🔥 WORKING OUT WHILE SICK by @mattmcleod6
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I’ve been ravenously washing my hands lately because it seems as though every person I talk to is sick. And if you think about it, the gym is probably INFESTED with tons of germs.
Let’s discuss what you should do if you’re sick:
🔹First, if you’re contagious, don’t go. Obviously. But second, think long-term. Being away from the gym for a few days (or sometimes weeks) will not cause any muscle loss. If anything, you probably need it. Any “losses” you think happened are just due to loss of glycogen and water in your muscles — making you look small and smooth. It will come back when you lift again.
🔹If your sickness is occurring above the neck, you need to make a judgement call. @jeffnippard
gave a great recommendation in his YouTube video on this subject and said to start off doing 10-20 minutes of cardio and see how you feel. If you feel better (honestly) after cardio, maybe consider lifting. If you feel worse, just leave and try again tomorrow.
🔹I think the best ways to prevent getting sick are to wash your hands regularly (shocker), eat your fruits and veggies (another shocker), get 7+ hours of sleep per night (super ground-breaking advice here), and if you feel like you’re about to get sick or are about to be exposed to a lot of germs (airplane, traveling, etc.), try consuming 1-2g of vitamin C per day. More is not better.
Hope this helps and now go wash your hands, you gross mfer. ;)
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