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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Cardio King, May 24, 2008.

  1. Cardio King Blue Belt

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    How do you guys deal with this? I have a no-gi tournament tomarrow and I have a pretty bad cold. I've had it for the past couple days, I can't take a deep breathe without coughing, and my nose is running like a black man from the police (rude, sorry).

    Should I take some medication, or would that also negatively affect my preformance?
    Do any of you guys have some crazy voo-jitsu concoction that you brew up when you're sick?
     
  2. Slithers Green Belt

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    gracefully bow out of the tournament.
     
  3. Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    Suck it up...with the adrenaline pumping you'll be fine. Just warm up a ton before the match.
     
  4. eclipse Blue Belt

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    just take some good cold medication to dry you up and have a crack mate, nothing to lose

    you know youre sick, so you dont have to expect to much of yourself, but dont give up and give it your best shot anyway.

    how great would it be if you won?
     
  5. UrbanSavage** Pepe Silvia

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    Why are you competing if you're sick? Unless you've already paid, there is no real reason and most likely you'll end up regretting it and blaming any mistakes made on the cold.
     
  6. Were you cutting weight?
     
  7. SilenceKit Green Belt

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    You're going to get the other competitors sick. Not very nice.
     
  8. judofarmerbob Banned Banned

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    dude, eat some chicken soup, take some nyquil, and man up. you'll be fine.
     
  9. YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    as long as there is no fever and/or sore throat go ahead
     
  10. Sloth Brown Belt

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    eating a whole bunch of oranges, taking airborne and a multivitamin fixes me up pretty quick.
     
  11. Q mystic Silver Belt

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    Yeah, me too then.:icon_lol:j/k

    Just try and drink lots of water and try for a big sleep.

    Good luck.
     
  12. sunnycoastbjj Yellow Belt

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    Personally i wouldn't compete, unless it was a big comp.
     
  13. txfighter13 Purple Belt

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    Agree. Use the advice given above and see how you feel on the day of the tourney. If you do not feel 100% do not compete.
     

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