So tired after working out?

  • will_matt

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    Nov 20, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    Hi guys,

    Will from England here. Got into the gym about a month and a half ago and loving it. Doing all the right stuff, working out 3-4 times a week, changed my diet, cut out most fat, intaking high level of protein with shake supplements etc.

    I'm a slim guy, so trying to bulk a bit, but looking for fit and lean muscular rather than hulk hogan or something!

    All good, but get wiped out after a work out. Went to the gym this morning, protein shake, brekkie, then passed out for about an hour! Seems to be a pattern..

    Just wondered if it's normal to have this happen? Also interested in hearing from other guys who have acheieved good results in shaping up icon_smile.gif

    Cheers, Will.
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    Nov 20, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    might need to add some carbs in there. Try some more green veggies. Sounds like you're getting all the protein but might need some added fuel for the rest of the day.
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    Nov 20, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    Sleep or black out?
    One says that you worked out hard (and maybe you didn't get enough sleep at night).
    For the other you need to see a doctor.
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    Nov 20, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    yeah you need more carbs...you will probably have to work your tail off to gain an ounce of muscle...you are probably a "hard gainer". you will have to put plenty of protein...1 gram for every kilo you weigh....into your stomach.and you might include a multi-vitamin as well.you are lucky though.slim guys "shred" really well...your muscles will show all of the veins and fibers...keep working at it and you will acheive your goal
  • ac416

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    Nov 20, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    after years of this happening to me i just learned to deal with it and always plan for down time after a good workout. nothing wrong with a good power nap. but recently found out i have a slight case of asthma(exercise-induced) so all the deep breathing is what adds to the tiredness for me, and using an inhaler made quite a difference. worth looking into next time you have a physical or check up
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    Nov 21, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    My first guess would be diet, but only a doctor could tell you for sure. If you are a slim guy, you are probably going to burn calories faster. You may want to add some healthy carbs before and after your workout. You might even want to drink something with sugar in it, like Gatorade, during your workout. It all depends on your metabolism. You may have to experiment until you find the right combination that works for you.

    Do you feel sleepy or weak after your workouts?

    One other note is that if you are one of those people who burns fuel at a fast pace, the protein you are eating may be used as fuel instead of for building muscle. That will make it more frustrating for you to make the gains that you want.
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    Nov 21, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    You want to make sure that you're getting the right amt of carbs and protein after your workout to help your body recover. Also, drink a lot of water! A lot, if your protein intake is high.
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    Nov 21, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    How long/intense was the workout?

    In the past when I was working with a trainer, there were times when we worked legs or back that I would want to take a nap after I cooled down because I was so beat.
  • will_matt

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    Nov 21, 2011 11:01 AM GMT
    Hi guys,

    I just wanted to say thanks to you all for taking the time to respond. There's a lot of conficting information out there, but sounds as though there's some common themes here whcih make sense. Sounds like trial and error is the way forward in some cases, but definitely think I could get more sleep and maybe up my water and carbs intake. Maybe went too far with trying to cut out fat and really lower carbs for the last month.

    Really appreciate all your advice - so good of you to take time to answer!

    Cheers,
    Will