly written by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit Coach and knower of all things fitness and looking good ;) "Do you actually pick things up like that?" "Like what?" "Like the way you picked up that 5 gallon water jug; completely rounding out your back and neglecting to use your legs as the primary movers of the weight." "Uh….huh?" "You lifted with your back, instead of your legs." "Ohhhh….That's bad, right?" "Yeah, but it's not the end of … Continue reading

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Your Turkey Day Workout!

This post was kindly written by our sadistic talented PaleoFit coach and CrossFit owner, Max Shippee :)  "Oh...my...god." "What?" "These are PERFECT!" "Um...what are those?" "They're my pregnancy pants, with the elastic waist!" "Um....you're not pregnant anymore, why the excitement?" "They can be my Thanksgiving dinner pants! Room for expansion! Duh!" "Oooohhhhh...right" So, it's coming. We all know it. The biggest, most baddest cheat day of the year. Christmas is one thing. You can kind of excise yourself from the … Continue reading

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Essential Equipment: A Notebook

This blog post was written by the coach of PaleoFit, owner of CrossFit 1440, and Paleo eater, Max Shippee. Enjoy! "I want to run a marathon." "Awesome, that's a great goal that a lot of people have in common. What's your mile time right now?" "Um. I ran, like, 5 miles on Sunday." "Great! What was your time?" "Less than an hour." "So you don't know your exact time?" "Uh...no." "Ok. Well, it's gonna be hard to improve on something … Continue reading

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Essential Fitness Equipment – A Jump Rope

This post is kindly brought to you by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit coach, and knower of all things fitness. "Is there anything I can do at home that will just get my heart rate up?" "Sure! What equipment do you have?" "Equipment?" "Yeah, like a jump rope, yoga mat...that sort of thing. " "No, I don't have any of those. " "None? Nothing? Really?" "Nope." "Well, then first things first." Essential Equipment At the PaleoFit side of PaleoPlan, we pride … Continue reading

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Here’s A Quick Workout You Can Do At Home

There are times in all our lives when we want to exercise but there's just not enough time. Am I right? That used to happen to me a lot. I want to get my heart rate up and feel like I've done something, but I only have a half hour, or maybe only just 15 minutes. And you can't get any real exercise done in 15 minutes, right? Wrong! You can, and I've done it. In fact, we created a … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How to Squat? Part 5: Assistance Work

This is Part 5 in a series on squatting by our very own Max Shippee. If you want to review, you can see the other parts here...Squatting Part 1: Feet, Squatting Part 2: Knees, Squatting Part 3: Hips, Squatting Part 4: Shoulders and Back. "I keep trying, but I can't get down that low!" "So much for your dance moves, huh?" "Seriously!" "Do you have a door at home?" "Yeah." "Then we're gonna help you get low!" ;) Some of … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How to Squat? Part 4: Shoulders & Back

Fitness guy, Max Shippee, getting more into the squat. Enjoy! "I feel like I'm hunched over all the time." "Do you commute?" "Yes." "Do you work at a computer?" "Yes." "Do you have a 'smartphone'?" "Yes." "Then you probably ARE hunched over all the time." Good posture means good health. Having good posture helps you exude confidence, poise, and even sexiness. We often get so bogged down with life, that we forget this spine of ours can really help us … Continue reading

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

"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 correctly, let's talk bout the biggest mover in your body. The hips. A lot of fitness magazines and the like would have us think that … Continue reading

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

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, knees! Building on last week's "Weight in the Heel" post, we're gonna move upstream from the foot, where your weight should be in your heels. … Continue reading

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

This post was written by the one... the only... Max Shippee (audience goes WILD!!!) "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 how going into ketosis is OK during the low food season. … Continue reading

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Goal Setting: Smaller Is Bigger

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 it? But I thought that..." "That's it." "But what about the losing weight part?" "One thing at a time, my friend. One thing at a … Continue reading

I Hate Working Out

This confessional was written by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit coach.   "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. I said it. I know I run a gym, and put together these awesome … Continue reading

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Getting Bulky: What It Really Takes

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 walked into my gym in decent shape, but was soon schooled in the difference between working out for being on stage, and being fit for … Continue reading

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PaleoFit Workout Plans Now Available!

It's been an exciting month for Paleo Plan, to say the least. After a lot of hard work, we recently published and announced our new 21-Day Paleo Cleanse eBook, and today we're thrilled to announce another long-term project: PaleoFit! WHAT PALEOFIT IS PaleoFit is an affordable workout subscription service brought to you by Paleo Plan for busy people who want to get fit. You can check it out in more detail here. It includes: 3 main workouts and 1 "mini" workout … Continue reading