Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Healthy Food Defines You
It is currently Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:43 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:34 pm 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 8:12 pm
Posts: 62
Hey everyone. For the past month and a half, I've noticed that my preworkout supplements have started to feel very abnormal. Whenever I take them before my workout, I only feel little-to-moderate levels of energy during my actual lift. Then, for literally HOURS afterward, and as of recently the rest of the day, my heartrate is elevated just enough that I'm at an extremely uncomfortable state of energy and alertness. Even if I go all out and hit the gym hard (deadlifts, power movements, bench etc) for 1.5-2 hours, I still just feel absolutely wretched feelings of alertness afterward. I can't read, concentrate, study, or relax, which in college is not a cost I can afford.

I've tried not only taking the preworkout longer and longer before my lift (waiting up to 1 hour before heading to the gym), but reducing the amount as well. With preworkouts I used to take 2.5-3 scoops of and feel absolutely fine. Now I've reduced it to 0.8-1 scoops and the feelings of adrenaline just get worse and worse.

I'm thinking maybe I'm not getting a specific vitamin/mineral in my vegan diet that I wasn't aware of? I know I don't eat much iron - maybe that has something to do with it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:54 pm 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:51 am
Posts: 1288
Location: wales
in my honest opinion, pre workouts are a bad thing and will eventually cause adrenal fatigue, plenty of carbs, water and rest and you shouldnt need any. :D

_________________
"iam the strongest one! iam the viking!" - jon pall sigmarsson
“may all of your dreams and ambitions happen, but most important, may all of your enemies die"
www.infowars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:16 pm 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 8:12 pm
Posts: 62
I'm preparing to make the jump to clean workouts/no PWOs. Over the past 2 years they've honestly gotten me through really heavy lifts and helped me do days that I really had no desire to do, but now that my workouts are as much apart of my day as waking up, they're more of a cost than anything. Let alone this whole energy problem.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:22 pm 
Offline
Batman
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 6:15 am
Posts: 1493
Location: Isle of Wight, England
I don't take pre workout supps, as mr bear said you can't beat carbing up, its also good to eat some fruit and have a cup of coffee before training.
In regards to iron levels try raisins+dried apricots, all bran, wholemeal bread, pumpkin seeds and plenty of beans! Also, iron is useless without vitamin C so load up on it :)

_________________
klaatu21 wrote:
sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=29098
http://www.facebook.com/ross.d.cosgrove


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:44 pm 
Offline
Manatee
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:59 am
Posts: 413
Location: SC, Brazil
curiosity: what are you taking?

_________________
my noob log =)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:05 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:31 pm
Posts: 516
My pre-workout only consists of a cup of black coffee and an apple. I know a few people that have taken PWO, and have found themselves relying on them constantly or they risk a huge loss in strength. Bear said it best, carbs, rest and proper nutrition will help your workouts in the long run


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:57 pm 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:50 pm
Posts: 15
Location: San Jose, California
Mine is now similar to the above . . . I workout early AM, have a green food drink as soon as I roll out of bed and chomp on a piece of fruit right before workiing out. If I need an extra boost, will have a small cup of Joe. A short breathing meditation before my workout also helps with focus. Previously used PWOs but took care to cycle off every four to six weeks and cleanse my system for a week or two. The body adapts to stimulants pretty quickly and over time, they can mess with your metabolism.

_________________
Ancient Wellness Tech: achieving wellness through Ayurveda in a modern world.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Extremely uncomfortable levels of energy after PWO
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:51 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 1:13 pm
Posts: 584
Location: O.C. California
I also have never used PW supplements, other than one time I tried a Vega sample to see what it was like. I normally just eat a couple whole fruits (apples, pears, orange, etc) about 10-15 minutes prior to the workout. If I'm feeling a bit run down that day, I'll also take an Emergen-C packet (vitamin-only powder that mixes with water for a fizzy drink, has a bunch of b12 in it). I've done the coffee before lifting on occasion as well.

_________________
--
My strength log
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
That's 200 solid ass-pounds! Good work buddy.
vegan_rossco, the ghost hunter wrote:
I can see how some people might mistake this as paranormal when really its just an example of your brain being an asshole


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS } Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group