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Happy Thursday everyone, all geared up to join the rest of the country in traveling to your Thanksgiving dinner locales? Yeah, me neither. Last week I posted about what to do with your training when you're not feeling so hot, today I thought I'd share it for you non social media folks (nothing against it I promise). Hope you all enjoy!
’Tis the season for sneezes and runny noses. Most of us get these and press on with our day no problem, they go away after a day or so. What happens when it doesn’t and you’re now officially sick? Please note, I’m not a doctor, so if you have real concerns about where/if you’re sick and if you can train during said sickness, go see yours, don’t ask me. I recently had to battle a bit of sickness, as one does in this region and time of year, so I figured this might be something others would wonder about, should you or can you train if you’re sick?
Here’s a little flow chart or cheat sheet for you, if you have a head cold and are functioning fine otherwise, you can probably train (more on that in a minute). If you’re feeling like your chest/insides are all gummed up and/ore you’re sick to your stomach (even somewhat), I’d pass on training until that goes away.
If you’re feeling well enough to train and want to, do it. Just consider maybe dialing it down a notch, to start. Do the first few sets, and if you start to feel better, crank it back up for the last couple. Sometimes you don’t need to do your workout and you shouldn’t feel obligated to. Take the day off, live to fight another day. Another option could be, you want to train, but maybe you want to do something lighter. A little bit of mobility, activation and some light movement can sometimes cure what ails ya.
Here’s a simple routine to do for those looking to get some movement in, but aren’t quite in that “CRUSH IT” mind set;
Dead Bugs 2x5/
Hip Flexor Mobility 2x10/
Adductor Dips 2x10/
Quadruped T-Spine Mobility 2x5/
A1) GB Squat 2x10
A2) Band Pull Aparts 2x10
B1) Hip Bridge 2x10-15
B2) Push-Up Plank 2x15s
Go through this little guy and you’ll feel better, but won’t have zapped what little energy you have thanks to that bug that you caught (you might even get a second wind 💨 after a bit of movement). Hopefully this will help you make the decision about training and maybe feel a bit better about not training when you’re not feeling super hot, no shame in it, happens to us all. Have a good one everyone, travel safe and when you get a moment, get after it!
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Jarrod Dyke, CSCS