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Yawning in the Gym


#1

WTF is this about? Yesterday I was at the end of my workout, I was in the middle of supersetting lunges and SL deadlifts and I just suddenly started yawning uncontrollably. And I don't mean a sleepy yean or even a "shit this thread is boring" yeawn, I mean a proper face splitting gasping yawn. It went on for ages, I could keep it in while I was lifting but in my rest periods I looked like a right gimp.

Anyone had this happen to them? What's going on?


#2

You yawned.


#3

Yeah, happens to me all the time. I'm at the gym later at night though, so that, plus I'm balls to the wall the entire time, so I DO get tired, but I just write it off as my body playing tricks on me.


#4

How interesting. Please keep us updated on the minutiae of your workouts.


#5

Yawning: Involuntary opening of the mouth with respiration, breathing first inward, then outward. Yawning is often caused by the power of suggestion. Repeated yawning may be a sign of drowsiness. It can also sometimes be a sign of depression or boredom.

Example. "I read your post and yawned"


#6

Three reasons for yawning.

Tired

Bored

Lack of oxygen


#7

Not every time I'm in the gym but yeah... sometimes I get the yawns and its not sleepiness or anything like that.

I put it down to my brain/body needing more oxygen...


#8

Maybe I am not making myself clear here. This was pretty fucking unusual. For the duration of my rest periods I couldn't close my mouth I was gasping so much, I mean I was wondering if I was about to keel over. I have been training long enough to know that this was not fucking normal! So I am not only wondering if there is some kind of oxygen starvation issue here but also concerned because I looked like a twat.


#9

I used to do it quite bit in my rest periods, even though I was giving the sets everything I had. Now that's it's been mentioned in this thread though I realise that it only ever happened in the gym I went to back then. So now I put it down to lack of oxygen.


#10

i yawn heaps at gym, it makes those that are lifting less weight feel like they need to pick it up, terry tate them....on serious though I'm generally tired when I get too gym and yawn


#11

Yeah it's the lack of oxygen, I used to do it all the time. Then I started breathing.


#12

who the fuck cares...its a yawn not a epileptic fit!


#13

Did anyone else yawn when they read the word yawn?


#14

I shit my pants once while I was squatting in the gym.


#15

Wear a helmet.


#16

its funny after a heavy set. you just went balls out on cause then if someone sees you theyre like wtf, this kid is half asleep and kicking my ass.


#17

yes, me and continue to do so.


#18

You too?


#19

So that's why those guys waddled out of the gym after they were finished squatting.... makes sense now.


#20

My shorts ripped across my ass while squatting once,

True story.