Working out while sick...

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  1. neosamurai1979

    neosamurai1979 Blue Belt

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    Do you guys work out/train while you're sick? Is this advisable? I've been feeling like shit the past day or so and it's been killing me not to work out....

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. tiny_pup

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    Well, if you have a fever and some kind of infection it can be quite harmful as well as potentially deadly to exercise too hard.
    Then you'd probably be better off taking a couple of days off.

    If you're just slightly nauseous or such you probably can exercise, but go easy on yourself.
     
  3. trooper77

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    Training through head colds is fine--in fact I often feel better after I've run while having congestion--it seems to loosen everything up. Training through fevers is always discouraged.
     
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    The general rule is if you don't have a fever and nothing is sick bellow the head, you can train. If it isbellow your head, take time off or you will make it worse. I am sick right now and am resting as much as I can. I felt really bad yesetrday and don't want to delay my recovery by doing anything stupid.
     
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    I would not. Your body has enough to do. But i would do something light to sweat alot and drink tons of fluids.
     
  6. Pale1

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    I work out thru my sickness, except I do not lift heavy I do reps or Cardio. It acvtually makes me feel better.
     
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    Ditto.
     
  8. Suqa_MaDeek

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    I've noticed from experience that I would develop bronchitis if I train while being sick. It's to have a nasty cough that lasts for weeks because I didn't take the proper precaution and rested until I was fully ready.
     
  9. Big Fight Fan

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    From my personal experience if I was ok to hit the weights or run even with a cold I'd do it. Problem is I always would pay for it for the days to come. I say give yourself a day. My immune system is pretty crappy though, I get sick from lack of sleep. At one point in time I didn't get a bad cold or the flu for about 18 months just because I got in the habit of getting 8 hours a day.
     
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    i've for the most part always worked out when sick... i dont think its horrible, but its not great for you.
     
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    i got bronchitis right now, my cardio has gone to shit but i still lift.
     
  12. Heng

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    Do LIGHT work when sick. This will help spur you back to health if done properly. Go through the motions of your training, but without over-exerting yourself. Speed walk, or lightly run. Don't do anything that will put your body further in a state of deficiency.
     
  13. Hazenali

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    Personally if I have a cold/flu (not to serious) I like to jump on the treadmill and sweat it out, come home shower and go to bed. Works every time. Drink tons of OJ and liquids also helps.
     
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    i have had a cold for the past ocuple of days actually and i've been running. its a little bit harder since i cant breathe througout my nose. i say continue unless its something you need rest for like the flu
     

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