HIIT and perpetual low-grade body warmth and sweating

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    Aug 24, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    I am now at teh stage in my workouts that my pt can get me into HIIT to try to burn off this fat..fat...FAT ! ! ! ! !

    But now I am experiencing the sensation of being somewaht warm all the time....and breaking into a low grade sweat almost at anything. I was sweating writing checks at my desk yesterday. These arent hot flashes...I know a hot flash when I feel one. I am suspecting it is might be due to a heightened metabolism... increased circulation ... type thing.

    I am wondering if any of you have experienced something similar when you have been on HIIT.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 24, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
    maybe you're just going through your 'change'

    I remember when my mom was having hot flashes all the time.
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    Aug 24, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    funny pictures

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  • GQjock

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    Aug 24, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    This might just be like you said a heightened metabolism
    but writing checks is not what
    i'd call an aerobic activity

    Be careful that you're not overtraining
    easy exertion and rapid sweating is one of the signs
    If that's the case you're sabotaging your gains

    The other you need to be careful of is bouts of hypoglycemia
    If this repeats itself pop a lifesaver if it goes away relatively quickly or this keeps up get an appt with your Doc to check it out
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    Aug 24, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    Because of prior health issues I would check it out to be sure. Are you taking any kind of supplement or fat burners at all? Those will do it everytime. I can also tell you that yes this does happen to some people with HIIT. This isn't the first time I've heard that. In my case I train twice a day so it seems I am almost always warm. However, a continuous low grade warmth/sweating is pretty different then hot flashes. Hot flashes should be checked out.
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    Aug 25, 2008 12:59 AM GMT
    YngHungSFSD saidBecause of prior health issues I would check it out to be sure. Are you taking any kind of supplement or fat burners at all? Those will do it everytime. I can also tell you that yes this does happen to some people with HIIT. This isn't the first time I've heard that. In my case I train twice a day so it seems I am almost always warm. However, a continuous low grade warmth/sweating is pretty different then hot flashes. Hot flashes should be checked out.

    Oh, the hot flashes come with hormone-blocking therapy for prostate cancer. I am over those, thank god.

    I did take Levitra seveal times last week. And Levitra makes the blood vessels in any part of the body dilate upon stimulation. So I found out that L. is great for the HIIT workouts. The blood vessels in the muscles dilate much more and endurance and recovery are much greater.

    I was just interested if the sweating was a common occurence with HIIT.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 25, 2008 1:20 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 said
    YngHungSFSD saidBecause of prior health issues I would check it out to be sure. Are you taking any kind of supplement or fat burners at all? Those will do it everytime. I can also tell you that yes this does happen to some people with HIIT. This isn't the first time I've heard that. In my case I train twice a day so it seems I am almost always warm. However, a continuous low grade warmth/sweating is pretty different then hot flashes. Hot flashes should be checked out.

    Oh, the hot flashes come with hormone-blocking therapy for prostate cancer. I am over those, thank god.

    I did take Levitra seveal times last week. And Levitra makes the blood vessels in any part of the body dilate upon stimulation. So I found out that L. is great for the HIIT workouts. The blood vessels in the muscles dilate much more and endurance and recovery are much greater.

    I was just interested if the sweating was a common occurence with HIIT.


    several times? you stud you
  • SuneFL

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    Aug 25, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    Hey D --
    These symptoms sound very familiar and I'm not even doing HIIT training.
    The p90X is intense enough and in some ways similar to HIIT.

    Sweating at the drop of a hat (like on "The Simpson's Ride" at Universal); a low-grade fever; light-headedness; a queasy feeling.

    I just went to the doc last Wednesday. The Physicians Assistant was kind of a bozo... but my Doctor finally came-in and attributed some of my symptoms to over exertion. I have made some very positive health changes in my life since January and he said my body may be changing, healing and growing. The Hypoglycemia may also be an issue. My brother is a licensed Massage Therapist who practices Eastern therapies. He also believes these are painful, but positive changes.

    You have been on some prescriptions though... and with your history... I guess it's always wise to go to the Doctor. (Unless, like me you have a $2,000 dollar deductible that makes you think twice ... makes me want healthcare reform.)

    Hope you feel better.
    Take it easy.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 25, 2008 10:08 AM GMT
    There ya go Cas....

    Most likely it's the Levitra... sweating and flushing of the skin are some of it's published side effects
    affecting up to 11% of its users