| Ep 516 – I Reek of Ammonia Post-Workout, Should I Sweat It?

Author / John

27 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey guys, so I’m a Grindstone user and I’ve got a question around nutrition more probably related to actually the smelling like ammonia from working out. So this is something I noticed when I trained in a fasted state. It’s a very clear research tells me that typically burning of amino acid, you know in conversion of protein whey protein to feel now the question which I cannot get an answer from Doctor Google is whether that’s actually a bad thing or not. So the question is, you know, there’s obviously concerned if protein is it actually muscle wastage seems unlikely. My question really is like do I have anything to worry about and if I don’t have anything to worry about with that then can I continue training it fast, or should I suck it up eat something a little bit or get up a little earlier you something and then hit the workout. Thanks. Appreciate it.

Nobody ever drowned in their own sweat.

When Dr. Google has you sweating the small stuff, best you call the Power Athlete Radio Hotline. A Grindstone program follower is worried about his fuel source after recently wafting off an ammonia stench following his training in a fasted state. Is his body breaking down precious muscle to fuel his fire? Should he be worried more about his health or just the longevity of his t-shirt collection?! Smell ya later!

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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