Working out while sick?
- 09-20-2008, 03:58 PM
- 09-20-2008, 07:17 PM
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.
09-20-2008, 07:19 PM
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!
09-20-2008, 07:36 PM
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.
09-20-2008, 07:42 PM
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.
09-20-2008, 07:56 PM
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.
09-20-2008, 08:13 PM
09-20-2008, 08:17 PM
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.
09-20-2008, 08:20 PM
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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09-21-2008, 01:04 AM
09-21-2008, 02:56 AM
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.
09-21-2008, 03:21 AM
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.
09-21-2008, 01:07 PM
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.......
09-21-2008, 11:59 PM
09-22-2008, 09:27 AM
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
09-27-2008, 12:26 AM
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
10-05-2008, 12:46 AM
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!
10-05-2008, 02:49 AM
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.
10-11-2008, 09:18 PM
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
10-11-2008, 09:25 PM
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.
11-16-2008, 10:06 PM
i wud suggest take a week off for recovery, and take 10 grams of glutamine to help fast recovery. if ur sick means ur over fatigue, REST is the best solution.
11-19-2008, 08:57 PM
Funny i saw this post today! I went to the gym this morning and about mid way through my chest workout i got stomach craps.. thought i had to duece, while i was sittin on the throne, i had to puke, puked 4 times, all water... needless to say i went home, i was all shaky and weak, it would have been pointless to finish..hope its just the 24 hour bug...
I agree, with just the sniffles I workout as much as I can but its all up to the way each individual feels... just make sure to drink PLENTY of water
11-19-2008, 09:09 PM
I used to work in a pharmacy and I got sick ALL the time. I kinda got used to working out sick... I would be in the gym squattin heavy with a 101 fever or bronchitis. After I left the pharmacy I never got sick again... When I did work out sick I would always wear gloves and wash my hands before and after working out. Even being sick all the time I still saw some minor gains
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