Curious what if you guys go to the gym anyways and do what you can do while sick...or do you take however much time off is needed to get well first? I lean towards going to the gym and doing something...When I take time off from being sick I feel lie I lose so much strength and size that I hate not pushing through a stomach bug or flu etc.. However when I'm sick I dont push myself. Just want to know what you guys do as we all deal with sickness.
I don't go if I'm real sick. I hate spreading bugs and there is no way your not going to infect your gym. I hate when I see someone lumbering through a workout coughing all over the place, touching the equipment...etc
Don't train if you are sick. Your body is working overtime to recover as it is. Go for a walk if you must do something but rest is what you need most to get better.
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It depends what kind of sick. If I'm coughing, chest congestion, body aching etc, I stay home, if I have a little head cold, sinus problems, etc I'll still go. At the end of the day, just listen to your body if you feel you're getting worse.
I train as best I can - just reduce the intensity because my body is already fighting to recover. Staying out of the gym is much harder mentally than going, and I believe that a light workout actually aids or facilitates recovery. Or so I tell myself, so I have an excuse to go train.