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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Seeing spots

    Sometimes when maxing out or when exploding on a lift I see spots. These little like fire flies in front of me. It lasts for about 20 seconds then goes away. What causes this? Is it a real bad sign? What can I do to prevent it from happening? When it happens I just need to stand still or sit until it goes away. ANy help appreciated.
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    You're just getting light headed. It happens to me a lot from benching. It also happens to me when I stand up really fast after sitting for a while.

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    Is it a breathing problem, a dehydration problem, a circulation problem, or what?
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    I get them when I sneeze or when I stand up too fast. I'm very certain I am not dehydrated. Could be a blood pressure thing, or just something some people are prone to.

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    Blood pressue soaring from a lift. I got them a lot PLing.
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    it happens to me once and awhile as well.Especially on squats
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    ever here of seeing stars?
    similar
    has happened to me a few times for max effort stuff.

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    Happens to me a lot. Benching and squatting especially. I wouldn't consider it a problem nor would I worry about it.
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    It only happens when I use max effort. Well sounds like it isn't a big deal. I was just worried that one day I'd put the bar back on the rack, walk away, and fall from seeing all the stars. Thanks for all the input guys.
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    You could pass out but that's an extreme case. If you feel like it's that intense of a feeling, sit down or make sure you have something to hold/grab onto.
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    Sometimes when I'm laying down I'll see stars, and this has happened before I ever even started lifting.
    The Iron never lies to you. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go, but 200 pounds is always 200 pounds - a warm-up.

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    They're called floaters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverName View Post
    They're called floaters!
    No. Those aren't the same thing.
    The Iron never lies to you. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go, but 200 pounds is always 200 pounds - a warm-up.

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    i get them. it's from breathing.
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    Happens to me frequently on ME PL.

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    yea it happens to me, i dont really know what causes them...but i do take them as warning lights that i am close to pushing myself to the maximum. kinda like warning lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahfor123 View Post
    No. Those aren't the same thing.
    Care to explain? It sounds like what was described.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverName View Post
    Care to explain? It sounds like what was described.
    Yeah. Floaters look like little bubbles floating around in your field of vision. If you fix your sights on one, you can follow it around for hours because it actually exists. It's something on the surface of your eye that you're seeing. The OP's description does not match the description of a floater. He describes something that appears and then goes away soon after. His description lines up more closely with another phenomenon, which I have observed myself, and that I know is not a floater since I've experienced both. The phenomenon he described is the seeing of little points of light that move around the field of vision like fireflies. They don't just float. Now, maybe he is talking about floaters, and just by chance his description matches more closely some other phenomenon, but that seems unlikely.
    The Iron never lies to you. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go, but 200 pounds is always 200 pounds - a warm-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahfor123 View Post
    Sometimes when I'm laying down I'll see stars, and this has happened before I ever even started lifting.

    Were you outside at night, by any chance?



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    I used to have a similar thing happen to me when I first started lifting. My body was not accustomed to putting for the effort that I was demanding of it. This could be happening when you're maxing out.

    If you feel light headed and might pass out, put your head between your legs to help get the blood back.

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    yeh i get those we stars aswell especially after deadlifting my max. I think it has to do with your brain being starved of oxygen.

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