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HELP: Digestive issues with heavy training(10 posts)

HELP: Digestive issues with heavy trainingmadwiscbiker
Sep 26, 2002 6:10 AM
Anyone ever get digestive issues with heavy training. It always happens at the end of rides and that evening and just is a ton of gas, and it is getting boring. I don't eat red meat, dairy or too much fatty food (i.e. nothing fried) but with heavy training (for me 2-3 hours weekdays, 6 on weekends) natural gas is a problem. Any ideas??
re: HELP: Digestive issues with heavy trainingMXL02
Sep 26, 2002 6:18 AM
Intestinal gas is mainly due to swallowed air, and can be caused by gulping air when trying to drink during heavy training when you are really breathing hard. Try simethicone. Otherwise, get some understanding friends and/or family.
simethicone?? what is it?madwiscbiker
Sep 26, 2002 7:02 AM
An OTC antigas agent...your pharmacy should have it. nmMXL02
Sep 26, 2002 7:49 AM
too much sugar?husker
Sep 26, 2002 6:21 AM
Sometimes, if your diet has a lot of sugar, you can get real crampy in the stomach from it. There are some medications that can give relief to the gas (i.e. Beano).
Otherwise, you can eat "good stuff" in moderation, especially if your training real hard. Just remember what Mary Poppins says "enough is as good as a feast." (Sorry, that was corny.)
re: HELP: Digestive issues with heavy trainingEricBH
Sep 26, 2002 6:42 AM
I had a similar problem this spring. Some of the symtoms are similar to irritable bowel if you look it up on webMD. The problem also coincided with me giving up / cutting back on milk. One of the home cures on webMD was a lack of calcium. I started taking two Tums (antacid / calcium supplement) every evening before bed. The problem went away quickly.
Aim your butt up "and us the force Luke!" nmteacherguy
Sep 26, 2002 7:15 AM
what are you eating/drinking during training?_rt_
Sep 26, 2002 7:15 AM
some of the supplements & energy "foods" (if you can call cliff bars & powerbars food) are pretty rough on the least for me anyway....and i find that if i've done a long ride & consumed a combo of endurox, powerbars, and gels, i'd better stay home alone & open the windows that night.

rt - what goes in, must come out
Aim your butt up "and use the force Luke!" nmteacherguy
Sep 26, 2002 7:16 AM
This response was bad enough the first time. nmMXL02
Sep 26, 2002 7:50 AM