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former professional couch potato and dorito eater with no fitness background to 4 x IRONMAN triathlete. blogging so you can be inspired to be active in your life! there's no 'can't' - just think of when you will take that first step!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

going deaf during workouts...

do you ever 'go deaf' during workouts? this happens to me during my killer FASTrength workouts with coaches mike & angie.

typically, i'm in some type of morphed plank where i'm dragging my legs behind me while walking my arms the length of the gym. or, i'm doing something that my body is in total shock that i'm even ATTEMPTING.

with this loss of hearing, i often close my eyes and my vision is blurred. this is when coach mike tells me to open my eyes and be present with him. (and, this is when i usually hate him!)

but, i must admit...

i don't go ENTIRELY deaf. i just feel this pressure in my cranium, particularly close to my ears. but, still, it's an odd feeling. and, i wonder if i'm about to pass out as i that blurred vision turns into dizziness.

as i've been working hard during my one-on-one PT and group sessions since the beginning of november, these moments have become shorter. and, i'd attribute that to commitment and progress.

do you have these moments? have you had these moments? do you remotely want to find out what these moments are if you haven't had these moments?

11 comments:

  1. Whoa, like you actually lose hearing for a bit and there's pressure? I'd bet the intensity of your workout has something to do with it... and that doesn't sound normal. Sure my ears pop during some workouts, but that sounds like it should be checked out? Have you looked it up online?

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  2. hahaha! no...it's not all out going deaf. it's moreso pressure around my ears. i legitimately think it's because my body is getting use to this type of intensity! :)

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  3. I haven't experienced that, but I don't go all-out all that often. Most of my work is pretty aerobic...but what you're doing sounds fun...right?

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  4. Your not the first one that I've heard can't hear during workouts. I've never looked into the "Why". Looks like I know what I'm researching next!

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  5. It's DEFINITELY a challenge and the hard work I need to be doing as a supplement to my endurance workouts!!! What type of training do you do that isn't aerobic? Weights? Tempo/sprints?

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  6. I'd love to hear what you find out! I just didn't get around to googling it yet!

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  7. hahaha! no…it’s not all out going deaf. it’s moreso pressure around my ears. i legitimately think it’s because my body is getting use to this type of intensity!

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  8. Oh, okay good! Probably just the stress adding pressure around your brain as your exert yourself. I think that's normal.

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  9. I feel like I need to do more weight workouts, but I really hate it, so I always find a reason not to. If I go hard, I generally do it on the bike. I'll also do some hard intervals on my run, but not often. I've started adding in some poolside push-ups during my swim workouts, which are really hard. Just act like you're getting out, then lower back down, and up again. They were recommended to me by someone, and, man, do they hurt.

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  10. Yeah... My coach is a certified personal trainer and USAT level 1 certified as well. What I love about our one on ones and group classes is how they're specific to the muscles necessary for triathlon... He leaves the "beauty muscles" off for the most part...but, those develop naturally with the all around stuff we've been doing...especially with the lower body work, like dead lifts and squats.

    In sum, find a coach that knows your endurance goals and, preferably, has the same goals or has already conquered them! :)

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