The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Headaches when working out

    When I work out I seem to get really bad headaches. The thing is, I seem to get them when I'm straining myself. I'm pretty sure I'm breathing right and trying to relax when I do my reps. I've been working out for about 3 1/2 months and i just started getting these headaches about a week ago. And the thing is on day 1 of wbb #1 of the week I started getting the headaches I strained myself but didnt get the headaches, but on day 3, leg day, it started. Now this week I got headaches on day 1 as well. Do any of you guys know what might be causing this?

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    hmm, are the headaches accompanied by dizziness?
    Can't stop this train from rolling
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    No, never stop this locomotion, on and on and on
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    Better than you

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    no, its just throbbing headaches

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    it's high blood pressure.

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    are you taking any caffeine or ephedra supplements before the workout? i had some similar symptoms and i stopped taking the stackers before my workouts and now im fine :O
    LHA 4 LIFE

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    Go get it checked out and don't work out until you have your blood pressure under control. I would bet good money that your blood pressure is too high and I'm guessing it's dangerously high when you work out.

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    Actually, this happened to me, it's happening to Franji, and has happened to several others (they have posted in Franji's journal about it.) If it continues for more than 2-3 weeks I would get it checked, but everybody else's has just gone away on its own.

    I would guess it's some kind of adaptation some people's bodies go through to intense training.
    You can't babysit this.

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    Thanks for the help, I think I'll go to the doctor soon. It was just annoying because I didn't feel I was getting the best out of my workouts.

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    It happened to me and it was high blood pressure. And then it happened a few years later and it was high blood pressure.

    If this does happen, no lifting, no stimulants (caffeine, ephedra), and lose weight (fat).

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    Are you hungry while working out?
    You kill me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize....

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    My blood pressure has always been low normal. (Almost into the 'low enough for concern' range.) It may be different for different people, but I am confident that mine was absolutely not blood pressure related.
    You can't babysit this.

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    are you drinking plenty of water?- i sometimes get headaches if im not drinking enough water.
    'you cant avoid confrontation in life. it just makes things more trouble down the road. sometimes you have to look at the bull and say "f--k you bull" and grab that bull by the horns'

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    My doctor told me this can be caused my straining during intense workouts.

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    Try some music during your workouts
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    Get checked out by your doc. It happened to me and it was the Hydroxycut combo stacks that caused it. It felt like someone rammed an icepick on top of my head. They disappeared when I stopped taking it.
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    Yeah, I am rather thin, I'm 6 foot 5 and 181, and I never work out without blasting my Metallica

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    Originally posted by BradK249
    and I never work out without blasting my Metallica
    Dude, that is the same as me here! which cd do you prefer to listen to while working out? I think RTL is best for work intensive purposes. Rock on!
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    Heh, my CD of choice is Master of Puppet. Battery always pumps me up
    You kill me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize....

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    Yeah, its either Master of Puppets, Kill em all, or S&M. For whom the bell tolls on S&M is my preferred work out song, but Seek and Destroy gets it going too.

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    This might come off as sounding silly, but make sure you're breathing well. When some people strain during a lift they hold thier breath instead of breathing, which I'm sure could cause a headache or something similar.

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