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    Bloodshot eyes!

    I'm currently doing the Avatar Upgrade program and am on card 6 (going sequentially). Card 1 was upper body day (I did 5 sets) and now card 6 is upper body day (I could only manage 4 sets).

    After the completion for just these two cards, and no other card (yet), my eyes were bloodshot (just really red) for a while, about half an hour or so, after which they returned to normal. Is that something I should be concerned about or is it okay for me to continue doing it?

    Moreover, how many points do I add for when I'm able to do sets that fall between two levels, like for card 6, the program asks one to add 50 points for 3 sets and 100 points for 5.. Since I did 4, how many do I add?

    #2
    Hello, Timon,

    Originally posted by Timon View Post
    After the completion for just these two cards, and no other card (yet), my eyes were bloodshot for a while, about half an hour or so. Is that something I should be concerned about or is it okay for me to continue doing it?
    It's honestly the first time I hear about bloodshot eyes as a consequence of exercising. I'm no eye doctor, but even though it may be benign, it also may be the sign that your eyes need looking after.
    It would probably be worth checking with a professional, to be sure.

    Originally posted by Timon View Post
    Moreover, how many points do I add for when I'm able to do sets that fall between two levels, like for card 6, the program asks one to add 50 points for 3 sets and 100 points for 5.. Since I did 4, how many do I add?
    Normally, 50 points, since you didn't make it to level 2 this time (you can always try again later and add more points if you do better).
    That being said, since you did more than level 1, feel free to add 75 points if you want to take that into account officially.

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      #3
      Blood shot eyes may be an effect from dehydration but that program isn't especially known for leaving you with dripping sweat. You may be unintentionally straining and forcing blood up to the vessels in your eyes. Watch your breathing when you do your reps. Don't hold your breath and squeeze when you try to get your reps in. That may have an impact.

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        #4
        Warmaker I am positive that I wasn't dehydrated, I'd consumed enough water before the workout and in-between the sets. I'd consumed about 1.5 litres of water in 2 hours before I started the workout. In between sets, about 500 ml during every break. I try taking care of breathing the far possible too, e.g. Breathing in while going down and breathing out while coming up during a push-up and engaging my core while doing punches (letting out an explosive breath while throwing the punch).

        I happen to live in a very humid place and I also perspire more than people in general do.

        However, I'm not very sure if I do it all correctly so any suggestions would be very appreciated!

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          #5
          Hi Timon ,

          just to be sure you should check with a professional doctor. Sometimes blood shot eyes are caused by issues with high blood pressure.

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            #6
            FluffyDragon, just like Redline suggested, I spoke to an ophthalmologist, and she asked me to not be worried about it "mostly", she also told me that it's "normal" for it to happen to me. The advise was that if I get red spots in my eyes, the ones that last for a couple of weeks and not just red eyes, the way I'm experiencing, I should put lesser strain while exercising since the red spots are due to ruptured blood vessels. I haven't had that yet, luckily. But at the end, she asked me to pay a visit, just to be sure, after this pandemic situation is under control, since doctors of various specialties, including ophthalmologists aren't entertaining patients in person right now.

            My blood pressure is higher than usual too. (probably the cause for excessive perspiration). The "normal" for me is 135/90,,,

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