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Brain Fog Next Day After Workout

Hello,

I’m a 28 year old male, and I suffer from bad brain fog during recovery after a workout. Yesterday I worked out fairly hard for about an hour. I did:

  1. Dips
  2. Skull crushers
  3. Cable pull downs
  4. Chest flys
  5. Crunches
  6. Reverse grip dips (a special one my trainer friend showed me)
    I usually do 8x8 sets with a low to medium weight. I usually lift till I just can’t do another one, or I stop myself so I don’t overexert.

That day I ate:

  1. Vegetable stir fry
  2. Half cup almonds.
  3. Shake (3 bananas 2 scoops protein (nitro fusion pro) and strawberries.
  4. Two veggie burger patties with bread and ketchup.
  5. A few snacks throughout the day
  6. Supplements (omega 3, d3, multi, magnesium)

I’ve been staying well hydrated with super clean electron water. I slept well last night… nice and deep. It had been a week since my last workout.

Today I’ve been miserable with brain fog. It’s hard to concentrate. I did a little cardio which seemed to help some, but it’s been difficult to focus as normal.

I know it’s the workout that triggers it but what is the cause? Too much time since my last workout? Not enough food? Working out too hard?

I know some of you pros must run into this and must have some good ideas about how to overcome it. I feel like the recovery aspect of my workout is all that’s keeping me from truly making large gains. And I’m not gonna juice! lol

Thank You

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Why thank you for the helpful words, Tanny McMeathead and Skeletor.

[quote]osmosys wrote:
Why thank you for the helpful words, Tanny McMeathead and Skeletor.
[/quote]

XD

[quote]osmosys wrote:
super clean electron water
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LOL

Anyways was gonna ask if you were on low carbs but obviously your not…so…congrats you worked hard.

[quote]osmosys wrote:
I usually lift till I just can’t do another one, or I stop myself so I don’t overexert.
[/quote]

God forbid you should overexert yourself.

Can you explain the science behind super clean electron water?

Oh god I feel so weird giving the only serious answer but…

Eat more. Seriously.

And LOL at skeletor.

Terrible troll redeems himself with Tanny McMeathead LMAO

Make sure your electron water is really clean. Sometimes the knock offs can cause brain fog.

M’GINNA FOIGHT CHA!

where do you inject the super clean electron water?

you are not eating nearly enough.
Are you vegetarian…stupid question probably, based on what you ate.

if by “super clean electron water” you mean distilled water, then stop drinking that. Distilled will pick up minerals in your body as it travels trough leaving you with less minerals. And with your diet you can’t afford to give any up.

Silly troll is silly.

Don’t you get electron water by sticking your tongue in a wall socket?

None of the “pros” run into this because they know the importance of proper nutrition. Instead of investing your money in magic water, you might want to put it towards gaining knowledge of nutrition, what should be eaten, and when.

And next time you have a question, which will probably be very soon as your level of experience seems nonexistent, you shouldn’t insult those around you, because they happen to be some of the most knowledgeable people in this community.

Read more, talk less.

Lol: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/johnellisbunk.html

It sounds like you are suffering from low testosterone. If so that would make sense from a diet that would starve a large housecat. You need more protiens and fats in your diet.

i did more intense workouts while i had a heart condition and on heart meds.

add a major lift and eat.

[quote]osmosys wrote:
bread and ketchup.
[/quote]
Bingo!

Eliminate these and get back to us. I would bet that you feel better within 2 weeks, however I am mildly concerned by your ‘a few snacks’ comment.

BBB

[quote]osmosys wrote:
Why thank you for the helpful words, Tanny McMeathead and Skeletor.
[/quote]

I’ve gotta be honest…that rebuttle was incredible. I lol’d.

[quote]osmosys wrote:
Hello,

I’m a 28 year old male, and I suffer from bad brain fog during recovery after a workout. Yesterday I worked out fairly hard for about an hour. I did:

  1. Dips
  2. Skull crushers
  3. Cable pull downs
  4. Chest flys
  5. Crunches
  6. Reverse grip dips (a special one my trainer friend showed me)
    I usually do 8x8 sets with a low to medium weight. I usually lift till I just can’t do another one, or I stop myself so I don’t overexert.

That day I ate:

  1. Vegetable stir fry
  2. Half cup almonds.
  3. Shake (3 bananas 2 scoops protein (nitro fusion pro) and strawberries.
  4. Two veggie burger patties with bread and ketchup.
  5. A few snacks throughout the day
  6. Supplements (omega 3, d3, multi, magnesium)

I’ve been staying well hydrated with super clean electron water. I slept well last night… nice and deep. It had been a week since my last workout.

Today I’ve been miserable with brain fog. It’s hard to concentrate. I did a little cardio which seemed to help some, but it’s been difficult to focus as normal.

I know it’s the workout that triggers it but what is the cause? Too much time since my last workout? Not enough food? Working out too hard?

I know some of you pros must run into this and must have some good ideas about how to overcome it. I feel like the recovery aspect of my workout is all that’s keeping me from truly making large gains. And I’m not gonna juice! lol

Thank You
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where’s the meat, Nancy boy. no large gains with out it. you have to lift heavy. to gain any size. eating what you eat, and training how you train. being on, wouldn’t make a damn difference.