Do you workout when you have a cold or other minor sickness, or take a break until your well?
Light exercise is ok, but an intense workout with weights might slow down the healing process. Of course, what you should do and what actually going to happen is a bit different, imo. I will always make it to the gym unless I'm really sick.
it really depends how sick you are, i mean if u have a minor cold, hell yea go pump the weights, but if u have a fever or something along that nature, get better!
If it's something major, it totally throws off my lift, rendering it pretty much pointless anyways. If it's a cold or something minor, I can get through it pretty well.
I work out even when sick.......
Unless body fluids(waste or vomit) are leaving my body, I will go to the gym....
It has been years since that has happened..........decades actually.
yaa u asshol*s that workout sick.lolol.. thats why i got sick, from someone in the gym.. i was out for 3 weeks. i lost like 10 lbs.
get better, then hit the weights.
me? lol i always jump in the steam room after a workout then straight to the showers.
and oh... its my fault i got sick? i also take vitaminC before and after a workout
EDIT: and bottom line is that if ur sick you shouldent be in a public place shaking hands and touching doors and crap.
I felt major colds coming on and slight feverish, but after a good run it was smashed, but for me it's one of those listen to your body kind of things. I can tell if I'm good to go or should go work out or if it'll only make it worse.
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Cold, cough, is no problem.
Diarrhea, flu, is totally a different story.
If its a slight issue, then i can still do cardio. But i dont do weights when I have a cold or whatnot, it drains ALL of my strength. Rather just take a few days to recoop, the muscles are more than ready by the time you get back to make up for it.
if im SICK then no... if I am slightly under the weather with the sniffles or small cough then ya I will do a workout with les intensity and it tends to help it actually.... SICK still is different to me, if Im all achey, have a temp and the chills or am shiittin my brains out no thank you I rest up.
im around lots of people and lots of kids..........
Im telling,,,,,,,,,,,,,wash those d i c k beaters and you will be just fine.....
or your body is weak and cant fight off illness....
I wash my hands when entering the gym and when exiting, I make it a point not to touch face or eyes while in the gym..... Then i wash hands at home again prior to making post workout drink.....
I get sick once a year or less.......... usually 3 days.......
Thanks for all the input. Next time its just the sniffles i'll shake it off with a good run.
it always makes me feel better ill lift like normal and then go sit in the sauna for 30mins i have yet to find a cold that i couldnt work threw
but ill goto the gym if i have diareah or something, just make sure its not leg day, and that i get as much out as i can before hand lol
throwing up is different. if i do it and feel better ill go, ....
theres always circumstances
if i have a cold i wont lift too heavy,but if i got a fever or my body aches then ill just wait till i get better.2 days max!
Being sick is when I have to take off work or not do other things. If I am sick there is no way I am going to the gym. I can't give it my all when I'm sick. A cold or something,that's fine.
if the sickness is only above the neck then go for it but keep the intensity lower then you usually would but if its a sickness making u dizzy and your body tired then let your body rest
do the head test.
if your symptoms are above your neck then don't be a ***** and work out!
if your symptoms are below your neck, take the rest.