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to not be familiar with the exercise high from which people speak?

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mytartanscarf Sat 10-Jan-15 12:30:12

I quite like the gym in a clearing my head way.

But I have never had that "endorphin rush" people talk about.

Is it just me? A lot of the time all I feel is sweaty and bored grin

sneepy Sat 10-Jan-15 12:33:42

I'm with you. I feel very smug after I've been, maybe that's what they're talking about?

TheFirstOfHerName Sat 10-Jan-15 12:35:01

I have never experienced any sort of high or euphoria from exercising, unless you count the relief that it is over.

Jewels234 Sat 10-Jan-15 12:35:49

Is it maybe an outdoor exercise thing? I run a lot, and hate every minute. The only thing that gets me through is how good I'll feel afterwards.

Have you tried Park Run? My local one has people cheering you on, it makes you feel amazing.

redexpat Sat 10-Jan-15 12:37:20

only after zumba.

YvetteChauvire Sat 10-Jan-15 12:39:02

I get the rush just after I exercise. It is a sense of accomplishment mixed with a physical sensation almost like a tibgle all over my body. No matter how exhausting the exercise was I am bouncing and skipping all over the place. I'm really awake and aware and happy. It is quite addictive.

meglet Sat 10-Jan-15 12:39:19

me neither. I love working out but spend most of my time looking forward to a cuppa and choc biscuit when it's done.

I particularly enjoyed my cuppa after getting soaked at parkrun this morning. no endorphins that I've noticed.

Sirzy Sat 10-Jan-15 12:39:43

I get it after a good run, after I did the Manchester 10k I was high as a kite for days even if in agony

YvetteChauvire Sat 10-Jan-15 12:40:02

tibgle = tingle

mytartanscarf Sat 10-Jan-15 12:40:29

I can't run at all, useless!

Mm I don't get that energised feeling. Smug yes grin Relief it's over - DEFINITELY!!

formerbabe Sat 10-Jan-15 12:41:41

I don't get it from the gym but I do get it from certain classes. The spin class I go to is done in the dark with disco lights and really pumping music...I definitely get that euphoric feeling!

avocadotoast Sat 10-Jan-15 12:43:45

I think it really depends on the type of exercise you're doing!

For me, if I swim, I feel a bit contented but dazed afterwards.

If I run, I tend to think "thank god that's over" and feel a bit proud but mostly sweaty (unless it's something like Parkrun as mentioned above, which is a great morale boost).

But then DH and I started going bouldering (climbing without ropes) last summer and I finally understood the endorphin thing. It's brutally draining, but the feeling of accomplishment is amazing. I'm so gutted I can't do it at the moment as I'm pregnant. Hoping to get back into it once baby is here and settled smile

mytartanscarf Sat 10-Jan-15 12:44:59

I sort of know what you mean, except the only things like that I could do would be too expensive! Skiing is great for instance smile

chrome100 Sat 10-Jan-15 12:46:42

I don't really feel a high as such, but over christmas I felt very aimless and low and couldn't work out why. Since I started back at work with a 20 mile round cycle my mood has improved so much so I think there must be something in it!

bluesbaby Sat 10-Jan-15 12:47:22

It's almost as good as an orgasm when it happens. Heavy weights, hitting a home stretch for a very hard & fast cycle/run, getting to the top of a mountain (nothing compares), hitting the last handhold in a hard climb you've been working on for months ... getting the right combo in a boulder session and jumping off from the top.

Rock climbing is like crack to me.

I think you have to either really love the sport you're doing, or go at it hard and fast to get the euphoria.

mytartanscarf Sat 10-Jan-15 12:48:17

Blimey I love skiing but I have never ever had anything even close to an orgasm through doing it grin

Maybe some of us just don't feel it?

Timeforabiscuit Sat 10-Jan-15 12:51:10

Definitely after certain exercises, usually ones with a bit of risk thrown in.

Used to get it after cross country running, coastering, rugby and body boarding in rougher weather.

Don't take risks now - too many duties and obligations to risk a sprain taking me out of action!

SquinkiesRule Sat 10-Jan-15 12:51:11

Only happens after a really fast hour of Zumba for me. I'm on a high all day.
and carry on sweating profusely for hours too.

Billabong21 Sat 10-Jan-15 13:16:56

I've just done an awesome weight session with my PT and I'm as high as a kite. I do 'rat races' too, the rush after those keeps me going for days. I do push myself though.

SaucyJack Sat 10-Jan-15 13:24:51

I used to get it when I used to jog, but only once I'd pushed past a certain distance and was "in my zone"

For me that was at about 6-8 km.

heygoldfish Sat 10-Jan-15 13:39:26

I really don't like exercise at all.

BackOnlyBriefly Sat 10-Jan-15 13:46:09

Not lately, but it's unmistakable when it happens. If I was pushing myself to my limit - thinking "go on just jog another block" or "just 5 more sit-ups" I'd suddenly feel wonderful and I'd feel like I could run 5 miles carrying my granny on my back.

The extra feeling of strength wears off, but the good feeling can be there in the background all day.

Trills Sat 10-Jan-15 13:47:51

I think some people have different biochemistry.

The best I get after exercise is a small feeling of smugness, of "well done me".

Bumply Sat 10-Jan-15 13:51:00

I run a lot and occasionally get a high from a race.
What I have to watch for is the following low a day or two later :-(

TheFirstOfHerName Sat 10-Jan-15 13:51:03

It's almost as good as an orgasm when it happens. I only ever get that from one specific type of exercise, and it's not the sort you can do at a Park Run. grin

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