Stupid illness!! Need advice!

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    Mar 02, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    Ive been feeling like crap on and off for a few weeks now. The other day I had blood taken to start testing and was diagnosed with mono. I know many of you will be thinking "oh, boo hoo" cause it couldve been 1,000 worse things, but this still sucks. It will probably last for another week. 2 at most, but i am required to rest, and cannot get exercise. I have lost 10lbs of my hard earned gains already and really dont want to lose anymore. Is there anything a guy can do while laid up in bed to prevent all of my hard earned extra muscle from dissolving away??
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    Mar 02, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    Nothing I can think of, just enjoy the time off and remember that muscle memory's a great thing. I've been dissolving away and "emotionally eating" for two weeks (bedrest) laid up with a non-gym related back injury. However, I've been eating only healthy things and have neither lost nor gained a pound. Still, am I getting a little soft? Yes. Am I worrying about it? No. I'd rather recuperate properly so I don't damage myself further and look forward to redoubling my efforts when I return next Monday. I'm still in better shape than my profile picture which is testament to that methodology.
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    Mar 02, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    bovine steroids
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    Mar 02, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    Marburg Virus.
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    Mar 02, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    gemini503 said I have lost 10lbs of my hard earned gains already and really dont want to lose anymore. Is there anything a guy can do while laid up in bed to prevent all of my hard earned extra muscle from dissolving away??



    I really doubt that is 10 pounds of muscle. Almost all of that is probably water.
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    Mar 02, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    rabies.
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    Mar 02, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    Have 16 days to get well.
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    Yes, it's probably mostly water, but I'm sure there's still muscle that's getting lost.

    In your "rest" period, make sure you're still eating right. Maintain a good protein to carb ratio. Your body can use this as a growth period to rejuvenate.

    I've intentionally taken a week or week and a half off from the gym just to give my body a break. When I've done that, some of my best gains came right after that period.
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidMarburg Virus.
    lol.. i scrolled down so quickly I read this as 'masturbating virus'. had to scroll back up to check.