So I have been running a modified version of the TM, very modified actually as its barely TM. The only thing on TM percentages is the bench. The rest I'm using a linear progression because they are lifts I have been behind in due to injury or surgery. I'll post the program below. Anyways I'm in college, and two weeks ago I got pretty sick (vomited once, fever, sore throat, etc) and had to take a week off. Well I came back the week after and did a light session and felt great, then a moderate session and felt great.
I took two days off and then started the next week with my volume day. The day after (yesterday) I had a sore throat and felt like shit. Today its worse. I'm trying to decide if I was never fully recovered from the last sickness and went too hard too soon (I felt great for atleast 4 days before lifting heavy again), or I'm somehow under recovering and its making me sick. Like I said I'm in college but I haven't been drinking or partying. I usually sleep from like 11-7:30, and I've been eating atleast 3000 calories per day.
Here's a sample of my last full week of training without feeling like death after.
Monday Wednesday Friday
BSS 90x3x5 BSS 95x3x5 BSS 100x3x5
Fat Grip Bench 180x5x5 Press 105x3x5 FGBP 230x5
Rack pull 155x15 Rack Pull 165x15 Rack pull 175x15
Chin up 20x5x5 Face Pull 9x3x5 Chin up 80x5
A couple potential problems I see. 1) My rack pull reps are high. I have a bad llower back and I started rack pulling from the knees for higher reps and it has made it feel tremendously better. As a result I have been doing a linear progression where I would do them 3 times a week, for sets of 15, then drop to ten, then drop to alternating once and twice a week with sets of 5. I felt justified in 3 days a week with such high reps because they felt good and also the weight was so light. Maybe this is the issue.
2) The chin ups may be too much volume coupled with the rack pulls and bench press.
My linear progression for the press was almost over, and I was soon going to put that into the TM format. I was also going to switch bulgarian split squats to holding one DB in each hand instead of goblet, and alternating them with goblet squats. I was also going to soon switch rack pulls to alternate with GHR.
Any advice on if this programming could be causing my sickness? Also any advice on how to transition back into the TM programming with bench press? I've basically lost two weeks already.