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I find it hard to achieve results when ill anywhere near the results i achieve when not ill.
I'd imagine it's a bad idea
TRAIN THROUGH THE PAIN
I've done it in the past but I've found it prolongs the illness (if it's a cold/flu or something). I agree, it's much less effective.
1. Even if you do bother to go and train chances are you're not going to be able to work as hard or as well as before
2. You stand a good chance of weakening your immune system further and setting back your recovery
If you rest it out you stand a good chance of getting over whatever you're going through quicker and be able to get more workouts in in the long run.
Definitely not a good idea. Your body is weak as it is so there is no point in putting any further strain on it.
As long as it's just a cold I screw it and go - been going well so far. Anything more serious than that is a different matter.
i dont normally go if im unwell, usually because im too unwell to do non training activities yet alone go and lift heavy weights....also its not very pleasant for the others in the gym if youre sneezing around the place!
When I had a cold, I actually found going to the gym helped as it "sweated" the cold out of me. But anything worse than a cold and I'm usually not well enough to even walk about never mind work out.
a few weeks ago i had infections in both ears, felt very dizzy and found it harder than usual to walk as my ballance was off, but still trained. this happened the day after squats, and i trained bench and deadlift that week and hit pbs. sometimes you have to man up, but if i was seriously ill i woulnd'nt train because it would be stupid to let others catch it.
My perception is that its alright to do a little training (not intense, but a lighter version) if you're just a little little bit ill. However if you're clearly ill its a no-no. Taking a few days off of your exercise routine ain't gonna kill ya. Sometimes those few extra days of rest could be just what your body needed.
Depends what I'm out with.
I know a few folk that have tried to get back into exercise too early after muscle injuries and injured themselves further. That's not something I'd ever do.
If it's anything more than a head cold then no. If it's just a head cold then I'll go out for a light jog or a walk with my dog, but anything other than that then it's just rest and patience.
Resting should be as important as training
I always seem to be ill, so I wouldn't get any training done if I didn't.
....I took two months off training and remained ill so just started again :/
i used to do this mate, really dnt recommend it, cos it just makes it take alot longer for you 2 get better. so tehres no realy benifit, when ill jst look after urself, eat drink loadsssss and rest and as soon as ur better start again. (like i am right now)
It depends what you have. Common cold/Freshers flu etc, train through it, if it's worse than that, don't. Apply discretion. I've got the flu/a chest infection atm, haven't trained since Friday. For me it's like going cold turkey and i'm suffereing withdrawal, but I know it's better for me really.
I don't enjoy the workout, feel **** and weak, and make the illness much worse and last longer. So no, when I'm ill I avoid any strenuous physical, and mental, activities.