Why do I get so tired after working out?
February 21, 2010 6:49 PM Subscribe
I get extremely tired after workouts. I run and lift free weights. Then I come home and crash for an hour or two. This sucks up too much time.
posted by dfriedman to Health & Fitness (33 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
How can I recover more quickly, or at least not feel like I want to sleep for the next six years after a hard workout?
Do I have to eat something immediately after a workout? If so, what? I usually try to drink a protein shake after the gym, but the problem is my gym is a 30 minute subway ride from my apartment. Between showering, dressing, heading to the subway, and getting back to my apartment, a good hour can pass before I can drink a protein shake.
I'm fairly certain I'm adequately hydrated. I drink about three liters of water a day. (Three liters including water from coffee, fruits and vegetables, and all the other foods that have water in them. I'd estimate 2/3 of my daily water intake is straight water from the bottle.)
My diet consists of a lot of fruits and vegetables and protein. Not too much carbs. My only carbs are my morning bagel, which I'd like to cut out of my diet entirely.
I'm not sure if I'm providing enough information here for anyone to give me a good answer, so if you need more info, let me know what you need to know.