“What is that Alluring Fragrance”
Posted: 25 January 2013 06:02 AM   [ Ignore ]
Stray Dawg
Total Posts:  24
Joined  2012-06-01

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.


Atlanta, GA
Menz - 40 yo - 5’10” - 197.5
CF DOB - 4/11/2012
Goals:  Pullups - 21 Unbroken (PR - 12);  DL - 380 (PR - 255); Bench - 285 (PR - 225); Snatch - 185 (PR - ???);  C&J - 225 (PR - 165);  400M - 1:15 (PR - 1:33)

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