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Old 03-15-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
Jonathan A Wood
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Does anyone else ever get this after met-cons

Sometimes after so met-cons, especially the amrap in 20 or mins about five mins after I get done I'll get this sulfur smell in my nose when I breath.

Does this ever happen to anyone or could they explain why this happens?
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: Does anyone else ever get this after met-cons

Sulfur? Well, when you're body starts burning muscle doesn't it start to produce ammonia? Maybe that's the smell? In my Army days we've have the 'thinner' guys always smelling like ammonia after long road marches or a few days out in the field and under calorie restrictions.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:40 PM   #3
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Re: Does anyone else ever get this after met-cons

I've had a similar experience when pushing extremely hard. I experience it as a strong metallic smell in the back of my nose.

I did some research on it, and there are a couple possible explanations. One is that the alveoli in your lungs, in an effort to maximize oxygen transfer, actually push some blood cells through the lining of your lungs - these become airborne and wind up in the back of your throat, which explains a bloody, metallic flavor/scent.

This is not a good thing to do habitually, but (as I understand it) it's not something to be alarmed about if it happens now and then.
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