Maintaining Stamina?

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    Nov 21, 2015 6:47 AM GMT
    Noticed an increase in my stamina since i started working out, previously i'd fall short in my breaths while inhaling and exhaling according to my lifts and start feeling dizzy, but my body eventually gets used to that, I also work part time and attend the University so sometimes i skip a workout or two but then thats where it happens,back to square one,falling short in breaths, dizziness, i'd exhaust myself just while warming up, feeling like i'm gonna swoon or something, pretty much feel all the blood rushing through my body and pulsate.
    My whey intake is constant, thrice a day, also creatine before my workouts, any leads on what could be done to curb this problem? Thanks.
  • wild_sky360

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    Nov 21, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    Welcome to my world. I have to maintain a very strict workout schedule or I will de-condition very quickly also, and experience the symptoms you describe when clawing back to where I was before the interruption. The difference being that I have underlying medical issues and a significant age gap with you.

    Drawing from the clues you offered, and assuming you are otherwise healthy, I'd guess that you haven't achieved a sufficient cardiovascular level to carry you through your intense lifting sessions. You mention being new to fitness and being busy with work and school. If you weren't an athlete in grade school and high school you are starting from scratch now and cardio is part of the core. It will train your body to use oxygen and nutrients efficiently. You'll then be able to produce intense bursts of energy and quickly recover for more within your lifting sessions.

    Also, being as lean as you are, you won't be drawing on your own bodyfat reserves for energy so you'll have to be more conscious of calorie consumption before during and after. The (whey)protein is essential for muscle growth and it provides some energy but you will also need real caloric fuel from carbs and fats. Nuts are a good workout fuel, as are sweet potatoes, but it's something you'll have to determine for yourself what works best in your situation and for your body type.

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    Nov 22, 2015 3:16 PM GMT
    Your body requires fuel to exercise. It you added exercise and did not increase your food intake then you will have problems. Check out the Paleo diet to understand that you need fat and protein to perform property.