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Please, don't laugh...

Postby the_cheshirecat on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:29 pm

I know that this will sound ridiculous, but whenever I train on the flat bench for more than 10 minutes, I start getting sick, a bit like movement sickness.
I have no problems whatsoever on the incline bench or anything else.
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby kp1512 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:56 pm

sounds like potential balance issues with the head / ears

Ive heard people having this before so you are not wierd at all. :D maybe special?
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby Craig on Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:30 am

kp1512 wrote:sounds like potential balance issues with the head / ears

Ive heard people having this before so you are not wierd at all. :D maybe special?



like an infection?
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby simon m on Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:50 am

The easy answer is don't use a flat bench and the best answer is exactly the same as I can think of few reasons to use a flat bench especially for pressing
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby cleaver on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:17 am

I sometimes get something similar. When I stand up afterwards I feel hellish, off balance etc. I put this down to suffering from vertigo.
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby the_cheshirecat on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:42 am

simon m wrote:The easy answer is don't use a flat bench and the best answer is exactly the same as I can think of few reasons to use a flat bench especially for pressing


:roll: I can actually think of ONE big reason... I'll leave you to discuss with him...
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby the_cheshirecat on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:44 am

cleaver wrote:I sometimes get something similar. When I stand up afterwards I feel hellish, off balance etc. I put this down to suffering from vertigo.


In my case it's "only" nausea... but I promise you it's quite enough!!! :(
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby the_cheshirecat on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:47 am

kp1512 wrote:sounds like potential balance issues with the head / ears


Yeah, but only on the flat bench?
And I only get waves of nausea, but I don't get clumsier than usual!

kp1512 wrote:Ive heard people having this before so you are not wierd at all. :D maybe special?


Tell me something I don't know already maybe?
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby the_cheshirecat on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:48 am

Craig wrote:
kp1512 wrote:sounds like potential balance issues with the head / ears

Ive heard people having this before so you are not wierd at all. :D maybe special?



like an infection?


What, you're afraid you'll catch it? :lol:
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby health4ni on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:18 am

Blood pressure issues??

What are you like on a decline bench?
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby the_cheshirecat on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:36 am

health4ni wrote:Blood pressure issues??


My blood pressure is 80-90 on 120-130.
Haven't got a clue how it changes when at the gym tho!

health4ni wrote:What are you like on a decline bench?


Haven't had the guts to try it yet :oops:
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby GymBunny on Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:25 pm

Do you normally get seasick? In which case it will be inner ear imbalance, otherwise low blood pressure/ear infection is the culprit. I get a wave a dizzyness when I do decline and that is due to blood pressure. Lie down slower next time and then have a moment before Yoda hands you the bar/DBs to get used to it before you start pressing.

Also what are you doing straight beforehand? If I go straight from an exercise that raises BP I find the issue is worse.

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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby kp1512 on Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:27 pm

Craig wrote:
kp1512 wrote:sounds like potential balance issues with the head / ears

Ive heard people having this before so you are not wierd at all. :D maybe special?



like an infection?


thats a possibility - but more likely like Scott and all have said - nausea, not being used to head being angled down [ahem] lol.

I can get the same feeling when on a decline - but not on flat bench.
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby the_cheshirecat on Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:15 pm

GymBunny wrote:Do you normally get seasick?


I get all sorts of movement sickness you can think of, plus seasick when I watch a ship in the sea.
Worst thing ever was watching "the perfect storm".
And I was born by the sea FFS!

GymBunny wrote:In which case it will be inner ear imbalance, otherwise low blood pressure/ear infection is the culprit.


I've had movement sickness ever since I can remember, so I'd rule out any acute condition...

GymBunny wrote:I get a wave a dizzyness when I do decline and that is due to blood pressure. Lie down slower next time and then have a moment before Yoda hands you the bar/DBs to get used to it before you start pressing. Also what are you doing straight beforehand? If I go straight from an exercise that raises BP I find the issue is worse.


Uhm... at the moment I have flat days once a week...
I do nothing before laying down, and try to get over with it soon enough, to try and avoid feeling nauseous.
I have tried eating a toffee whenever I start feeling funny, but it doesn't help.
Funny enough, flat bench press with the bar doesn't give me troubles, even when I keep it last.
Maybe I just don't get along with DBs?

GymBunny wrote:We won't laugh, only stupid questions are those that are not asked....besides which I look like an embarrassed beetroot in the gym, so I can hardly point fingers and giggle. :D


I know somebody who actually laughed at this... before starting brooding and asking me how I'm doing whenever I look paler than usual :P
Having said that, he's also the same somebody who kept complaining aloud about "skinny guys having to do their monthly leg session when right today", and "skinny guys using all the achines and still looking like toothpicks".
Skinny guys are too scared to hate him, but I start thinking I am not threatening enough :?
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby Craig on Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:54 pm

I think its all an excuse because she likes the BB flat bench and dislikes the DB flat bench.
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby GymBunny on Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:57 pm

Craig wrote:I think its all an excuse because she likes the BB flat bench and dislikes the DB flat bench.

I suggest you humour her a little as she is being extremely good in putting up with you and, as yet, does not appear to have accidentally dropped a DB on your foot.

If Cat is enjoying BB bench that makes her a very rare lady and such a preference is to be cherished. :D
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby Craig on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:03 pm

GymBunny wrote:
Craig wrote:I think its all an excuse because she likes the BB flat bench and dislikes the DB flat bench.

I suggest you humour her a little as she is being extremely good in putting up with you and, as yet, does not appear to have accidentally dropped a DB on your foot.

If Cat is enjoying BB bench that makes her a very rare lady and such a preference is to be cherished. :D


Yes she managed 30kg for 9 reps and 32.5 for 5 reps on a day with more volume. So for how long shes trained for its a strong lift.

As for patience it's not required, just following what I say is required to get the results ;)
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby upright on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:26 pm

Craig wrote: just following what I say is required to get the results ;)


What result are you looking for? the kind of thing that'll only exasperate the poor lady's condition...?
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby Craig on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:32 pm

upright wrote:
Craig wrote: just following what I say is required to get the results ;)


What result are you looking for? the kind of thing that'll only exasperate the poor lady's condition...?


Well shes consistently losing weight and gaining muscle and strength, so given this, what I say goes!
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby upright on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:35 pm

Yes but I reckon you have a more sinister end game... :P
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby Craig on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:37 pm

upright wrote:Yes but I reckon you have a more sinister end game... :P


No I just want her to make chavs cry when she benches more than them, that would be good enough.
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby upright on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:46 pm

You're not playing are you... Good plan though! Send her here - she can scare off the locals at fatnessfirst!
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby Craig on Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:20 pm

upright wrote:You're not playing are you... Good plan though! Send her here - she can scare off the locals at fatnessfirst!


Ye TBH I can see a 50k+ bench, 300k+ leg press and 70k+ front squat by the end of the year, not that she knows it yet.
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby upright on Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:27 pm

Those are good numbers. I hope you don't break her :P
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Re: Please, don't laugh...

Postby the_cheshirecat on Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:38 pm

:evil:
don't I just love it when he talks about me as if I wasn't here?

upright wrote:Those are good numbers. I hope you don't break her :P


8-)
It's quite difficult to break me, plus I just love it when men nearly croak when they try to do the same things as me...
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