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post #16 of 20
You have to know your body. There are times when I am sick/hungover and workout and feel much better afterward. When I am sick due to a virus or something of that nature I get my rest. My body needs to recover and putting it through the gauntlet at the gym isn't going to help. I'm a fan of a hot steamy shower then a nice nap/night's rest.
post #17 of 20
So I have whatever viral URI or flu is going around right now.

Is it a bad idea to go running and/or swimming with this? My main symptoms are sinus and nasal congestion, low grade fever, pharyngitis, and headache.

I figure that lifting moderate weights should be okay right? Probably should avoid heavy cardio though?

Gotta get some tamiflu...
post #18 of 20
Just sit back and take it easy. If you work out now chances are you'll be tired for your big game. Only time I ever worked out whilst sick, turned out I had glandular fever and my doctor chewed me out for exercising as my spleen could have ruptured. Never again. Listen to your body. If it's saying you're tired and sick, lie in bed and rest.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by sportin_life View Post
So I have whatever viral URI or flu is going around right now.

Is it a bad idea to go running and/or swimming with this? My main symptoms are sinus and nasal congestion, low grade fever, pharyngitis, and headache.

I figure that lifting moderate weights should be okay right? Probably should avoid heavy cardio though?

Gotta get some tamiflu...


Scrap my earlier reply, you're taking the piss even considering weights/cardio with these symptoms. Consider 3 days off working out due to this virus or 2-3 weeks off due to complications owing to not resting up.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by sportin_life View Post
So I have whatever viral URI or flu is going around right now.

Is it a bad idea to go running and/or swimming with this? My main symptoms are sinus and nasal congestion, low grade fever, pharyngitis, and headache.

I figure that lifting moderate weights should be okay right? Probably should avoid heavy cardio though?

Gotta get some tamiflu...

If you have the flu, you wouldn't have the energy to work out. Plus, don't be the jerk who gets everyone at the gym sick. Thats why I much prefer to run when I'm not feeling well...I sweat more, and I don't risk infecting hundreds of others.
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