Category Archives: PaleoFit

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Minimalist Shoes for General Workouts

In a previous post, we talked about what to look for in footwear. We made the assumption that you don't have any extreme foot issues, and that you're going to be doing basic general workouts, no long distance running. Here are a few shoes that I recommend to my clients, as well as where to pick up a pair. Converse Canvas Known as "Chuck Taylors" by the cool kids, this is really the first, and most basic, "minimalist" shoe. These are actually the … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Shoes for The Right Activity

Shoes...which ones should you get? This can be a varied and tricky question for most people. I'm going to answer the question here in the most "Paleo" way that I can. Your Feet Your feet are amazing. For the entire animal kingdom, we are the only species that wear anything to cover our feet. Many of us still love to find time to go barefoot, especially in the summer. I can remember the feeling of having wonderfully tough feet at … Continue reading

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The Everyday Deadlift

So you wanna pick-up something heavy, but you don't want to get hurt doing it? Congratulations, you're actually smart! We'll go over a few things that should build your confidence for lifting heavier things today. It should be noted that we're calling this post "Everyday Deadlift" for a reason. If you're looking to lift some big poundages in the gym, this article probably isn't for you. If you're looking to get the case of water from Costco off the ground … Continue reading

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Essential Workout Equipment – The Ab Wheel

At PaleoFit, we're not usually obsessed with the next big piece of must have equipment in the fitness world. We're not big on Thigh-masters, weird horse riding machines, or sauna pants (yes, those are real things). Sometimes, though, there are simple, yet effective tools that have enough value that it's worth a trip to Amazon.com. The Ab Wheel This simple piece of equipment truly is the epitome of simple ab training. What I like about the ab wheel most, is that … Continue reading

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Building More Strength And Tone With PaleoFit

Our specially designed Paleofit workouts are great ways to get a workout without the need for super fancy equipment. That being said, there may be a point at which you need to up your game. Today we talk about how to make that happen. All the workouts that we program are effective and great in and of themselves. You will notice, however, that often in the "Harder" category, we have people grab ankle weights, dumbbells, or even children to make … Continue reading

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Are There Health Benefits to Lifting Heavy Things?

"I want to get more fit." "What about getting stronger?" "Yeah, I guess so." "You guess so?" "I mean, I just really want to tone." "A strong muscle is a toned muscle!" "Oh…yeah..I hadn't really thought of it that way." "Wouldn't it be nice to make your kids lighter?" "Well…yeah." Why Lift Heavy Things There was a time in your life, probably when you were a kid, when you were excited and challenged by something heavy. You would try to … Continue reading

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Getting Started Challenge – 100 days of 1 push-up

How to get moving/getting off the damn couch I have a weird voice in my head. It's constantly trying to talk me out of stuff that I really want to do. I really don't think I'm a crazy person (maybe I am), but this voice isn't the kind of voice that's encouraging. It's not like it outright tells me what NOT to do; it just kind of comes up with ideas of stuff to do instead of doing the things to … Continue reading

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Heart Rate Apps: A Few to Consider

A few weeks ago, we did a little post about tracking your heart rate, and now it's time to review a few apps that can help you do that more effectively! Most bluetooth heart rate monitors will pair with any of these apps, though the ones from Wahoo, Zephyr, and Polar all make claims to work with most any device, as well as their own native apps (Wahoo Utility - Wahoo Fitness). A smart shopper will spend between $50-$100 on … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Heart Rate Fitness

"That was a great workout!" "I'm glad you liked it!" "I wonder if I could've gone any faster." "I wonder too, you seemed to be taking some breaks, just because you felt like it was time for a break." "I'm unsure sometimes just how hard I can push it." "You like gadgets?" "Sure." "It might be time for a heart rate monitor." It's easy to sit back sometimes and think about how superior our Paleo ancestor's lifestyles were. While there's … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Running Form

This post was written by Max Shippee, our resident runner and researcher of all things sweaty. "I wanted to get some new shoes so I can start running." "New shoes?" "Yeah. What should I get?" "How's your running form?" "My, uh, form?" "Yeah, have we looked at that yet?" "Um...I just usually run, I don't really think about it." "Maybe it's time we started." There's running, and there's running. People realize that there may be something to learning correct running … Continue reading

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At Home Workout Equipment – Getting Tired

"I feel like I need some at home workout equipment." "Like what?" "I don't know, maybe a barbell, some weights, dumbbells maybe?" "Do you want to get stronger or get the heart and lungs going?" "A little of both would be great." "You got a tire at home?" "Um...I think." "Then you got a workout." Making your own stuff It's easy to think that in order to be fit, you need the latest and greatest gadget or piece of equipment. … Continue reading

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Heavy Lifting without A Gym

This post was kindly written by our PaleoFit coach, and owner of CrossFit 1440, Max Shippee. "I feel like I don't have a lot of strength." "When's the last time you picked up something heavy?" "Like, how heavy?" "Heavy enough that you have to hold your breath." "um..." "Thought so." Something heavy There's nothing better for your bone structure than lifting something relatively heavy for you. It's also quite good for your brain, coordination and metabolism (more on this in … Continue reading

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PaleoFit – A Quick Q & A

"Hey I have some questions about that PaleoFit thing." "The sweet workouts I put together for PaleoPlan.com?" "Yeah, yeah those." "I'll only answer them if I can post them online, since other people may have similar questions." "Fine by me." "Great! What's your first one?" Q - Do I need to buy any equipment before I start? A - Our workouts are designed for the person that has little time to workout, and may either not have the time to … Continue reading

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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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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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Our First Success Story for Our Fitness Plan, PaleoFit!

This testimonial about our fitness plan, PaleoFit, is by Jennifer Shippee, who is Max Shippee's (PaleoFit's creator) cousin-in-law, married to Max's cousin, Ben. About a year ago, she made a call to Max to ask for help with her workouts. She is a stay-at-home mom of four kids, with no time to make it to the gym. She was embarrassed to call. It's hard to ask for help, and for her, even worse since it was family. She's worked hard, … Continue reading

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