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dizzy, faint hours after crossfit

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 21, 2011 at 4:13 PM

anybody feel this way after a nice WOD. I fast until my pre workout drink (NoXplod) then drink some whey. About an hour after I eat usually eggs with some coconut oil.Any suggestions. It's been about 4 hours and I feel lousy. I am able to funtion but definetly not fun. Probably just adjusting to the systematic beatdown of a good WOD.

Bc6aa0b0bcf04c9d937c4393262db8e5

on April 25, 2011
at 12:05 PM

i will definetly look into that

E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

(801)

on April 22, 2011
at 06:06 AM

good for you. perhaps your body is already adapted to a higher work capacity? or maybe your not training as intensely or often? give it several months and lets see what happens...

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:58 PM

Hah, I don't think you'd want my stats as a woman... your organs would be goo before you hit 5% body fat. Keep fighting the good fight, and you'll be at a lower body fat % in no time.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:36 PM

Keep fasting and eat closer to the end of your workout, lots of meat lots of fat! :)

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:35 PM

T_T I'd love to have your stats, but as a woman that will never ever happen. I'm the same height, have 40 pounds on you and about 35% more body fat.

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:25 PM

It's about 1600 calories -- a lot, I know. I'm overfeeding PWO on purpose. I'm doing a pure strength program at the moment with the intention to gain size and functional strength, basically the prescription from Starting Strength + 8 or so assistance exercises. This definitely isn't "Paleo", but it seems to be working for me. I'll phase it out once I reach my body composition goal... maybe :). As it is, I'm 5'10", 140 lbs. @ about 5-7% body fat. In a word, scrawny. That's gotta change, and I'll be damned if PWO meals like that won't do it.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:12 PM

What kind of work out do you do? A pound of steak and a pound of yams is something in the neighborhood of an entire DAY'S worth of food for me. What kind of work and how long? If I ate like that I'd turn into a lard ball O_O 1600 calories as it is is preventing me from losing weight.

B61f6513a155cd874b42efdad55312f6

(231)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:48 PM

I don't necessarily eat any carbs before or after a workout. I typically have either some decaf with heavy cream, maybe a piece of beef jerky before, and then within an hour after a work out I have dinner. I've yet to feel a lack of energy, or dizziness.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:34 PM

Okay, it's probably just a lack of carbs, as noted above.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:34 PM

Absolutely agree with this. Lean protein and glucose from starchy carbohydrate post workout is gold. You will feel good for the rest of the day. I do it everytime.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:33 PM

I would drop the NO-Xplod. I beleive it's main ingredient is caffeine, iirc.

Also, here's the warning from the product: (note the dizzines side effect)

Warning

Before consuming N.O.-XPLODE seek advice from a physician if you are unaware of your current health condition or have any pre-existing medical condition including but not limited to: high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke, heart, liver, or thyroid disease, anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, psychiatric disease, diabetes, pernicious anemia, difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement, or if you are taking an MAO inhibitor or any other medication. Do not use if you are contemplating pregnancy, pregnant, nursing, prone to dehydration, or exposed to excessive heat. Reduce or discontinue use if sleeplessness, tremors, dizziness, nervousness, headaches, or heart palpitations occur. Please be aware this product contains the naturally occurring amino acid beta-alanine, which may cause a tingling skin sensation in some individuals similar to niacin flush. This effect should diminish after a few hours and should ultimately subside after days of continuous use. Although rare, individuals with the genetic disorder hyper beta-alaninemia should not use this product. N.O.-XPLODE is only intended to be consumed by healthy adults 18-50 years of age. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Allergen Warning: Manufactured on equipment which processes products containing milk, egg, soybeans, shellfish, wheat, and tree nuts. CAUTION: N.O.-XPLODE is an extreme energy & performance igniter. Use caution when using with any other caffeinated products or if you are caffeine sensitive. Always begin use with 1 scoop or less and assess your tolerance. It is not recommended that you consume more than 3 scoops per day. To avoid sleeplessness, do not consume within 4 hours of bedtime.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:34 PM

Okay, it's probably just a lack of carbs, as noted above.

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Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:26 PM

No PWO carbs? Might want to add 100-200g of those in the form of sweet potato, potato, or white rice. I had the same problem for a few weeks, then I introduced a pound of yam or white potato after every workout. No more dizzies.

EDIT: Ben reminded me that I should probably mention that I have a pound of steak (top round -- very cheap) in addition to the pound of starchy food after each workout.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:35 PM

T_T I'd love to have your stats, but as a woman that will never ever happen. I'm the same height, have 40 pounds on you and about 35% more body fat.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:34 PM

Absolutely agree with this. Lean protein and glucose from starchy carbohydrate post workout is gold. You will feel good for the rest of the day. I do it everytime.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:12 PM

What kind of work out do you do? A pound of steak and a pound of yams is something in the neighborhood of an entire DAY'S worth of food for me. What kind of work and how long? If I ate like that I'd turn into a lard ball O_O 1600 calories as it is is preventing me from losing weight.

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:25 PM

It's about 1600 calories -- a lot, I know. I'm overfeeding PWO on purpose. I'm doing a pure strength program at the moment with the intention to gain size and functional strength, basically the prescription from Starting Strength + 8 or so assistance exercises. This definitely isn't "Paleo", but it seems to be working for me. I'll phase it out once I reach my body composition goal... maybe :). As it is, I'm 5'10", 140 lbs. @ about 5-7% body fat. In a word, scrawny. That's gotta change, and I'll be damned if PWO meals like that won't do it.

Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

(3417)

on April 21, 2011
at 07:58 PM

Hah, I don't think you'd want my stats as a woman... your organs would be goo before you hit 5% body fat. Keep fighting the good fight, and you'll be at a lower body fat % in no time.

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9117e6079a769f929b502e47ace571c8

on April 22, 2011
at 02:10 PM

This was happening to me, and I found out I was anemic. So maybe check out your blood work.

Bc6aa0b0bcf04c9d937c4393262db8e5

on April 25, 2011
at 12:05 PM

i will definetly look into that

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on April 21, 2011
at 10:04 PM

Try eating more real food. Fat, carbs, protein.

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E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

(801)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:32 PM

When you're doing a x-fit WOD, you are burning glucose for energy; at that high of an output, fat is minimally being used for energy, even in a fat-adapted person.

What does this mean? If your burning carbs, eat some carbs!

When your blood sugar hits rock bottom (feeling light headed), that is a very stressful event for the body... cortisol is released to bump up your blood sugar levels. This can have some nasty downstream effects on testosterone, thyroid, insulin sensitivty, etc.

This is not a good thing. To prevent this from happening, make sure you have some carbs in you before and after the WOD. There will likely prevent these problems.

White rice, sweet potatoes, potatoes, bananas, whatever... any food carb source is fine as long as it doesn't have nasty plant chemicals (wheat, etc). They all get broken down to sugar anyway..

B61f6513a155cd874b42efdad55312f6

(231)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:48 PM

I don't necessarily eat any carbs before or after a workout. I typically have either some decaf with heavy cream, maybe a piece of beef jerky before, and then within an hour after a work out I have dinner. I've yet to feel a lack of energy, or dizziness.

E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

(801)

on April 22, 2011
at 06:06 AM

good for you. perhaps your body is already adapted to a higher work capacity? or maybe your not training as intensely or often? give it several months and lets see what happens...

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on April 21, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Where's your post workout drink? Waiting an hour before getting any real food after an intense workout with only a pre-workout drink = you're probably screwing your body over. Especially if you aren't fat adapted yet (you're crashing on your blood sugar levels).

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