10/19/2007 12:47am, #1
Why do I get sick every time I try to go steady?
Working out a few weeks before school started. Right before school began, I got sick. Had to stop working out. It wasn't your granny's cold, it was a full out flu, with fever and "zomg i'm going to die!!!" so it lasted for over a week.
Now I started working out last week. Already got sick. This is ridiculous. I can never get in a steady groove because I always get sick.
I eat my veggies. What gives? I get enough sleep and dress warmly. Almost no human contact, so no real chance of catching anything.
10/19/2007 12:52am, #2
Wouldn't no human contact mean you have no chance to strengthen your immune system?
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10/19/2007 1:15am, #3
10/19/2007 1:16am, #4Originally Posted by Emevas
10/19/2007 1:18am, #5Originally Posted by Steve
10/19/2007 1:19am, #6
10/19/2007 11:06am, #7
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10/19/2007 11:19am, #8
I've had that problem from time to time. What has seemed to work for me is taking an assload of Vitamin C every day and Zinc once a week. It's not even a ton of Zinc, about 50% of DV. If I feel a sore throat (which for me heralds an incoming cold or fever) I'll start popping Cold-Eez until it goes away, usually doesn't take more than a day or two.
10/19/2007 11:24am, #9
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I think macho was getting at this, but how much are you eating.
Speaking for myself, since I work out hard at a calorie deficit, I do get sick more. I think if you are eating enough, and eating heathy, it shouldn't be as much a concern. But for me even though getting sick does get in the way I still make progress overall. (and it even helps a little with the weight loss part)
10/19/2007 11:52am, #10
Believe it or not, I can name the precise DAY in which I decidedly became over-trained, and refused to acknowledge it for the following four years. At my peak, I went no more than 6 weeks without some sort of cold .... it was awesome.
Needless to say, some changes and frank honesty were in order.
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Short answer is that any single given cause is NOT it, so don't get yourself all bent about going out and getting Vitamin C, or adding two additional chicken breasts every day and going back to the same old plan expecting something different.
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