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

Author / Christopher McQuilkin

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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Christopher McQuilkin

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Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain. Coached strength and conditioning collegiately with Georgetown University football, Men's and Women's lacrosse and Women's Crew, as well with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz of 1-FortyFour-1 studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Head coached CrossFit Dupont's program for two years in Washington D.C. Received a Master's in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in 2010, and has been a coach for Power Athlete since October, 2012.


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