I got sick!

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    Oct 28, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    I started training with a personal trainer, and he is just not taking it very easy on me at all. Im going a lot a repetitions with little weights and occasionally 30s to 1min brakes.

    Yesterday he killed my chest with 64 reps inclined bench press with 50lbs dumbbells on each hand, 8 sets of 8 reps 30 sec between sets. We did 64 reps( 8x8 ) for back two and same thing for abs. Then I finished with more abs...

    All I had yesterday before my training was breakfast and coffee at 11am then I went to meet my trainer at 4pm. My stomach wasnt feeling good before I started working out and after I was finished my bf drove me home and what seemed to be just an upset stomach started to get worse, I was shaking, fever, headaches, I almost passed out twice and I couldnt move otherwise Id throw up.

    My bf came in the middle of the night to drive me to the emergency room but we first try with some medicine and some stuff thats supposed to clean your stomach. I started to feel better and I woke up this morning feeling like I got beat up by the roman army.

    Is it possible that my training got me this sick?
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    Oct 28, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    Yes. It very likely had a major part in your getting sick. So did your lack of sufficient eating and drinking (water) that day. Your trainer seems to have exaggerated also. Now you've suffered a setback from day one. (It should have gotten progressively harder from day one to see what you're capable of doing without getting sick etc.) In addition gym equipment is a 'great' source of germs. People seem to naturally scratch their nose, eyes, and mouth. - That assists in transferring germs from toilet (etc.) to equipment to person to person. Don't do this, particularly at the gym, and wash your hands properly afterward.

    Get well soon, get back to training and learn a proper eating schedule. Enjoy your workouts, progress, and keep safe!
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    Oct 28, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    Sounds like a stomach flu. I've thrown up after doing exercises, but it's never really been anything bad. You probably had something besides the exercise.
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    Oct 28, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    charlitos saidIs it possible that my training got me this sick?
    In addition to not eating enough, yes.
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    Oct 30, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
    How ya feeling today?
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    Oct 30, 2010 11:30 AM GMT
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    Oct 30, 2010 12:57 PM GMT
    If you didn't have the stomach flu, I think you got sick because you didn't eat enough before your workout.

    What you've described happened to me a couple of times. One time I ate b-fast, skipped lunch, and went to a late-afternoon workout with a trainer. Part-way through I got cold-sweats and the room started spinning around. She saw me go pale, sat me down, and brought me a protein bar and water. I felt better in about 15 minutes, but also like I had been run over by a bus. I went home and had a solid meal and was fine by bedtime.

    If I try to work out first-thing in the morning, before breakfast, the same thing happens.

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    Oct 30, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    The training on its own: no. But if you were sickening then your body needed its strength to fight the infection, not lift. Combined with not eating ....

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    Oct 30, 2010 1:35 PM GMT
    Eat some garlic... it fights infections... I had one the other day and my cold was gone faster....
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:44 PM GMT
    I'm no doctor, but I watched part of an episode of House the other night, without the sound.

    Charlitos, it sounds as though you just plain overdid it. I'd be tempted to find another trainer. Of course, the body is a furnace and does need fuel. Moderate meals are a good idea.

    MikeonMain, you sound like a classic case of low blood sugar. The protein bar probably had enough carbs in it to get you back on track. Being a diabetic, I am touchy about this and when I get your symptoms I often check my sugar to find that it is low. The basic recommendation is to eat 15 grams of carbs and wait for 15 minutes to check again. You gotta be careful though. Sugar highs can be strangely similar. Sugar is SO weird.

    Stay healthy, guys. We need you all around here.
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:44 PM GMT
    Let's not forget that "sick" has two different connotations here:

    1) worked out too hard, didn't eat, puked. Hypoglycemia, perhaps.
    2) befell to either a micro-organic infection or viral contraction, in which case working out too hard and not eating may have you temporarily immuno-suppressed, but chances are if you got this sick, you would've gotten sick anyway, workout or not.

    Have you analyzed what you ate the day before? Food poisoning usually attains intensity 12 hours after you eat contaminated food.

    Hope you're feeling better!

    Patrick
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    Oct 30, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    Sounds more like the flu to me too, or maybe food poisoning. Worth seeing a Dr for an anaysis. No, I dont mean a shrink, LOL, just some tests to see what happened. Don't want to have it happen again.
  • Little_Spoon

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    Oct 30, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    I get really bad "flu like" stuff going on after I run harder than I'm ready for.