Ever worked out so hard you felt sick? Ever worked out so hard that you actually vomited? It’s happened to me a few times. I puked once after Mike told me to shoot for a sub 2 minute 500 meter row time. I rowed it in 1:59, stood up, and immediately had to run to find a trash can. Also, every time I have eaten Mexican food for lunch and then worked out, I have vomited. It only took about three times for me to learn to save Mexican food for a rest day.
You don’t have to push yourself to vomiting to know you got a good workout. Some people are comfortable pushing themselves to that limit, some aren’t. But if you’re wondering what the science is for what causes exercise induced nausea, check out this article from CrossFit Santa Cruz.
The too long; didn’t read version (or tl;dr in internet speak) is: keep yourself hydrated and avoid eating RIGHT before intense exercise, and it’s very likely you will not vomit while pushing yourself to the limit. Also, learn and know your limits. Slow your pace in workouts if you start to feel nauseous. Eventually, your body’s VO2 max will increase. By the way, Your VO2 max is the maximum capacity of an individual’s body to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise, which reflects the physical fitness of the individual. Theoretically, the more oxygen you can use during high level exercise, the more ATP energy is produced, the fitter you are.
The bottom line is: stay hydrated and know your limits. And avoid Mexican food before a workout at all costs!
Super Set The Following:
Weighted Lunges 5 ea leg
5 Deficit Box Jumps
5 Sets w a full 90 sec rest between sets
7 Min AMRAP Of:
5 Ring Dips
20 DBL Unders