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Old 04-04-2002, 11:03 PM   #1
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I have to admit I hate doing squats, but do them every week anyways. Whenever I squat, usually 3 sets of 15 reps, afterwords I feel totally drained and sometimes almost dizzy. Which makes it hard to continue one with the rest of my leg work out for the day. I guy at my work suggested that I may not be breathing properly, could this be the problem? Its not nutrition, as I eat a high protein meal about an hour before I work out and again after. I think if I didnt feel this way after I did them, I wouldnt mind doing them as much. No other excersise affects me in this way, except maybe the deadlift, but not to the extent of the squat.

 
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Old 04-07-2002, 07:57 PM   #2
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Remember, every BODY is different. Perhaps you may be the type of person who doesn't do well with a high-protein meal beforehand. I would try changing it a bit, to see what works for you. Perhaps try to eat 2 hours before, or eat high carbs instead, or a moderate amount of protein. Just play around with it a bit to see if that helps.

Also, yes, proper breathing is important.

Don't give up yet. Squats are the best out there, especially for bringing up that rump! I love 'em, and what they've done for my rear end.

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