I went through a period that I would get pounding headaches on the back of my head after a hard workout and I never figured it out. They just went away after a few weeks. Sorry no help, but I've been through it.
Anyone else ever get headaches after a workout? In the past four weeks that I've been doing this strength & conditioning "bootcamp" (I hate that term) three times a week from 6-7am, at least five times I've had a bad headache later that day. I drink water before, during, and after so I don't think it's dehydration - unless I'm just not drinking enough. Nutrition? Overdid the workout? It's starting to drive me a bit crazy.
Last edited by BrianC; 03-16-2012 at 03:52 PM.
Another thing that I've considered is that I also eat a banana pre-workout (30 minutes or so). As one of the lucky males that suffers from occasional migraine headaches, it turns out that there is a chemical in bananas that is thought to be a possible trigger for migraine. Not sure this is it, but might try something else before my workout...maybe an apple.
FWIW, today, even though I ate my banana, worked out for 55 minutes...I have no headache. So who knows wtf is going on. Maybe they'll just stop as I get used to the schedule.
That's not even close to drinking a sufficient amount of water. Recommended daily intake is 8 cups, or 64 oz. Your taking in half that amount. So I wouldn't rule dehydration out, especially if you consume diuretics like coffee.
Last edited by miscbrah; 03-19-2012 at 06:37 PM.
Another consideration is your diet: high in protein, you'll need to increase your water intake.
Here's a brief summary of research done on athletes: http://advance.uconn.edu/2002/020429/02042904.htm
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/50...#ixzz1pft6qx98
All in all, for most people, coffee is not dehydrating. Myth busted.
(but again if you're not drinking enough water then that can cause it as well)
I had this happen, but only when I would swim for 1hr and 30mins or so. IMO, your blood oxygen is dipping down too low, but I mean you arent going to die or anything because of it. Jus t let your body adapt, and your new blood vessels in your lungs will help deliver more blood oxygen with the same volume of air.
Seems like no one mentioned food.
Are you eating anything before the class starts at 6 AM?
I've gotten headaches or felt dizzy if I didn't eat enough before a hard workout.
I'd recommend a bowl of oatmeal with fruit along with some juice or a fruit smoothie to drink.
whenever i start working out after a period of inactivity, i get these. ive tried everything and its never helped.
they stop, for me, after about 2 weeks.
water is a miracle cure. my friend lost a leg in the war and being well hydrated caused it to grow back.