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Feel Sick After Workout ???

I have had this on off (and yes it is when I push myself extra hard at the gym). I feel nauseous after working out. Today was extra weird because I had a banana after exercising, and only started to feel sick about an hr after the gym.

Any thoughts? Am I maybe not drinking enough water?

Wed. Apr 2, 3:05pm

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I say eat less, eat cleaner, stay hydrated the day before & back off on caffeine

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 3:16 PM

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It is related to your body detoxing itself, not sure if it's specifically lactic acid. It usually happens when you first start getting fit and work out like a maniac (like you see on The Biggest Loser in the first week or two), but I've seen fit bootcamp people heaving into the bushes mid-workout too. I have no idea if it's particularly bad for you, but as someone who doesn't enjoy throwing up, I don't push myself that far.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 3:51 PM

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This happens to me fairly frequently as well and can happen one of two ways...either short intense work or longer, endurance work. I've discovered that I hit my vomit point pretty quickly if I am sustaining 90%+ max heart rate. However, I also run marathons and half marathons (which are not at 90%+ HR) and find that if I do not get some kind of simple carb into my mouth immediately upon finishing, I will be sick within the next hour or two. What I have gathered from my past coaches and reading, is that it is best to eat something, anything, after an intense workout. I often feel nauseaus to begin with, but have found that a small yogurt smoothie (think Stonyfield Farms) usually settles my stomach and prevents any future icky feelings.


Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 4:05 PM

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