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  • 10-04-16, 7:10 pm (EDT)

    Stamina question

    October 4, 2016, 7:10 pm

    Hi guys,

     

    I'm fairly new in going to the gym. Started couple of months ago.

    That said, I'm in my 3rd week of the Summer Shred Challenge, and I get out of breath in between burn sets. How hard, depends on the exercise. It was especially noticeable today - did Workout 3. In between the burn sets of either front or normal squads I had to pause and take a breath. Also I have a high heart rate (no meter, sry) and I'm sweating heavily.

    I'm 34 and I think it might be, that my body still isn't used to lifting weights and being challenged that much. I don't tend towards high blood preasure (read that in another thread).

    Do you guys have any suggestions for me? Would endurance training help at all? I'm not sure, because the demand during short high intense reps is different.

     

    Please feel free to move the thread to a more appropriate forum.

     

    Thanks in advance,

    Thomas

     

     

  • 10-05-16, 12:47 am (EDT)

    Stamina question

    October 5, 2016, 12:47 am
    Posted by: ice3d

    Hi guys,

     

    I'm fairly new in going to the gym. Started couple of months ago.

    That said, I'm in my 3rd week of the Summer Shred Challenge, and I get out of breath in between burn sets. How hard, depends on the exercise. It was especially noticeable today - did Workout 3. In between the burn sets of either front or normal squads I had to pause and take a breath. Also I have a high heart rate (no meter, sry) and I'm sweating heavily.

    I'm 34 and I think it might be, that my body still isn't used to lifting weights and being challenged that much. I don't tend towards high blood preasure (read that in another thread).

    Do you guys have any suggestions for me? Would endurance training help at all? I'm not sure, because the demand during short high intense reps is different.

     

    Please feel free to move the thread to a more appropriate forum.

     

    Thanks in advance,

    Thomas

     

     

    Thomas,

     

    It is just going to take time for your body to adjust to this intense training. Weightlifting involves not just your muscular system but also your nervous, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive systems. Your body needs to learn to more efficiently provide energy and your nervous system needs to learn to reset quicker. This can only be achieved over time. It took me a good 8 - 12 months to adjust to my current high intensity routines and I have been lifting for almost 33 years.

     

    As long as you have no underlying health issues and you are eating and resting properly, you will notice your inter-set recovery will get better over time.

     

    John

    32 years of lifting and nutritional experience and resident "old man" :-)
    MS Athlete and past Super Hermanite since 2013.
  • 10-05-16, 7:01 am (EDT)

    Stamina question

    October 5, 2016, 7:01 am

    John,

     

    thank you for your response! It's just a little frustrating not being able to do those burn sets as they should be done.

    But as you say, I hope my body will adopt - eventually. In any case, I'm commited to the routines and I stick to to them.

    Those additional rest periods required just mean, that I'm going to spend more time in the gym.

     

    Thanks again,

    Thomas

  • 10-06-16, 1:00 pm (EDT)

    Stamina question

    October 6, 2016, 1:00 pm
    Posted by: ice3d

    John,

     

    thank you for your response! It's just a little frustrating not being able to do those burn sets as they should be done.

    But as you say, I hope my body will adopt - eventually. In any case, I'm commited to the routines and I stick to to them.

    Those additional rest periods required just mean, that I'm going to spend more time in the gym.

     

    Thanks again,

    Thomas

    @jmboiardi is right, you will get used to it. Geez, I just switched back to burn sets on squats and last night I was dying. It happens to us all my friend! Keep up the great work and stay consistent! We got your back!

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  • 10-06-16, 4:41 pm (EDT)

    Stamina question

    October 6, 2016, 4:41 pm

    Thanks Scott!

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