I just spent a year getting my deadlift from 340 to 460. I recently got food poisoning, immediately followed by the worst stomach virus of my life, throwing up constantly for 5 days.
Its been 4 or 5 days since I was sick. My legs have lost an insane amount of muscle, and I just tried to pull 370x3 and couldn't lift it off the ground, just a week before I did 400x5. I feel like shooting myself in the face right now. I couldn't even finish the workout I was so depressed. I don't even feel like doing **** anymore. It's like I just wasted a year busting ass just to start over.
Is this normal to lose so much strength in just a few days? Post your experiences in this topic. It would be nice to hear how you recovered and reacted!
The real reason I'm pissed is because I had just started a cut right before I got sick, so the limited food intake is not helping the strength.