I am a healthcare worker, working with treating patients infected with SARS-COV2. At the moment, we have to work around 70-90 hours a week, covered in 24 hour shifts. During these, if I am lucky, I can sleep around 2-3 hours… I can usually get to the gym 2-3 times a week, with an additional 1-2 resistance band/bodyweight training at home. I feel my regeneration is way down, my training enthusiasm and intensity suffers greatly, usually just dragging myself through the sessions. I usually feel “this was a good workout” maybe one time a week. At the moment my main goal with training would be to support my immune system, to get through the infection if I catch it quickly, easily (or without any symptom if at all possible). My secondary goal is to keep as much of my current mass as possible. Could you give some pointers how to restucture my training during these times?
The other part of my question is, if I get infected, but remaim symptomless, is it safe to train at home? and when is it safe to return to training after the infection? What to watch out for?
I know you’re not a healthcare professional, but I hope you have come across something about this. I’ve digged through the literature, and apart from a runner’s world article (which stated basicly not to move if you are infected, and even for weeks after one is healed) I have not found anything relevant…
Thanks in advance Coach!