Lift when a little sick?

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  1. lawrencel715

    lawrencel715 New Member

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    So i have a bit of a cold, and i know i won't be able to lift as much. do you guys go ahead and lift anyway, or take an extra day or two of rest? today would already be my 4th day of rest, since i haven't lifted since wednesday...
     
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    Unless i'm really sick, I still go to the gym.
     
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    and it's not that i don't want to man it up. i'm not that sick, but definitely a bit weaker. just not sure if the rest would be better for me or not, since i've already had so many off-days.
     
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    I personally would take a break because it would be pretty inconsiderate to other people cause you might spread your cold to them.
     
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    If it's a head cold, lift away. If it's a chest cold or stomach problems (yikes) then either stay home or just do light cardio to get the blood pumping some.
     
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    good point. since i go to bally's, maybe i should just use the squat rack and make it a leg day. no one else really uses it there, except the occasional assmunches who do bicep curls on them. they'd deserve getting a cold and avoiding the gym for awhile in that case....
     
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    Its cool, last month I had the Flu for 1 week. I worked out everyday I had the flu including cardio. It was awesome! I felt that everytime I lifted, my body forgot I was sick and I felt brand new, until I got home and rested.
     
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    If one is truly dedicated, there are very few reasons to skip your training session. When one of them shows up, you'll be able to recognize it.
     
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    well i don't see it as a matter of dedication. i'm just deciding whether it'd be more productive to lift more tomorrow (if i get better) rather than lift less today.
     
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    ive read some things on the pros and cons of both. and at the risk of sounding like christophers, at this stage in the game, the benefits of keeping up your routine and not giving yourself excuses outweighs any benefits you may get from one individual exercise day.

    if you skip out because you are sick once, you will find it easier and easier to skip out for other things. I vote don't give yourself that chance.
     
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    I don't worry about the "getting other people sick" bit. Seriously, they're just as likely to get sick from their children, friends, restaurants, what have you. And it's not like they're worried about you.

    General rule I use is- above the neck, go ahead. Below the neck, stay at home. That is- if it's a bit of a cold, I don't let it stop me. If I'm puking, I stay home.
     
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    If I can handle to lift when I'm sick, I'll lift.

    If you can handle it, go ahead and do it.
     
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    No. Don't be the guy who goes to the gym sick and makes everyone else sick.
     
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    i lift, it usually makes my symptoms feel better..
     
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    :greddy: more likely to get sick at the office.
     
  17. Beege

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    depends on which part of your body hurts... My suggestion is, if its your head or your stomach take a break... I worked out hard at the gym on a headache/stomach problem, came home and prompty puked my guts out.
     
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    theres nothing wrong with puking...
     
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    don't you lose a bunch of nutrients puking?
     
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