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Old 03-17-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Starting to feel dizzy during deadlift

Just a quick one, I'm doing the SS program and a workout ago I did a 100lbs deadlift.
After every rep I started to feel dizzy but when I started to perform the next rep the dizziness stopped until I ended the perform of the specific rep, and then again the dizziness started again.
for those who didn't understand:
Only after completing every rep I started to feel dizzy not in the middle of them.
I added 12 lbs on the deadlift!
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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Re: Starting to feel dizzy during deadlift

I know personally that when I first started doing deadlifts I would need to get a drink of water and think about what I just did for a few minutes.

Do not worry about it, just marvel at your acomplishment and throw more weight on the bar. In other words it is one of those great exercises that would simply tear your body up for something as simple as picking up some weight.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:14 AM   #3
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Re: Starting to feel dizzy during deadlift

I get a little light-headed at the end of a heavy lift too, regardless of what it is. I don't know for sure but I think it's because your blodd pressure momentarily elevates as you are exerting yourself, then when you stop the pressure goes down pretty quickly... not 100% sure though.

As for SS deadlifts, it's 1 set of 5 reps isn't it (that's how I read it and hence do it), so are you saying you get dizzy mid-set?
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:47 AM   #4
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Re: Starting to feel dizzy during deadlift

are you guys holding your breath during the whole set? its easy to get light headed that way.

i always take a new breath everytime i de-weighs between reps. not too sure if thats the way to go, but it works best for me.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:37 AM   #5
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Re: Starting to feel dizzy during deadlift

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are you guys holding your breath during the whole set? its easy to get light headed that way.

i always take a new breath everytime i de-weighs between reps. not too sure if thats the way to go, but it works best for me.
OF COURSE

how can you hold your breath for 5 rep when you need to deload?
After every rep I take a new breath.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:23 PM   #6
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Re: Starting to feel dizzy during deadlift

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OF COURSE

how can you hold your breath for 5 rep when you need to deload?
After every rep I take a new breath.
because i used to.. LOL
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:49 AM   #7
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Re: Starting to feel dizzy during deadlift

I take 1 or 2 half breaths at the top. Enough to get rid of CO2, but not so much that I lose the tightness. THen I take a full breath at the bottom. THe breathes at the top helps make sure that I'm in full lock out.

No matter what I do, after a set of dead lifts I'm not always sure of where I am.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:25 AM   #8
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Re: Starting to feel dizzy during deadlift

Try practicing breathing too. This is has helped me tons with lifting. Just like reading Starting Strength Second Edition and discovering I really had no clue about training.

Reading this book:
http://www.arfalpha.com/ScienceOfBre...ceOfBreath.pdf
(wfs)

Led me to discover I had no clue even about how to breathe properly .
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