body's giving out on me... any ideas?

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    So i'm training for my first olympic triathlon, and recently i've been having a ton of strength and recovery issues... I'm hoping you guys can help me out.

    My symptoms:

    - Very long recovery times
    - complete lack of strength
    - complete lack of endurance
    - very fast lactic acid burn
    - tons of muscle cramping - stronger and more painful than normal, especially in my calves.

    What i've tried:

    - tweaked my diet - increased fats from almonds and roasted soybeans, increased complex carb and green veggie intake
    - week off from everything - no noticeable change once I got back into the gym.
    - massage therapy - no change... gonna keep going back anyway...


    This is strange. It's killing me. My head is ready to go, i'm DYING to get back into the pool or on my bike... But as soon as I do, my body tells me to get out. I don't know wtf is going on, but i'm almost panicking.

    thanks fellas.
     
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    themolsen New Member

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    Dang dude that sucks. I hope it's not AIDS. Are you deficient in any vitamins you think? Do you take a multi? Do you get enough sleep? Mono?
     
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    are you getting enough sleep?
     
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    daballer2005 New Member

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    Low test?
     
  5. grimstone

    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    eat more sleep more rest more
     
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    see a doctor?
     
  7. peoplescar

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    getting enough sleep?

    eating enough?

    drinking enough fluids?
     
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    SquallRm New Member

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    Take a chill pill. Get your mind together.

    Are you having any stress?
     
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    Maybe you need more sleep. This is one of the biggest factors in how I feel every week. Try to sleep more and see if that helps
     
  10. reminisce

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    when was the last time you got blood work done?
     
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    this. could be AIDS.
     
  12. TZ

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    prolly all that 350x10 incline bench ya been doin takin a toll on your cns :rofl:
     
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    You taking any stims before you work out?
     
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    BCAA's + lots of brotein?
     
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    what exactly are you eating, what is the exact routine of workout and sleep. first bad thing i see is roasted soybeans
     
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    Yep.
     
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    go to doc, get blood drawn
     
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    sodium and hydration for cramps, i've felt the same before just take it easy for a while. A lot of it is mental.
     
  19. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Glad we got that out of the way :rofl:

    Paging ceaze I don't really know what to do with overtraining besides take time off, sleep a LOT, and eat a LOT. If you're seriously seriously overtrained I've read that it can take months to fully rehab from it.
     
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    oh I don't know...maybe training for an olympic length triathlon is pretty fucking taxing on the body...
     
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    thanks for the comments... 350x10 :rofl:

    I get about 7 hours a night, but that's all i've ever slept, even when I was lifting heavy, and I never had a problem before...

    As for my diet, it's lean meat (salmon, tuna, chicken, some steak), complex carbs (oats, wild rice, whole wheat bread), all sorts of fruits and veggies, and a decent amount of nuts and seeds (almonds, flax, soy and sunflower - all roasted, unsalted)

    My workout schedule is:

    Monday AM: swim - PM: light lifting back, shoulders
    Tuesday AM: off - PM: long slow run
    Wednesday AM: swim - PM: light lifting chest, abs, arms
    Thursday AM: off - PM: long bike
    Friday AM: swim - PM: legs
    Saturday AM: plyometrics, stretching PM: off
    Sunday off

    It was working great for a while, and I was taking the approach that if I felt tired, i'd just stop, rather than push too hard. I didn't want to even get close to overtraining. I'm not sure that this is overtraining, but i'm not sure, as i've never hit that level before. I figured if it was, I would have made up some ground when I took the whole week off....

    I'm definitely going to make a dr. appt, but I figured I'd throw it out to OT first...
     
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    A few things come to mind:

    1) 7 hours of sleep is not enough for all the work you're putting in. You say you only got 7 hours when lifting heavy... lifting heavy is a walk in the fucking park compared to training for a triathlon. Fat fucks that have a coronary walking up a flight of stairs lift heavy... assimilating to two is retarded.
    I would shoot for 9 hours considering how much training you're doing.

    2) Are you overly stressed? Stress and anxiety can take a huge toll on your body in every regard you're experiencing.

    3) Food allergies could be part of it. You're eating a lot of nuts and stuff... might be worth getting checked out. When I was eating a lot of peanut butter, dairy, and almonds (before I knew I was allergic) it was affecting my breathing in and out of the gym, made soreness worse, and made recovery twice as long.

    4) I would get blood workup done just to be safe. Besides, when training for such a taxing event, it's good to get a base blood workup done and see how stuff looks.
     
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    avoid roasted nuts, seeds, as they are usually roasted in crap oil.

    try dark chocolate 85%+ or sugar free prior to long endurance training.

    what distance are we talking about for the run/swim/bikes? and what times are they being compelted in? what is your total calorie intake? whts is your pre/post workout meals?

    im in shape to finish an olympic tri but not place a good time... what is your goal?
     
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    try supplementing with some most whey. apply gently to the nipples and anus before bed.
     
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    The failed spelling ruined the entire post
     
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