Weird Exercise Problem. :-/

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I'm kind of out of shape, and I'm using the summer to get in better shape. I'm not heavy, I'm actually underweight (5"8' 107 lbs).

    Anyway, I was jumping rope pretty fast (2.5 turns a second or so) for about 10 minutes, when all of a sudden I felt an intense pulsing on the front of the left of my head, followed by an instant headache. I quit jump-roping and the headache went away a few minutes later.

    Is this a problem? Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

    *I'm not on any caffeine, I've recently eliminated it from my diet.
     
  2. Surely Guest

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    5'8", 107 lbs?!?! Eat something!:p

    It's happened to me before, but usually when I was lifting heavy weights. I found that if I continued exercising, the pulsating headache would intensify.

    I find that if I take a few days off from exercising, I'm back to normal the net time I exercise. It's only happened to me 3-4 times in the past 10 or so years of 3-5 times a week of exercise.

    That being said, what you are experiencing may be similar, or it may be more serious. If it persists, I highly suggest you get it checked out by a doctor.
     
  3. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm eating better now, though I wasn't during the school year. I didn't really have any desire to eat during school because I was so busy.
     
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    You have to eat more.....but make sure it's healthy stuff. Now that you're starting to exercise, you need more calories to fuel your workout.
     
  6. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm eating 1600 calories (about double what I was before) a day. Do you think that's enough? Eating more than that is actually pretty tough. I never feel the sensation of hunger, so forcing that much food down is already pretty hard.
     
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    Pacquiao eats 7,000 calories a day so...

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    Seriously telling you to eat some peanut butter. It'll help you gain weight and muscle while you work out.
     
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    I think that you weren't eating nearly enough before. 1600 is a good start, especially since you're saying that you've doubled what you were eating before. You're going to need to slowly increase your food intake to a more reasonable level.

    Who's going to run the WW game if you wither away?!?:eek::p


    I think renewed works for the peanut butter lobby.
     
  9. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    All of my posts would just have to look like this. That is the rule for posthumous posts, right? :D
    EDIT: I'm eating Ben & Jerry's right now. That counts for something? Right?
     
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    lol

    Absolutely. At this point, get the calories however you can. I'd just avoid processed and fast foods. Ice cream works.

    I heard that you might benefit from eating peanut butter, but I can't think of where I heard that.......
     
  11. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    :) I've actually been making most of my food from scratch, because I have the time to do so. It's helping me to eat more now that I can see eating as an activity(involving preparing, cooking, et. C) rather than a need which I don't feel.
     
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    I recommend eating a sandwich. Actually I recommend eating many, many sandwiches. ;)
     
  13. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    :) Given the cast of characters so far, maybe this thread should just become the new WW game thread. :D
    btw, you can look for that tomorrow.
     
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    It probably should. And it's about time. Plutonius hasn't accused me of anything in days. I kind of miss it.
     
  15. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm only taking 11 players, so you and Pluto better sign up quick. ;)
     
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    Number one, why are you doing intense cardio when you are underweight? :confused:

    Number two, this happens to me when I am not breathing correctly while doing heavy lifts. Perhaps your body wasn't supplying enough oxygen to the brain. Common issue. Drink water and breathe more.
     
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    DoN'T fOrgEt ThIs:

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  18. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I do cardio for two reasons:

    1. I like the way it makes me feel afterward
    2. I want to be able to do track next year, but I don't have the endurance for it ATM. I'm trying to strengthen my heart for it.

    You are probably right about the breathing thing. I don't breathe much when I'm jumping rope. I don't know why that is.
     
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    Ummm how were you surviving on 800 a day? Seriously that's flirting with anorexia. I plugged in some values on this calculator, and (assuming your around 21ish) 1600 calories will still see you LOSING weight..

    http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
     
  20. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the activity involved, however, the average 2000 calories a day you hear about is to maintain a healthy weight (usually to maintain the weight you have).

    I know I said peanut butter but I'm sticking to it.

    Appleguy, if you want to gain weight you are going to have to intake more calories than you are burning. With a BMI of around 16 you need to be eating 2300-2400 calories per day, seriously. You only need to gain around 12 lbs to be considered healthy, however, that still seems small to me. I am 6'0" 185 and my BMI is 25 (overweight) however I am not as far as the eye is concerned if you see me, muscle adds weight.
     
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    McDonalds for breakfast, Burger King for lunch and KFC for dinner.
     
  22. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    No. :)
    I ate some Peanut Butter for you, renewed.
     
  23. kapolani macrumors regular

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    You need to hydrate. Then hydrate some more. Eat properly. Would you expect to drive 100 miles on 1 gallon of gasoline? The body works the same way. You need fuel to perform.

    Back in my military days we would eat 10k+ calories a day during training.
     
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    There's your answer. Your body is not used to physical stress, let it build up and you won't get that anymore. Sometimes low sugar levels can also cause headache while exercising.
     

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