Working out v.cold/bronchitis

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  1. fahrfrumlosin

    fahrfrumlosin OT Supporter

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    Ok forgive this stupid post but I want to ask OT's opinions...

    Over the last 3 days, I've contracted some crazy cold thats made me lose my voice, stuffy nose, constant coughing. Bad enough, I took a day off from work to relax and rest for a day. Well later that night I decided to see if I how well i'd be at the gym. Mind you during the course of this day and the previous days, I've been taking Dayquil / Robitussin for my cough.

    Working my arms, I felt fine. Even was able to max out.
    Moving onto shoulders, I was OK as well and maxxed out.

    During cardio, which in my case is on an elliptical machine, I found I was only able to stay on 10min before seriously losing my breath. I normally can stay on 35-42min at high intensity. I was seriously winded for a good 5min after this and called it quits for the night.

    Now im debating whether to go back tonight or not, maybe not till I can breath normally. What's OT's opinion on this?
     
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    shouldnt have went in the first place. not only for your own health, but your putting everyone around you at the gym at risk of your sickness.

    i'd stay home until your fully recovered. im sure your cold will be away within 2-3 days. consider it your long break from weight lifting
     
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    Yeah I started feeling pretty shit last night, still have a headache today so I'm planning to wait a couple of days before I go to the gym next.
     
  4. GND

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    perhaps you should go to a doctor
     
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    Jam_Master_J New Member

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    That was a dumb idea to work out while you were sick, spreading your disease ridden filth to all the well meaning gym goers. Stay home, rest up, have your boyfriend come over and fill your throat up with some spermitusun.
     
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    Listen to your body. I went when I was sick and did allright. Just keep washing your hands and cough into your sleeve/armpit.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Did you set personal records in concentration curls and rear delt flyes?
     
  8. fahrfrumlosin

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    I wouldn't say I set records, but in terms of my progress, I am progressing well considering.

    I haven't been to the gym in 2 days, still coughing...hopefully this will pass over soon.
     
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