I think a lot of you probably know where this is going already, so ill try and keep it short
-today was my first leg day in almost 2 weeks. took a break from lifting for full body recovery
-Went out to lunch w/ dad and had an omelet w/ bacon and american chesse+ home fries and wheat bread w jelly
-Got home drank a protein shake 26g prot. + 5g glutamine
-Went to gym, now this is 1 hour since my meal and 30 since my shake.
-Started squats 3x10@200lb deep, good form. I started to feel lightheaded and out of breath after about the 2nd set. I continuously took sips of water and rested about 5 full mins between sets. Managed only to get 8, 7, and 7 reps towards my goal of 10, so it was a pretty weak day squatting
-Onto the leg press, 3x10 first at 290lb then 240 and 240. I managed 10, 10 and 8 reps.
-Now I was even more out of breath, breathing deeply didn't seem to cut it. Had some more water before driving home. At this point I was feeling nauseous, dizzy, dehydrated and weak. Whats worse is I felt as if I couldn't get enough oxygen out of the air I was breathing so heavily.
As I write this an hour after my last set I still feel a bit nauseous. It also took me a long time (about 30 mins post workout) to feel like i could catch my breath. At one point I felt close to throwing up. I understand some people actually do.
So my question is really about how to prevent this from happening, and what it might be that I did wrong to cause this horrible discomfort. I don't think I lifted significantly harder than usual. The other time I was feeling nauseous after a leg day I sipped gatorade and my problems went away quickly. Does it have to do with a lack of sugar, electrolytes, something like that?