• September 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Over the last three days, I’ve found that I get shaky hands after i do my workouts.  This has never happened to me before and I haven’t changed my workouts at all.  They’re just power walks that I do for a half hour in the afternoon.  It’s the same route I’ve been doing for quite some time now and I do the same one in the morning without any problem at all.  What’s going on with me that my hands are getting so shaky?  I feel a little bit weak but not really.  I have tried drinking a ton of water in case it’s dehydration but that doesn’t seem to help.  Should I be eating something specific?  Is somethign wrong with me?

  • September 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    You might want to slow down just a little.  You might be speeding up without knowing it as your fitness grows.  At the same time, you might be overdoing it just a little bit.  It could be that you’re not getting enough rest time in, too.  Are you walking like that every single day or are you taking days off? Your muscles need time to heal when you use them enough.

  • September 20, 2016 at 1:55 am

    I agree, it’s time to slow down a bit.  Sounds like you’ve pushed yourself too hard and you’re not giving yourself enough time to recover between workouts, your muscles might have a bunch of micro-tears.  They could be building up if you’re not giving yourself the healing time.  Enough of them will make you feel weaker and maybe shaky.

    Otherwise I would have thought dehydration, but you said you got that covered.

  • September 22, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    has the shaking stopped at all, kittykatt?  If it hasn’t, you might want to go to a doctor.  That doesn’t seem like something you want to mess with.  You probably don’t have anything wrong but being shaky like that isn’t really something that is obvious for diagnosing online or anything.

    Do you lift weights when you do your workouts?  maybe you’re not getting enough rest in or you’re doing too many reps.  YOu might think about speaking to a personal trainer for a little bit, too.  You might need your workouts to be tweaked.

  • September 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I suggest having a piece of fruit and possibly some kind of complex carb, like oats before you head out for your workout. It might be that you are not getting enough carbs before you exercise and the reduced carbs would cause your blood sugar level to plummet when you need it most.

  • October 4, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Thanks everyone.  Sorry it took me so long to come back here. I was taking it easy a bit.  I talked to a few people and everyone seems to have a different opinion. LuckyLizzy, I think you might be right.  I haven’t been walking quite as fast and I’ve backed off a bit but I’ve also started putting a banana on my breakfast before I go.  So maybe you’re right I needed the complex carbs and the banana coincidentally did the trick.  Maybe I’ll see if I can pick up the pace again tomorrow and find out if it really was my blood sugar.  That would actually be a real relief because at least I know why and can do something about it.

    Thanks everyone! I’ll check in if I remember it 🙂