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Gaining Weight/Strength Back After Flu


Join date: May 2009
Location: Alberta, CAN
Posts: 1012

I asked this in the nutrition section, but since our training is very different from most ill ask it here to.

I got VERY sick a week ago and over the course of 4 days i lost about went from 208 to 201.

i have been eating well for about 3 days now and am only back to 202. Im concerned im not bouncing back and I ligitimatly lost a lot of muscle.

has this happened to anyone before? how long did it take to get back to 100% of strength/weight once normal training resumed?

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Join date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1312

I wouldn't worry bout it, just keep lifting and training and you'll get back to normal. I've seen lifters hit PB's with colds and flus.

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Join date: Apr 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 11

You say you are eating well, but also make sure you are taking in plenty of fluids. If you lost 7 pounds in 4 days, just about all of that weight is water weight, as muscle and fat losses are not going to be that significant over 4 days. That being said, you should be back to your normal self soon enough.

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