I'm currently sick, and in general have been getting so a lot lately.
In the past I always trained sick, to the extent that I would as if I were healthy, or as close as I can come.
In experience, I've learned a lion's heart gets you nowhere with a bull's head.
I've learned to stop working out completely when I get sick, whether it's a small cold or an all out flu.
Now I know a lot of you out there will go against this, and train when sick, or at least claim if it's something small then it's worth training for anyways.
But I feel this is a different matter, for I'm not trying to achieve the best gains that I can make for myself temporarily, by -keeping- myself in the best shape possible. I'm 20 years old, im looking to be the best I can long term. I'm currently str, power, and size focused in my training, and i wonder if one can make such gains while ill.
I always looked at it such as this: If your weaker when your sick than you are healthy, then there's no way your gonna break your muscles down and build back up stronger.
Intelligent answers please, not just "I do it so it's ok." Even if your unsure, I appreciate some reasoning behind it.