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    Training after giving blood


    So I gave blood a couple hours ago. I feel fine now. Gonna eat a decent size meal here soon and was hoping to hit the weights in a few hours. Is that ok to do? Also, does anyone have any objections to following the usual supp regimen of fatburners, anti-oxidants and good fats?

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    hopefully someone chimes in with more knowledge than me, but i dont think its safe cuz u have less blood flowing through ur body, and i have had friends pass out from working out after giving blood, so imo i would take the day off and go tommorrow but thats just me
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    I wouldnt do it, I would take a good nap and amount of food if anything before going. I give blood plasma and all I do that day is work, eat, sleep and eat more
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    I would sugget not working out today. If you do, take it real light. Did you perform a whole blood or apheresis donation? You just lost a least a pint of blood so I would take it easy. I know you iron content is going to be lower after a donation. I am not sure on how fast your body recovers after a donation to return to vigurous activity. I have only went to the gym one time after giving blood and I did feel light headed but I did not pass out but everyone is different. I know a phlebotomist/techician would tell you not to work out.
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    The nurse said to not work out for a few days. That's too long. The website for the place that I donated said about 5 hours or so. Eh I'll do a very light one. Any sign of dizziness and I'll pack it in. Thanks for the comments guys.
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    I gave blood a couple of weeks ago (in afternoon), and trained BJJ the morning after, and my cardio was totally gone, I ended up wheezing like a 90 year old smoker. Worst I've ever felt.

    Make sure you get your essential vitamins in after, and take it easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattikus View Post
    The nurse said to not work out for a few days. That's too long. The website for the place that I donated said about 5 hours or so. Eh I'll do a very light one. Any sign of dizziness and I'll pack it in. Thanks for the comments guys.


    You shouldn't have to wait a few days. I work for a blood center and give blood everytime we have a in-house drive and I am back working out the following day. But make sure you take in the proper nutrirnts before hitting the gym and don't try to kill your self on the first day.
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    I went to the gym and had a decent workout. I did take it a little easier than usual, but had no problems. I also ate a couple good meals and and plenty of vitamins. I feel great.
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    I would hate you workout chest and it dropped on you. I had 390 drop on me twice a few weeks ago my weak ass kept trying haha.
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    probably late to chime in but plasma levels arent replenished for a 1 day, RBC levels arent completely replenished for 2-7days (depending on age and gender). If you can workout without getting mazximal oxygen to your muscles (which is highly unlikely) then its fine otherwise i would wait a bit, plus it also effects post exercise nutrition delivery. I'd wait u have nothing to gain from going right now.
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    blood or plasma?
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    I know this is kind of late, but I've worked for Red Cross and have done many Blood Drives. I would highly recommend anyone who has given blood recently not to attempt any physical activity at all. Your body is just too weak and is not ready for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slacker86 View Post
    RBC levels arent completely replenished for 2-7days (depending on age and gender).
    Try more like 4-6 weeks hence 56 day deferrals after whole blood donations.
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    Please avoid training after donating blood. Give it about 24-48 hours before you attempt some MODERATE weightlifting. I wouldn't even recommend going immediatly into high intensity training.
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