Yesterday I went to the gym coughing on the way, with just a slight headache, because I didn't want to skip a day. The workout was mediocre and I felt even worse afterwards.
Today, I should've gone normally, but decided to stay at home, since I believe working out while sick only prolongs it, and I doubt you can make great progress, anyway(?).
So today, I was mad all day and felt like destroying things at home because I had never missed a workout before - 100 percent consistent until this day.
Hopefully, tomorrow I will be fine as I didn't work out today, if not, I'm going to be mad as hell and go train anyway.
So, the question is: how okay is it to work out when you're sick? Consequences? Cheers.
02-27-2012, 02:43 PM #1
Slight fever & sore throat: to train, or to not train?
02-27-2012, 02:50 PM #2
02-27-2012, 02:59 PM #3
For me, it depends on how bad my fever is. If it's a slight fever; just a warm body but not energy-draining, workout will actually make me feel a lot better .
If it's worse, I would try to workout anyway, but I won't do as good as I can though. As far as my fever goes, doing workout never prolongs it, probably because it's not an injury.[Watdo?] - Want (''should'' for you naggers) bulk.
Serving true tea for weight-losers
Literally die during squat
Inadequate/improper lifting equipment
Pop music sucker \m/
02-27-2012, 03:00 PM #4
02-27-2012, 03:08 PM #5
Consequences of working out while being sick is a shitty work out. Your energy level is low, you are fatigued, your hormones level are ****ed up...chances are you had poor sleep and poor nutrition. What is the point to go to the gym if you are 99% sure to have poor performance?
Also, your body is busy to eliminate the virus, your recovery wont be good.
A light work out (some cardio, light weight, stretching, etc.) can be good though. It is not grueling and it can boost your metabolism. You will feel better after and I heard it helps to fight virus better. But keep it really easy.☆ ☆ QUEBEC CREW ☆ ☆
OW log :
"Do not disturb a formula that is working well. The aim is to find the optimum intensity, volume and frequency of training that enables YOU to consistently add poundage for a given exercise, and with wich produces growth."
02-27-2012, 03:12 PM #6
02-27-2012, 03:13 PM #7
02-27-2012, 03:13 PM #8
02-27-2012, 03:17 PM #9
02-27-2012, 03:29 PM #10
- Join Date: Jul 2010
- Location: Ontario, Canada
- Stats: 5'11", 195 lbs
- Posts: 1,906
- Rep Power: 61