Fill in the Blanks. What exactly are you doing? Be specific. And, getting sick how???
I’m currently 5’11", 181 Lbs.
During normal training weeks I’m doing 4 days a week. Each workout uses 1 straight set compound lift and then 2/3 assistance exercises for the muscle group. Usually as:
4x8 or 4x6 for the compound.
4x10,8,8,6 or variations thereof for assistance.
During the deload week I usually keep the rep scheme the same and lighten the weight to something I can lift for 15. I try to rest/eat for that week as much as possible.
Both deload weeks that I got sick I had been training up at college and then came home for spring/summer break (in this specific case summer break). My planning worked out that those weeks back coincided with a deload.
First time this happened I had vomiting, cold sweats, fever of 104, and severe cough.
This time I have fever and phlegm but I feel like I am on the brink of having all hell break loose again.
Let me know if there’s any other info I should give?
Oh and washing hands/face is -not- a problem hahaha.
mr popular wrote:
Are you gaining bodyweight at a rate of 3-5lbs a month?
I’m keeping my weight relatively stable at the moment, trying to stay in the 181 class.
That helps some. But, what are you trying to accomplish with your training? Also, fill in the split, exercise selection, weights, etc…
What are the chances of your getting sick at roughly the same relative time in your training being purely coincidental? Shit does just happen sometimes.
But, I gather from your question, you think you’re over-doing it. If your going balls-out on all of your sets, you just might be even with a deload.
There’s so much at play here, the more blanks you fill-in, the more help we can offer. But, even then we may or may not hit the nail on the head.