I'm starting week three and am finding that when I run for my cardio sessions I consistently feel nauseated immediately after. I teach cycling classes and have incorporated the HITT method into the class but have yet to experience the nausea post-work out. Anyone else have this experience with the cardio interval training or have advice?
I can tell you that, whenever I jog/run for my cardio, I feel sick afterward, too. I push harder when I am running, and I think that plays in. I think it's because there are certain exercises that have a certain momentum of their own that forces us to follow through, and when you are running, it's difficult to just stop, so we keep propelling forward. I used to feel it after all my HiiTs back years ago, but then I learned that I was actually pushing TOO hard. I would feel sick, have to lie down, and then be "bonked" for the rest of the day. I have dialed it back a bit, and have almost no trouble with it anymore. I know that if I don't get enough or proper nutrition (i.e., don't eat enough or the right things to get enough nutrients) it can still happen. In fact, I can't do it first thing on an empty stomach because of that.
As a side note, nausea with certain types of exertion could be a sign of an underlying medical condition, so it's important to get a check up and make absolutely sure there is nothing else going on. We definitely have to push ourselves to improve, but some of us push harder and have a lower perceived exertion than others, and it can cause us to overdo. I started by dialing back my 10 to my 9, and that was usually enough to keep it from happening. Good luck!
OH, and water, water, water!!! Must stay hydrated!
Are you eating before?
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Nausea after working out can be a sign of either dehydration, eating to much beforehand or consuming hard to digest food. (I feel nausea if I have dairy products before working out). On the flip side, eating to little can trigger low blood sugar.
Lastly and most importantly, it can also be a sign of overexertion, increase your intensity slowly and pace yourself. Avoid making drastic changes and instead alter your intensity level incrementally.
If you continue to experience nausea for more than a week consult a physician.
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