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Training with flu(8 posts)

Training with fluPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Dec 4, 2002 11:25 AM
I have a flu that makes my stomach queesy at times and have a big headache with some soreness... should I take a couple days completely off or do a limited ammount of intensity?

re: Training with flubrider
Dec 4, 2002 11:28 AM
Don't train with muscle soreness. Bad idea.

If you don't have muscle soreness (or after it's subsided), then it's okay to do :IGHT intensity riding. Essentially you induce an artificial fever which helps fight the virus. However you need to keep it LIGHT and short, as you will easily exhaust yourself and make things worse.
My ruleSteve_0
Dec 4, 2002 11:47 AM
If you feel so sick that you dont WANT to train, then youre too sick to train.

Regardless, id limit the intensity so you dont overtax the immunity.
Sometimes the best "Training" is rest...James OCLV
Dec 4, 2002 11:59 AM
If you have a fever and soreness, your body is probably expending an exhorbant amount of energy fighting your illness - it can't afford to spare any resources towards recovery from training.

I would take a couple of days completely off... You might loose a little fitness (probably not any at all), but by training through the flu you will probably loose much more.

Remember, train with a purpose. Realistically, what would you expect to gain by training in your condition?
RestCaptain Morgan
Dec 4, 2002 1:09 PM
I have had the stomach thing for a week now. As soon as I feel better, I eat a big meal and then exercise, and have now relapsed for the third time. I wish I had taken it easy and made sure I was 100%.
If you are riding with flu, it ain't training. nmMB1
Dec 4, 2002 5:22 PM
...or it ain't flu! nmLeroy
Dec 5, 2002 7:26 AM
Relax and rest...take a chill pill (nm)TREKY
Dec 4, 2002 6:03 PM