Light headedness
Posted: 16 February 2013 06:03 PM   [ Ignore ]
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So recently I have been getting super light headed when I do power cleans, deadlifts pretty much anything with a good amount of weight. Anyone have any experience with this?

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Posted: 16 February 2013 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have a light amount of that regularly with heavy deadlifts, but nothing terrible. I notice it’s a lot worse when I’m dehydrated, haven’t eaten in awhile, or haven’t slept enough.

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Posted: 16 February 2013 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hmm I have recently cut back on my intake, well for about a month. I will try upping it and keep my hydration levels up.  Thanks Danny

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Posted: 16 February 2013 07:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Probably dehydration or too few calories.  Could also be a vasovagal response which is a rapid drop in blood pressure due to increased intraabdominal pressure. The increased abdominal pressure decreases cardiac output causing the drop in blood pressure and subsequent lack of oxygen to your brain. Then comes the tunnel vision and if you don’t finish the lift quickly enough, it’s lights out.  We’ve had a few guys at CFES have that happen while grinding through a heavy deadlift.

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Posted: 16 February 2013 07:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Ok that makes sence, I have a feeling it may be my caloric intake. I’m tdy living out of a hotel retraining for a new job. I’m eating heathy just not often enough

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