View Full Version : Is it good to work out with a cold?


m00ks
09-28-2004, 01:14 PM
This ****ing cold is putting off my training. I treid working out but I get small headaches. I should rest eh? But then again, it's just a cold no?

theironone
09-29-2004, 01:29 PM
My advice is never train when your ill, if it's a sniffle downgrade the intensity of your session, some is better than nothing but if your a hard trainer then a a week off or a few sessions off won't kill you, obviously if you feel like **** then rest and do as little as possible just eat better so the pounds don't fly on.
Some might disagree but any time i've tried to train through injury or illness i've about killed myself so i'd say no.

elveiel
09-29-2004, 05:33 PM
I have always had problems with illness while i'm training, it really ****s me off! I normally do light training(shadow box etc)and fight it off.

I'm pretty certain its because my training is so intense that it lowers my immune system, i work in an office so i'm at higher risk anyway.

I have started taking a-z vitamins and cod liver oil and havent been ill since december 2003.

Tha Greatest
09-29-2004, 11:04 PM
DO NOT TRAIN WHEN UR SICK
when ur sick it causes lots of ur enzymes not to work in tha body and ur energy will be sucked out

Ranger2408
09-30-2004, 08:57 AM
yeah get to bed and recover then get back to it :p

spinksjinx
09-30-2004, 09:39 AM
This ****ing cold is putting off my training. I treid working out but I get small headaches. I should rest eh? But then again, it's just a cold no?


Lay off any exercises you do, cant really offer anything else to the post because others have put it so nicely...However I would like to include one thing, Getting ill can be a sign of overtraining...I have took my workouts a step at a time and at a much slower pace and I use to get sick atleast every other month and I have been ill free since january 2003

psychopath
10-14-2004, 10:58 PM
This ****ing cold is putting off my training. I treid working out but I get small headaches. I should rest eh? But then again, it's just a cold no?


When you have colds that means your body immune system is low and being attacked by some kind of virus so the best thing to do is rest and let your body recuperate . . . working out at that state won't be helping your body anyway.

Dyl-G
11-23-2004, 05:55 PM
Should I Go To Boxing All I Have Is A Cough But Except For That I Feel Perfectly Normal I Need To Know Cuz Training Is In 30 Min And Im Supposed To Spar Thanks For The Help Yallz

blockburna944
11-23-2004, 06:10 PM
You should probly go and then explain your situation to your trainer/coach. If its a credible person, then they will have the right advice for you about training that day anyway.

Argentina
11-23-2004, 09:03 PM
This ****ing cold is putting off my training. I treid working out but I get small headaches. I should rest eh? But then again, it's just a cold no?

I'd take a break. You don't want to make it worse. Give your body a chance to battle the cold or keep it from succumbing. But some people train through it. To each his own I guess.

Ivansmamma
11-25-2004, 11:04 AM
I heard you could get heart problem from working out with a cold.

BoxingPromoter
12-07-2004, 10:44 AM
Should I Go To Boxing All I Have Is A Cough But Except For That I Feel Perfectly Normal I Need To Know Cuz Training Is In 30 Min And Im Supposed To Spar Thanks For The Help Yallz

I would suggest taking it easy and definately dont go to the gym and get everyone sick. Also, I see no harm in a light shadow boxing workout.

cms
12-07-2004, 05:31 PM
i usually train when im sick but i just train lighter and dont spar

suetombo
12-16-2004, 07:44 PM
just take a week off and wait till your cold has gone mate... you infect other people

abdiel2k3
12-16-2004, 07:48 PM
if u have a cold
u need to work out in the cold
itll make ya stronger
or kill you.....
:confused:
i dont rememebr to be honest
but im pretty sure it makes ya stronger
try it
and get back to me with the results
if i dont hear from ya
i guess it kills ya

Hunna
12-17-2004, 10:45 PM
weight loss, hard training and sustaining high fitness levels makes you ill. in other words, u gotta give ur body a rest. Every now and again, a few situps infront of the TV wont hurt. ;)

Floydmayweather
01-18-2005, 04:54 AM
If u are really feeling sick rest, if u have a stuffy nose work thorugh it.