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    Default How should you train if you have Cov19 ?

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    I suspected I have Covid since last week and my wife has tested positive. I havenít felt like lifting, but lifted light on Thursday. I was supposed to run an 1RM test day on Saturday but didnít feel well enough. I would normally begin training today (tues) and I feel well enough to lift light, but Iím wary of pushing myself and sometimes itís better not to push, particularly as Iím 60 and recovery is at a premium.

    Advice welcome.

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    Same way you train with the flu. If you have a fever, don't train. If you just don't feel good, train light.

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    I tested positive for it. Set a deadlift PR the next day.

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    This is true of all infectious illness, but if you train at a public gym, don't go and risk infecting others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Same way you train with the flu. If you have a fever, don't train. If you just don't feel good, train light.
    Cheers. Will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by atw_abn View Post
    I tested positive for it. Set a deadlift PR the next day.
    That’s probably not going to happen the way I feel.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewLewis View Post
    This is true of all infectious illness, but if you train at a public gym, don't go and risk infecting others.
    Luckily I now have my own gym setup and I’m in quarantine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Same way you train with the flu. If you have a fever, don't train. If you just don't feel good, train light.
    curious, what's the rationale on the fever thing?

    (i assuming he's training at home, and we are not talking about a spreading risk or something)

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    If you have a fever, you're probably contagious. But you already know that, so what's your point?

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    Nockian, I had COVID in early April. Never had a fever. I did sleep impressive hours in the initial days of illness. Woke up and had breakfast. Took a nap. Woke up and had lunch. Took a nap. Woke up and had dinner. Thought it might be too early to go to bed at 7:30 pm, but I did, and I slept until morning!!!

    I was ready to train again in my home gym by about Day 12. I backed off on the weight on the bar and it was smooth sailing. I'm 57.

    My sense of smell is still not operating at 100%. Everything else seems fine.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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