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Old 05-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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I have had the flu for the past few days and also had it about a month back. Last month it lasted for 5 days and this month it was only for about a day and a half. Should I take a few days to recoup fully before working out some more? I do not feel too bad right now but if I start to do too much I get winded. It really whipped me.
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Yeah, give it a couple more days but if you really want to do something, do something light based more on form work etc.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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well all i can say is that any time i go for a period without lifting, i always plan on returning the first week with a moderate routine. it might be less sets, reps, or weight than usual. at any rate, my goal is just to get primed for the following week when i'll start getting serious again.
in my experience, whenever i try to return to exactly what i was doing before, it's overwhelming and ends up hurting my shoulders and lower back. so if you decide to start back now, "not doing too much" is what you should probably do anyway.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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Take a few days off as you do not want to get this crud again. It is hard to recoop from being sick, and if you are getting winded doing stuff it is probably for the best.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:22 PM   #5
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I agree you shouldn't go for any kinda intensity workout because usually in that condition body is weak.Take rest just keep yourself active and that's enough fort that time.
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General thought is to just rest and then go back to lifting when you are feeling better. Hope you feel better soon.
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I have always tried to purify my body. I like to make a poor man's sweat suit (cut head and arm holes in a trash bag and wear sweats over it) and do a LIGHT cardio session. Also increase fluid intake. The goal is to be soaked in sweat when you are done. I have seen absolutely NO evidence that this helps or is even safe but I have done it for years. Basically if your body creates a fever it helps fight something off, so I just synthasise it to make sure everything is good and killed off.
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RGRthat, sort of makes sense to me. I have always lifted unless I was so fatigued to not be able to work out. Just take a few days to rest and get plenty of sleep and fluids and hope you are good to go.
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Whenever i feel a cold coming up, i take "Cold and Flu" by Quantum (would post link but need to post more XD). It really helps, if you take it once or twice the day of the flu it disapears instantaneously
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RGRthat, sort of makes sense to me. I have always lifted unless I was so fatigued to not be able to work out. Just take a few days to rest and get plenty of sleep and fluids and hope you are good to go.
LOL I never said anything I did made sense, this is just how I deal with the flu and hangovers. My wife constantly points out that I just justify my actions so I can do what I want like workout while sick
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