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    Hey,

    Recently got back to my training (after a very long break). Got myself the iron gym pull-up bar, it's a little narrow but it'll do. Only got one problem- push ups.
    When I perform them in my gym class, I have no problem whatsoever. Though when I do them at home, I get crazy headaches. It honestly feels like I spend the whole day standing on my head, then coming back down in an instant.
    What the heck's causing this? I would think it's something related to blood pressure if I'd have those problems during my gym class, but I don't.

    I thought of the following reasons:
    1. My house has a lower oxygen concentration than in my gym class (which is in a pretty large hall).
    2. I do a much shorter warm up when I'm in my house. (Well.. I can't run around like I do in my gym class).
    3. My posture somehow gets worse when I'm home.
    4. I perform my workouts later in the day.
    5. I don't feel peer pressure when I'm in my house. In the gym class it's a whole different story.
    6. I get up too fast when I finish my push ups. (In my gym class I usually fall on the floor on the last rep, so It takes a few more seconds to get up).
    7. I somehow breath a little different when I'm home.

    So, what's the culprit?

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    I vote for 2, 5, and 6.

    Most of these are easy to test. Change one factor (for example, #6 -- stay on the floor for a few seconds) and see how you feel.
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    1. My house has a lower oxygen concentration than in my gym class
    .....What? What other gases are displacing oxygen just within your home?
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbeyGirl View Post
    I vote for 2, 5, and 6.

    Most of these are easy to test. Change one factor (for example, #6 -- stay on the floor for a few seconds) and see how you feel.
    I'm betting on these too, I will try that next time, thanks!

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    .....What? What other gases are displacing oxygen just within your home?
    Well I was half joking, though it does get quite suffocating here, especially when the windows are closed and you don't get much fresh air.

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    have you tried "grease the groove" while doing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoccerGrok View Post
    have you tried "grease the groove" while doing them?
    Isn't that related to pull-ups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drlove View Post
    Isn't that related to pull-ups?
    Not necessarily. It's just frequently used for pullups.
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    ^^ What BarbeyGirl said. Paval recommends grease the groove for any exercise you are stalling/struggling on but you can only do it with no more than two exercises.
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