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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by vigilante90210, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. vigilante90210

    vigilante90210 Blue Belt

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    Got a sore throat, and i'm really congested with a cold right now....My energy level is pretty decent though. I hate missing a lifting day so i was just curious if it would still be beneficial to lift while i'm still sick, or if it would be better to just rest and recover?
     
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    I felt the same way this week. If you're going to lift, I guess go light and if you feel light headed - STOP.
     
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    Anytime I feel ill and still train, I end up feeling like crap for a few days and end up m,issing way more training than if I'd just taken the day off and recuperated.
     
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    Just take a couple of days off.
     
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    DON'T WORK OUT. You will only make yourself more sick. Your immune system needs all the energy it can to fight whatever infection is in your body. Lifting and doing rigorous activities will prevent this and you will only get worse. Do as little physical activity as possible for a few days or at least until your symptoms go away.
     
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    Hamit Aktas Amateur Fighter

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    REST. Doesn't matter if you miss a day or two. Missing a day won't do shit. It can actually benefit you (depending on how often you train) because you let your body rest so when you get back to training you'll be at full power.
     
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    I'd give it an extra day of rest to be sure.
     
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  9. vigilante90210

    vigilante90210 Blue Belt

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    thanks, that article helped quite a bit.....all my cold symptoms are above the head so i felt like i would be ok lifting but just wanted to get some advice so i dont make it any worse.
     
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    Take it easy, though. I took that very same advice a few days ago thinking that since my energy level was high and my symptoms were "above the head"; it would be disgraceful to skip a workout. I found that both a weight workout and a distance run set me back as far as recovering from my illness.
     
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    i almost always work out when im sick and it hasnt affected my recovery yet.
     

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