(Closed) BAD first workout!!!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I almost did the first time I worked out with a PT. I could feel my heartbeat in my TEETH…and she wouldn’t let me sit down. I had already lost 80 pounds on my own…so what does that tell you?

It’s not “normal”…they work you too hard…I mean really…you’re not supposed to barf when you work out. I think PTs are a rip off PERSONALLY…but that’s just because I got ripped off by one.

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s probably just your body adjusting to the new workout.  Make sure that you bring water and I hope that your trainer will not push your body beyond its limits.  It gets better!

Post # 6
640 posts
Busy bee

I’m a personal trainer. So we don’t take over the thread, PM me if you have any questions. I have a list of tips I give to first time clients. 

Post # 7
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@emilymuchnikoff: could you share some tips on this thread.  I think it would be helpful for all of us! Thanks.

Post # 8
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Did you eat properly and hydrate well before your workout? I find that when I haven’t eaten or had enough water then I tend to get nauseous while I work out.

I’m no personal trainer, I actually can’t stand any form of exercise, but that is my best suggestion!

Post # 9
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah been there done that. I used to throw up during basketball practice. It was usually from not eating/drinking properly and pushing myself past a point I should have. There is a difference between pushing yourself and pushing yourself TOO hard. Be honest with him/her about your fitness level.

Also, i find myself getting icky feeling during pilates if i don’t hold my stomach right, too. Breathing is really important! Also drinking a can of ice tea before made me almost barf in class once, haha. All the contractions on my stomach just went “squish” on the ice tea and it was not good!

Post # 10
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am a personal trainer also and I would never work a first time client that hard. A fit client who wants to be pushed… hell ya. But not a first time client!

To see results you do not have to experience pain.

I would talk to your trainer or change trainer’s if you are with a large gym. I would also check your PTs credentials.

Post # 11
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Previous posters have noted how important food and water is before a workout, but I am the opposite!  If I ever try to work out hard with any food or water in my stomach I will puke.  So I time my workouts so that they are a few hours after I have eaten or drinken anything.  Maybe you are like me?

Post # 12
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I only get pukey during circuit training. But I don’t really mind. I like to push myself to being on the verge of throwing up. My husband can throw up on command from playing football for so many years. Sometimes when you’re hot it just makes you feel better.

On that note, though, I would hope that your trainer would have taken notice that he was pushing you too hard and not make a repeat performance. Remember to speak up. If you feel bad, tell him that you want to take a longer break in between. You don’t have to push yourself that hard in the beginning, but their job is to push you farther than your comfort level. You’d be surprised how many people tell you they can’t just because they don’t want to.  

I’ve always loved having a PT and I would say stick with it for a while, but let them know that you don’t want to be pushed to the point of throwing up, and stick to your guns if they make you feel bad about it. You shouldn’t be feeling like that every time you work out. If they won’t let up, get a new trainer. 


Post # 13
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ditto @rachel_leigh – I can eat maybe two hours before an intense workout, but that’s it. Especially for interval training, it’s really hard on my stomach. 

Post # 14
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That happened to me too. My Fiance said if you don’t throw up you’re not doing it right. But I think Future Mrs. Martin had a good point. I wouldn’t want my personal trainer to do that to me on the first go round.

Post # 15
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am a boxer.  I still remember my first workout…I puked.  A lot.  And Im in good shape even now.  Just started P90X, pushed myself WAY too hard on day one, and puked again.  I shoulda listened when my body stopped.  Dont worry about it too much 🙂

Post # 16
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i agree with future mrs martin.. if you go to a ballys (that’s my gym) you do not have to be a certified personal trainer to be hired as a personal trainer.. you don’t even need any experience…  I read an awful article once about a woman who almost died after one of those sessions with an “unexperienced” trainer.. ever since then.. no PTs for me!  I read a lot of training articles, rent/ buy videos by pros & read fitness blogs…

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