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Old 07-20-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
Chris Patterson
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What is normal blood sugar during exercise?

Today I performed 4 circuits of squats, pushups, pullups and crunches. Each set was performed as fast as possible. I tested my blood sugar immediately after the last circuit and it was 76. Is that normal? I have been feeling sluggish lately and i am trying to determine if it is fatigue, my thyroid issues are blood sugar levels?

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Old 07-20-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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Re: What is normal blood sugar during exercise?

What was your blood sugar before exercise?

Intense exercise will cause your blood sugar to drop, as your body consumes immediately available glucose to fuel your muscles. After exercise, it will replenish those reserves from either food or body fat, but that takes some time.

In other words, your post-exercise blood sugar number is not all that meaningful by itself. If you're trying to figure out why you're feeling sluggish you (and we) need more information.

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Old 07-26-2009, 04:10 PM   #3
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Re: What is normal blood sugar during exercise?

I never measured it before exericse. I have come to the conslusion that I reduced the number of calories in my diet too severly. I am 6'2" 225 and usually by 5:30p.m. I have only consumed 1500 calories. That lasted for aobut 2 weeks. I upped my intake feel considerably better.
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