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:
- Skull crushers
- Cable pull downs
- Chest flys
- 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:
- Vegetable stir fry
- Half cup almonds.
- Shake (3 bananas 2 scoops protein (nitro fusion pro) and strawberries.
- Two veggie burger patties with bread and ketchup.
- A few snacks throughout the day
- 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