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you mean like this ?
i guess just take it easy until your fitness improves, be sure to drink enough while exercising and avoid heavy food prior to hard training. your gut wont digest it because the body will send all the blood to the oxygen starved muscles
it looks like the guy in the vid did the opposite, starved himself then hammered the water, its just like pure water he is spewing up haha.. poor bugger..
after i do a heavy ride i am always very dizzy when i stop, im almost certain its from heat, even though i drink plenty of water and keep drinkin after i stop..
It can be caused by adrenaline release hitting your stomach (body needs to up the sugars due to intense work load).
I'd say its a bit of a survival mechanism, i.e. if you're running from a tiger back in the stone age, dump the food ASAP so you're body isnt using any energy to digest it while you're running.
(though stopping to throw up seems odd! LOL)
ease up on the intensity & watch what is in your stomach - the only 2 things i can think of.
Ease off the intensity a bit until you acquire some fitness. You don't need to go all-out every time you ride.
I also cut back on the fibre for on-the-bike nutrition. White bread + jam sangers (when backed off on the intensity), sports gels and maltodextrin-based endurance racing sports drinks like Hi5 or Endura, not that Gatorade rubbish.
Other stuff like muesli bars are a bit hard to get down / keep down. Saliva production seems to dry up when I start nearing my aerobic limits.
I'm not sure it has much to do with fitness. I'd consider myself pretty fit, but I still throw up pretty often.
For me I think it's an overheating/overexertion thing. Usually happens when I smash myself on a hill, and it's more likely on a warm day.
I don't think it's got much to do with diet - I've tried eating a variety of different foods, avoiding dairy helps a little, as does eating well before I ride, but I don't think there's anything that's particularly safe.
A long warmup (~1hr) before doing anything high intensity helps a bit too.
didnt say unfit, just get fitter - then the hill will not be so taxing, and you wont want to puke...
The fact you're throwing up means you're redlining.
My HR Max is 180bpm (49yo). At flat-out race pace, I can sustain 160-162bpm over an hour. I can hit mid to high 170s for short climbs, but can't keep much over 170 for long climbs or I feel like puking too.
You don't have to redline to improve your fitness. Sustained efforts (eg, 1 hour) at 90-95% of threshold will yield very handy improvements, and you can back up again in two to three days without feeling like you're dying on the bike. That is, you can do more, higher quality workouts in a given period if you don't bury yourself quite so deep.
Save smashing yourself for the last three weeks before you start your pre-race taper.
Been there more than once - lucky for me my mate giving words of encouragement to purge the demons was kind enough not to pull out his phone. Looking forward to Matt posting a compromising reply on YouTube of his mate Scott - "because that's what mates do"
I had a football coach who would make us run up and down this big hill until we puked for pre-season training, I used to drink a large chocolate shake just before I arrived so I could get it over quicker...
Stop drinking McDonald shakes before you ride and you'll be OK.
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