Well after heeding everyone’s advice on here in another thread on how I’d over-indulged on a “cutting” diet, I’ve gotten back up to maintenance calories and worked on cleaning up my diet over the past week and a half. I’ve been eating 1g of protein, or as close to it as I can get to 250g, every day and trying to get 10 X my bodyweight in quality calories to reboot my metabolism.
When I went to lift yesterday, I found that this had made a huge difference. I wasn’t feeling all that strong, but for whatever reason I was psyched. Yesterday, after I did my workout, I went for 1RM on bench, squat, and standing military press (in that order) and got 210/245/140 respectively.
Those bench and military numbers beat my old HS football personal bests from 13 years ago (I believe my true squat 1RM may be higher… max came on my 20th working rep and 35th overall–I was gassed!), and I’ve only been training again for about 10 weeks! I felt great!
However, when I was getting ready for bed last night, I started feeling sick. Almost as if I had the flu. I was sore and feeling tired/run down, which was expected after such an ass kicking workout… but I’ve also got a sore throat and a runny nose. When I woke up today I felt like I’d been hit by a truck!
Is this normal? Any advice on what to do? My current workout program has me scheduled for 30 minutes of cardio today and another full body workout on Wed. but I don’t know if I can handle it. Should I just rest for a couple of days and go back on Thurs. or Fri.?
I know I’ve really got to resist the temptation to jump in and go for 1RMs this often, but it just feels so good!