Throwing up on leg day...
- 08-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Throwing up on leg day...
Alright, so I have been lifting a little over a year and I haven't thrown up yet(I get so close on every single leg day, but not quite yet). Today I have been sitting here for an hour and the feeling is starting to go away. The woozy stomach, light head, etc... the basic signs of puking.
I don't plan on dropping the intensity any time soon, so what do you guys do to prevent upchucking? I have never had to sit for a whole freaking hour, drinking water, not able to move because I feel I'm going to puke if I do so much as get up(I actually had to to grab more water and a Cliff bar...which I still can't eat because it makes the stomach worse just smelling it).
Could it have anything to do with when I eat before legs? I ate about an hour and 15-30 mins before the WO today.
And yes, I know puking after your workout is more hardcore and crap, but lets get serious.
- 08-13-2010, 01:39 PM
08-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Has happened to me more than once, throwing up after i get out of the gym. Usually just because my stomach is unsettled from food/preworkout/postworkout mixed with high intensity training.
Anyways, i think Universial/Animal makes shirts with the slogan "squat til you puke"
08-13-2010, 01:43 PM
yeah i'd vote you went hypo and had no glycogen left to generate glucose so it took forever. i'd ensure you carb up pre and have a good post-wo shake immediately after.
08-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Bleh, alrighty ladies. Thanks for the input/info.
I had 2 pieces of wheat bread and chicken strips(grilled strips > grilled breast). I guess I'll be eating Raman or something to maybe help out next time. I couldn't even drink my shake today because I figured the milk would screw me up even more. Ah well, was a great leg day.
08-13-2010, 02:02 PM
08-13-2010, 02:03 PM
In my experience, nausea during training has two sources:
1. nutritional/supplemental - I.e. you stimmed yourself out or your pre-workout meal was somehow off.
2. Sub-par anaerobic conditioning - There's a reason most guys hate leg day. Squats, DLs, Leg Press, etc. are big hard movements, with large demands on the cns and circulatory system. If you're under-conditioned, it isn't hard to nauseate yourself with a heavy set.
A couple months of supersetting breathing squats with db pullovers, and db swinging twice a week too, should take care of that for yah.
08-13-2010, 02:06 PM
08-13-2010, 02:41 PM
08-13-2010, 03:06 PM
Now imagine supersetting a widowmaker with something else and you get an idea of what I'm talking about when I mention conditioning.
I have been able to do that in the past, but I've been focusing on lower rep squats for a bit, so I'd be a bit out of condition for that right now.
08-13-2010, 07:48 PM
08-13-2010, 08:26 PM
Two words OP: Puke & Rally
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
08-13-2010, 08:37 PM
08-13-2010, 08:42 PM
08-14-2010, 12:50 AM
Ya, I was actually tempted to after 10 mins of it not going away... I think next time I will just do it. I wasted 50 minutes of my life sitting in a chair watching judge shows. I'll never get that time back.
08-14-2010, 12:53 AM
08-14-2010, 12:56 AM
08-14-2010, 12:57 AM
08-14-2010, 12:59 AM
Ah screw it, I'm just gonna puke at the locker room at the Y. Maybe I can piss off one of the thirty naked 59 year olds that walk around bumping into each other as they walk by.
08-14-2010, 01:01 AM
08-14-2010, 01:17 AM
Haha, nice. You didn't feel the wooziness before it all came up?
Last time I puked I had pneumonia and was told I would have died if I hadn't gone to a second doc O_o He said I woulda been toast in 2-3 days, lol. I puked atleast 60 times over the whole thing(about two weeks from start to finish) :/ I lost 20 lbs from eating nothing for so long(gatorade and bread at times). I was about a week from finishing my Hdrol.
So, puking scares me kinda. Guess I'll man up next time
08-14-2010, 02:55 AM
08-14-2010, 12:47 PM
What the hell. Today was chest/tries, and all I did was 4 working sets of flat DB presses and 3 working sets of incline flys and I starting feeling horrible again. It wasn't as bad as yesterday by any means but I left before it could get worse.
Maybe I'm coming down with something? I've been going to sleep around 1 something, waking up around 9:30(till the semester starts atleast), then hitting the gym around 11:40(I eat right when I wakeup, leaves me about an hour of digestion before ASGT).
I'm just going to take tomorrow off and make sure I eat plenty, then we'll see how the next day goes(shoulders/traps).
EDIT: Also, no way this one was from hypo glycemic... I ate about 14 oz of chicken, 2 pieces of wheat bread, and a bagel for breakfast. I'm just going to switch back to oatmeal...chicken sucks for breakfast, lol.
08-14-2010, 08:55 PM
08-21-2010, 05:45 AM
I have yet to puke even on leg days. And anyone that has seen my logs knows I dont mess around when it comes to legs. All this talk about puke is making me hungry though.
08-21-2010, 10:44 PM
Try to eat about 2 hours prior to training on leg day. Check your rest periods as well. Perhaps try to increase rest periods by 30 sec. on the big lifts.
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