Can't stop yawning!

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    Jul 23, 2008 6:33 AM GMT
    It's the most aggravating thing in the world! I'll be in the middle of a set, and for a solid 15 minutes, I won't be able to stop YAWNING! Has anybody else experienced this?

    I'm curios to know what could cause it. I'm not sleepy.. and there's no dramatic change in elevation from my house to the gym. icon_rolleyes.gif So why on earth would lifting weights make you yawn?
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    Jul 23, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    Maybe it's part of your subconscious doing it so that if a hottie sees you yawn, he'd find it cute that he'd be tempted to approach and strike up a conversation with you... good luck!
    My problem is daydreaming at the gym --busy or not.
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    Jul 23, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    I'll yawn sometimes, too. I try not to overthink it, because it's not a big deal. Sometimes my eye starts twitching, too, and I find that waaaaaay more annoying.
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    Jul 23, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
    Its probably your breathing. Make sure you are breathing properly during your workouts and it might help cut down on the yawning.
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    Jul 23, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    Breathing technique is an area in which I need improvement at the gym... it's easy to lift and forget to breathe properly, so yeah, I'll finish a set and then yawn, and never knew why. Now it makes total sense.
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    Jul 23, 2008 4:08 PM GMT
    Zauberer saida body sometimes yawns when its not breathing properly and needs more air.


    It's always those painfully obvious solutions that fly right over our heads sometimes. Thanks for the input RJers!

    EDIT: hehe.. I have 69 posts.. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 23, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle said you must be working out at a pace that barely puts any stress on you. I'm gasping for air and sweating from my workouts.

    Solution.
    Pump up the volume a little.



    Noted. I'm heading to the gym now, so let's see if rushing a bit will help.
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    Jul 23, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    try to add more cardio to your workouts to exercise airflow throughout your body. and yes, breathing exercises could help, such as yoga. are you having trouble sleeping? that could be another factor? if that's the case, i recommend a short jog followed by a hot shower before you go to bed....
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    Jul 24, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    homogenic86 said are you having trouble sleeping?


    icon_eek.gif You're the Mrs. Cleo of Real Jock. I AM having a lot of trouble getting to sleep most nights. I tried making it a point to breath deeper during my work out, and it didn't seem to help.. much.

    But like I said.. I'm not physically tired when I go to the gym. I'm usually very awake and energetic. It just doesn't seem to fit..
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    Jul 24, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    Maybe your subconscious self wants a penis in your mouth during the middle of your set. icon_eek.gif

    Sorry if that was inappropriate...just was hypothesizing. Lol.