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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Arms fall asleep

    When I used to hit the weights heavy a few years back, I used to wake up every now and then with one or both of my arms "asleep", you know, little to no feeling or a tingling sensation. I woke up one morning thinking that my right arm had been chopped off in the middle of the night, because I couldn't feel or move it. And when I went searching for it with my left hand, I couldn't find it (strange picture here, I know, but my right arm fell asleep while laying straight out to my side, and it being dark, and me being half asleep... Well, I kind of panicked...)

    Since I've started working out hard again, I have already noticed the arms falling asleep on occasion again. I never had this problem with my arms in a puny state, so I suspect that an increase in muscle size on me effects the circulation in my arms strangely when I sleep.

    Just curious if anyone else has experienced this...

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    Happens to me sometimes. Don't know why, I think it is just because I move around a lot when I sleep and I must end up cutting off the circulation sometimes.
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    That happens to me from time to time too...it's weird to have to use one arm to pick up and move the other one b/c it's not "working"...LOL!

    Seriously though, it happened to me even before I was working out...probably just weird sleeping position or something.

    My hypothesis: Now that you're working out hard, you are sleeping deeper and not moving around so much in your sleep...so if you roll over on your arm, it stays there for long enough to cut off the circulation.

    I could give all to Time except - except
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    I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
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    That's not a bad hypothesis.

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    Makes sense, Ice, as I do think that I have been sleeping deeper lately.

    This makes me wonder if anyone has permanently damaged a limb like this. I certainly know about bed sores, which is a little bit different, but permanently damaging an arm or leg from lack of circulation over the course of a good nights sleep would really suck!

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    Probably the number of people who have blown out their knees by elevating their heels.

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    LMAO @ Chris!

    Well Craig, if you're really worried about it, just drink a whole lot of water before bedtime...then you'll have to wake up to pee and have another drink of water, which then will...you know?

    Somehow this happens to me without even trying...LOL.

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    Doesn't work, Ice, because I already pee the be- uhhh....... I just don't think that is going to help me... Thanks anyways for the suggestion.

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    actually when limbs "fall asleep" it has nothing to do w/ cut off circulation. If you had actually cut the circulation off you would have a good chance of loosing it after such a long time.

    The reason limbs "fall asleep" is actually because of pinched nerves. The body believes some sort of trauma has happened to that area like its been amputated or something, and stops sending/recieving signals from the area, The tingling has something to do w/ the body all of a sudden realizeing that infact you still have a nervous system down there.

    In short, don't worry about your circulation thats not whats causing the problem, its a pinching of the nerves, now how to fix it I havn't the slightest idea, I hate when it happens but to me its only if I fall asleep on my arm in a weird way.

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    Ja, weinerschneitzel, yor ahms are groowing, peenching the neerves!

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    Enock, bless you! I thought that I was going to have to start drinking more water before going to bed to keep my arms from falling off. Then, after drinking all of that water, I would have to launder my sheets every day... Or buy rubber ones...

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    LMAO @ Craig! Or buy Depends...

    Thanks Enock. We'll all sleep better tonight.

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    damn enock......great post, and you are exactly right btw. as for solving the problem i have no idea either.....other than the flamingo position...but that is assuming you can manage to sleep in one position all night.


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    Originally posted by Tryska
    other than the flamingo position...
    Tryska, the flamingo postition? *flips through Kama Suttra - I have never seen that one before...Care to demonstrate???
    Last edited by Craig James; 08-03-2001 at 07:31 PM.

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    welcome aboard enok.. you seem very knowlegeble
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    Lack of Potassium can cause this.
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    yates...another valid point. although i just figured out i've been severely lacking in potassium the past week or so, and i felt like 12 miles of bad road...but no numbness..just headaches and fatigue...but that's just me...*grin*

    craig...not the kama sutra silly....although since you have the book......it's sleeping on your stomach in a fashion similar to "climbing the tree position" (female stance)
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    It's weird when your online stuff creeps into RL...

    I thought of Craig last night when I got up to pee around 2:30...

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    Hmmmmm, what exactly were you thinking...

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    Originally posted by IceRgrrl
    I thought of Craig last night when I got up to pee around 2:30...
    Thats funny because I thought of him when I had a crap this morning ...... weird.

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    Yates... I just don't know quite how to respond to that... I hope I didn't distract you from your paperwork?

    Ice, I'm starting to get to ya, I see...

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    Chris...tuttut

    I was giggling about Craig's bedwetting problem

    Thanks to Yates, now I don't feel so weird...thanks for making me seem almost "normal."

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    Used to get this alll the time, real problem when I was young as we had to sit cross-legged in assembly every morning, used to end up in a fair amount of pain after about 5 mins!

    The last 2 years ive been taking Ginkyo tablets - think its about 600mg a day, after about 2-3 weeks its gone - but you have to keep taking it every day.

    hope this helps.

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    Craig,
    I've been training since Sept. last year and have experienced the condition you refer to since Jan this year.
    The pinched nerve theory sounds intrinsicly correct.
    Keep it simple

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    Try doing an online search on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Symptoms should sound familiar to you.

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