This is a discussion on Ask: The Forum's Fitness Freaks! within the Health and Fitness forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by RyRyMini My height/weight ratio is (I believe) in the normal range at 5'8/125 pounds, but I'm not ...
Alright, my question is-
ls there a reason a person would experience extreme fatigue when attempting to build muscle?
l've never had this issue after doing cardio, but after my last few times using very light weights on the machines, l've been nearly disoriented for a few hours afterward.
l considered low blood sugar, which l often have anyway, so l correct that afterward, however it seems to just leave serious strain on my body and even leave me clumsy and unable to walk properly for a day or so afterward
70 pound weights for lower body, and a 30 pound tricep press (sometimes even 20). The tricep press seems to trigger the fatigue most, at least yesterday.
Now the long version, which I typed first. =P
It could be so many things... Low iron(or other minerals involved in iron transport), low b vitamins, low calories. Remember that building muscle takes more food than you're probably used to. I remember when I went too low on calories a while back, I became clumsy and such as well. Low hemoglobin might be a reason heavier workload could get to you. If you want a quick check just look at your lips: they're supposed to be a nice pretty pink from the blood flow, if you're low you can still see pink but it'll be more pale/ less vibrant. It never hurts to take a b complex since they're water soluble and hard to overdo if you drink enough water.
Oh my, l've seen other women around my general size lifting 150-190 lbs for the lower body (it's the hip adductor/abductor machines).
l really had no ultimate weight lifting goal in mind, mostly just trying to tone so l wasn't expecting the extreme post workout hunger when that first hit, because l guess l just didn't realize how much energy
it takes. l've been in the habit of eating 6 hard-boiled eggs afterward, and for awhile just loading up on whatever l could because l became so hungry.
l did start a multi vitamin recently, l think l'm just going to make it a point to to make the workouts after 8 PM or so, so that l have time to uh....let my body do whatever it does until it gets used to it (fall asleep, likely)
I tried this site Body-Mass Index, Waist-to-Height Ratio and More... but I think it could be more accurate.
And the main problem with BMI is that it doesn't account for body composition, but that is usually a problem in higher ranges when someone could have increased muscle mass and be deemed overweight, when he's not. But, that's why BMI is used only as a screening tool and not for diagnosing anything. In the case of BMI 19 it's very unlikely to have so much increased bf% that you'll be overweight in terms of body fat...
I used this site you linked and it calculated 25% bf for me when I have over 35% because I have slim waist and huge butt and thighs, lol. Of course waist fat is more dangerous but still that's kinda lousy.
I located a BMI calculator ( Diet Calculator, Body Fat Calculator ) that includes 4 body measurements but I think the percentage of body fat is on the low side.Enter your height, weight, and other information, then click the "Calculate" button.
English Units Metric Units Height feet inches centimeters Weight pounds kilograms Waist inches centimeters Neck inches centimeters Hips (Female) inches centimeters Sex Male Female Level
sedentary Passive activities:
Watching TV, working on the computer, reading, driving a car
moderate Lively activities:
One hour per day walking, swimming, jogging, tennis
active Vigorous activities:
Two hours or more per day moving furniture or playing sports
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