View Full Version : bad diahorrea after excellent workout

Borgod Maxximus
08-12-2002, 08:20 AM
OK laugh if you will, but this was my experience tonight...

Follow me..

Ive been bulking the past few weeks, with my training becoming really more intense.
Thismorning for breakfast I had 2 slices of toast and 2 glasses of OJ.
Lunch - 1/4 chicken and a large chicken & salad roll

Went to gym right after work on empty stomach, drank 1.5L water while working out. Was perhaps the best session Ive had in months, set new PB's and was a good intense workout. 5mins after finishing my workout I had:
45g dextrose
30g matltodextrin
5g creatine
500mL water

I pretty much skulled that. 20mins later when I got home I had my protein shake:
2 scoops of whey
20g of dextrose
20g of maltodextrin
400mL hi-lo milk

This is when it began.
About 30mins after that shake I went to the toilet and have had very painful diahorrea ever since.
Ive been a few times since then (3 hours) and its like I am sh*tting pure acid, really stinging and really painful.

My question is, do you think there is any link?
Excellent workout, lots of post-workout carbs and protein?

Ive been taking a similar post-workout shake for the past fortnight and never had this, althought tonight was the first time I mixed additional sugars to my protein shake. I usually also have a creatine drink before myworkout aswell, but tonight I didnt.

I didnt eat anything between lunch and dinner (dinner was about an hour after workout) so I dont know how it can be food that caused it. I feel fine otherwise.

I just cant figure out how my body reacted so acidic-ly and didnt want what was inside me after the carb, creatine and protein drinks I had, volume of water and the excellent workout I had.

Any ideas people?

Borgod Maxximus
08-12-2002, 08:26 AM
Oh and also, Ive been using creatine for a long time now so it wouldnt be that.
Although come to think of it todays creatine was a new tub of a particular brand, first time I used that was today. But I used this brand 12 months and it was the best creatine Ive ever used... hmmm:confused:

08-12-2002, 08:29 AM

Borgod Maxximus
08-12-2002, 08:36 AM
How would overtraining make that happen to me?

08-12-2002, 08:54 AM
Probably just getting a bit of a reaction from the Whey and the milk...sometimes happens too me.

08-12-2002, 09:52 AM
If this happens only after a workout then it's got to be something with the shake, but if it happens regularly maybe your not getting enough fibre in your diet.

Maki Riddington
08-12-2002, 10:06 AM
Dude, that's shitty....

*sorry couldn't resist*

08-12-2002, 10:16 AM
lol @ maki

08-12-2002, 10:36 AM
Acid Ass is the worst!

Borgod Maxximus
08-12-2002, 07:21 PM
hell yeah

naa its the first time i can ever remember it happening, never had this before

The suggestion of overtraining made me think, cause I guess I did over train:
shoulder press, delt raises, flat db press, incline fly, peck deck, dips, calf raises, quad raises, triceps etc

But until it explained to me how overtraining can have this effect on me Im still at a loss

08-13-2002, 12:20 AM
what is the purpose of the 2 shakes ? why not have one with 75-100 grams of carbs with the creatine and whey mixed together ?

what is the purpose of adding the 400mL hi-lo milk when you already have enough sugar and protein ?

Borgod Maxximus
08-13-2002, 12:31 AM
2 reasons for 2 shakes:

a) With so much protein suddenly being taken in Ive heard the stomach digests or 'processes' this primarily, thus the creatine isnt as effectively digested. I think its common knowledge that having protein and creatine separately is a better idea, thats what Ive been led to believe anyway.
In future I wont be mixing additional carbs in my protein shake when I get home, its just too sweet.

b) I dont have a 240v inverter in my car so I cannot use a Bamix blender to make my protein shake :) Blenders are the only way to go IMO. I like to have my creatine and carbs as soon as I get in my car after a workout at the gym. The quicker its in me the better. Then 44g of whey (with milk) when Im home and Im happy.

If we have Skim milk, I would prefer that over hi-lo but ordinarily we have ran out of skim.
Protein shakes and water doesnt agree with me.
Hi-Lo is good.

08-13-2002, 12:41 AM
Severe stress to your system can cause bowel problems.

08-13-2002, 12:50 AM
It was the 500mL of water after your workout. That does it every time.

Borgod Maxximus
08-13-2002, 12:52 AM
Magnus: its the first time its happened, and I always have alot of water during and after my workout