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Old 02-27-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
Ben Moskowitz
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Default Physical Euphoria

For the past few days I've been experiencing this intense euphoria. Probably the longest bout was an hour. My mind slows down, I'm happy, I feel warm and fuzzy, I sort of get tunnel vision, my mouth is dry or my tongue is tingly, I'm outgoing...
If you've seen The Peaceful Warrior it's like that slo-mo scene. It feels like I'm "in the zone."

Is this fat adaptation or something? is this what intermittant fasting is about?

I've been having 3 square meals of 4-8oz protein, 2-4blocks of veggies and/or fruit, and lots of fat. Plus dairy sometimes.

It's been important to mentally/physically calm myself down towards the end... like stretching or getting "loose" as per Pavel's Fast and Loose.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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Is this after a workout? What kind of workout? Ever have "runners high"? Anything like it? I've had hard as hell workouts and felt the same. I think it has to do with your body going into to rest/repair mode. Add espresso to the situation and life is good. Add sex and you're even better.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:49 AM   #3
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Um, I've been doing O-lifting workouts. So far, it's been a mix of hypertrophy stuff, like press 5x10, and power like power snatch 5x5. Although there's a ton more each day. Like 3 main lifts and 3 accessory lifts/exercises.

PWO, I usually feel pleasantly calm, happy, and sorta tired. I get that nice sensation that "that was a good workout."

I don't know what "runner's high" is, care to describe?
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:53 AM   #4
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When you can shut off your "mind" then your body is able to experience more of the "moment"....or being in the zone so to speak. Your workouts are not about thinking....you just do it to enjoy it. Sounds like a good plan to me.
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