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training plan, Q?niklas
Mar 18, 2002 10:21 AM
A question on training plans: how does it work if you are forced to have a break (due to a flu for instance), do you continue where you left off, or how do you continue? Thanks for your input!
Take it easy!!Quack
Mar 20, 2002 2:14 PM
I would say that it depends on how severe the illness was. If you've had the flu for an entire week, you probably would be incapable of picking up where you left off. If you feel well enough to start training again, start training at about half the intensity that you normally would train at and monitor your body closely. If the symptoms start coming back again, you are heading for a relapse and should scale back even further.

I have the knack of catching the flu for one solid week every year in February and it takes another week to two after that for my body to even think about generating power again. I've found it helpful to sleep an extra 1-2 hours each night while training after illness to help prevent a relapse. While sick, do what your momma taught you, eat good, drink fluids like crazy and sleep constantly.

Within 3-4 weeks after the flu, you should be ripping it up again like you're used to and your body will be immune to that particular viral strain for the rest of your life. Too bad the one next year will be different.
Take it easy!!niklas
Mar 20, 2002 10:41 PM
Thanks for your wise words. Yes, that's exactly what happens to me. I get a flu (one week) each year in feb-march and it takes quite a while to get going after that. Have to take it easy!