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Lack of Energy..... - December 7th 2012, 10:47 AM

Good morning guys, Hamed here, resident Buddy, yes it is my job to be happy and to make other people happy and comfortable. Happy I can do easily, but comfortable? . Anyway, I have been training for about a year now and I have had this issue for about a few months now.

My issue is, whenever I am weights training and get weak and sleepy of all things, I get sleepy . I originally thought it was dehydration or low blood sugars but then those theories were BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER when I ran a marathon over eight days last week.

I finished yesterday.

So, the point is, this ONLY happens with weights. It's wierd, how come weights is making me sleepy? LOL. And after the session, in the change rooms, I get weak and lethargic. But I am fine running fifteen kilometres on the treadmill . I'll ask the boys at the gym tomorrow but what do y'all amazing people think?


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Re: Lack of Energy..... - December 7th 2012, 02:25 PM

Well if you're not having any blood sugar issues, my guess is that the physical exertion of the weightlifting itself is making you tired. I have lifted weights to the point where my body is sore all over before, and it does make you tired.

Lifting weights does induce change in the body because you're muscles are growing, and that means your body is stressed. The result is that you'll need rest.

That is my best guess at least. It'd be better to ask a coach or someone knowledgeable what they thought.

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Re: Lack of Energy..... - December 7th 2012, 07:48 PM

I used to feel the same way which stopped me from actually training consistently but I now use a preworkout supplement. Like anything else, too much can be dangerous (closest example is coffee), but when used reasonably and as directed they are actually very beneficial to your cardiovascular system.

They give a big energy boost, prevent muscle soreness and just give a general resistance/strength boost I've found (being able to complete more sets, hit more muscle groups in a day, etc). Even on days I don't feel all that motivated just drinking one would get me all pumped for the gym. Also found that some (not all, but a fair bit) have no "crash" afterwards which was an issue if I wanted to workout during mid-day for example.

Obviously these don't mean that you don't need to have a balanced, healthy diet to fuel your muscles and keep them in tip top working condition, but I personally just cannot go without this stuff anymore, has made my life drastically easier.

Edit: Do keep in mind that as already stated weightlifting will make you tired, since you use up a lot of energy, but if it's an excessive tiredness then yeah this may do the job. Feel free to PM if you have any questions on which brands to avoid etc, otherwise, good luck :P

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