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    abcd is offline First Set
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    why do I feel like passing out or throwing up during exercise?

    Here's the e-mail I sent to my personal trainer, but I always like different views so I'm pasting the e-mail:

    "When I exercise and actually push myself like I did today, it may not have
    sound like much to you, but during our workout I got this feeling during our
    workout like I was going to throw up or passout and felt an overwhelming
    feeling of heat. It wasn't during any exercise, it was when I was done and
    stopped to move to a different exercise. It reminded me of when I was
    younger and started some martial arts classes. It happened to me a couple
    times during those classes and had to sit out. What do you think the reason
    is for this to happen? I know I'm not lifting heavy weights and not doing
    as many sets and not even correctly. Is this due to my diet and lack of
    nutrients? Or due to my lack of strength? Lack of cardio? Is this a normal
    feeling?"

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    NBS 4life is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    Did you eat too much too soon before working out, how hot was it did you have to little or too much water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NBS 4life View Post
    Did you eat too much too soon before working out, how hot was it did you have to little or too much water?
    It was during morning, and I was running late so I didn't have anything before workout. The actual temperature of the room wasn't hot, it was this overwhelming feeling of heat that I got over myself from working out, made me feel like quitting or passing out. I was with a trainer so I didn't stop, that's a reason I like working with trainers is that if I was working out myself I would've stopped much earlier, but I don't want to look like a wuss so I keep going. As for water, I had a few sips from a fountain here and there when the trainer asked me. After the workout I immediatly got a bottle of water and wanted to pass out for a nap, but I had to go to work. Like I said I remember this exact same feeling from my martial arts classes when I was younger, can it be due to dehydration?

    Is this just since I'm used to being lazy?

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    NBS 4life is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    It could be down to you not being conditioned it could be due to dehydration

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    Streamline is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    The trainer should be able to notice symptons and stop you from working out even if you say that you are OK...I've only been doing a course for 3 weeks and i already know this...

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    Yeah, drink a fair amount of water while working out.
    ANYTIME you feel dizzy or that you might pass out, STOP what you are doing and sit still for a bit. You are risking serious injury by pressing on.

    And breathe right during your heavier exercises!!! Breathe OUT when exerting, IN when the weight is in a negative movement. (i.e. breathe OUT when pushing the weight off your chest during a bench press, breathe IN when you are lowering the weight back to your chest).

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    LeiYunFat is offline We are all one
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    Drink water, take deep breaths, and use proper breathing technique when lifting.

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    marko157 is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    plenty of water

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    marko157 is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    how old are u?

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    LeiYunFat is offline We are all one
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    What the hell? This isn't a chatroom. The edit button is in the right corner of your post.

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    Navy_flyer2B is offline Warming Up
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    The "overwhelming feeling of heat" to me screams dehydration. When your body doesn't have sufficient hydration to cool yourself down, your sweating slows and stops and you just get hotter and hotter instead of sweating and cooling down. I suggest you CHUG water (not really, but hydrate a LOT more than you did) and see if that helps. Don't just start chugging water an hour before but drink consistently all day long and drink a lot. If your urine is yellow, you're not drinking enough. See if this helps.

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    Streamline is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeiYunFat View Post
    The edit button is in the right corner of your post.
    Been saying this for months

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    Woodt is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    I get that too, and for me it's definitely nothing to do with fitness. For me what happens is the following:
    I feel hot, and my eyelids start to shut
    I feel dizzy
    My pulse seems to speed up dramatically in a very short space of time (resting for me is 50bpm)
    I feel like I could pass out.

    The reason for this, I think I have figured out. If you do not drink enough water and then do exercise with moderate amounts of rest you won't feel it. But if you do exercises in quick succession you have a problem. Drink water!

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    SgtTTTT is offline Warming Up
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    1) Perhaps you ought to seek medical advice (as you might have a serious condition).

    2) If you choose not to do #1 above, then try drinking plenty of water (& cut out soda-pop), and ease into your training: plus don't train heavy or long (or particularly hard in any way, for awhile at least) & see if these steps stop the problems.

    3) If #2 above doesn't work, then see #1 above.

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    Woodt is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    Mmm, yeah. If you live in Britain and have NHS, or likewise, go see a doctor. Otherwise see how you go.

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