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Old 03-20-2008, 11:32 AM   #1
Dale Johnstone
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Workouts after illness

I've been sick for a week now. In bed for 4 days. I've read through some of the threads on working out while sick and decided my system had enough to deal with so I haven't been training at all.

Now I'm starting to feel better, but definitely not 100%. How does one ease back in to things so that I don't end up making things worse again? Also, is there a greater risk of overtraining when you first get back after an illness?
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
Jerimiah Childress
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Re: Workouts after illness

You need to purposely scale down the intesity. Any energy your using to workout, is not going to be spent healing.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
Sarena Kopciel
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Re: Workouts after illness

Think cortisol--its your main stress hormone in the body. If you drain it when you work out, it ont be available to help you with healing!! If you are unsure, I would advice waiting a few more days. or try this WOD for time--
Rest 1 hr
Take a hot bath
Read a good book while drinking tea
Use the restroom
Eat a good meal....Think nourishing foods like chicken soup!

I think you get the idea...
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:47 PM   #4
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Re: Workouts after illness

I'm in the same boat. I'm going to give it a go today though. Something not to rough.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:58 AM   #5
Clark Petri
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Re: Workouts after illness

Originally Posted by Sam Marusich View Post
I'm in the same boat.
Just found this thread with search. I've been rockin' a nearly 103 degree fever for several days and now I have this old man wheeze cough thing going on and haven't worked out for over five days. I was hoping I'd find threads saying go ahead and workout to tell my wife it would be okay, but alas, I've been defeated.
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