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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Working out when sick

    Hey guys, I get colds all the time, and I mean symptoms are just sore throat/chills/and fatigue..... ok so common sense says it's not a good idea to lift b/c you want your body to rest up and get better. More shock, i.e. lifting, on the body would impede body getting better.

    However, b/c I get sick so often it really messes with my schedule... are there any scientific articles or anything other than common sense that says that working out with mild symptoms of a cold is a bad idea.

    Thanks ahead of time for responses.

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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    I usually work out when sick, unless I'm deathly ill. Getting sick often is usually a sign of a weak immune systyem. Are you taking a Vitamin C supplement? If not, you should start taking one.
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    Don't go to the gym when you're sick. The immune system is temporarily weakened when lifting weights, so there's a good chance you could get others sick. If you're just at home, then I don't see a problem...unless it affects your lifts.
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    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle....5-057-training
    this article talks about lifting when sick, it has some good advice
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    why do you get sick so often?
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    I think it's my sleeping patterns, I go to bed at 3 a.m. and wake up at noon

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    maybe try to kick that habit and try to get a better sleeping pattern
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    People who work out sick are being inconsiderate if the go to the gym to lift weights. Stay home and rest up so you don't infect the rest of us.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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