I'm 25, female, excercise regularly and eat a balanced diet. My period is irregular and i am not on the pill. Sometimes, not often, when i excercise i experience severe pain in my lower abdomin- feels like it is just in my ovary area, like someone is squeezing my ovaries. The pain comes on slowly, increasing until i have to stop excercising then will last for a couple of minutes after. It makes me feel like im going to be sick sometimes. I don't know if it is over exertion because i feel i can keep going. I doubt it's a bladder infection because it's not a burning sensation. I keep hydrated during excercise, don't eat before hand either.
Can someone please advise what this is?
Is the pain you're having from doing one specific exercise?
You should have 20 grams of protein, half before and half after your workout. Bring these convenient snacks to the gym Chicken, Turkey, or Tuna (3 oz) 14-22 grams protein
Wrap one of these standbys in a piece of bread. Four slices of chicken or turkey provide 14 grams of protein, while half a can of tuna has nearly 22 grams
Eggs (three) 19 grams protein 232 calories
Hard-boiled eggs are convenient, Don't sweat the fat: It's healthy and filling.
Whey Powder (30 g scoop) 24 grams protein 110 calories
This milk-derived product continues to rule the gym. Mix it with milk instead of water if you want a bit more protein. Try Nitrean; it has whey isolate for quick absorption, and casein, which is digested slowly.
Greek Yogurt (5.3 oz container) 15 grams protein 80 calories
Greek-style yogurt Is easy to carry and packed with protein. Skip yogurts with fruit and sugar; to add flavor, drop in a few berries or nuts.
Thanks for your reply,
The pain comes from different types of excercise- for example i play indoor netball, half hour of non-stop varied intensity running. I also do classes like pump, circuit, attack. I use to play soccer too- i have experience the pains in all of the above activities.
Im usually only at the gym for 1 hour and it's always after work, about 5pm. I generally eat salad and meat/tuna sandwiches at lunch, about 1 pm. After training I eat dinner say around 7 which consists of vegetables with either meat or fish. I do have yogurt with fruit for breaky..
I do have protein shakes every now and then, not often.
What does the Whey Powder do?
Do you think that this is diet related?
Whey protein is a high quality protein powder from cow's milk. Milk has two proteins: Casein (approximately 80%) and Whey Protein (approximately 20%). Whey protein is more soluble than casein and also has a higher quality rating. It is often referred to as the "Gold Standard" of protein as it is the most nutritious protein available.
Amino Acids make up protein.
Protein makes up basically everything in your body.
In fact the only thing our body has more of than protein is water.
It really is as simple as that. Protein is the building block of our whole body - muscles, tissues, hair, nails, etc - all made up of protein. If you do not have enough protein in your body you can NOT build muscle mass. The body needs to break protein down to amino acids to build muscles. So, no matter how much you work out - if you don't have protein - you will not gain muscle mass.
Another important point to remember is that every time you work out you are tearing down muscles and then rebuilding them. Protein is necessary to repair and rebuild your muscles.
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