So, I’ve been plagued with this problem for some years now, and I’m finally beyond fed up with it and determined to fix it.
Whenever I squat for reps higher than say 4 or 5 I end up feeling like death within a few sets. I’ll be struggling not to vomit, have to leave the weight room to through water on my face/neck to cool off. Every once in a while I’ll run off to puke. I don’t know why! I’m hoping someone here can give me some advice.
Before you say I’m just out of shape, let me explain more. Cardiovascularly I’d say I’m good, I sprint a mile 3 times a week (sprinting as in I run a sub 5 minute mile), fallowed by shorter distance sprint work (during which i feel fine).
On top of that most guys who know me would consider some phases of my yearly workout cycle are bordering on insane (as in I don’t leave the gym until I’m crawling out.) But those or rare, and I only mention them because I want to iterate that I am capable of some extreme intensity in my workouts (as a whole).
So I am cardiovascularly fit, and can handle intensity… But squatting can near kill me if I push it too hard. If I jack up the reps in hopes of adding a bit of size, I go white in the face and feel like death.
As such I’m relegated to dropping the weight waaay down… as in sub 200, while I am capable of leg pressing (which i dont do regularly) quadruple that and I deadlift more than double.
Whats going on?