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I am training for mma, but have beensidelined for 2 weeks because of bronchitus, with just a bit of chestcongestion. Should I begin to train again?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

The danger of training while sick is not allowing your body to rest, thereby prolonging your illness.
If you are only mildly affected by your symptoms, go for it.

In brief: Yes

The danger of training while sick is not allowing your body to rest, thereby prolonging your illness.
If you are only mildly affected by your symptoms, go for it.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine

In brief: Not if coughing!!!

Mma unlike other sports (except for wrestling) is very "in your face" as you know.
I would say it's ok to start hitting the bags, doing light cardio etc, but don't start grappling until you are completely over your bronchitis. For one thing, you don't want to pass the infection to your training partners in the gym. Nothing worse than having someone pass on their infection in the gym.

In brief: Not if coughing!!!

Mma unlike other sports (except for wrestling) is very "in your face" as you know.
I would say it's ok to start hitting the bags, doing light cardio etc, but don't start grappling until you are completely over your bronchitis. For one thing, you don't want to pass the infection to your training partners in the gym. Nothing worse than having someone pass on their infection in the gym.
Dr. James Okamoto
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: Probably ok now

As long as you have no fever, shortness of breath, chest pain/tightness or significant fatigue, then you should be able to resume training again.

In brief: Probably ok now

As long as you have no fever, shortness of breath, chest pain/tightness or significant fatigue, then you should be able to resume training again.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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