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  • May 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm #1282

    Just have caught the cold and flu few days ago. Nose is all congested, heaps of flem, and a slight coughing has now developed. Is it fine to weight train when having these sicknesses?



    May 7, 2010 at 11:41 pm #8881

    Take a break if it isn’t good. You won’t be recovering well if you stress your body (goes for both muscles and immune system). The quicker you are back healthy the quicker you can train properly.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm #8879

    Rule of thumb: If the symptoms are above the neck, okay to train. But what Dave says goes as well.

    If symptoms below the neck do not train. Training with chest infections etc can lead to serious complications. This happened to a Nth Sydney Bears player many years ago if my memory serves me well.

    May 11, 2010 at 1:44 am #8880

    Dr J is right a runny nose is nothing but if you start coughing a lot etc you need to rest.

    May 14, 2010 at 6:37 am #8878

    Whats your body saying to you?

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    April 23, 2021 at 10:32 pm #17902

    The answer to this question depends on the nature of your illness. Is it a cold, the flu or an allergy? Most people confuse a cold with the flu, which are caused by different viruses. It is true that the symptoms of these two illnesses are similar. With a cold, you have a runny nose, feel tired and weak. Muscle aches often appear but they are not very intense. You may also have a fever and headaches, but the symptoms are not very marked.

    The flu, on the other hand, is much more aggressive and its symptoms appear suddenly: high fever, great fatigue, aches and pains… You are not well at all and you end up confined to bed for several days.

    It is important to know that the immune system is strongly taxed in case of flu. Training in these conditions will not only be detrimental to muscle growth but also to your health.

    Source : Paul

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