So I’m currently doing a program where the main exercises are done for 4 sets of 8 with 30 seconds of rest.
The goal is to gradually shorten the rest periods down to eventually 15 s.
My Friday workout looks like this:
Leg Extension 4x8
Hammer curl 4x8
Dumbbell curl 4x8
I’m on the second week of the program and I’m down to 25 seconds between sets of squats.
Just about an hour ago I completed the workout—I felt like I was in hell, and I got to the point where I was taking 3 full breaths in between reps in the last set.
Apart from all the “hate your life” sensations that you start to feel when doing hard sets of squats, I noticed that I was having a strong nausea that lasted all the rest of the workout and even 20 minutes after. It took me a good 10 minutes to catch my breath after finishing the workout also. Towards the last sets of curls it took me a good effort to focus on not vomiting: I felt like I could have been pretty close to it.
I think the fact that weather is getting pretty hot here is also a factor and makes things even more difficult. I’m starting to dread summer because I remember feeling WAY more miserable when training in the hot.
Mind you I’m not eating anything solid prior to training. I have lunch at 2PM and I train at 6.20PM. I consume highly branched cyclic dextrin and hydrolyzed casein in 1000 ml water—drinking half of it while heading to the gym, and the other half during training.
Has this happened to any of you in the past? How did you cope with the nausea?