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  • Again, a bad feeling after finishing a workout

    Hey,

    Did a pretty light one this time (a tiny bit harder than last time though).
    3 sets of pull ups, 3 sets of pushups, and 2 sits of air squats.

    All of these performed on pretty low reps.

    I took my time after each pushup set, and it really helped with the headaches.
    Though after finishing my squats I feel pretty bad, extremely tired, dizzy and like I'm gonna puke any second. (must have something to do with the mango drink, I really gotta start saying "No" to certain things).

    Any idea why I feel so bad after a workout? During my gym workouts I most likely trained 3 times harder, and never felt as bad (I felt bad, but good-bad, not bad-bad XD).

    Any ideas why that may have happend? (I trained at 8 pm, though I had gym workouts at much later hours).

    P.S- after opening a window, I do seem to feel better.

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    It's a build up of lactic acid...don't worry it means you're pushing yourself to the right levels. As you get better it will take more and more effort to reach that point and after a while you can easily maintain without getting to that point. It may not seem harder but I'd say they way you're doing your exercises (super setting?) isn't allowing enough time for the lactic acid to clear. So at the gym you may be doing harder exercise but more time between sets allows thenlactic to clear.

    That's why hard core gyms have puke buckets.

    Keep up the good work and keep the window open.
    Last edited by thanatos; 03-01-2012, 12:28 PM.

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    • #3
      Based on what you have told us I would try two things if that were happening to me:

      1. Do your workouts outside.

      2. Eat a high-protein meal a few hours prior to your workout (maybe 3-5 hours before), and nothing sugary (mango!!) till after you're done.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by thanatos View Post
        It's a build up of lactic acid...don't worry it means you're pushing yourself to the right levels. As you get better it will take more and more effort to reach that point and after a while you can easily maintain without getting to that point. It may not seem harder but I'd say they way you're doing your exercises (super setting?) isn't allowing enough time for the lactic acid to clear. So at the gym you may be doing harder exercise but more time between sets allows thenlactic to clear.

        That's why hard core gyms have puke buckets.

        Keep up the good work and keep the window open.
        Are you certain it all has to do with lactic acid build up?
        Because I do know how it feels, (when lactic acid starts building up), but I don't recall it makes you feel like you're gonna puke.
        I felt quite tired after my workouts, but a good tired, an "after battle" tired. Now I feel like a 80 year old returning to training after decades without moving from the couch.
        And I actually take decent (and even more than decent) breaks, certainly not super setting.

        Originally posted by Danielle5690 View Post
        Based on what you have told us I would try two things if that were happening to me:

        1. Do your workouts outside.

        2. Eat a high-protein meal a few hours prior to your workout (maybe 3-5 hours before), and nothing sugary (mango!!) till after you're done.
        Did eat a protein meal prior workout (4 hours before), yet I do think the mango had something to do with it as well, I rarely drink anything sugary.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Drlove View Post
          Did eat a protein meal prior workout (4 hours before), yet I do think the mango had something to do with it as well, I rarely drink anything sugary.
          Yeah, if I had a very sugary drink before a workout, I'd feel like ass afterward too. Skip it next time.

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          • #6
            Age, height, weight, prior exercise experience?

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            • #7
              I know on days where I've ended up training later than normal, it tends to be on the days I've been really busy, kept myself going on coffee and not really thought about fluid intake. If that sounds familiar make a mental note or even better note it in a training diary along with food/fluid intake for that day and see if there's any pattern...and yeah mango before working out probably isn't the best idea. I've just come back from doing some hill sprints and was kinda regretting having some dark chocolate not long before going out!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Danielle5690 View Post
                Yeah, if I had a very sugary drink before a workout, I'd feel like ass afterward too. Skip it next time.
                Aye, I rarely drink any sugary drinks.

                Originally posted by Conner P. View Post
                Age, height, weight, prior exercise experience?
                17.5, 6'2,180, too much experience with too little use of that experience. (about 2-3 years of on and off training).


                Originally posted by stevew View Post
                I know on days where I've ended up training later than normal, it tends to be on the days I've been really busy, kept myself going on coffee and not really thought about fluid intake. If that sounds familiar make a mental note or even better note it in a training diary along with food/fluid intake for that day and see if there's any pattern...and yeah mango before working out probably isn't the best idea. I've just come back from doing some hill sprints and was kinda regretting having some dark chocolate not long before going out!
                Might be something to do with the fluid intake, and I drank the mango during the workout, which is even worse.

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                • #9
                  Eh, take a break. Read a playboy or something...
                  "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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                  • #10
                    How is your blood pressure? If you get a chance, have it checked just to make sure it is not too high or low. Blood pressure can increase dramatically during a heavy lift, so if for some reason your blood pressure is high lifting could push it scary high.

                    How long until you feel okay again? How do you feel other than when working out? Any issues?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jammies View Post
                      How is your blood pressure? If you get a chance, have it checked just to make sure it is not too high or low. Blood pressure can increase dramatically during a heavy lift, so if for some reason your blood pressure is high lifting could push it scary high.

                      How long until you feel okay again? How do you feel other than when working out? Any issues?
                      I do think I have something odd about my blood pressure, though I'm betting on too low rather than too high. Because I get dizzy sometimes, especially if I get up from bed real fast.
                      I get stressed a lot too, so it involves stomach aches, dizziness and other lovely things.. I'm also a hypochondriac, so that adds in to the whole deal.

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                      • #12
                        I was going to mention the BP thing. A heavy lifts naturally raises BP. If its already elevated then it will go way high as previous post stated.

                        As to your stress and hypochondria, you really ought to address these things. They affect your quality of life. Life is way too short to live with that burden. You should be enjoying the ride immensely!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Forever Young View Post
                          I was going to mention the BP thing. A heavy lifts naturally raises BP. If its already elevated then it will go way high as previous post stated.

                          As to your stress and hypochondria, you really ought to address these things. They affect your quality of life. Life is way too short to live with that burden. You should be enjoying the ride immensely!
                          I know, most (if not all) of my problems are stress and hypochondria related (IBS for example).
                          I'm just not sure how am I supposed to deal with those problems, go to a psychologist?, psychiatrist? or just do my best to relax?.. It's been much much worse in the past, and I'm thankful that my life is much better today, but you're right, it's still a very heavy, unnecessary burden.

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                          • #14
                            I nearly puked halfway through my workout yesterday and had to breath deep a few times to settle it down.

                            I did three sets of;
                            50 air squats
                            20 pushups
                            20 sit-ups
                            10 medicine ball thrusters
                            1 minute skipping rope.

                            That was fairly intense for me and the lactic builds up. That's what I meant by super setting.

                            What are you doing for a workout?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by thanatos View Post
                              I nearly puked halfway through my workout yesterday and had to breath deep a few times to settle it down.

                              I did three sets of;
                              50 air squats
                              20 pushups
                              20 sit-ups
                              10 medicine ball thrusters
                              1 minute skipping rope.

                              That was fairly intense for me and the lactic builds up. That's what I meant by super setting.

                              What are you doing for a workout?
                              3 sets of pull ups, then 3 sets of pushups, then 3 sets of air squats. (low reps: each set 7-8 pull ups, though the other sets get to 5, 10-12 pushups, and 12-15 squats, ). I know what you mean by super setting, and I'm not doing it. I'm actually taking decent breaks between each set and each exercise.

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