Training When You’re Sick

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Training When You’re Sick

Hi, I’m Ivana Chapman and today I’m gonna talk to you about training when you’re sick. So first of all, how sick are you? If you’re bedridden and you have a high fever, your body is aching, whatever, you’re obviously not going to work out. It’s gonna do your body a lot more good if you just rest and recover and take a few days. You’ll probably come back stronger after that. However if you just have a cold and you don’t feel too badly, maybe it’s not the first day of the cold and you’re gonna do your weight work out and that’s what I recommend. Get in there and do your weights work out. Probably keep the weights the same if you can, but increase the rest periods that you’re taking. So you might have a hard time breathing so give yourself a chance just to recover. Keep the weights as heavy as you can without causing yourself any injury. It’s not the time to go for a personal best or anything with the weights, but just take it a little bit easier, but as I said maintain the weight, lots of rest in between.

The other thing that you want to avoid during this time is sprint training or high intensity interval training, anything that’s gonna push you too hard. Just keep it to the weight training and give yourself lots of rest and you’ll be back fully functioning in no time.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed today’s tips. If you want more great tips check out my website, IvanaChapman.com. I’ll see you next time.

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Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman BSc BA CSCS is a Canadian fitness and nutrition coach, happy wife, and mom to an energetic 5-year-old boy. She is a writer, published fitness model, speaker, 3rd Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, former World Cup Karate Champion, one-time marathoner, and CBBF National level Natural Bikini competitor. She loves weight training and chocolate, not always in that order of preference.
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