Am I the only one that feels tired and exhausted 20 minutes after a workout?
Would love you know what other people think because I feel like this shouldn't be happening...
I just got home from the gym about half an hour ago and now I feel like going back to sleep lol (it's midday!)
It could be many things...
Are you getting 7 to 8 hrs of sleep?
Are you eating breakfast and dinner?
Are you eating a balanced diet? Getting your vitamins and minerals?
If it continues to be a problem, you should have your blood tested, maybe your not getting enough of a certain nutrient.
I've read that iron deficiency can affect your energy levels... you should look up foods that boost your iron absorbtion capabilities - but, I'm no Dr., so if the problem continues maybe you'll need an iron pill prescription
On the iron front - there are two forms of iron: haem iron (found in red meat and easily absorbed) & non-haem iron (found in green leafy vegetables and not easily absorbed). Non-haem iron absorption can be boosted by vitamin C - so drink some OJ with your green leafy veg.
One other thing to bear in mind is that your energy levels can be effected by your periods - on the week you're bleeding you can become slightly anaemic.
Aside from the irom deficiency, dehydration can lead to exhaustion. A lot of people believe their water intake is adequate but when working out you must increase it. Personally when my water intake is low not only are my energy levels low but I can't lift efficiently either. Versus the times when I'm well hydrated I end up lifting more or doing more reps. I drink 1 gallon minimum throughout the day. Anyways hope this helps.
Sleep, amount of water, & eating an adequate & timely snack could all be playing a part in this. I suggest playing around with the time you workout as well to see if that helps.
I am an early morning exerciser & find I need to get up an hour beforehand to let my food & hydration get in my system.
Hope this helps.
- Coach T