Work out after a bloody nose?

  • shoelessj

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    Apr 17, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    Since i am off work today, this was to be my two-hour workout day -- some lifting, then a run on the treadmill and some nice decompression time in the steam room. BUt i woke up this morning with a bloody nose -- don't get any ideas, i don't do the nose candy, i think it's because my workplace and home are very dry.

    So now i'm just relaxing, having coffee, etc. and wondering if i can still do all i wanted to without opening the bloody floodgates [though i'm pretty sure the actual bleeding has stopped. it only lasted maybe 10 minutes]. And i don't want to walk around the gym with a piece of Kleenex sticking out of my nose -- not because its unattractive, but because i'm sure it would fall out.

    So would higher impact stuff cause my nose to bleed again?

    [and this is kind of unrelated, but i remember last year some time i was watching one of those World's Strongest Man shows, and there was one guy who was lifting something weighing hundreds and hundreds of pounds off the ground, and as he lifted, a trickle of blood started to come out of his nose. the few people at the bar who were watching it as well all said 'eeewwww!' in unison.]

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    Apr 17, 2008 5:12 PM GMT

    A big sexy m-effer like you springing a leak of any kind is always sexy. I'm just angry you got a nosebleed and I wasn't there to lick it clean.

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    Apr 17, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    Man, you just gotta see what happens? Are you on any supplements? There are a few, like some testosterone boosters that can cause sudden bleeds like that. I've had pretty severe ones, and still been able to do what I wanted, I just had to be patient and make sure things were well though. Start with some light walking and see how it goes, it thats alright pick up the pace. Try some light warm up lifts, and if you are still okay you are probably good to go...just don't be a knot head and hold your breath during your lifts or you could very easily spring a leak from the increase in blood pressure.
  • shoelessj

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    Apr 18, 2008 3:10 PM GMT
    YNGHUNG wrote:
    ".just don't be a knot head and hold your breath during your lifts or you could very easily spring a leak from the increase in blood pressure..."

    that's a big problem of mine. when i lift, especially when i push myself, i hold my breath. i shouldn't, i know, but often i just forget to breathe.