#1
I'm about 5'9 170 pounds. Before I started working out regularly (Lifting weights and jogging) I was about 150 pounds, so I've dropped fat a put on about 20 more pounds of muscle.

Most of the time I'm at the gym I work out by myself so I'm careful not to lift too much weight, but still do enough to get a workout. Well yesterday my friend that's training to become a body builder went to my gym I go to (He goes to gold's gym, I go to LA fitness).

To make a long story short, he put me through a leg workout which basically had me doing excercises until I couldn't do them anymore. It went good until I used the leg press and did it until I couldn't do it because I got the biggest mirgraine I had in my life and then consisted in making me puke everything I had in me, plus stomach acid for about 4 hours.

My friend told me that when I got to my last reps on the leg press I wasn't breathing right because I was tired, which put all the pressure on my head causing it to hurt. He also told me it was because I wasn't used to working out that hard and said I'd get used to it if I kept doing it.

And so my question is, is my friend right? Is what I went through normal? I mean, I feel better now, but I'd rather not feel that pain again in my life.
#2
You should never push yourself to feeling sick. Just enough to stretch the muscles. Pushing yourself too much can cause you to tear the muscle which will set you back. I lift as much as I can, normally do about 3 sets of 10 or 12 and move to a different exercise
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#3
he's prolly rite, but u shud still work up to that gradaully. how gradually is up to u.

its like playing guitar fast. Make sure u have the right technique/form; that and reps are usually more important than weight.
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#4
That's Unhealthy your friend knows jack shit. Keep to your own routing or your gonna do some bad damage mate,

i just workout in my room upstairs with some gold gyms shit i have but i know alot and my pop is an ex boxer/bouncer so yeah, not blowing my own trumpet. I suggest doing it until you cramp maybe but not like hes suggesting
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yea hes pretty much rite...but u also dont want to kill yourself with weight you cant handle...when i first started working out i would be sore for 7-10 days after the first workout...now i can do a weeks worth of upper and lower body exersises like nothing...
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#6
actually, something similar happened to me when i started working out a few months ago. it was the same type of deal, i got it after working out way too hard (and probably wasnt breathing properly) and i got the worst headache ever. it came very suddenly and was mostly in the back of my head, it put me to the floor. luckily it only lasted a few minutes but i would get it whenever i worked out hard again for a few weeks. finally i just decided to give working out a rest for a month or two, and now i am fine. i can work out as hard as i want as long as i breathe right during the reps. i would just say take a break for a few weeks and go from there
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he's prolly rite, but u shud still work up to that gradaully. how gradually is up to u.

its like playing guitar fast. Make sure u have the right technique/form; that and reps are usually more important than weight.


this guy is right.
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that and reps are usually more important than weight.


Yeah, that's what my friend said, which is why we were doing them until we couldn't do them anymore, then we'd help eachother with the last rep.
#9
he's right.. but just remember one thing: you're not training to be a body builder..you dont have to work our till you puke. i just did legs the other day. especially legs too, its not worth risking throwing your back out doing squats. i would definately take his advice though
#10
Everyone's talking to me like I don't know how to workout, I've been working out regularly for over 2 years, it's just that since I never have anyone to spot I'm more careful in my weight and sets.

Since my friend was there yesterday to spot me, I keep doing my final sets until I couldn't do them anymore which got me tired towards the last 2 or three and then eventually made my head almost explode.
#11
Never push past your limit... you'll end up hurting yourself
sry to say, but your buddy was pretty stupid to have you doing a total muscle failure!

You should {like the others said} take it slower... dont over work yourself
#12
Sounds like you may have been dehydrated at that point (a common cause of headaches), and your body was running out of usable energy. He may be partially right in that you're not used to doing that much exercise, but if anyone works out to the point where they can't do it anymore, chances are they'll cause their body some type of damage.

My advice: carry on working as hard as you did, but work to the level you feel you can, not what your friend tells you to do.
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#14
make sure you have proper form for all the excersizes, and on your leg press exhale when you push the weight and inhale when you release it. oh and you shouldnt be getting migraines and puking.

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#15
Dude. Go until you feel a workout. Dont let some jerkoff whos a body builder make you wear yourself out. 20 bucks says that hes not even gaining as much muscle as you are. If he is doing workouts that are breaking down his muscles so much then i will bet any amount of money his protein intake isnt enough to support that. Either that or he is using some bullshit supplement such as creatine or something like that. Creatine can dry out your liver if you take too and it can have long term effects on your body. Now to make a long story short. Stick to your workout, let him do what he wants and dont let him tell you what to do (workout wise). dont take any supplements other than protein shakes and eat right and your set.

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Jk. I don't know if it is healthy or not but to me it sounds like its harming you more then helping. I'd stick with what your doing now and gradually work your way up.
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there should be a bench over 300 club on ug, actually, that would prolly be gay, no offense to the gays....


I don't want to sound like I'm bragging, but I can do 315 for a set of 7 on bench press. It helps if you've been lifting since the 6th grade and are now on a D-1 college football team. It sucks that Coach Martin wants more out of me than that. But to help the threadstarter, you should do 3 sets of 10 reps give or take a few reps. One the last set, you need to be doing enough weight to feel a deep burn, but still be able to finish the last rep.
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#18
Theres good pain while training and then theres bad, yours was bad.
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#19
not breathing caused a lack of air in your brain causing a migrane hedache. Your body was making you sick so you wouldnt do it again . lift the weight and breathe when the weight is coming down that should fix it.
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#22
when the weight is up (while benching) breath deeply. Then sa your about to go in hold all your air then do the rep then breath out as you go up.
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