Hi. About two weeks ago I started seriously lifting weights. I had worked up from a pretty sedentary life with the Wii Active, tone a lot, then joined a gym when the resistance bands were no longer having any effect. I did a lot of research and used a trainer to teach me the basics of muscle building. I am struggling, though, because each time I do lifting with my arms, I push to my limit (as I am supposed to, using proper weight) and end up with the room spinning a bit. This does NOT happen with my lower body nor abs.
I also will say that I am 52, 5' 5 inches, 143 lbs, do not smoke, and have been checked by a cardiologist many times with a normal heart.
Anyone shed any light? Will this go away? Am I doing something wrong?
Check your blood pressure and I would say here that your diet is very important.
Have proper breakfast before you work out and plan your diet properly with a good amount of protein in it. Discuss with a dietician.
With all your vitals intact and still you have your symptoms then only thing you have to do is limit the weights and try very slowly acclimatizing till you can build on heavier weights.
With symptoms like dizziness or head reeling I would suggest you to follow up with a physician and go ahead in a guarded way.
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