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2008/04/11 06:53:16 (permalink)
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Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing??

OK, at 175# my deadlifts aren't anything to rave over, but for me they are a good achievement.

The past three weeks, after each set of deadlifts, I have been getting dizzy and my ears are ringing after each set.  This goes away after a couple minutes or so, but it's still kind of freaking me out.

Is my breathing not right?  I take a deep breath right before I lift, blow out on the way up, hold the weight for a couple seconds, take another deep breath then exhale on the way back down.

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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 06:57:02 (permalink)
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hmm.. i just noticed that it happened to me yesterday when i did deadlifts too.  But it was only after my first set.. and then I was fine.  I did take some NO-explode though for the first time since a few months ago.

My only thoughts are that the blood rushes from your head to your back/legs really quickly and produces vertigo/ringing ears as you mentioned.   are you by any chance doing VERY heavy deadlifts for low reps?


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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 07:02:22 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: TheSilverFox

are you by any chance doing VERY heavy deadlifts for low reps?


Hahaha, that's funny bro!  J/K, right now I am at 175#, 3x8.  Just working my way up in weight, but when the dizzy ear ringing thing started I decided not to keep moving my weight up just yet.

EDIT - Hmmm, maybe seeing how I only weigh 150#, maybe 175 is a heavy lift for me?
post edited by RobertN - 2008/04/11 07:21:31



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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 07:57:00 (permalink)
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sounds like your blood pressure spiked, could be breathing or just have to let body adjust, not sure if you need to worry yet but if it persists or happens mroe and outside of training, def see the dr.
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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 08:43:02 (permalink)
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I get that from doing power cleans sometimes.  If you go down to hold the wait, and you take a lot of breaths before you actually lift the weight, it will cause this lightheadness that you're experiencing.  It's even worse with power cleans.  I've almost blacked out before from power cleans. 
 
The best way to deadlift (or power clean) is to pump yourself up while you are standing.  You only want to be in the down part of the deadlift when you grab the weight.  The longer you remain in the down position, the better your chances are of getting that feeling that you get.
 
Another thing is that you should hold your breath during the whole deadlift from the time you are down grabbing the bar until you are locked out at the top.  Do the same when putting the bar back down.  Holding your breath and tightening your abs helps protect your spine. 

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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 09:19:48 (permalink)
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OK, wow, that makes good sense, especially about tightening the core.  And you are right, I take a deep breath after I bend down and grab the bar. 

Should I be taking another breath after locking out at the top, and before lowering the weight?

Thanks a bunch!!



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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 09:23:08 (permalink)
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I usually hold my breath from the time my hand touches the bar until the time I get it back onto the ground. 
 
Taking a breath after you bend down to grab the bar is fine.  I'm just saying that when you are bent over, try to avoid breathing in - out - in - out - in - out - etc.....  I breathe like that a lot when I'm trying to pump myself up for a lift, but when you are bent over and you do that, you will get light-headed when you stand up.
 
Did you ever do the 'deep 10' when you were younger?  It's the same thing.

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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 10:53:29 (permalink)
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I hiss like a snake when I do deadlifts.  I take in a deep breath, and then start my lift..  and as I am lifting  i keep my teeth close together and let out a small amount of air as i exhale upward through the deadlift.  It usually works well for me.

I'm not that loud, but it is a hissing sound.  But it's comfortable for me to lift that way.. so I just do it without thinking half the time



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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 12:21:19 (permalink)
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Sounds lame but before compound lifts I always do some extremely light reps before hand just so i can rehearse my breathing without being under the pressure of holding a ton of weight.

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Usually when I get to the top of my deadlift I'll do a reverse-grip curl.

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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 14:16:43 (permalink)
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Everyone should warm up.  I use light weights before hand also.

I always feel dizzy after Deadlifts and squats.  It is normal for me.

Some people bleed from their eyes benching, also normal.
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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 14:17:41 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: Stillseeingreen

Sounds lame but before compound lifts I always do some extremely light reps before hand just so i can rehearse my breathing without being under the pressure of holding a ton of weight.


Exact opposite of lame, sounds rather intelligent to me.

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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/11 14:20:36 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: Godzmarine

Everyone should warm up.  I use light weights before hand also.

I always feel dizzy after Deadlifts and squats.  It is normal for me.

Some people bleed from their eyes benching, also normal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBUE09ej50k


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Usually when I get to the top of my deadlift I'll do a reverse-grip curl.

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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/12 00:09:55 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: thehardway

ORIGINAL: Stillseeingreen

Sounds lame but before compound lifts I always do some extremely light reps before hand just so i can rehearse my breathing without being under the pressure of holding a ton of weight.


Exact opposite of lame, sounds rather intelligent to me.


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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/12 00:16:37 (permalink)
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They were saying it may be lame of them for doing light warm up sets, which like hardway said is very smart.

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ORIGINAL: thehardway

ORIGINAL: Stillseeingreen

Sounds lame but before compound lifts I always do some extremely light reps before hand just so i can rehearse my breathing without being under the pressure of holding a ton of weight.


Exact opposite of lame, sounds rather intelligent to me.


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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/12 00:43:30 (permalink)
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Yeah, I get Light headed alot too dudee. I Dont think it is anythign to worry about. And im 95% sure its not because of my breathing.  Like you i am only deadlifting 185-215 so I don't really know what our problem is?? hahaah

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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/14 20:19:59 (permalink)
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Well thanks everyone!  Tonight, I did a warm up set with a standard bar that had 50# already on it and practiced breathing.  That made the working sets a lot more comfortable.  I was a tiny light headed at the end of the 3rd set, but not nearly as bad as it was.  No ringing ears either.  

So, thanks again everyone!  Oh, and I'm sure the new Converse Chuck Taylors helped a lot too!  Like I said in the post where someone asked about Converse shoes, when I got them today and put them on, I could feel my old mullet growing back, I instantly got 3 new zits, and I could here Poison playing off in the distance.......



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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/14 23:35:04 (permalink)
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After the Iron Maiden concert a couple months ago my ears were ringing. Do you think I had my fist in the air too many times without breathing?
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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/15 08:38:03 (permalink)
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So, thanks again everyone!  Oh, and I'm sure the new Converse Chuck Taylors helped a lot too!  Like I said in the post where someone asked about Converse shoes, when I got them today and put them on, I could feel my old mullet growing back, I instantly got 3 new zits, and I could here Poison playing off in the distance.......

 
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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/15 08:58:06 (permalink)
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i'm gonna get some chuck taylors here soon.  it should help with my squatting

did you get the "high" chuck taylors.. of the low ones where it stops just below the ankle?


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RE: Deadlift = Dizzy & ears ringing?? 2008/04/15 11:01:28 (permalink)
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I wear the high-tops personally, but I don't know if it makes a difference. I suppose they might offer greater ankle stability, but I don't lace them all the way up to the top because it makes them a pain to get on.

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