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    Solution to Brain Fog from lifting heavy?

    So I've noticed that after lifting heavy I cannot think as well for up to 48 hours. If I try and lift then go to class I cannot pay attention at all, and for the day or two after I lift I don't have the same attention span. It is very discouraging for me, especially because this is my last year in college and I am about to take the LSAT - I don't want to give up lifting heavy, but I've definitely noticed when I lift light or don't wear myself out as much I can study much better and pay attention better for the week. I don't want to become a runner and give up lifting, but I will if it means better overall cognitive function. I don't think it's a nutrition thing - I take a scoop and a half of whey plus a scoop of waxy maize immediately after working out, then a meal about an hour after lifting. My diet is pretty good actually - for breakfast I swap between peanut butter toast and a glass of milk to yogurt with extra protein granola to egg in the hole (fried eggs on toast). For other meals I normally cook meat in a pan with some olive oil - chicken, fish, steak, or ground beef. I eat very lean burgers, chicken in pasta with olive oil and I can't believe it's not butter, fish on toast, steak with baked potatoes or stuff baked potatoes with cold cuts like turkey or pastrami, steak and mashed potatoes etc. Any suggestions or does anybody have any general tips for ways to improve cognitive function/brain health either through nutrition or different ways of exercising? Obviously lifting heavy does wear and tear on your CNS and I am busy with a lot of other things like school (and for those who know me I am on the debate team and do a good amount of research/ give series of speeches fairly frequently that are very stressful) and your nervous system doesn't really distinguish between the stress of lifting and everyday life, but maybe there are ways to increase nervous system capacity maybe through more cardio? Or if the solution is just to eat a ****load of calories I'm fine with that too.. whatever it takes

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    Weird. I can't think well before lifting, because I am thinking of my upcoming workout instead. But I've never heard of it being an issue because of lifting heavy. Has it always been like this for you or only recently? Maybe you are stressed out from too many things in your life. Or maybe you need a more enjoyable program.
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    Take naps after heavy sessions, a 15-20 minute nap works very well. Contrast showers help. Be as relaxed and chill as possible throughout the day.
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    Originally Posted by theduffman View Post
    So I've noticed that after lifting heavy I cannot think as well for up to 48 hours. If I try and lift then go to class I cannot pay attention at all, and for the day or two after I lift I don't have the same attention span. It is very discouraging for me, especially because this is my last year in college and I am about to take the LSAT - I don't want to give up lifting heavy, but I've definitely noticed when I lift light or don't wear myself out as much I can study much better and pay attention better for the week. I don't want to become a runner and give up lifting, but I will if it means better overall cognitive function. I don't think it's a nutrition thing - I take a scoop and a half of whey plus a scoop of waxy maize immediately after working out, then a meal about an hour after lifting. My diet is pretty good actually - for breakfast I swap between peanut butter toast and a glass of milk to yogurt with extra protein granola to egg in the hole (fried eggs on toast). For other meals I normally cook meat in a pan with some olive oil - chicken, fish, steak, or ground beef. I eat very lean burgers, chicken in pasta with olive oil and I can't believe it's not butter, fish on toast, steak with baked potatoes or stuff baked potatoes with cold cuts like turkey or pastrami, steak and mashed potatoes etc. Any suggestions or does anybody have any general tips for ways to improve cognitive function/brain health either through nutrition or different ways of exercising? Obviously lifting heavy does wear and tear on your CNS and I am busy with a lot of other things like school (and for those who know me I am on the debate team and do a good amount of research/ give series of speeches fairly frequently that are very stressful) and your nervous system doesn't really distinguish between the stress of lifting and everyday life, but maybe there are ways to increase nervous system capacity maybe through more cardio? Or if the solution is just to eat a ****load of calories I'm fine with that too.. whatever it takes

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    nothing really helps. if you're lifting heavy enough you'll get CNS fatigue and you'll feel sluggish the next day.

    Happens to me after every max effort squat in full gear and most deadlift days.
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    Lifting heavy ****s my nervous system and I can tell I'm slower in every way for a day or so aftewards. The only time I really feel OK is pretty much after a few days off.
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    Originally Posted by goosefrabbas View Post
    Adderall is good stuff.
    Yeah I do love me some stimulants lol they put me on the opposite end of the spectrum though bc they f uck up my eating/digestion and make me achey/have s hitty workouts. I also don't like that I can work like a horse on stims then when I'm not on them I'm a f ucking zombie

    Originally Posted by ChecksandGiggles View Post
    Take naps after heavy sessions, a 15-20 minute nap works very well. Contrast showers help. Be as relaxed and chill as possible throughout the day.
    this is actually a good idea I'm going to try both of these things thank you

    Originally Posted by isaku900 View Post
    nothing really helps. if you're lifting heavy enough you'll get CNS fatigue and you'll feel sluggish the next day.

    Happens to me after every max effort squat in full gear and most deadlift days.
    yeah this is what concerns me. I really think I might just have to stay in the 8-12 rep range unless I'm on vacation or have a couple of days off
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    i like using caffeine to mask the fatigue, but ya some days it's like being hit by a truck.
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    In all honesty your "brain fog" sounds ridiculously dangerous. We lift weights to get as healthy and strong and functional as a damn ox.

    Not to mope around the days after with "brain fog".

    If I were you I'd either get to a doc and find out what's wrong with you (most probably either blood pressure related or breathing while lifting issues) OR simply find another hobby......sounds like golf would be right up your tastebuds. Nothing wrong with golf, just sayin
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    Originally Posted by AlMuminoon View Post
    In all honesty your "brain fog" sounds ridiculously dangerous. We lift weights to get as healthy and strong and functional as a damn ox.

    Not to mope around the days after with "brain fog".

    If I were you I'd either get to a doc and find out what's wrong with you (most probably either blood pressure related or breathing while lifting issues) OR simply find another hobby......sounds like golf would be right up your tastebuds. Nothing wrong with golf, just sayin
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    Originally Posted by theduffman View Post
    yeah this is what concerns me. I really think I might just have to stay in the 8-12 rep range unless I'm on vacation or have a couple of days off
    You don't need to stay in the 8-12 rep range to avoid CNS fatigue. Just sticking to doubles or triples should do it. TBH, if you're getting this from lifting raw, though, I'd just say eat more.
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    use paragraphs, those usually help my brainfog
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    OP, are you lifting maximal weights or going to failure in every session? Good programming will allow you to get stronger without frying your CNS. You can read up on CNS, Peripheral fatigue if you want the science. Obviously if you max out every month or 6 weeks then you are going to feel it the next day but if you feel fatigued after every session you need to check your intensity.
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    shut the **** up and go away.

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    I noted a OTC Supplement called ZMA really helps the quality of sleep and can reduce the "fog" of lifting.
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    I know that feel bro.

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    Originally Posted by theduffman View Post
    So I've noticed that after lifting heavy I cannot think as well for up to 48 hours. If I try and lift then go to class I cannot pay attention at all, and for the day or two after I lift I don't have the same attention span. It is very discouraging for me, especially because this is my last year in college and I am about to take the LSAT - I don't want to give up lifting heavy, but I've definitely noticed when I lift light or don't wear myself out as much I can study much better and pay attention better for the week. I don't want to become a runner and give up lifting, but I will if it means better overall cognitive function. I don't think it's a nutrition thing - I take a scoop and a half of whey plus a scoop of waxy maize immediately after working out, then a meal about an hour after lifting. My diet is pretty good actually - for breakfast I swap between peanut butter toast and a glass of milk to yogurt with extra protein granola to egg in the hole (fried eggs on toast). For other meals I normally cook meat in a pan with some olive oil - chicken, fish, steak, or ground beef. I eat very lean burgers, chicken in pasta with olive oil and I can't believe it's not butter, fish on toast, steak with baked potatoes or stuff baked potatoes with cold cuts like turkey or pastrami, steak and mashed potatoes etc. Any suggestions or does anybody have any general tips for ways to improve cognitive function/brain health either through nutrition or different ways of exercising? Obviously lifting heavy does wear and tear on your CNS and I am busy with a lot of other things like school (and for those who know me I am on the debate team and do a good amount of research/ give series of speeches fairly frequently that are very stressful) and your nervous system doesn't really distinguish between the stress of lifting and everyday life, but maybe there are ways to increase nervous system capacity maybe through more cardio? Or if the solution is just to eat a ****load of calories I'm fine with that too.. whatever it takes

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    When I lift heavy I can't study as well any tips?

    Try taking Pyroglutamic Acid. They sell it at DAmuscle.com. It will help you focus really well. Be careful not to take too much of it though cause it'll make you feel like you have ADHD Deluxe.
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