When is it time to stop?

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    May 09, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    I have had several workout sessions recently where I felt light headed only after 35 min. of workout. I did 15 min of warm-up by running and then switched to weight lifting. If I feel light headed should I just stop and rest for a while and then resume the workout? Or should I just call it a day and try again the next day? What do you guys think?
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    May 09, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    Rest a while or come back tomorrow?
    Neither.

    Get a treadmill Cardiac stress test.
    Best if it includes oxygen exchange measurement too.

    Rather than a cardiologist who specializes in geriatrics or couch potatoes,
    try someone who specializes in Sports Medicine.


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    May 09, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    I can only guess what you're going through. I would ask if you've eaten enough prior to working out - an hour before preferably, and you're well hydrated, before hand and during. Also, what's the environment like? Slightly warmer than before? Humidity up? Have you increased the intensity in your workouts? Are you resting enough between sets? If you experience a head rush after a heavy set, better to walk it off than to just stand there. If you feel it's more serious than that, seek medical attention.
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    May 09, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    I had a similar issue a few years back. I could hardly finish a workout with out getting light headed. For me, it was a matter of improper breathing, or more like not breathing at all while lifting.
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    May 09, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    Do you have low blood pressure?
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    May 10, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    Get a check-up! Symptoms such as that are telling you something.

    To be a good athlete you need to listen to your body. Sometimes if you don't know what it's saying, it's best to go to someone who does - such as your doctor.

    If your body is shouting something, as it sounds like your is - avoiding injury, or wors, has to be a priority.

    Nat

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    May 10, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    Take a trip to the water fountain, is what I usually do
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    May 10, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    _chuck_ said

    Rather than a cardiologist who specializes in geriatrics or couch potatoes,
    try someone who specializes in Sports Medicine.




    I resent that statement.. What a stupid thing to say. My dad had a heart attack and was anything but lazy or fat at the time.. These amazing doctors save countless lives including my dad's and I think they deserve a lot more respect then that..