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    Minor Cold, Should I Lift or Rest a Day?

    Wrong forum probably I know, quick question though.

    I'm currently on a cycle, and obviously want to make the most of it, however, I woke up yesterday feeling kind of run down and now feel like I've caught one of those "24 hour bugs." My body feels kind of sore, nose is a little stuffed, etc. Nothing too major, but I think I am going to take a night off from the gym tonight and hopefully I'll be at 100% by tomorrow. Does everyone think this is reasonable? I hate missing a night at the gym, but I think I'd be better off skipping tonight and resting up.

    I feel that if I go tonight I won't be 100% into it, feeling worse off when I finish training knowing that I didn't give it my all and in addition, I feel as though I'll be much weeker, etc.

    Well if anyone has any positive's to taking the night off, it would make me feel that much less guility, lol. Thanks!

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    I had a bad cold last week and worked out almost every day hard. My feeling is if you can push yourself to do it then go for it.

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    ya bro take the night off. its all about rest and recovery. working out with a cold for 1 isnt fun and 2 you feel like shit. stay home stay low on the carbs and lay in bed all day after work and catch up on movies or tv.

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    I agree with JUNE,

    There is no point in exercising when your sick. It is a systemic shock and the body in a lot of ways reacts the same to a bout of exercise as it does to an illness. You will inhibit both process, growth and recovery and retard your immune system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    I agree with JUNE,

    There is no point in exercising when your sick. It is a systemic shock and the body in a lot of ways reacts the same to a bout of exercise as it does to an illness. You will inhibit both process, growth and recovery and retard your immune system.
    i agree,ive worked out many times when i felt like i was comming down with a cold and have regretted it the next day.i think exercise temporarilly weekens our immune system and allows the cold to take hold.just my experiance and opinion though as i have no scientific evidence to back this up.

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    hope u feel better...so did u rest?

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