ok so i know its been a while since i have posted on T-Nation, but there are some concerns i have that i need your thoughts on. my last set of deads that i did was around 205, which is close to my best right now. i took about 6 weeks off from deads due to a strained inner thigh muscle.
after i pulled the 205 for about 3 reps (this was my second set of 205 and 5th overall set) i set the weight down. i felt extremely lightheaded, worse than ever before.
started seeing black, heart almost jumping out of my chest, things getting blurry, and the room spinning. now i know alot of you say its normal and i believe that for the most part. it just really worries me sometimes because im not used to feeling that way.
the last few days i have had lightheaded spells during the day for no apparent reason and when i do basic excercises, squats or bench for example, with about 70% of my 1RM i get lightheaded then too. i never used to.
i checked my blood pressure yesterday and it was 123 over 68 and 74 pulse. the pressure is about the same it was last year but my pulse last year was closer to 54 then 74. i dont know what to attribute the jump in pulse to.
i was training more consistently last year and i was training more frequently, i.e. 5 times a week 4-5 sets a excercise then vs. 3 times a week now and 3 sets per excercise. any thoughts? i guess the next step if i cant figure it out is to see the doc, which id rather avoid if possible since i do not have health insurance at this point.
i should point out that i had quit smoking around 2 years ago and picked it back up around 6 months ago. i just quit it again, for good this time, so that may be having an impact on my respiratory system. i am not currently taking any vitamins and the only supplements im using are prosource nitrowhey and prosource nitrogainer.