training when sick

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  • January 28, 2006 at 10:07 am #458

    hey kinmassive

    ive been sick now for two weeks with a weird flu. i haven’t been able to train and before i got sick i was 70kg.
    now im 66kg and i start bulking at 65kg, 2months ago. any ideas how to reduce any more possible lose and getting back into training.

    thanks mr 32

    January 28, 2006 at 12:01 pm #2219

    I’d start by going to the doc and knocking that weird flu on the head. 4kg lose in 2 weeks, that’s not something to get worried about especially seeing as though that weight was put on in only 2 months (not mature muscle). Once you kick the flu you’ll be back on track in no time so the sooner you get medical advice the better my friend. πŸ˜‰

    Also something I would also ask myself is this “Why am I sick at this time of year?” Have you overtrained in your quest for bulk? Are you neglecting something in your diet, supplementation eg vitamins etc? Or are you just plain unlucky?

    Be sure to ask your GP these questions and let him know you train with weights. Hope this helps πŸ˜€ By the way let me know how you get on.

    January 28, 2006 at 12:09 pm #2220

    7kg 😯 i would be very worried, it was only 4kg. i did see the doc 3 days ago he said it would go on its own. was just wonder if there is a good way to minimise muscle lose and the best way to start training again eg full body for a week?

    January 28, 2006 at 12:21 pm #2221

    Damn your quick!! Didn’t even give me time to edit my post πŸ˜†

    Mr 32 as far as your question goes with the training style you’ll have to give me a brief run down on your past training habits please.

    As for reducing muscle lose when sick…well for a start keep your diet the same as if you weren’t ill and your fluids up. I’ve also been lead to believe that Glutamine is a great supplement for reducing muscle wastage in any form whether it be from the flu or overtraining. Oh yeah cease training for a while.

    For a broader answer on the subject please have a look at this link.

    January 30, 2006 at 4:35 am #2222

    that link is a good read.
    i think the flu was just unlucky. my uncle had it when i saw hi 2 days before i got it.

    my diet is based on dr john beradi’s massive eating.

    my training was a 3 day split

    day 1

    day 2

    day 3

    then 2 days off and start over again

    thanks for the help kinmassive

    mr 32

    January 30, 2006 at 11:56 am #2223

    As noted before lay of the training untill you feel up to it again.

    I personally continue my routines unless I’m absolutely buggered. I’ll just take it easy and listen to my body, take a day off work and usually I’m right after that. I can’t remember the last time I was sick actually?

    Your workout intensity will depend on how much the flu affected your immune system and your general well being. listen to your body, it’ll let you know how hard it wants to go for awhile. πŸ˜€

    February 2, 2006 at 8:46 am #2224

    Today was my first day back.
    To describe it struggling would be an understatement.
    I managed to do 3 exercises at the same intensity as before and then I just ran out of energy. But it felt good.

    mr 32

    February 2, 2006 at 9:01 am #2225

    Normal. Remember your brain doesn’t want to do this at all, so it’s only natuaral for it to try and tell you to stop (that should explain the lathargic feeling you are getting).

    Try music, breathing deeply and positive thoughts. Sounds stupid but it works when you are starting again.

    February 3, 2006 at 4:42 am #2226

    I good tip I use when I’m feeling a run down or not in the mood for training is, Just tell yourself your only going to do a warm, 10mins on the stationary bike or treadmill(low intensity) and after this I’m all ready to go πŸ˜‰

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