Nutrition | Weakness after workouts

Hello - new member here.
I've always workout, but am now just getting back into it after a lay off due to injury and surgery. I do a cobination of wt training, aerobics, interval training. I'm also trying to knock off some wt. gain during the lay off. I've been finding that after some of my workouts, particularily interval training with cardio and wts, that I feel shakey and weak and it takes awhile to recover. Yesterday, I did a high intensity cardio workout for about 50 min. - I felt weak and dizzy afterwards, soI ate a big meal lst night. However, today, the weakness and dizzyness (this occurs periodically, comes and goes) seems to be persisting. I was going to workout today, but I really feel weak and the dizzyness may cause me to lose balance and fall. I'm thinking my diet may be too low or I'm not getting the right fuel pre and post work out. Any advice?


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1 Posts
7/30/2008 12:22:06 PM
I was having the same weakness issue after I began my diet last January. I did very similar routines, then tried to eat less in order to loose weight. After going to a nutritionist for fatigue, I was recommended to take different multivitamins and increase my diet. This made a slight difference, but my muscles were still weak after working out.
A friend suggested Recovsport by Stolle Wellness. After taking it daily, and right before exercising I finally began to feel a difference. It increased my strength and helped my muscles recover quicker after my workouts. I would suggest add this to your diet to see if it improves anything.

Personal Trainer
7/23/2008 11:47:03 AM
I think you should go see a nutritionist because 1500 calories is not enough. They will determine the correct amount of calories needed and see what types of nutrients are lacking.

1 Posts
6/30/2008 1:49:10 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I've been doing cardio for awhile for 40-50 minutes. I've been cutting back what I eat to lose some weight - I'm eating about 1500-1600 calories per day, but perhaps I'm not eating enough protein? The Banana honey trick sounds good. I'll give it a try.

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Yelm Washington Personal Trainer
6/29/2008 2:21:08 PM
What you may be doing is that of over working it.

Are you in the shape that you should be to do a 50 minute cardio workout?

If it is your eating than I would try to get in more fruit and maybe do like a protien shake an hour before working out.

Alot of critics say that is too long before hand but I have been an avid runner for a national team for 4 years now and have found that it works the best that way. If it was honey and a banana right after you workout. Doesn't sound to good but it gives you alot of energy and helps with lactic acids.

Last thing is that you maybe not taking in enough water....i would make sure to drink lots of water.

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