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Curls Make Me Sick


#1

I'm doing 20 rep squats right now in my program. They're hard as fuck.

But when I do barbell curls, I want to puke.

Today I did 3 sets of 8. That's all. And I threw up in my mouth a little.

Da' fuck?


#2

If your barbell curls are more intense than your squats, then you're not squatting hard enough.


#3

Never heard of such a thing. Sounds serious!!


#4

That's pretty strange man...


#5

youre probaly resting the barbell somewhere on your stomach thats making you sick. or maybe you have a hernia.


#6

or maybe he put so much effort into squats, the stuff he does after tips him over the edge?
that being said, i can make myslf puke with floor presses.
anyone else have specific stuff that they randomly throwup on?


#7

bad food makes me throw up...


#8

the toilet?


#9

Could be a variety of things that make it difficult to comment on:

  1. Diet - what is your weekly diet and does it change for workout/non-workout days?
  2. Sleep - how much sleep (full sleep, not lying in bed wanking or reading) are you getting
  3. Workouts - What do your workouts consist of (e.g. are you doing a full leg workout then doing curls?)

Everyone is different. It could even by related to the time of day you work out.

For example, I find for me that I CANNOT work out first thing in the morning. I've tried several times and actually forced myself for 10 days once. Each time I would yack (multiple times), so it could also be the time of day you exercise and if you listen to your body.


#10

I find that with barbell curls, no matter how I breath, I am lightheaded almost to the point of passing out when I put the bar down.

I've tried being very specific about my breathing, but no matter what I still see stars.


#11

Are you doing really heavy cheat curls??? My experience is that cheat curls can be extremely taxing and turn into a total body exercise...if you are doing cheat curls that might explain your sickness. If not, I'm not too sure what the deal is bro.


#12

Along the lines of this thought, if you're holding your breath hoisting the weight up, I can imagine the pressure of the air pushing against your stomach and causing a nauseous response. This is especially true for me if I eat something solid about an hour beforehand.

Had to change my meal beforehand to 2 hours prior workout. Anything more = hunger. Anything less = O___o;;


#13

Deadlifts make me feel like absolute shit.


#14

Actually this is probably the problem. I squat every day and sometimes add barbell curls at the end of my work out.


#15

op, when you curl are you hitting your nuts with barbell? That would make me want to puke


#16

Widowmaker sets (20+) of serious squats every day does not sound like something advisable.

Caveman's was my guess too. How much time elapses between your squats and curls?


#17

If you take a combination of supplements that don't mix well, that could contribute.
EX: NO-Explod with anything else in my stomach makes me pretty queasy under intense strain


#18

I thought this was going to be a thread about hating curls....

x2 on the 20 rep squats every day not being advisable. I think that if you are capable of squatting the next day after a 20 repper then you didn't go hard enough on the set.

Like some of the other guys said, it's probably just the curls tipping you over the edge after the squats.


#19

Yeah i think this is pretty simple really


#20

Maybe you should do 20 rep curls, followed by 8 rep squats. Then you would throw up after the squats and everyone would think that was normal.