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Recovery Help, Please!

A month or so back I was very sick for a few weeks with a really bad virus, and was bed-bound. It’s now 3-4 weeks after I’ve been back on my feet, but in this whole period I’ve dropped a stone in weight (now I’m 115lbs.) I’ve lost any muscle I’ve had, and there is literally no fat whatsoever on me. I’m trying to put the weight back on, but my doctor told me not to lift weights and my parents also won’t let me go to the gym (When I asked my parents how much weight I had to gain before I could go back, they said they wanted me at 140lbs.)

Does this mean that any weight I gain is just gonna be fat? I know I have to gain weight for my health’s sake (115lbs at 19 and 5ft 10 ain’t good…) but don’t want to gain just fat- Any advice guys??

If you absolutely can’t get back to the gym do bodyweight work and I would pull a sled or drag weights. Good way to get your conditioning back while putting on some muscle. you can also push/pull car, swing a sledge hammer, cart around a weighted wheelbarrow, pick up heavy rocks, sandbags, etc. Oh yeah…and eat.

[quote]watermelon_2001 wrote:
A month or so back I was very sick for a few weeks with a really bad virus, and was bed-bound. It’s now 3-4 weeks after I’ve been back on my feet, but in this whole period I’ve dropped a stone in weight (now I’m 115lbs.) I’ve lost any muscle I’ve had, and there is literally no fat whatsoever on me. I’m trying to put the weight back on, but my doctor told me not to lift weights and my parents also won’t let me go to the gym (When I asked my parents how much weight I had to gain before I could go back, they said they wanted me at 140lbs.)

Does this mean that any weight I gain is just gonna be fat? I know I have to gain weight for my health’s sake (115lbs at 19 and 5ft 10 ain’t good…) but don’t want to gain just fat- Any advice guys??[/quote]

any food you eat right now will stick to you, Just eat like a madman and when you get close drinak a shitload of water without pissing and you’ll be at 140 and able to lift again.

Go back and reread the advice given that you have ignored in every single fucking thread you have started. Do it this time.