Fatigue

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    Sep 29, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    Anyone have fatigue from working 9 to 5, enough to not be able to go to the gym? I don't suffer from any medical problems.
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    Sep 29, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    This is such an ubiquitous yet nebulous experience. And I truly sympathize with you. Could be a myriad of things and I'm too skeptical that doctors will even find a culprit.

    But...

    Are you experiencing ennui? Mental fatigue, anguish, dissastisfaction, etc. out of boredom of quotidian work experience can definitely have a enervate your physical well-being.

    I personally think a continuous 8 hour work day is not good for many people. I can't do a damn thing for 8 hours unless it involves creating and editing (i.e. researching, writing, music, film, pictures, etc.) I've tried the "to make odd ends meet" job and almost went insane.
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    Sep 29, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    Drink more water.
  • mcwclewis

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    Sep 29, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    Have you tried going to the gym in the morning? That works for some people.



    Aside from that the only suggestions I have are to take a look at your sleep schedules and your diet. It may be a lack of sleep or a lack of nutrition.


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    Sep 29, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidThis is such an ubiquitous yet nebulous experience. And I truly sympathize with you. Could be a myriad of things and I'm too skeptical that doctors will even find a culprit.

    But...

    Are you experiencing ennui? Mental fatigue, anguish, dissastisfaction, etc. out of boredom of quotidian work experience can definitely have a enervate your physical well-being.

    I personally think a continuous 8 hour work day is not good for many people. I can't do a damn thing for 8 hours unless it involves creating and editing (i.e. researching, writing, music, film, pictures, etc.) I've tried the "to make odd ends meet" job and almost went insane.




    I love my work, I just use my mind too much and not enough of my body. I also don't really interact with too many people like I used to before, when I worked P/T jobs in college.

    Working out in the morning doesn't help. I tried it for 2 months and I was so tired I wasn't even able to commit to evening social dinners due to lack of energy.

    I've thought about vitamin deficiency or adrenal fatigue from drinking 3-4 espressos a day.

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    Sep 29, 2010 2:45 AM GMT
    I'm on Vaca and find myself more exhausted now than when I'm wrking. I've excused myself numerous times already frm my wrkout practices, So much so I can't wait to go back to wrk so I can hit my normal routine of wrk gym a lil t.v. and sleep.
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    Sep 29, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    Try a pre-workout supplement or a B-Comlex vitamin an hour or so before leaving for work. That could help, and also a full night sleep is key for me in order to function well the next day including working out after work.

    Could you work-out before work?
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    Sep 29, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    have you tried taking a short nap after work ?
    or sit back somewhere, relax ( having something to drink and eat even ) just long enough for your brain and body to recoop.

    does your gym have a juice and snack bar with comfy chairs etc ? that would be ideal, just sit there , relax and wait , watch the other guys workout.
    Then at some point you'll feel like joining.
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    Sep 29, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    sure do but them again I am pushing 40
  • dfrourke

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    Sep 29, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidDrink more water.


    This seems silly at first glance, but I have cut my coffee intake down to one cup of coffee in the morning...and water throughout the day...

    I don't have nearly the symptoms of fatigue that I did when I was drinking coffee throughout the day.

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    Sep 29, 2010 5:46 AM GMT
    Drink more water and regulate your diet.

    also try this...

    Scivation_XTend_350.jpg

    it is a b-vitamin drink
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    Sep 29, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    Andre_SD said
    JAKEBENSON saidThis is such an ubiquitous yet nebulous experience. And I truly sympathize with you. Could be a myriad of things and I'm too skeptical that doctors will even find a culprit.

    But...

    Are you experiencing ennui? Mental fatigue, anguish, dissastisfaction, etc. out of boredom of quotidian work experience can definitely have a enervate your physical well-being.

    I personally think a continuous 8 hour work day is not good for many people. I can't do a damn thing for 8 hours unless it involves creating and editing (i.e. researching, writing, music, film, pictures, etc.) I've tried the "to make odd ends meet" job and almost went insane.




    I love my work, I just use my mind too much and not enough of my body. I also don't really interact with too many people like I used to before, when I worked P/T jobs in college.

    Working out in the morning doesn't help. I tried it for 2 months and I was so tired I wasn't even able to commit to evening social dinners due to lack of energy.

    I've thought about vitamin deficiency or adrenal fatigue from drinking 3-4 espressos a day.




    Also, remember that 3-4 expressos account to a huge amount of concentrated caffeine in your system, like dfrouke has mentioned about caffeine intake. Caffeine is a diuretic so it will definitely rob you of the amount of water in your circulatory system which could account for the fatigue...if you can start withdrawing from the amount of intake of caffeine and increase your water consumption that would be better. For that energy boost I also recommend FRS liquid orange concentrate, 30 minutes prior to heavy exercise it has a low incidence of sugar, but loaded with vitamins and quercetin which is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflamatory, not to mention giving you that energy boost and the end of the day that you might need.
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    Sep 29, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    GBRelentless saidDrink more water and regulate your diet.

    also try this...

    Scivation_XTend_350.jpg

    it is a b-vitamin drink


    I would try Jack3d. Isn't Xtend just BCAAs?
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    Sep 29, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    GBRelentless saidDrink more water and regulate your diet.

    also try this...

    Scivation_XTend_350.jpg

    it is a b-vitamin drink


    I would try Jack3d. Isn't Xtend just BCAAs?


    Yes Xtend is just BCAAs (mainly B Vitamins), but Jackd (i use that as well) is full of caffeine which is meant to load your system with pre workout energy. Xtend, you can sip through out the day to make you "feel good" prior to you working out. Jackd, you need to take 30-45 minutes to activity. I like Jackd on Lifting Days, and Xtend on Cardio/Core Days
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    Sep 29, 2010 6:32 AM GMT
    GBRelentless said
    AvadaKedavra said
    GBRelentless saidDrink more water and regulate your diet.

    also try this...

    Scivation_XTend_350.jpg

    it is a b-vitamin drink


    I would try Jack3d. Isn't Xtend just BCAAs?


    Yes Xtend is just BCAAs (mainly B Vitamins), but Jackd (i use that as well) is full of caffeine which is meant to load your system with pre workout energy. Xtend, you can sip through out the day to make you "feel good" prior to you working out. Jackd, you need to take 30-45 minutes to activity. I like Jackd on Lifting Days, and Xtend on Cardio/Core Days


    I believe BCAA is used more for the purpose of recovery. Here are some studies I've read in the past:

    http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/134/6/1583S?ijkey=9cf372e88fda10d819ec0d1bec6cd3c4c5372d1d

    http://ajpendo.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/281/2/E365?ref=http://jerli.net

    http://jp.physoc.org/content/486/Pt_3/789.short (this one says it wont help with fatigue)

    I think the guy feels tired before working out so I would think products that are marketed as nitric oxide would be more beneficial, such as, Jack3d.
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    Sep 29, 2010 6:37 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    GBRelentless said
    AvadaKedavra said
    GBRelentless saidDrink more water and regulate your diet.

    also try this...

    Scivation_XTend_350.jpg

    it is a b-vitamin drink


    I would try Jack3d. Isn't Xtend just BCAAs?


    Yes Xtend is just BCAAs (mainly B Vitamins), but Jackd (i use that as well) is full of caffeine which is meant to load your system with pre workout energy. Xtend, you can sip through out the day to make you "feel good" prior to you working out. Jackd, you need to take 30-45 minutes to activity. I like Jackd on Lifting Days, and Xtend on Cardio/Core Days


    I believe BCAA is used more for the purpose of recovery. Here are some studies I've read in the past:

    http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/134/6/1583S?ijkey=9cf372e88fda10d819ec0d1bec6cd3c4c5372d1d

    http://ajpendo.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/281/2/E365?ref=http://jerli.net

    http://jp.physoc.org/content/486/Pt_3/789.short (this one says it wont help with fatigue)

    I think the guy feels tired before working out so I would think products that are marketed as nitric oxide would be more beneficial, such as, Jack3d.


    Thank you for the studies, they will help me a lot!!!

    Jack'd will definitely help with pre workout motivation and focus. I am NOT promoting xtend/b vitamin drinks, but the days i drink them, i naturally feel better when sipped through out the day (even if combined with jackd 3D days)
  • Kev67

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    Sep 29, 2010 7:03 AM GMT
    I've found for me, going to the gym at lunchtime works best for me. I tried going before work but like you found it too exhausting, but if I go at lunch I find it really helps me recharge my energy and get through the day. I'm also able to clear my mind so I'm able to be more productive in the afternoon at work. The days I have to work through the day and can't get to the gym at lunch I really notice a difference.

    I had to negotiate a 2-hour lunch break to give enough time, but now everybody in the office knows that's what I do and are surprised if I don't leave the office at lunch.

    Water and eating little healthy snacks during the day could also help. Definitely limit sugar intake.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 29, 2010 10:15 AM GMT
    I battle with this everyday
    When I get home from my office I am literally exhausted
    I've tried going to the gym early in the morning
    but it's difficult time-wise
    so I've taken to sheer will power and most of the time it works but there are days where I can barely make it out the door