Glad I posted this, my arm is feeling mostly better now, but I’ve never been dehydrated before so maybe it is best I don’t train for another week and let myself fully recover. Good lookin out[/quote]
I personally think that if you can physically train, then you might as well.
What’s the worst that can happen if you start training when you are ill/ dehydrated, the probability of you dying or feeling worse after training is very small.
If anything, I can only see training as making you feel better. I always feel better when I lift weights, whether I’m ill, feeling lazy or feeling fantastic, guarenteed, when I lift weights, I feel better.
I should point out at this stage that you know your body better than anyone else and that if you think training will make you feel worse/ cause injury/ cause your death then it’s pretty safe to say that you should rest it up. It’s your call.[/quote]
You do realize that dehydration can kill you, right?[/quote]
I’m pretty sure you’re a medical student or some shizzle (no disrespect intended if I am wrong) so you clearly know more than me about the effects of dehydration (and pretty much everything else for that matter). I am also not trying to start arguments, and the rest of this text should be read from the point of me asking a genuine question, as opposed to arguing with someone who is clearly more knowledgeable than myself.
Surely dehydration is not going to outright kill you instantly with no symptoms other than muscle cramps (which are getting better by the ops own admission). I’d assume you’d suffer from dizziness, seizures & fainting, or at least more than just muscle cramps long before you die.
The fact the OP is asking the question must show that he is fine to lift some weights, if you were suffering from dehydration that was severe enough to kill you, would you really need to ask the question, surely you’d be in such a poor state of health that the thought of exercise wouldn’t even cross your mind.[/quote]
Haha, I am a medical student and I never claimed I know everything (I have alot to learn) and my statement wasn’t meant as an argument either. I just wanted to make sure the OP realized that working out while dehydrated, although you can do it, is not something you really should do. I would probably not advocate lifting weights if you are in that situation only because you can do serious damage even if you don’t die. And not just biochemically…it’s easy enough to hurt yourself physically with weights when you are at your peak, so it would be even easier to hurt yourself while dehydrated in the gym. Also, while you are totally correct on the symptoms, some people will experience it in a drastically different timeline where death could occur sooner rather than later. So, no argument and I do agree with you!