“Dumb…Stupid…Sick Workout Split”: Shredded Weightlifting Sensation Admits ‘Completely Immature’ Move by Training During Sickness

Published 06/01/2023, 3:19 PM EDT

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In a recent YouTube video released on the IFBB AMA channel, American bodybuilding personality Jon Call, better known as Jujimufu, demonstrated his unyielding commitment to fitness by sharing his workout routine despite battling sickness. Known for his incredible acrobatic feats, weightlifting prowess, and charismatic personality, Jujimufu has captured the hearts of millions around the world. In a candid discussion, he revealed his motivation to stay active even while under the weather.

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The fitness freak recounted the circumstances leading up to his decision to train while feeling unwell. During a visit to his hometown of Huntsville, he started experiencing sore throats, attributing them to a combination of allergies and a head cold. Undeterred by these early signs of illness, the social media personality contemplated the implications of working out while sick, asserting, “I don’t think working out when you’re sick is gonna kill you.

Jujimufu’s modified workout routine

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Opting for a workout that would lift his spirits, the powerlifter embarked on a Shoulder, Bicep, and Hamstring split routine. Recognizing the limitations imposed by his cough and congestion, he modified his usual cardio-focused routine to focus on exercises that would bring him joy while minimizing the strain on his respiratory system. Jujimufu acknowledged the importance of cardiovascular exercise but opted for a more cautious approach, prioritizing his recovery. “My dumb, my stupid, this is my sick workout split.

The 36-year-old began his modified workout with the hammer strength lateral raise machine, which he playfully described as “the laziest machine in the world.” Emphasizing its convenience, he explained that the machine allowed him to continue training even while feeling sick. Moving on to his biceps, he performed unilateral bicep curls and lying cable curls, further emphasizing his preference for machine-based exercises. These movements provided a satisfying pump and targeted specific muscle groups without significantly raising his breathing rate.

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Prioritizing happiness for optimal recovery

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As the fitness influencer questioned the need for exercising during sickness, he stressed that his main objective was to participate in activities that made him happy, ultimately helping him recover. “I just decided to do a workout that just kind of makes me happy.” Understanding the significance of maintaining a positive attitude during the healing process, he aimed to lift his spirits through exercise. Consequently, he chose enjoyable, non-compound exercises, striking a balance between physical activity and acknowledging the necessity of rest and recuperation in conquering illness.

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“I’m completely immature and I’m gonna continue working out.”

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Jujimufu highlights the significance of keeping a positive mindset while dealing with illness, raising an interesting question. Can activities that make us happy contribute to our overall healing process?

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Jaishin J is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports. He has a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail. Jaishin holds a Master's degree in Journalism and has honed his skills as a content creator during his one year as a Jr Content Executive and five years as a freelance content writer and video producer.
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