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2014/12/07 17:14:39 (permalink)
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Flu / cold

Ok... We have all been there training n diet going well n you catch the flu or cold, stuffed up, coughing, blowing snot out 24/7 so after a week I am feeling myself again but chest is still making me cough n I'm bringing up mucus still would you guys go back to the gym or continue to rest ? Also any tips to get back to health
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/07 17:26:36 (permalink)
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Most people will say that if you're beginning to feel well then you should go back to training. Personally, I'm of the view that when you're ill your body needs rest until you're better. I'd give it a few more days myself.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/07 17:42:12 (permalink)
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Also any tips to get back to health

Stay in bed as much as possible, eat as much as possible, take some extra vitC and be patient. Viruses make their cycle.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/07 18:25:32 (permalink)
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Had a right stinker for a long time, i think tren heavily suppressed my immune system as it took ages to shift despite lots of vitc.
 
Andrographis is the only thing i've taken that made a marked improvement.
 
Doesn't help the poles at work don't believe in going docs, so i wind up getting all sorts from them.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/07 19:33:50 (permalink)
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Plenty of citrus fruits. Rest.
But maybe a short workout if energy levels aren't too bad.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/07 19:49:58 (permalink)
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At this stage I would go for a jog outside. It will help mobilise sputum and clear your lungs.

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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/07 19:58:17 (permalink)
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As for vitamin C, there is no evidence to suggest it will speed up the recovery of a cold once you have become symptomatic. There is a small amount of evidence to suggest that if it is taken all year round that it will help slightly.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/07 21:28:27 (permalink)
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Yea the overdose on vit c is a bit of a myth.
 
Nothing for a common cold but to treat symptoms as best as you can, benyln etc is good stuff.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/07 22:27:58 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby alekan 2014/12/10 17:55:57
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I find the only thing that helps colds and flu is to stay in bed and moan like fcuk. If you can call into radio talk shows and tell them how sick you are then all the better. The more you moan the more beneficial it becomes.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/09 20:33:39 (permalink)
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I have cough and flue several times of the year, I just tend to ignore it and still go to gym. I think its more of a personal choice, there is no correct answer to that.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/09 20:37:23 (permalink)
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Bit of a cold never bothers me, I'm certainly not going to confine myself to the house because of it.
 
Flu? well that's different, if you have flu I very much doubt you would ever entertain the thought of training

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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/09 20:41:16 (permalink)
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I have cough and flue several times of the year, I just tend to ignore it and still go to gym. I think its more of a personal choice, there is no correct answer to that.


nobody trains with flu, people can train with colds , from experience flu will leave you bed ridden , people with colds often think they have flu ( commonly known as man-flu)
 
would agree vit c is a myth , but half a squeezed lemon in warm water definitely eases symptoms , better than paracetamol for me. 
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Re: 2014/12/10 08:50:27 (permalink)
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Yeh go to the gym, cough and snot everywhere. From my experience people love that and everyone else wants a bit.
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/10 10:36:03 (permalink)
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Bit of a cold never bothers me, I'm certainly not going to confine myself to the house because of it.
 
Flu? well that's different, if you have flu I very much doubt you would ever entertain the thought of training


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I think many people confuse a cold with flu.

  




 
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/10 13:03:53 (permalink)
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I agree that its sensible to stay away until you are recovered, it just seems like common sense to me.  When I train I like to train hard feel like I have pushed myself, it seems silly to even attempt a workout that is obviously going to be a disappointment.  
 
On the other hand when I worked in the gym the done thing was to come to the gym even if you are at deaths door (making sure that everyone else gets to enjoy your germs too)  and perform the most pathetic workout based on going through the motions, while seeing yourself as some sort of martyr for putting the effort (if you can call it that!) in. 
 
Its all about being honest with yourself I think. If you genuinely are better but just have a little sniffle, then you know your body better than anyone else -  make the decision that you are well again and go back, but don't push your luck! 

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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/10 13:30:56 (permalink)
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If its real Flu then no I would wait until I was fully recovered, made this mistake before and the virus bite back hard and I lost even more training time.
Common cold? then as above advise, some gentle cardio would help the lungs clear and recover just watch the cold air at this time of year.
Also you`re not going to make yourself popular spreading it round the gym.

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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/10 13:51:56 (permalink)
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Just had 2 weeks off the gym due to flu bed ridden the whole time got in there this morning for the first time just a 30 minute shoulder session easy does it I'm still not hundred percent
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/10 13:51:56 (permalink)
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Just had 2 weeks off the gym due to flu bed ridden the whole time got in there this morning for the first time just a 30 minute shoulder session easy does it I'm still not hundred percent
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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/10 15:50:04 (permalink)
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Do any of you really suffer that badly when when you have a cold? I have had some of my best session when feeling a bit groggy, honestly. Only 2-3 weeks ago I had a week under the weather and every session was a blinder (felt wiped out in the evening but in the morning when I train I nailed it, maybe it would be different if I trained late)
 
Obviously it does depend how I feel, I do know if I'm up for it or not

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Re: Flu / cold 2014/12/10 18:01:30 (permalink)
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Currently recovering from tonsillitis. Feeling exhausted, and still have to get 7 more days of antibiotics. They kicked in fast, and I can now eat. Yesterday I couldn't even swallow my saliva. Luckily I'm not on some cycle 
Bottom line, if you have some serious illness don't even think to go to the gym.
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