I have a feeling this may have been discussed before- but nothing worthwhile came up in a search.
Often when I work out; my sweat smells strongly (I mean strongly!) of ammonia. BTW I sweat a lot!
Questions: Why? How can I prevent it? Do I need to prevent it? Does it matter?
A little googling has indicated that:
- I may be overdoing protein intake = I don’t really buy that as I get about 200 to 250g most days (B.wt. = 260lb,20-25% fat? I know- too high!)
- I may be dehydrated and therefore concentrating the ammonia in my sweat = possible, but the same amount would be present just more dilute wouldn’t it?
- I’m not taking in enough carbs = I am not short of carbs! However I may be short on pre- workout carbs. Typically I have 200g cottage cheese = an apple about 3:00 or 4:00 in the afernoon, cycle home (4miles) then drive to the gym and workout about 6:30 finishing at 8:00.
I will try a few things like extra water through the day and some low GI carbs prior to training and see what happens.
Any comments from you guys?