How to soften the damage from being sick after not working out for a few days.

  • tbeaux

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    Aug 02, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    I have been on a good streak of working out lately. Unfortunately I have just gotten sick and this is probably the worst I've been in 5 years. I had a 102.3 fever and now I have broken the fever and what not. Now I am wondering what do you all do to lessen the damage from not working out because of being sick. I can't work out until next week probably and I have been eating a lot of soup, but it has a lot of sodium in it. If y'all have any secrets for staying in shape when you're sick I'd love to know.
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    Aug 02, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    I think it's one of those things you can't help. Besides, a week break is actually good for you if you've been working out consistently for a few months.
  • Jasonblue

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    Aug 02, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    SkittleGangsta saidI think it's one of those things you can't help. Besides, a week break is actually good for you if you've been working out consistently for a few months.


    Yeah, a week should actually be good for you. You'll likely come back stronger than ever.
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    Aug 02, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    if you're sick, getting healthy is key to staying fit. rest, eat well and take it easy until you're better then ease back in so you don't relapse/get sick again. getting sick, like getting injured, is a set back but it's not insurmountable. it happens. get better and get back into your routine when your body is ready.

    get well soon!
  • stratavos

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    Aug 02, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    about the only advice I can give is to reduce the weight you were using by 5 pounds for all activities. That way you won't lose too much progress, and you can get back up to snuff in a week or 2 ;)
  • disasterpiece

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    Aug 02, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    Like it's been said before, a full week-off every 2 months or so is actually very good for your body, as it's give it rest and kinda prevent the fact that it's getting used to the training, and the training ain't doing shit anymore to your body. It's a very adaptative entity, see...

    Also, you can take that week to bring some fresh change to your workout, which should also happen every 2 months.

    It's called a "deload week" (read more here : http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/deloading-and-taking-time-off/)

    And if your sick, don't even try it, your body will just get angry at ya ;)
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    Aug 02, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    Poor thing! Feel good soon!