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Old 12-26-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Reason to Work Out With A Cold - NYTimes Article

Thought someone might find this interesting...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/health/nutrition/25best.html?emPLEASE ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

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Old 12-27-2008, 08:16 AM   #2
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Re: Reason to Work Out With A Cold - NYTimes Article

I'm not sure if that is applicable to the people here. They said people were worked out at 70% of max heart rate. It's not uncommon for a Cfer to hit 85-90% of MHR on a regular basis. I know that in the summer I'll go 95-100% of MHR several times a week and I usually find it better to go for a recovery ride if I do anything while I'm sick. Recovery for me is 65-75% of MHR, so take the article with a grain.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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Re: Reason to Work Out With A Cold - NYTimes Article

working out with a cold causing a slight fever, runny nose, sneezing ain't bad. working out while dealing with phleghm, chest congestion and coughing your lungs out is a miserable experience. Tried filthy 50 and fran a few weeks ago with such and failed early on in a hack off.

because of the cold, i'm still having a helluva time with coughing. my friend had something similar and it was some sort of virus he had to take antibiotics for a week to clear up because it just wouldnt go away
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:43 AM   #4
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Re: Reason to Work Out With A Cold - NYTimes Article

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working out with a cold causing a slight fever, runny nose, sneezing ain't bad. working out while dealing with phleghm, chest congestion and coughing your lungs out is a miserable experience. Tried filthy 50 and fran a few weeks ago with such and failed early on in a hack off.

Because of the cold, i'm still having a helluva time with coughing. my friend had something similar and it was some sort of virus he had to take antibiotics for a week to clear up because it just wouldnt go away
That's what I'm dealing with too. Did you lose your voice at any point? I sounded like Jesse Ventura after two packs of butts for a few days there.

Thanks for the hint about avoiding met-cons while hacking. I may try some backed-off strength stuff today, but I'll avoid anything cardio-y.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
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Re: Reason to Work Out With A Cold - NYTimes Article

pure strength or lifting can be done if you can concentrate and doesnt bring the hacking attack on ground like some airborne biological warfare. it's typically a little sub par, but dealable

no, i haven't lost my voice but i have this feeling in the back of my throat that i could cough at any moment since thanksgiving. it acts up definitely during metcon and somewhat when i bike ride to work or the gym, etc. cold air doesn't help any or f'n roommates drying out the home with the central air.

ricolas and water have been helping me. milk doesnt really exarcerbate the problem. in fact, holiday food around my family has been killing me. let's eat f'n rice. what you don't want to eat rice? how about some rice with that? i've aten my fair share of pork fried rice just cause i wouldnt eat anything else and its been causing problems.

ive been really trying to stay away from sugar since it suppresses your immune system only drinking a big glass of apple or orange fresh squeezed every few days
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:28 AM   #6
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Re: Reason to Work Out With A Cold - NYTimes Article

Just be careful you aren't infecting anyone else......Also, your resistance when you are feeling a bit out of sorts will be down and subject you to possibly more serious illness, IMHO....
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