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Diamond_Doula

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Hello,

 

So today at OTF I nearly passed out.  My splat points have been low.  Today I only got 3, last work on (day 2 w30) I did 9.  I feel like lead.  Will this go away?  Whole30 is supposed to help your work outs eventually right?

 

I'm def not an athlete but this is the only forum I thought this question belonged in.

 

Also what do ya'll eat preworkout?  I usually don't because running tends to make me throw up and I'm now a runner/jogger.  I didn't eat today when I went...normally I can skip breakfast til I get back but man!!  

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22 minutes ago, Diamond_Doula said:

Hello,

 

So today at OTF I nearly passed out.  My splat points have been low.  Today I only got 3, last work on (day 2 w30) I did 9.  I feel like lead.  Will this go away?  Whole30 is supposed to help your work outs eventually right?

 

I'm def not an athlete but this is the only forum I thought this question belonged in.

 

Also what do ya'll eat preworkout?  I usually don't because running tends to make me throw up and I'm now a runner/jogger.  I didn't eat today when I went...normally I can skip breakfast til I get back but man!!  

It happens.... while your body is deprived of fast fuel like sugar and carbs like bread, it struggles to find the energy in your own body fat (becoming fat adapted).  Power through, it'll get better.  Preworkout is recommended to be protein and fat but you don't HAVE to eat pre workout... we really recommend post workout tho... lean protein and starchy carb... just a few bites of each is sufficient.

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Yes it will definitely pass.  How long it takes is different for everyone.  I have never done Orange Theory but a few coworkers do it and I know that it's very intense.  I applaud you for getting through it because I know how run down you can feel in the beginning of the W30.   In the meantime, just listen to your body, if you think you need to scale it back for a workout or more, then by all means do so.  Before you know it your body will be adapting and you'll hit your stride and your energy levels will even out.

 

I'm on day 6, and I normally do pretty intense crossfit style workouts.  I haven't even thought about that, I've been doing mostly steady cardio, medium weights and a lot of stretching, foam rolling and mobility.  Hopefully within a few days I'll be back into something a bit more intense, but I feel like if I push too hard right now I'll jut hurt myself.   

 

Good luck

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I go to the 5am OTF class and take ON essential amino energy (2 scoops) as a pre- workout. I know your suppose to stay away from caffeine but I personally need something to get me going at 4:30am. You can get it at Costco for a very reasonable price. When I use it I lift heavier and run faster, I can definately tell the difference in my workouts.  

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27 minutes ago, DevVB24 said:

I go to the 5am OTF class and take ON essential amino energy (2 scoops) as a pre- workout. I know your suppose to stay away from caffeine but I personally need something to get me going at 4:30am. You can get it at Costco for a very reasonable price. When I use it I lift heavier and run faster, I can definately tell the difference in my workouts.  

This product as far as I can tell would not be compliant to the program as depending on which product you get, it has sucralose (sugar) and/or whey (dairy).  

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I am also on my second round of whole30 and I am very interested in trying OTF. During my first round of Whole30 I was cycling twice a week, which was something I could handle but I was also doing HITT workouts twice a week and would be dead. I am a recent college grad and D1 athlete so it was not the actual workouts I think it was the way I was fueling my body to prepare/recover for these workouts that were the issue. I have heard from a friend that OTF can be brutal if you are willing to push yourself and I want to be able to perform at my highest level but still be able to make it through without eating two bagels and a massive egg and cheese omelet like I would have in college. I know everyone is different and you all hit on a few things, but is there anything specific that you all have before and after for extra energy?

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I'm in the same boat. I'm on R1D9 and I haven't had the energy I thought I would. I love OTF, but the other day I literally had a complete Green Day. NO splat points what so ever. This is highly unusual for me because I ALWAYS get at least 12. Also, on the rower - I was just wiped, I didn't even feel like pushing myself. I told my coach that I was taking a break lol with about 150 meters left. I couldn't even get to my regular all out speed. Everything just seemed difficult.  I'm hoping that Tiger blood and sound sleep kicks in soon because I am wiped. 

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