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    Sick for Over A Week

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    I've been crossfitting for 2 1/2 to 3 years now and the longest break I've ever taken consecutively would be around 4 days.

    I've had acute tonsilitis for the past week and it could be as long as another week until I'm okay enough to start hitting the WoDs again.

    I feel so absolutely disgusting right now not having exerted myself in almost two weeks and I am going to go crazy if I don't get well enough to WoD soon!

    Can I expect to have regressed a lot during this period? How can I most quickly bring myself back up to speed?

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    Sorry to hear of your illness, Rivvin. I think you're first workout or two back you might feel like you've regressed a lot, but if you have years of consistency behind you, it shouldn't take long to start progressing again.

    Think of it this way, if you'd been sedentary for the last several years, would you suddenly be fit after a week or two of exercise?
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    Sounds rough Could all that sauerkraut have irritated your throat and left it prone to infection?

    A trainer friend of mine says that after a 2 week break, it takes 6 weeks to regain the same strength. Could just be CW though--never seen a study on it.

    Hope you feel better soon!
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    two whole weeks? surely your muscles are mush by now.

    freakin a, dude. take a break.

    anecdotal evidence: i went TWO WHOLE WEEKS without lifting before. my strength actually improved when i got back on it.

    recovery is important, and sometimes that's not just one or two rest days, either.


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    Alright Alright, I suddenly feel foolish! I guess I'm just antsy from being so sedentary, thanks for slapping some sense back into me!

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    What batty said.

    Also, have you tried gargling with warm salt water? Always seems to do the trick for me and my tonsils.

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    You're STILL sick? Crap! I was looking over your antibiotic recovery thread and wondering how you were doing. All I have for you (beyond what was said in the other thread) is sympathy. Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    You're STILL sick? Crap! I was looking over your antibiotic recovery thread and wondering how you were doing. All I have for you (beyond what was said in the other thread) is sympathy. Ugh.
    Lol, yes, my tonsils are still ungodly swollen and disgusting looking. It's been over a week now and I'm just barely starting to get better. This has really been a crummy sickness, whatever it is.

    Salt water has helped a little bit, though, in regards to pain.

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    I takes like a solid week of working out to be back to "normal".

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    Sorry about sickness

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    Well, your being sick also has a lot to do with your body needing rest. I go through spurts of not sleeping for more than 3 hours for days on end. Eventually I collapse. Enjoy your time off as best as you can and you'll be back to normal in no time.

    You will not turn to much in a week or two...or even a month. Relax and you'll heal faster!

    Be safe!

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