I have been suffering from this issue for the last months. If I do a big effort when squatting or deadlifting, I will fall sick within hours. It’s like a cold, not strong enough to force me to take days off from work or to stay all day in bed, but annoying enough to stop me from going to the gym during this period.
I’m almost 30 years old, been lifting seriously for a year, I’m eating enough (on a bulk that is going quite well), I take my sleep very seriously (although deadlifting and squatting cause me bad sleep for 1-3 nights) and I don’t have any important health problems. I got my blood checked in January and everything was perfect except something about my liver, that was “a bit out of the charts”.
I’ve gotten sick three times in the last 3-4 months and each time it meant a downtime of almost two weeks. The first time was in December and I knew something was wrong when I was not hungry or even in mood for eating.
Two days ago I squatted a bit more than usual (I want to reach my goals before April) and it felt great. But at mid evening I started to have a very bad headache, felt very tired and eventually got a runny nose. Yesterday I woke up sick. Again, not strong enough to be bad, but annoying enough.
So, does this happen during the first years? Or is it just something I’m doing wrong with my diet? During Winter people tend to get sick more often due to the lack of Vitamin D from the Sun, so maybe that’s an important point about this.
Some additional information :
-I’m on a generous calorie surplus, but I have to admit that I’m not eating vegetables often. About fruits, I eat oranges and bananas almost daily.
-I’m taking a multivitamin supplement (includes Vitamin D), a magnesium/calcium supplement (includes Vitamin D) and fish oil.
Any ideas or suggestions?