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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Problem with squats tonight

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.. I did legs tonight at the gym and I went through 3 sets with 255 and followed up with trying a 20 rep squat with 185 when all of sudden on my 13th rep I feel a pop in my temple and all of a sudden I have one of the worst headaches in my life..

    I had to drive home instantly and its been a few hours and alot of aspirin later and I'm just now starting to feel a little bit better.. My head is throbbing as I write this

    Has anyone else ever experienced this???

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    Minus the pop, yes... If you have the headache for a couple days you might want to see a doctor.

    Disclaimer...I am not a doctor, so don't listen to me.
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    I think I'll end up being alright... I have just never had one so suddenly or a pop like that.

    I'm talking instantly had a serious migraine. I felt like I was having an aneurism

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    I would go see a doctor if you have a concern about it, I mean. Who knows? Stranger things have happened.

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    Take a few days off and go and see the doctor. It's probably nothing but it's ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry.
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    Nothing that extreme, but I did a heavy set of deadlifts once, felt a kind of click between my eyes and my nose started bleeding.

    I had been getting nose bleeds quite a bit around that time tho, so it was likely the scab coming lose again because of increased blood pressure. I felt hardcore tho and people in the gym stared in awe.

    Seriously tho, your thing sounds weird and scary.

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    Maybe with something youre blood pressure being higher then usual? Its not like running for a constant amount of time at a constant pace youre going from rest to pushing yourself as hard as you can just like revving the engine really high and watching the oil pressure jump.

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    youll prob be fine, but id see the doctor just to be sure. maybe a popped blood vessel or something from all the pressure building up. I never thought it could happen till i went to a powerlift meet, guys get bloody noses sometimes, and eyes get all bloodshot etc from pressure building up.

    but with that said, im no doctor, so id go see one just to be sure.
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    its probebly nothing it has happened to me as well.

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    well just to update on the situation...

    I ended up goin to the hospital tonight bc I still have a headache from last night and they made me take a ct scan but it came out negative

    They couldnt explain what happened other than the altitude I live at now, and putting my body under alot of stress.

    So hopefully this headache will be gone by tomorrow

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    Wow man... Good luck with that. I hope it ends up being nothing. I'd be pretty scared if "pop" then I had a headache....
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    Google Exercise induced headache. I'm really surprised no one has mentioned this yet.
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    Happened to me one time when inclining benching in college. Hurt afterwards for close to a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Google Exercise induced headache. I'm really surprised no one has mentioned this yet.
    i think the "pop" he felt in his temple was what threw most of us off.
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    its called an exertion headache. your forcing more blood through your vessels than they can handle so as a result they stretch and you get pain in your head. i used to take an aspirin before i worked out (not sure if its safe but it worked). the problem went away on its own over time. this is one reason why i always recommend gradual progression to ease your body into the stresses of heavy lifting. sometimes the rest of your body cant keep up with what your muscles can do. if it continues, try drinking more water, or easing a little bit of weight off of your lifts (i know it sucks but its better than getting an aneurysm), or try the aspirin idea. it should go away on its own, good luck

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    well its not like I'm new to weightlifting and I did do an extensive warm up... BUT i did skip legs for one week and I went after work at night without eating and probably didnt have enough water...

    The doctor said it is ok to take aleve or advil before a session so I might try that before legs next time

    I appreciate everyone's support and analysis of the situation, hopefully it can bring light to other people so it can be prevented bc I still have a headache and I am on day 3... Doctor said it could even last up to ten days!

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