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Blood Tests


#1

Hey T-Nation folk,

I havent been on in a while cos Ive been a lil bit sick...but all good now.

First off, im getting a blood test and full checkup tomorrow and wondering what should be checked...So far I've got Test, free test, TSH, LDL, HDL and estrogen/estriadol.

If there's andything else Ive missed please let me know

Another thing over the past 4-5 weeks while i was sick I still got to the gym but hardly ate any food other than before and after training. I lost 4-5kg (~10 lbs) but no strength drops at all? This is a little confusing to me so if someone could enlighten me about this it would also be appreciated

bams


#2

Maybe its cause you kept your neurological pathways for lifting refreshed by not stopping lifting. When I got my appendix taken out I couldn't lift anything for a few months but worked in some body weight stuff. When I got back in the gym (+20 lbs lighter) I think my squat had dropped like 10 lbs it wasn't much.

Unless you have like MD or some debilitating disease I wouldn't think that you'd lose much strength.

As far as blood tests go you can just say what you'd like to have checked hormones/body functions/toxins and the doc will order the correct ones assuming he isn't a quack. One think I might ask for if I was you would be heavy metals, having a large amount in your blood can lead to all types of fun problems.