I’ve just started working out again. I used to be a roofer so I’m not afraid of really pushing
myself. One problem I’ve always had with working out is getting sick feeling after some intense reps. Have you ever
had this problem? What did you do to fix it?
While it’s great to challenge yourself in the gym, if you choose a workout that you’re not conditioned enough for, you could be setting yourself up for sickness. This is because your body isn’t able to handle the metabolite accumulation that happens when you push extra hard.
“The harder your muscles work, the more oxygen they need, but after certain point your body is unable to match the oxygen demand with the intensity of the exercise, so you begin to build up metabolic wastes in your body such as hydrogen ions, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid.” This is also what causes that burning feeling in your muscles during a workout. “This buildup can also create a toxic environment and increase the acidity of your body, which can cause an individual to experience a temporary state of nausea and sickness,”
You can experience this no matter what your fitness level is, but you’re more likely to be affected when your body isn’t used to the work you’re putting it through. If you find yourself feeling nauseated after a workout often, try scaling back your workout intensity. Consistently feeling nauseous after a workout can be a sign that you’re overdoing it. “Even for metabolic conditioning purposes, the goal is to provide an intense stimulus without destroying the body in the process,” You can also take longer rest periods in between exercises.
The good news, though? Once the exercise is complete, these metabolites start to clear out of your body, so that sick feeling fades away.
When you push your body during exercise or exercise without the proper nutrition, a wave of nausea could interrupt your workout. Sickness and vomiting often cut a workout short, since you then have to attend to your symptoms. The sensation you experience during exercise is likely more closely related to your habits than the actual exercise in which you’re participating. Prepare for and finish exercise properly so the physical exertion doesn’t make you feel sick.
I have had similar problems. What I did to overcome it was to take longer rest periods between sets, and slightly
reduce the intensity of your workouts. You can still train hard but just ease off on the intensity a little and focus more
on using perfect exercise form and really feeling the muscle that you are working. You should also increase the
amount of carbohydrates that you are eating through out the day. Sometimes that sick feeling is caused by not having
carbs in your system