Some general advice
By: Michele Ferrari
Published: 6 Mar 2003
"What should I do if...?" Here is a list of possible remedies for issues you might encounter while training...
- Illness -
If you have a fever, completely rest until the temperature returns to a normal level. Then rest for 2 more days.
The same goes for symptoms such as a sore throat, diarrhea and vomitting (even if you experience these without a fever).
- Crashes -
Each crash may or may not have serious consequences.
Itís recommended that you go to a good osteologist and get a complete check up of your body to determine these consequences. Make sure you always wear your helmet when on the bike.
- Sores or Inflamations -
Do not ride your bike if you have sores on your lower limbs or spine.
It is better to consult with a specialist in these cases.
- Bad Weather -
Try to avoid Specific Training Sessions if the weather is cold or very rainy. Postpone the Session to another day of the week.
- Blood Check-Ups -
Itís useful to have a blood check-up approximately every 8 weeks, or if you notice chronic tiredness.
Here are some of the most recommendable check-ups:
∑ Iron (Sideremia) Ė Transferrin (TiBC)
∑ ALT, AST, CK
∑ Na, K, Ca, P, Mg.
For a proper evaluation, consult a physician.
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