Feeling sick after workouts

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    Jun 01, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    So I've been hitting the gym pretty hard lately and doing some intense workouts...but about an hour after I'm finished, I'm completely exhausted and I feel sick with zero appetite. Is this normal?
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    Jun 01, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Yes, especially after your first few intense workouts. Your body is in a bit of a shock. I supplement with 25-35g whey and some simple carbs right after a workout, then eat real food as soon as I can. For the first week or so I could only get chocolate milk down after working out hard. icon_smile.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jun 01, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    Depends what you ate before you started working out. You can't eat a McDonald's burger then go lift weights. You'll feel sick. Well, honestly, you can't eat a McDonald's burger and do ANYTHING without feeling sick an hour later! OK sue me McDonalds. But the point is, work out first, then eat. Especially if you're just doing aerobic type stuff.
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    Jun 01, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    That's a good point. I also neglected to say that you should eat something like pasta about 1-1.5 hours before workout out for energy. McDonalds is nasty!
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    Jun 01, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    Well I def don't eat McD's! lol

    So today I ate a salad and a chicken breast around noon then worked out at 2. I've been working out for several months now, but last week I really stepped it up and I guess that I've just been feeling it lately.
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    Jun 01, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    The question is...Are you ingesting anything after your workout to replenish that caloric deficit? I eat about every two hours and start to feel sick when my body wants food.
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    Jun 01, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    I usually drink a protein shake right after my workout then eat dinner within a couple hours...
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    Jun 01, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    Are you feeling ill before you eat dinner?
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    Jun 01, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Yes! I usually don't have an appetite at all but I just try to force the food down
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    cardio
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    Exhausted yes, feeling sick no. Somethings not right. Perhaps you're not drinking enough fluids right before and during.
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Years ago, the first time I hit legs, I mean REALLY hit legs with my trainer at the time, I wanted to throw up. He said that it's a good sign, that your body was thrown right the fuck off and back in the day the old school bodybuilders used to throw up regularly while working their legs and had buckets at the ready. I don't TRY to make myself vomit while doing an intense leg day, but I personally feel that it's a gauge as to how intense you're really going.
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Nausea (and vomiting) is a sign of possible dehydration. I'd suggest forcing a lot of fluids during your workout, see if that helps. If you're a guy who sweats a lot (like me), it's possible that you're not replenishing fluids as fast as you're losing them.
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    Exhaustion can be attributed to dehydration remember to drink at least 10, 12 oz glasses of water a day...Are you eating something before your workout??? If not... try eating some yogurt or chugging a protein shake about 30 minutes before you work out for energy.....You stated you have been hittin the gym hard...Maybe your over doing it....think about holding back a little...see if that does the trick...Hope this helps....BUD
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    Interesting all the days Ive felt sick, Ive either lifted legs or done a lot of sprints and box jumps
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    You could try bagging my groceries, Cougar. That might distract you from your sickness
  • justinlee86

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    Jun 01, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    Are you taking supplements? Sometimes I get sick if I take certain supplements.

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    Jun 01, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    I drink a whey protein after workout but thats it
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    Jun 01, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    Try supplementing with Glutamine. I found it's really helped with my recovery. I can't lift on a regular basis without it. My usual workout cycle is 2 days on and 1-2 days off depending on my life.

    I came off it about 3 weeks ago and then this past weekend was completely unable to lift after a previous days workout that was at a pretty standard intensity level for me. I felt tired, and nauseous. I went back on a half dose of glutamine, and felt a lot better the next day.

    Never forget that 8-10 hours sleep is vital, lots of fluids, and give your stomach at least 30 mins (preferably 1 hr) to settle before a strenuous workout. Also you should take a week off from lifting every 2 months to let your body fully recoup. It'll help you go back to the weights with full intensity, and that's usually when you'll start busting plateaus.
  • tgrissom0312

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    Jun 04, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    water. water. water. (and eat...we don't need you getting water poisoning)

    When I was in college and going to the gym for the first time in my life, I would start dry-heaving within 30 minutes of a workout. I tried eating earlier...tried eating later...but still would get sick.

    Talked to my mom and her nurses about it with no help. I ended up getting an Upper GI just to check out my throat/stomach. No issues found.

    Then one day for not particular reason, it hit me...

    Have I drank much water today? Oh, no? none? huh...

    That was a long and unnecessary story but the moral is the same. HYDRATE! drink water throughout the day and throughout your workout.

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    Jun 04, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    chemmac saidInteresting all the days Ive felt sick, Ive either lifted legs or done a lot of sprints and box jumps


    Leg muscles are the largest muscles in the body so you could be working them too hard, without the appropriate recovery routine, and breathing techniques during your workouts.

    Make sure you are breathing correctly while working your legs otherwise the oxygen depletions can be a detriment to your body. Your legs are screaming for oxygen, so that's where your blood will take it, so breathing in through the nose, and out through your mouth will maintain appropriate oxygen intake.

    Also, as others have said, you need to eat the appropriate recovery meal. High glycemic carbs like pasta, white rice and fruits are recommended, in addition to quick-digesting proteins like whey, along with slower-digesting proteins like casein.

    And, again as others have said, make sure you are drinking sufficient amounts of water. Don't "force" water into you as that could have negative impacts. Drink fluids throughout the day, then make sure your are intaking enough water during your workouts as well.
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    Jun 06, 2011 8:17 AM GMT
    chemmac saidWell I def don't eat McD's! lol

    So today I ate a salad and a chicken breast around noon then worked out at 2. I've been working out for several months now, but last week I really stepped it up and I guess that I've just been feeling it lately.


    I would up it to 1 hour...protein sticks around for only about 4 hours and it's easy to be at the gym for 2 hours between getting there, working out, and getting back home.

    I usually feel it if I do abs. I've never made myself throw up from working out but I damn sure came close. I won't dare go intense if I'd just gotten fucked up the night before, I'll be throwing up pure vodka LOL.
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    Jun 06, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    Whey protein powder may very well be your problem.

    Try avoiding it and see if you feel better. It's hard to digest, a common allergen, and there are alternatives to it that are far easier to digest.
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    Jun 07, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
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    chemmac saidWell I def don't eat McD's! lol

    So today I ate a salad and a chicken breast around noon then worked out at 2. I've been working out for several months now, but last week I really stepped it up and I guess that I've just been feeling it lately.


    I would up it to 1 hour...protein sticks around for only about 4 hours and it's easy to be at the gym for 2 hours between getting there, working out, and getting back home.

    I usually feel it if I do abs. I've never made myself throw up from working out but I damn sure came close. I won't dare go intense if I'd just gotten fucked up the night before, I'll be throwing up pure vodka LOL.


    I've thrown up twice from workouts and they were both when I was hungover! lol