Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by callmejim, Feb 9, 2007.
Got a cold can I lift or do cardio or should I let my body heal up?
What are your symptoms?
Usually, above the neck= go work out, below the neck= take the day off. If it's just a stuffy nose sort of thing, you're ok; if you've got a fever/really achy/vomiting, take the day off.
I never really got a straight answer about working out sick. I tend to not go if I'm having body ache pains from a cold/flu
sore throat, runny nose, body kinda feels weak.
I'd say go, start off light, and see how you feel. If you start to feel worse, just cut it short and go home and don't feel bad about it.
it depends, if you are mentally into it, then do it. if you're not feeling pumped up and would probably half ass it, i would say no.
it's a good thing you guys don't worry about passing on your sickness to others at the gym that will use the shit after ya'll.
Fuck no, I don't worry. That's what cleaning machines is for. Plus you're contagious before you get symptoms anyways.
And I really hate this attitude. I'm not going to short myself or my training program for a bunch of people I don't know who have their own germs they spread around. Wash your hands before and after you workout, don't touch your eyes or mouth till you do, and let what happens happen.
ok I'm convinced, so should I lower my reps also? I'm doing NoQuarter's routine so today is arm day and there's so many exercise today.
Unfortunately there is no absolute answer for you. Do what elfling stated earlier and start a little slow and see how you feel.
Squirt some afrin up your nose, take a bunch of caffeine and ephedrine and go nutz!!
i was hoping i would set some PRs if i got the flue
There's more germs on the handles of shopping carts than any other surface, some article I just saw today said.
You can't make yourself an island, you're going to run into germs. Eat well, keep your fluids up, take your multi, vitamin C, yadda yadda.
That said- if Extremez had said he was sick as fuck with a productive cough, I'd say stay home. Just a little sniffle/sore throat, whatever.
if youre sick stay home. no one at the gym wants to get your shitty sickness
Afrin frickin owns
you're a germaphobe aren't you
i just really hate getting/being sick. the documentaries about ringworms and all that crap, kinda help that too
i only get sick from playing beer pong
if I feel something in my entire body then I'll avoid physical exertion.... but like Elfing said, if it's a stuffy nose type thing I think it's ok.
instead of a water cup, you should have a Purell cup.
Theres diffrent kinds of germs, if some dude has the flu at my gym and is on the bench next to me hacking all over me he shouldnt be there.
Besides most germs die off rather quickly, but not if the germ is still in the gym with you
i got sick atonight but i'm aplyaing tomorrowo