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swoll1980
August 20th, 2009, 03:41 PM
I've been meaning to start working out again. It's really hard to get enough privacy to do it. I have a six year old son that demands every ounce of time I have, and will not leave me alone to workout.

The last two nights I've been having these dreams that I'm training for a boxing match. In the dream I'm all ripped out, and working out is easy. Yesterday when I woke up I was a little sore, but thought I was just coming down with a cold, or something. I had the dreams again last night, and this mourning my muscles are so strained, I can hardly move. I feel like I was moving furniture for 12 hours last night. My forearms are so strained I can't even open a bottle of pop, and my legs are so sore I can barley walk. Is my brain forcing me to workout in my sleep? Is this the craziest thing you ever heard of, or what?

bodyharvester
August 20th, 2009, 03:43 PM
was that kind of excersise a big part of your life? sounds like it.

aaaantoine
August 20th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Yes, my plan to create an army of zombie soldiers is working!

But seriously, the human brain has done stranger things, so this comes as no surprise.

chucky chuckaluck
August 20th, 2009, 03:49 PM
you might be just getting old.

swoll1980
August 20th, 2009, 03:51 PM
was that kind of excersise a big part of your life? sounds like it.

It used to be. Through high school, up until about 10 years ago.

HavocXphere
August 20th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Well, the body is supposed to shut down the connection during sleep. (That is also what causes sleep paralysis). But its not perfect and some of the movements in dreams do translate to real life movements.

However, I very much doubt that this is useful as a workout. It is more likely to be a case of tensing the muscles. That is sometimes beneficial, but in the long run I doubt that would be very good for your body tbh.:neutral:

Take a couple of multivit & do some pushups before going to bed (~30 mins before).

papangul
August 20th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Is this the craziest thing you ever heard of, or what?
Not at all, in fact you should pay me some royalties for that 'invention' as I hold the patent for it.:P

About a fortnight ago I had a long dream of running like crazy and the following morning when I woke up I felt warm and sweaty like one feels after a workout.

Delever
August 20th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Not at all, in fact you should pay me some royalties for that 'invention' as I hold the patent for it.:P

About a fortnight ago I had a long dream of running like crazy and the following morning when I woke up I felt warm and sweaty like one feels after a workout.

What if... you WERE running around while sleeping?

MikeTheC
August 20th, 2009, 10:34 PM
You may alos be experiencing some kind of mineral deficiency, swoll, such as potassium. Go get yourself a banna and eat that, and then see what happens.

bodyharvester
August 20th, 2009, 10:38 PM
so do you think you might start working out again? im lucky, 20 and unemployed in the north east of england leaves you with a lot of free time to go to the gym whenever you want ;)

EDIT: my wink there is purely satirical, i would love nothing more than a job

swoll1980
August 20th, 2009, 10:41 PM
You may alos be experiencing some kind of mineral deficiency, swoll, such as potassium. Go get yourself a banna and eat that, and then see what happens.

I thought they were called nannas...Anyways, yeah I should get it checked out, and will do so tomorrow. Regardless of what this turns out to be, I can't function, and have a normal life if it continues.

mister_pink
August 21st, 2009, 12:01 AM
This was in the news a while ago - thinking about running for 20 minutes was found to be nearly as effective as actually running for 20 minutes by a team of researchers. Not sure how scientific the research was though...

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/thinking-of-exercise-can-make-you-fit-617717.html

Keyper7
August 21st, 2009, 12:07 AM
My guess? Reverse your guesses.

Your dreams might be your brain warning you of physical strain during sleep (due to an illness or whatever), and not the opposite.

tgalati4
August 21st, 2009, 12:42 AM
Here's a way to workout and keep your pesky 6-year-old away:

http://www.shovelglove.com/

Lavaeagle
August 21st, 2009, 02:55 AM
Here's a way to workout and keep your pesky 6-year-old away:

http://www.shovelglove.com/


I think you just got me on something.

Frak
August 21st, 2009, 04:09 AM
I remember slapping my dog in the face once from dreaming I was a fighter, or something weird along those lines. Also, my dog sleeps in bed with me.