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How Often Do You Take Off Weeks From Training?

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  • #16
    i am taking a week or 2 off in 4 weeks ,, after a 24 week cut,with 40-50 hours work a week , im mentally fucked!! 4 weeks left ,, CUTTING OVER XMAS,, fuck!!!!!!!!
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    • #17
      every week

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      • #18
        once every 4

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        • #19
          a whole week? I can't go more than 2 days without working out. but the last time i took a week was after 3 months of lifting. and it was only because i was down in vacation and i was literally out all day and when i got back to the hotel i would pass out.

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          • #20
            I usually take time off once every 6 months but only when I have exams to cope with

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            • #21
              I usually take a week off when one of two things happen...either I feel really tired and run down OR every 3-4 months.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by bluecountry View Post
                Curious how often, if ever, you recommend taking off a week from the gym?
                Although I voted for every 3 months, I'll admit that it's tough to mentally leave the gym for a couple of weeks, ever. But yes, I'd say I take a week off every 3 months or so.

                Great topic btw. Many will say that overtraining does not exist, only under eating. They are wrong.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by GSTAuthor View Post
                  Many will say that overtraining does not exist, only under eating. They are wrong.
                  Do you not think that overtraining is primarily caused by sub-optimal nutrition?

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                  • #24
                    I rest when personal life & work forces me away from training.

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                    • #25
                      None of the above. I take a week of during Christmas, and whenever my joints give me too much pain (once every couple months) I go by the way my body feels instead of circling a bunch of dates on the calendar lol
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Mini Forklift Ⓥ View Post
                        Do you not think that overtraining is primarily caused by sub-optimal nutrition?
                        What the hell is overtraining? The body will basically shut down during a workout when it gets close to "overtraining" I think the reality is not "overtraining", but under recooperation. Meaning not enough sleep or food, which doesn't allow the c.n.s. and metabolism enough time to fully recooperate
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                        • #27
                          I was sideline for two weeks after leg surgery..... that was the longest Ive taken off in 3 yrs
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                          • #28
                            Kids never take time off, then they grow up and realize rest makes you bigger and stronger.,,,that or they quit because their bodies are all fucked up from never taking time off.
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                            • #29
                              Haha ^ I think it would be the second option, especially if they don't practice active recuperation
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                              • #30
                                It varies, but on average once every 3-4 months, I do a deload of supps as well as weights. I usually look to tennis or something similar during that time.
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