is it ok to work out when sick?

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  1. ND379

    ND379 New Member

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    my whole family is sick with the runny nose, sore throat, congestion crap. i noticed this morning at the gym that my workout was twice as hard to do as usual and i think it's because i'm getting sick as well. i have a runny nose but that's it so far. it's ok if i still go to the gym tomorrow right? its my cardio day and i'm trying to lose weight so i really want to go but not if it's going to hurt me :hs:
     
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    i'd stay home for a couple of days and just keep your diet in check
     
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    i say its fine to work out when your sick... might be as hard... but it just makes me feel like ive accomplished more when i do it...
     
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    I actually enjoy working out when I'm sick, as it makes me feel a lot better. Make sure to drink extra water though.
     
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    i've heard that when you work out it lowers your immune system for a short time. is this true? if so that would just make me get even sicker.
     
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    NickStam Buy Low, Sell High

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    I usually go when I'm sick, put i get nowhere close to my max numbers, and i don't do cardio.
     
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    dude, when your sick your body uses EVERYTHING you have towards your immune system, so if you're not fully recovered from a workout then you're weakening your immune system because your body has to use resources for recovery as well. rest, sleep fucking sleep and eat easily digestible foods.

    are we talking about like a fever here? cuz if we are, stay warm as hell and take hot baths, eat alot of vitamin C, and help flush it out.


    just dont workout, a few days getting well is better than risking it getting worse and being out for longer. you're not gonna lose any gains.
     
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    not a good idea as stated above
     
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    who are you talking to :hsugh:
    im a girl, and its a runny nose...no fever. no infection as someone else mentioned...just a runny nose.
     
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    as opposed to the pussyhurt crew ;)
     
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    I'm with the others who said it's not a good idea. Rather take a few days off and get lots of rest so you can return to full health sooner. I tried to tough it out at the gym when I got sick last month and what was just a routine common cold ended up taking over a week to go away. Rest up
     
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    yeah im kinda torn too. i get sad just thinking about not going to the gym tomorrow. but i don't want to get sicker either. i'm drinking OJ to boost my immune system. and i saw a commercial for these new immune system boosting drinks...so i might go get some of those. :dunno:
     
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    :hs: :( ok. i hate this...i really want to go :( o well, i better rest
     
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    I think its okay...depending on how sick you are. I like to for psychological reasons.
    I would just stick to light cardio though at most. Working out with weights supposedly taxes the immune system in the hours following the workout.
     
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    i would just walk on the treadmill for 90 mins....the most intense would be a brisk 3.6 mph walk on a incline of 7.
     
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    that's where i got sick....damn people not cleaning off the freaking machines after they use them :rant:

    but i dont thin i would get anyone sick from using a treadmill that i wpie off afterwards :dunno:
     
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    :squint: don't hit me...o wait..slap me harder :naughty:

    i have the lozenges and dayquil (my SO is sick so he bought it) and i've been drinking OJ.
     
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    cold - yes

    sick - no
     
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    Isn't there some viruses that are supposedly mostly found in gyms?

    You should get back at them by not wiping.
     
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    the people at your gym are going to hate you when you get them all sick.
     
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    I clamp 45 lb plates under my armpits while rubbing my ass crack along the bar and coughing on the bench press. :coold:
     
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    :rofl:
    i'm not a mean person though :hs: i wish i was...but i'm not. i even went out and bought my own antibacterial wipes so i could clean after myself. I'm kind of an ass about it though....i make sure EVERYONE that is even remotely near me sees me cleaning up after mylsef so that they might think "hey i should do that too"
     
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    i hate them for getting me sick...and no two wrongs dont make a right...but i dont think i will get anyone sick....i wipe after myself and i dont talk to or breath on anyone
     
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    you bolded the wrong part :o
    the "my SO" part should have been ;)
     
  25. ScubaMatt

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    i worked out a couple times when i was sick, all it did was make me feel worse and increase the length of the cold
     
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