[quote]Houshin Akai wrote:
You missed something important from that article:
If your symptoms are below the neck, forget about intense strength training.
Lay off the intense stuff for a bit. Oh, and make sure to eat enough… all I remember from bronchitis is the constant throwing up from any food whatsoever… if you can train I guess it isn’t that bad…
But still… respiratory tract - don’t mess with it. Relax for a bit and treat it like a deload.[/quote]
Right. Somet things you can train through, and if you’re serious-especially if you have athletic goals and you train mostly to complement though-you should train through. No one should train through bronchitis. You’ll just be sicker longer and have bad workouts. Training through serious illness can be worse than useless.
That said…I did run in a championship track meet [States] one year right after a bout with pneumonia. I think I’ve also played a big soccer game or two while very ill. But unless you’ve got a team counting on you, take a rest.