View Full Version : How long does it take you to recover...

01-30-2009, 09:36 PM
from being really sick?

I had some sort of flu or stomach virus yesterday and all I did was throw up. I couldn't even keep down water. I slept all day today and finally woke up at 3 and I could drink some gatorade (after wanting to go to the emergency room the night before) and my temperature had gone down. I'm still struggling to get some food in my system because my stomach has shrunk.

I'm thinking I won't be able to train again till at least monday. I'm not really sick anymore but I just feel wasted from not eating or drinking anything for a day and a half...

Travis Bell
01-30-2009, 09:41 PM
I've been in the gym delerious sometimes from being sick. Coughing, barfing, other bodily problems.

The question isn't how long does it take to recover, but how bad do you want to be in the gym?

I had food poisoning two summers ago, still made it to the gym. This fall, had my wisdom teeth pulled, made it to the gym the next day

Really, unless its something that will be made worse by your going to the gym, if you want to, get in there.

01-30-2009, 10:00 PM
two weeks to be back full bore... a week later i start to get back to feeling good in the gym

01-31-2009, 08:05 AM
Depends on the illness really. You should probably give yourself a good day of rest and eating once you are feeling better and then hit the gym.

I don't like going into the gym when I feel really sick for 2 good reasons: 1, I don't want to extend the time I'm feeling ill. 2, I don't want to pass it to any of my training partners, who may be preparing for a meet and can't afford to be sick.

Sean S
01-31-2009, 08:44 AM
Last time I had the stomach bug I ended up in the ER to get 2-3 liters of fluid. That was a Friday night. I was back in the gym on Monday, but I only did back raises, rev hypers, abs, etc... On Wed. I did some moderate bench work and was back to normal by the next Friday. Get as much food and fluid in as you can once your stomach can tolerate it.

Lones Green
01-31-2009, 10:00 AM
I agree with Travis. Just don't expect PR's! LOL

01-31-2009, 01:16 PM
depends on how fast you can get your bodyweight back up i'd say.

Lones Green
01-31-2009, 02:22 PM
depends on how fast you can get your bodyweight back up i'd say.

Travis introduced me to this miracle product called Equine Electrolytes...

02-01-2009, 03:48 PM
depends on how fast you can get your bodyweight back up i'd say.

Lol I'm a little scared to check my weight actually... My metabolism is SHOT. I can't eat anything without getting full, its really depressing. I'll have like a can of soup and be done for a good two hours. I'm hoping it goes back to normal once I start lifting again.