gross but... sweat smells almost like ammonia

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Tamaralynn04...

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 18:24
I notice it most when stretching after working out (I spend about 2.5 hours at gym 3x per week).

Ive read if you have low carb this might explain it... but looking back at my food diary, carbs are almost 1/2 of my diet.

I also drink up to 100oz of water a day (not a pop lover)

Gym consists of a 12 minute warm up cardio
Up to an hour weight training
40 additional minutes of cardio (fast/sprint alternating)
30 min crunches/core strength
20 min stretch out

I havent exactly measured myself (weight down 14 lbs since start of new lifestyle) but I'm down one clothing size for sure and ready to move down another

I have good energy and take daily viamins. I'm always sure to eat breakfast and before and after a workout.

So what gives? Does anyone else have this? My doctor just says I'm losing the weight and thats all that should matter.
JennnJennn

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 18:49
Ammonia is the waste product of your kidneys. Drink more water, eat more fresh green veggies, make use of the sauna at your gym.

You may also be burning muscle. You should eat .75-1.25 grams of protein per pound of LEAN body mass. You don't need to eat your body weight in protein, just what supports your muscle mass and enough to gain.

You need more green things in your diet. Green things neutralize the waste product of both your kidneys and your muscles.

You can eat yourself silly with green fresh green veggies and only benefit from the binging. Alkalize away my friend!

Tamaralynn04...

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Posted: 04 Jun 2013, 18:54
Love greens Smile I'll up the protein for sure - the lean body mass... is that as in my goal weight?

Unfortunately my gym doesnt have a spa... it used to once upon a time before I was ever a member.
snicker57

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Posted: 12 Jun 2013, 16:40
I have also read that the smell of your sweat alos comes from what you eat.

Good luck with this problem.
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Spacey47

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Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 06:56
Tamaralynn0480 wrote:
I notice it most when stretching after working out (I spend about 2.5 hours at gym 3x per week).

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You spend far too long in the gym!
Tamaralynn04...

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Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 09:38
Spacey47 wrote:

You spend far too long in the gym!


You think so? What would you recommend Smile

Unfortunately I only get 3 days a week go to go the gym (if that), so I figured that it would help me get my "6 hours of activity" a week in.


Snicker: Hmm agreed... when I eat too much garlic it comes through my pores for days LOL. Never thought about other foods
Spacey47

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Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 11:46
there is no way you can train at a decent intensity for 2.5 hours

I do 40 mins max when I train , you would be better off going 3x full body workouts per week lasting no more than 30 ~40 mins and then go for some nice long walks on some of the other days at a brisk pace..

It's all about intensity not length of time
Tamaralynn04...

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Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 12:14
Spacey47 wrote:
there is no way you can train at a decent intensity for 2.5 hours

I do 40 mins max when I train , you would be better off going 3x full body workouts per week lasting no more than 30 ~40 mins and then go for some nice long walks on some of the other days at a brisk pace..

It's all about intensity not length of time


Thanks for the tips! I will give that a go - I love walking - and when it's nice out, I have a gorgeous walk along the river on the way to work (throw on the runners, music and walk as fast as I comfortably can for 30 minutes to an hour - once I drop some more weight, I'll try jogging, but right now my knees can't take it)

I'll keep the cardio warm up and cool down to 15 min max each but alternate upper/core and lower/core on every other workout and see if that helps.



Spacey47

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Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 12:27
Don't bother jogging it just wrecks your knees especially on concrete. Power walking takes longer but more sustainable and safer in the long run with the same benefits.

Warm up shouldn't take more than about 3 mins and cool down 3~5

Do full body on all 3 workouts upper and lower alternated. Forget specialist ab/core work. Do compound exercises like squats, rows, lunges and bench press.
Kettle bell swings are good also .

Do it like a circuit with minimal rest between each one done right 30 mins should be more than enough




Tamaralynn04...

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Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 12:29
Thanks! What are Kettle Bell swings? Any special suggestions for warm ups?
Spacey47

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Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 16:19
Might be easier for you to YouTube people using kettle bells to get an idea
but basically it is literally swinging a large lump of metal

Warm up really just run on the spot or do some jumping jacks just to get the muscles warmed up
Tamaralynn04...

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Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 16:22
Ahh! I've seen girls at the gym doing that (they have a special Weight with the loop for handle). I was wondering what it was.

Thanks Spacey Smile
seekingbuddh...

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Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 22:10
i disagree with some of what spacey says. There is no harm done in spending 2 1/2 hrs at the gym. I am guessing that you take more rest in between sets than the usual. And that should be fine. Your mix of weight training and cardio is a good idea in the long run, if you stick to that routine. Diet plays a large role, so read up on nutrition. If you can do your original routine without getting sore muscles or injury, then kudos to you.
Spacey47

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Posted: 15 Jun 2013, 08:49
2.5 hours is a complete waste of time and unnecessary

train smart not long ........also much more likely to sustain in the long run.

As for diet well that's the whole point of tis site isn't it?
shaz7140

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Posted: 15 Jun 2013, 09:34
My trainer always told me 40-60 mins max. Anything more than that is a waste. He also said losing weight is 80% about what you eat and 20% exercise. 2.5 hours is a long long time if you are putting 100% effort it


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Sk1nnyfuture

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Posted: 15 Jun 2013, 09:44
2 1/2 hours at the gym! Why? I agree with Spacey... 3 shorter sessions and then power walking will be far better for you. You should only do, what you can 'long term' keep up. That length of time, will eventually get boring and counter productive. Far better to do shorter sessions and enjoy it. There is recent theories, that 10 / 15 minutes, which include short bursts of 'full on' exercise (HIIT), is just as beneficial. I think you need to investigate this ... Google HIIT

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Tamaralynn04...

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Posted: 17 Jun 2013, 09:30
Sk1nny - thanks I'll look into that Smile



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