The Gym — My Sanctuary

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tommi_boi, Jun 3, 2016.

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    1. Tommi_boi
      Relaxed

      Tommi_boi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/04/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Just typing this as I'm at the gym, if you are having a bad day with tinnitus, seriously, sign up for the gym.

      You get so many benefits :

      1. Fitness
      2.Get out of the house
      3. Gets you looking good
      4. But most importantly, machines like the treadmill can definitely help drown out the T in your head :D

      My positive thought of the day
       
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    2. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      @Tommi_boi . Thats a possitive attitude you have got there. Good for you . And also helps you take your mind of T.
       
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    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      That's the way to go ....lots of love glynis
       
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    4. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      how i think i look in the gym
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      how i actually look
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    5. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I like the gym too. I was a power lifter prior to T, I've had to take it way back. Be careful to breath properly, don't strain too much, I know that's the point but you can make your T worse if you lift really heavy. You can actually induce hearing loss if you put too much pressure to the ears while straining.
       
    6. Tommi_boi
      Relaxed

      Tommi_boi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/04/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Power lifting , that's something that must take a lot if effort , how often did you go to the gym to keep that up ? I'd imagine that takes a lot of commitment
       
    7. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I love going to the gym. It seems to always spike my T but I don't care and it is usually just temporary. I am sure it is related to elevated blood pressure from the weight lifting. Either way, the benefit outweighs the negatives.
       
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    8. william adams
      Wishful

      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      I go to the gym almost everyday and for one hour I dont hear my T and makes me feel great. But as Eric states that you may get a spike but it passes in an hour or so. I was able to get off ambien and sleep naturally from working out and relaxation techniques.
       
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    9. Nick Pyzik
      Depressed

      Nick Pyzik Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/23/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Listening to in-ear headphones & playing in a band
      Where did you learn about something like that Telis?
       
    10. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Hey, the whole thing was a lot of commitment, a lifestyle change, half of it was eating correctly and taking care outside the gym.

      Perilymph fistula, the round and oval window can tear as you create pressure lifting or straining. This is kind of how my ear problems began. I was using force with my nose plugged (after workouts) but you can create tears without having to plug the nose (just lifting). If you are lifting HEAVY (like maxing out) you have to be really careful to breath properly. If you already have problems like I do, it makes it easy to re injure. I no longer lift unfortunately, I do things like biking , hill running etc. Even these things still bother me as I don't think that I've healed.
       
    11. Nick Pyzik
      Depressed

      Nick Pyzik Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/23/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Listening to in-ear headphones & playing in a band
      By nose plugged, are you referring to popping your Eustachian tube too much?
       
    12. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Yes and with too much force.
       
    13. Kane Moffat
      Badass

      Kane Moffat Member

      Location:
      Glasgow, Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      @Telis So, if you were breathing out at the point of greatest strain. then you would be okay? also maxing out is the limit, or is it earlier?

      how does it lead to hearing loss?
       

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