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Stanley Kunnathu 10-19-2004 04:03 PM

I know that Pukie is the mascot but...

Do people really puke after WODs? If so, doesn't that concern anyone?

I'm not trying to be soft but puking seems to be clear indication that things aren't right.

Also, I'm a little concerned that I'll have to heave and have nowhere to heave.

Don't mock me please.

Stanley Kunnathu 10-19-2004 04:07 PM

Never mind.

Search is a wonderful thing.

James R. Climer 10-20-2004 02:45 AM

I hear repetitive bouts of puking can be bad for the enamel on your teeth.

Robert Wolf 10-20-2004 08:11 AM


We never mock around here....just mild public humiliation!

I am guessing you found a previous thread on this topic but I just wanted to say that no one goes out looking to throw-up (I think) but if one is pushing it can really sneak up on you. Frequently I will feel reasonably ok during the WO but pretty bad afterwards. Not trying to, it just happens.
I hope this helps!

Jeremy Jones 10-20-2004 10:30 AM

Working till you puke is not something that you should strive for every day. . . but if you don't get really close (or actually puke), then you don't know your limit.

An athlete has got to know where the limit is so he can push it on a regular basis, occasionally crossing it.

David Wood 10-20-2004 05:11 PM

I have never (yet) actually puked from a workout. I have come close. I hope to keep it that way.

I would guess that about once every month or two, I end up pushing hard enough that it becomes a distince possibility that I'm going to heave. I usually back off a bit at that point . . . I hate throwing up. Sometimes I know I'm going to push to that edge, sometimes the edge turns out to be closer than I thought.

Like Jeremy, ideally, I think you need to push it really hard at least once or twice a month. Pushing hard on a "metabolic burnout" kind of workout will probably produce a "near occasion of Pukie" (to paraphrase my religous training). It doesn't happen for me with a max effort on a "focus day" . . . only the "row 500 m/200 thrusters/50 burpees, repeat 10 times" kind of WODs.

Michael Pearce 10-20-2004 05:46 PM

Often I meet Pukies brother Belchie, but as of yet not Pukie.

Steve Shafley 10-21-2004 05:09 AM

Puking sneaks up on me, in regards to physical exertion. The last time I got the dry heaves was a few years ago, and it was after a preparation workout for a stongman contest. My training partner and I hit some regular weight work, then went out into the parking lot and did some tire flipping and some barrel loading. I went back inside to get my farmers bars, so we could work on that, and carrying the farmers bars in a duffel bag up 2 flights of stairs was just enough to start giving me the dry heaves a few steps out the door.

Paul Theodorescu 10-21-2004 05:53 AM

The thought of puking is revolting to me (I often feel like puking, but actually do it is another matter). It just can't be good for you. And it reminds me of bulimia.

Sean Harrison 10-31-2004 11:22 PM

Just be sure never to meet his evil brother poopie. You really have to get messed up if you see that guy coming.:lame:

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