(Closed) Had a strange workout yesterday…has this ever happened to you?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Did you eat before your worked out?  It sounds like your body was sort of worn out from the exercise.  I have mild asthma too and usually that results in breathing problems, not feeling muscle soreness.

Post # 4
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That has happened to me a few times when I haven’t eaten enough carbs that day.  I’m no fitness expert, but it makes sense that if your muscles get energy from carb sugars first, you might start slowly until your body starts to access fat stores and whatnot.  It could also be dehydration, if you tend toward that or if you sweat a lot.  It’s gross…but I sweat like a workhorse in the gym.  Just continue to be careful and listen to your body, so you stay safe!  Happy workout!

Post # 5
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This has definitely happened to me.  I’ma runner, and I often find that some days, I just have a bad run.  Sometimes, there is a clear contributor, like being dehydrated or tired, but sometimes, it’s just a bad workout day for no apparent reason.  I also sometimes have days where I *should* have a bad run because it’s hot or I didn’t get much sleep, etc, but I feel great.  I guess the reverse is also true.  


The body is a mysterious thing.

Post # 6
1104 posts
Bumble bee

I agree it’s probably related to what you’d eaten in the lead up. I’ve been a lunch time gym goer for years and this year switched to after work – it took me months to re-adjust my eating so it would get me through to dinner time. Now I have about 150g low fat greek yoghurt about 60-90 minutes before my workout and that seems to work. I have carbs and protein about 4 hours before that (for lunch). It can take some time to figure out what will work for you!

Post # 7
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For me it is usually if i have not drank enough water or i haven’t eaten… your blood sugar could have been low

Post # 9
2821 posts
Sugar bee

Were you dehydrated?  At least around here it’s been really hot and I get a similar feeling when I haven’t drank enough.

Post # 10
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have exercise-induced asthma and sometimes it flares up….a LOT of things seem to factor into it for me….like humidity in the room and temperature. I sometimes will stop, walk around, put my hands on my head, and force these ginormous breaths in. Usually does the trick. Maybe you just had an off day. Keep hydrated–if i’m dehydrated, mine seems worse.

Post # 11
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I get off days like that sometimes. Oftentimes it’s not enough food or carbs – last night my lifting started like that, but a small cup of applesauce fixed me almost immediately – and dehydration or lack of sleep are other culprits.  Sometimes they just happen, though.  Just like those really good days when everything comes easy and feels great.

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