I had a bad experience deadlifting today ? serious headache and vomiting afterwards ? and need advice from other over-35s with experience.
First, my background: I?m 36 years old, and have been lifting one year. I weigh 98kg, with around 13% bf, currently doing a slowish cut, aiming to get back down to around 8% while maintaining muscle and still lifting ?heavy? (for me ? I?m still a beginner) and trying to increase the weights gradually.
I eat clean, taking in around 3000kCal per day in six meals, with carbs concentrated into breakfast and post-workout shake. I?m currently taking HOT-ROX, creatine, fish oil as well as protein powder and Surge.
Here?s what happened today: it was deadlift day, and my plan was to do 4 x 10 with 130kg. (My last two deadlift days I did 4 x 6 and 4 x 8 with 130kg ? but while traveling, so the bar may have weighed less.) I got through a couple of sets, but felt like crap and had to stop.
By the time I got home, I was feeling even worse. About an hour after crawling into bed, I had to get up to vomit a stomachful of undigested Surge (yuck). It took another hour or so for my splitting headache to go away.
This whole experience was scary for me and for my family. It?s the first time I?ve had any kind of serious bad reaction to lifting. Does this kind of thing just happen from time to time? Or am I doing something wrong? Could it be the HOT-ROX? (I got sick last time I took it as well, but it may be unrelated, or it may have been from suppressed immune function from the general physical stress of cutting.)
I don?t want to abandon bodybuilding, but what happened today was not something I want to repeat. Any advice would be very welcome. Thanks!