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    Blood donation

    Pretty straight forward question guys, looking to give blood for the first time, just curious, does it take a day or so to recover energy wise or is a guy good to go train an hour later?
    I will be doing it regardless was just curious if I needed to plan ahead training wise, thanks.

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    Generally your blood is replenished in 24 hours (assuming you donated a pint). That's how long I usually wait. But really if you eat and rest after donating, you could get back to the gym in 6 to 8 hours.
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    What abs ^^ said. Donating is easy. I went today actually and usually do it on an "off" day. They will tell you no strenuous exercise for 24hrs after....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullshark99 View Post
    Pretty straight forward question guys, looking to give blood for the first time, just curious, does it take a day or so to recover energy wise or is a guy good to go train an hour later?
    I will be doing it regardless was just curious if I needed to plan ahead training wise, thanks.
    I have donated gallons...Do your a favor and cool it, plenty of liquids and rest up 24hrs. Giving is good for them and also you...Good luck

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    what Austinite said, especially if you are on TRT, you're blood is so rich with red cells and iron you don't need to wait 24 hours, just drink plenty of fluids and head to the gym.

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    Bass you could "refresh" everyone with your do-it at home blood letting video! Been a while since we've seen it and the new members may enjoy it!
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    LOL, its not something I look forward to but if I need to do it I may video it better next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass View Post
    LOL, its not something I look forward to but if I need to do it I may video it better next time.
    I'd like to see
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    Ok, Im no longer a virgin, piece of cake!! Thanks to those of you who responded here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullshark99 View Post
    Ok, Im no longer a virgin, piece of cake!! Thanks to those of you who responded here!
    Hey Bull, you're around awhile now. Surprised you waited this long!

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    RBC, and Hematocrit always spot on, pure lazyness I suppose. It dawned on me its purely win-win, good for me but even better for some poor soul who may need this pint and many more to stay alive. anyway, I will be on a rotation moving forward...

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    What do you guys do when your BP is too high to have it drawn at a blood bank? I ran a test c cycle last year, and went to the blood bank to donate, but was refused as my BP was 153/105?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Showstopper1969 View Post
    What do you guys do when your BP is too high to have it drawn at a blood bank? I ran a test c cycle last year, and went to the blood bank to donate, but was refused as my BP was 153/105?
    Your only a few digits high, if you had dropped that bottom number to 99, they would have let you donate. Grab yourself some ace inhibitors , not saying you have to stay on them, but am sure your doc won't mind prescribing with BP that high.

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    ^^^^exactly correct, my temperature was 99.1 for some reason, the cutoff was 99.5, just squeaked by. Pulse, BP and hemoglouben were the other factors.. Anyway, show, if ur BP is running at the reading constantly u may want to look into that....

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    Thanks so much guys, gonna see the doc on Monday!

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