I’ve got a slightly embarrassing situation. When I lift heavy, especially when the WOD calls for a 1 to 3 rep max of the Major Lifts, I notice a VERY strong odor coming off of me after I finish up.
I first noticed it many months ago, and thought I’d forgotten deodorant that morning, or wore a shirt to train in that was unclean, but couldn’t pinpoint it. Happened again a few weeks later, and I literally sniffed everything I had on, down to my socks and underwear, to see if it was the clothes. Nope. Smelled the pits, arms, feet: negative. But I kept getting wafts of it, and so did the wife, so I had her smell me. What can I say, she’s a good woman. She also couldn’ pinpoint it.
This happened again last night after the 5x3 Dealift WOD. A non-localized SuperMusk that is definitely coming off of me SOMEWHERE. Please keep in mind that this does not happen when the WOD is more Glycolytic or Oxidative in nature; Fran does not do it, Chippers do not do it. Only heavier work.
So, anybody else ever experience this? Anybody in the physio sciences have a hypothesis? I’m guessing its some sort of byproduct of a hormone release, but really have no idea. Thanks in advance.