ive been there, dont try and train through it, you need to rest or itll just take longer for you princess!
remedy im afraid im not that good at it.but keep your fluids up , eat lemon/honey(real honey) and garlick if you can handle yourself as the natural ways work best for me.
i gotta admit though i trained when i had the flu, and i found it better then moping at home feeling shit about everything, i got into the gym and miraculously my sore throat disappeared and i felt better the next day! theres like 1000000 different flu bugs though, so im guessing maybe mine just didn't like weights lol.
Ok I have the flu this week Anyone have any remedies that they know of to get rid of it and how many still try and train with it?
Crank up the Vit C. Start drinking lots of warm / hot water. (will make you use the bathroom alot but it flushes you out). Stay warm & Rest. It may also be a sign that you are doing too much excercise wise & is a little warning to back off a tad.
I usually go and have a sauna as well and rub Vicks over chest and throat!!!
Sauna or hot bath and I eat Echinacea and vitamin c tabs like they are lollies.
Rest, the way I see it no point training unless you are going to gain from it, and while you are fighting a virus, not much chance of gains.
Ephedrine used to be great to alleviate the symptoms
Get well soon
I've actually had some of my best training sessions while having a flu, but a mild one only.
So yeah, musclechick, if you don't feel to bad then go to the gym and tear the place to pieces, you'll either:
1) Feel better and even recover somewhat from the flu
2) Curl over in the fetal position and almost drop dead
It's an interesting experience that can leave you feelikng relaxed for days on end.