- 02-28-2013, 07:33 AM
Well I'm trying to cut down on fat so I've been eating extremely clean and training very hard for the last month and a half. I've lost 20 lbs so far and I'm pumped about that however I managed to catch a bug and I can't seem to shake it. I'm on medication for it but still can't seem to get better and it's been over a week. I've still been trying to lift and run as much as possible but I'm wondering if this could be part of the reason I'm not getting better. I usually lift 4-5 days a week and do cardio 6 days. Is over training probably why I can't get better or is it just in my head?
- 02-28-2013, 08:32 AM
Depends on the experience you have and mindset you're in when you train IMO. Over-training is more of a phase and not a sickness or disease.
When Iick I take it as though I have an even bigger chip on my shoulder. I figure if I can train sick (training is an understatement), then when I recover I will be even mentally stronger. When you're sick your body and metabolism are in overdrive, it's almost a gift to get sick and train, take advantage of it.
- 02-28-2013, 08:56 AM
Wow, I like that outlook on it. Thanks, I'll be in the gym!
02-28-2013, 09:26 AM
take a week off, eat and drink a lot, then come back when you feel better. theres no positives to working out while sick. is it possible your "sickness" is just allergies op?
02-28-2013, 10:21 AM
Well by the 2nd day on meds it's not supposed to be contagious anymore and I'm on the 4th day so It shouldn't spread. It started as a cold and turned into a sinus infection which I usually can shake in a day or two, that's why I was curious if working out so much is hindering my ability to get better. I'm a little better today than I was yesterday so I'm gonna take a day off and rest up so hopefully I'll be good to go tomorrow.
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