Post exercise malaise
Anybody else get this? Its not the usual feeling of being tired after some exercise. I ran Friday morning about 8k. Yesterday I had to have a nap half way through mowing the lawn. Its a feeling of extreme fatigue, and absolutely no strength. I can usually deadlift around 140kg, with this post exercise malaise walking up the stairs is exhausting. Its not normal, it gets in the way of life for a few days. It saps all my strength and energy.
Its been happening for as long as i can remember, but it happens sporadically and completely random, only it sometimes (and only) occurs after some exercise.
Anybody got any ideas what causes it and how to treat it?Posted 9 months ago
If it’s only been happening since around Feb, it could be the horrendous post-exercise fatigue that some Covid catchers have experienced.Posted 9 months ago
Sounds Like could Epstein-Barr Virus.Posted 9 months ago
Just to be clear – this has been happening way before Covid. 10/15 years or so.Posted 9 months ago
Unless it has happening frequently I think it might just be a fairly normal bodily reaction if there’s more important stuff to be dealt with- fighting off an infection for instance.Posted 9 months ago
Overtraining.Posted 9 months ago
Excess masturbation?Posted 9 months ago
Try a protein shake straight after exercise and that night.sounds like you are putting a heavy load on your body and its playing catch up. Theres only so much a healthy diet can do.if it does not go away maybe see a gp as you may have a vitamin deficiency at a guess or something else wrong.sounds abnormal to experience it to that degree tbh and it may still or exercise related at other times or not.Posted 9 months ago
Yes, last year. I was in and out of the doctors for various blood tests. I first went to the doctors suspecting lymes disease. Came back negative.
Go to the doctor, get tested for low testosterone, B12 deficiency & Vit D deficiency. I ended up with B12 injections and a high dose of Vit D.Posted 9 months ago
Feeling much better
10/15 years or so.
I think it’s safe to say it’s not fatal.Posted 9 months ago
If you deadlift then it can take a month+ to recover from a hard session. Powerlifters usually take six weeks off to recover from competition.Posted 9 months ago
The body has a maximum capacity for stress and it doesn’t know the difference between exercise/training stress and general life stress. When you go to the gym you aren’t training your muscles you are training your brain. Lifting weights correctly is a learned skill.
My best lift was 160kg at 63kg bodyweight, good form, no belt. As I said overtraining.
In contracts to the above posters, my view is just that it happens.Posted 9 months ago
I run 70 ish miles per week, along with a circuits class or 2 and a god bike ride or 2.
Every now and then, seemingly at random I have a day when I’m just shattered. It’ll generally come off the back of a run where I can’t get my heart rate up (Friday I did 6 miles at a reasonable pace and didn’t go over 130bpm). I find if I drink lots of water and eat something sugary then the next day or 2 I’m fine.
If you’re exercising a lot you’re going to get fatigued days.
Hot weather makes me a bit lathargic. Certainly can’t run in hot weather and cycling becomes more laborious.Posted 9 months ago
Gum disease?prone to viruses?These things have affected me in the past.Posted 9 months ago
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