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    Anyone have any input on why this happens?

    Its the weirdest thing, its been like this for awhile now. But when it hits around 11:00pm, my legs and whole body gets a huge burst of energy to walk and do exercises.

    This afternoon around 3:00ish I could barley walk out to my kitchen and my back was arching so much it wa shard to stand up. Usually it isn't this bad but today it was terriable.

    But now i can walk fine, and pretty fast and smoothy, it also doesn't seem like i get out of energy. I'm also able to do all my trunk exercises while standing with my medicine ball which was imp0ossible to do this morning or afternoon. To me it makes no sense, you would think your body would get more fatigued as the day goes on, but mine seems to do the opposite.

    ANyoe else experience this or know why it would happen?
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    Do you eat sugar/carbs in the morning? Could you be going down in the afternoon? I get really fatigued depending on the meal I have eaten. If I eat a healthy dinner then I feel really good at night. Also if I take my vitamins at night, I get a big energy burst. I cant take them in the morning with some of my other meds so I have to take them in the afternoon so I am not up all night.

    I hope you get it worked out Cory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeyed_daisy
    Do you eat sugar/carbs in the morning? Could you be going down in the afternoon? I get really fatigued depending on the meal I have eaten. If I eat a healthy dinner then I feel really good at night. Also if I take my vitamins at night, I get a big energy burst. I cant take them in the morning with some of my other meds so I have to take them in the afternoon so I am not up all night.

    I hope you get it worked out Cory.
    I think Daisy's on to something, Cory. It probably has to do with your morning/noon diet. I used to feel so fatigued around the afternoon, till I started having more fruit during my lunch meal.

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    I think you guys might be right...I eat small portions all day, a protien bar here, a turkey wrap there, all protien filled, cerial in the morning, i try to span it out so when i hit night time i don't feel bloated.

    I noticed if i eat fatty foods i feel very slow and sleepy. I might need more carbs in my diet, i eat a ton of protien, but maybe more carbs are needed.

    But what i don't get is, at night like right now, my legs are huge, like muscle wise they get alot bigger and vains stick out all through them. I"m not talking about my upper body i'm talking about my lower. In the morings, my legs are very small looking and you can't see any vains through the calf muslce.

    Its also not just the vain thing, i also notice like a major major increase in my turnk control, i was able to stand up and type half this message without my back arching or hurting at all. If i tired this in the morning/afternoon i would be hurting.

    Pre-sci it was the same thing. At night my muscles would get very pumped up for no reason at all, i wouldn't lift at night, i would lift during the day. After the work out my muscles would go back down to normal until night hit again then they would again get bigger and more vainy. Its almost like i get better circulation at night for some reason.
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    It also takes me a while to get going in the morning. i think it takes time now for my blood to start flowing and get food in me. Another big thing for me is sleep. If I don't get 7 hours of sleep. i can hardly walk. Seems like my legs are hundred pounds each. Heat is another thing. When it's really hot and humid I turn into a pile of pooh. If i'm outside for too long when its hot, my body gets too hot and I have to sometimes have a ice cold shower, helps to cool me off.

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    Sounds to me like it is your personal metabolism and body clock, since this happened pre-SCI as well. My body responds best when I workout around 4-6pm. If I try to workout in the morning or later at night I cannot lift as much. Each person is different, many clients I have had performed their best in the morning, others later at night.

    If your schedule allows it, try to workout when your body feels strongest @ 11pm.


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    Cory, something else that it could be is that in the morning your legs may have bad circulation. After sleeping for a while and not being able to move the legs at night frequently causes bad circulation. Bad circulation causes less blood and oxygen flow to the apendiges. This might be a cause of less strength in the morning and more at night. I have noticed that when i do my kicking exercise in the morning my legs are really weak, but get stronger the more i do the exercise.
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    I agree with you asiangl, when I first start to do an exercise its very weak but then it gets stronger as I keep doing it.

    Thanks for the responces everyone, i will continue to do my normal workout, and then do extra therapy at night as snowman said, it won't hurt!
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