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The dangers of working out at the gym...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I used to do weight training. I had a trainer so he always took me to the weight room filled with primarily men. I had the worst mood swings at that time. I thought perhaps that lifting weights might be raising my testosterone which in turn was making me hostile. When I stopped working out with the trainer I moved my weight training to the mornings when there were a few women but almost no one else. My mood was fine then. I then discovered soon after, that I was hostile at times when I was on the treadmill too. So since it couldn't be the weight training (especially since I don't do that anymore) I had to think what else the common denominator could be. That's when I discovered it was the men surrounding me. I tested out my theory a few more times and it was true. Male sweat makes me angry. It's the weirdest thing. I thought I was crazy at first but then I looked it up and it turned out some male pheromones incite anger in other men. I figure I must just react like a man. I'm happy I figured it out. It's quite the hassle to have working out make you so angry all the time. Fortunately I plan to stick to yoga for the time being and there are almost no men in yoga.
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THEMIS27 10/28/2010 1:16PM

    Hunh. I had no idea this could happen - interesting! And kudos to you for figuring it out and finding a way to get your exercise in without the hostility. emoticon

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LADYZHERRA 10/28/2010 1:05PM

    THis really, for some reason, cracked me up. I totally can understand! Being around men makes me pissed sometimes too. I like being around women much more, generally. Thanks for sharing!

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DIONALLEN32266 10/28/2010 12:43PM

    Wow! I have never heard of such a thing. I am amazed that you were able to figure it out. In the past, I used to have the same issue, whether I was doing strength training or cardio. It never occured to me that my reaction was my body's physiological response to male hormones. I just thought I was uncomfortable working out around men (more of a body image thing). Thank you for sharing this!!

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