Basically, I’ve been feeling light headed after high rep squats for a while. I’ve been doing a lot of 4x8 workouts, and after almost every set of 8 I feel lightheaded and faint. If I wait about 5 minutes, it totally clears up, and I can squat again feeling good as new. I also feel super out of breath after high rep sets, and my heart rate stays elevated for a few minutes. I figure that’s related to the lightheadedness. This sometimes happens with deadlifts, but to a lesser extent. Interestingly enough, I can easily do 3x10 front squats with a lighter weight resting 60 seconds without this feeling (I do “bodybuilder reps” on these maybe that makes a difference).
A bit of background history about me: I very recently started doing any form of conditioning, primarily to try to combat this lightheadedness. 3 years ago, I was 120lbs, now I’m 160lbs (I’m 17 years old btw).
I’ve been drinking a litre of Gatorade powder during all my workouts for the past while. I think it helps, I’m not entirely sure.
All this being said, I think that the only effect this has on my training is that I feel really dead after each set and need to rest longer. If anyone has any advice for me, I’d appreciate it.