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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 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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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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Why You Should PaleoFit

This post was written by Max Shippee - PaleoFit extraordinaire and coach - that handsome guy below in the pics. "I feel better and look thinner, but there seems to be something missing." "What are you eating?" "I follow PaleoPlan. They're awesome!" "Agreed! How are your workouts going?" "Um..." "You're working out, right?" "I walk my dog..." "Good on the PaleoPlan, but we've still got some work to do." Doesn't it seem like every time you think you've made some … 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 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

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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Stop Being Afraid of Your Body

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."   This might come off as a rant, but you need to hear it. Look. We all have body issues. Every one of us. If you … Continue reading

Goal Setting – As If!

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 slip-up and your life is perfect, well you can stop reading right now, and go sit in the corner where the rest of us can … 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

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But I don’t want to get all bulky!

This post was kindly written by Max Shippee, owner of CrossFit 1440 and Paleo Plan’s fitness guru. "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. At some point, somehow, you read somewhere that lifting … Continue reading

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Getting “Toned”

"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 walk into my gym and tell me she wants to get all "jacked-up." Here it is. You can't "tone" a muscle. You can, however, "build" a … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting Part 3 – FAQ

This post was kindly written by Max Shippee, owner of CrossFit 1440 in suburban Los Angeles, and fitness guru extraordinaire. Learn more about Max here.  "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 you're … Continue reading