OK, I know you’ve heard most of these symptoms before and I think most of them are normal, but perhaps the last one is a cause for concern, please let me know.
When really pushing myself on some compound lifts (front squat in particular), my face gets super read, my eyes become the same red, I feel I shouldn’t exhale until the lift is finished or I’ll collapse, and I experience a minor hearing loss.
Should I be exhaling more before I complete the lift? I seem to be only able to exhale a little when under maximum tension before the lift is finished… perhaps this would equalize my ears.
Also, I’m all cool with veins popping out of my arms as I get stronger, but I’ve got one, the stereotypical one that shows on my forehead when lifting… perhaps I should exercise with a bit less intensity and save that last maximal effort rep for another time or somehow manage to exhale more and keep the head pressure to a minimum?
I feel rather silly posting this, but the blood-red eyes, minor hearing loss, and forehead vein are all a bit worrisome.