Training? Uh, what training…but I still lost 12 pounds in 2 days…

How did I accomplish this marvelous feat? 

Food poisoning.  Yeah, it sucked.  Got sick Sunday night and by Wednesday morning I was down 12 pounds.  Got to the point where if I had lost even a few more pounds due to dehydration I would’ve had to check in to the hospital – and stat. 

Glad to be feeling about 85% on Thursday.  About 90% Friday. 

Someone asked me for a visual representation of my perceived strength levels when sick and at my best, and all the between stages of various sicknesses I’ve had through the years.  Well, ask and you shall receive. 

Botulism in 2004 or Food Poisoning in February of 2013. 

Naked Mole Rat.  Absolute lowest of the low as far as strength goes.  Don’t get me wrong though.  I am quite fond of naked mole rats.  They are awesome.  But not near my normal strength.  This is not “relative strength” – or strength compared to bodyweight. 

The Flu.  January of 2013. 

Honey Badger.  Yeah, they are totally badass.  No doubt about it.  I’m still decently strong even with the flu.  Don’t be jealous.  Ah, on second thought – you probably should add a healthy dose of jealousy to your Wheaties. 

Chlorine Poisoning in 1990. 


Wolverine.  Yeah.  They are nasty.  Is this one crapping in the woods or about to throttle you to death?  He might be doing both.  At the same time.  No way to tell…unless you want to wait around and find out.  I don’t recommend that option.  It usually ends in your DEEEEEEEEEATH. 

The Commond Cold.  Whenever. 

Rhino.  Ah yeah.  My strength has never been thrown off much by the common cold.  In fact, on a few occasions I have had my strongest workouts while suffering from cold symptoms. 

I’ve had great workouts with even a “severe” cold.  If you want to call any cold symptoms severe. 

What is normal? 



About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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One Response to Training? Uh, what training…but I still lost 12 pounds in 2 days…

  1. Jason says:

    Hahaha! Glad to see you’re done your diet so you can get back to some more T-Rexing buddy.


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