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Do you train when sick??!

#1 Postby boardn10 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:28 pm

I have been feeling sick all day, just light headed, achey, headache and now have a 100.8 fever. I also have chills.

Today I trained shoulders, calves and low back.
Tomorrow is legs!

Should I take the day off?

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Re: Do you train when sick??!

#2 Postby VeganEssentials » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:27 pm

I've heard the general rule is, if it is above the neck and you feel up to training, go for it, anything below the neck means take time off. I'll train with a minor head cold on occasion, but usually I scale back the weight and do more reps vs. going heavy, as I usually find that I don't feel "all there" when I'm a bit under the weather and it's hard to focus on going heavy.
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Re: Do you train when sick??!

#3 Postby boardn10 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:42 am

I feel much better today and my fever is gone so maybe I will either go light or do light cardio. Thanks.
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Re: Do you train when sick??!

#4 Postby BlueRose » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:44 am

When I get sick, it's usually a sinus infection--yay allergy-induced asthma. In fact, since I'm in that "high risk" category, I don't dare do ANY cardio when I'm sick. As is, in the winter I have to preemptively take my inhaler as cold, dry air aggravates my condition. :(
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Re: Do you train when sick??!

#5 Postby AlexNLP » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:15 am

Well I am doing mostly running started some weight training just lately. But I tend not to train when seriously sick. When sick you need your immune system to work at it's best. So I don't overload and bother my body with workout recovery while sick.
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Re: Do you train when sick??!

#6 Postby SeaSiren » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:22 am

VeganEssentials wrote:I've heard the general rule is, if it is above the neck and you feel up to training, go for it, anything below the neck means take time off. I'll train with a minor head cold on occasion, but usually I scale back the weight and do more reps vs. going heavy, as I usually find that I don't feel "all there" when I'm a bit under the weather and it's hard to focus on going heavy.


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Re: Do you train when sick??!

#7 Postby Chili » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:18 am

I train as long as it's just simple sickness like colds, if it gets harder than that, I stop working out!


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