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    Looking at my weights at my crib as I'm starting my first week off today like "you don't know your"
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    so u're sayin' u're takin' a week off from trainin'? if that is so, great, u need ur body to rest and grow.
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    Sometimes a break does the body good. Just dont get lazy and take too long of a break.

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    Hmmm...how long have you been training that you’re taking a week off? The gyms here have only been open for 3 weeks. I thought the NY gyms were still closed.
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    Sd yes been training 6mths straight. 4x a week. Last time I took a break was 6 mths today for shoulder surgery which I took 10 days off even though doc said take 3 weeks
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    Yes.i figure a week so I can clear my mind, reset my nervous system, & keep my tank full sort to speak
    Quote Originally Posted by CHILDOFGOD View Post
    so u're sayin' u're takin' a week off from trainin'? if that is so, great, u need ur body to rest and grow.

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    Exactly. Been there before & I vowed after taking sooo long off to never do it again. It's like you build a house only to demolish it sort to speak. Doesn't make any sense.my excuse was "oh I need to focus on work & savings" which is no excuse
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    Sounds like you’re definitely ready for a break, PfA.

    I guess I’m a weirdo. I have always hated taking breaks of more than a few days and they never really seem to do me the good they do everyone else. I do better mentally and physically just switching up the routine, maybe backing off on intensity and adding in a new exercise or two, but still puttering and keeping to some sort of a movement routine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyday View Post
    Sounds like you’re definitely ready for a break, PfA.

    I guess I’m a weirdo. I have always hated taking breaks of more than a few days and they never really seem to do me the good they do everyone else. I do better mentally and physically just switching up the routine, maybe backing off on intensity and adding in a new exercise or two, but still puttering and keeping to some sort of a movement routine.
    so, Sunny, u r sayin' that u need to start takin' a week off to rest ur body?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHILDOFGOD View Post
    so, Sunny, u r sayin' that u need to start takin' a week off to rest ur body?
    I think its very beneficial to take a full week off from training every 12-16 weeks. People tend to forget rest is not your enemy. This is where we make our gains and recover and grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHILDOFGOD View Post
    so, Sunny, u r sayin' that u need to start takin' a week off to rest ur body?
    Not what I’m saying at all, COG. For my own body I have found the worst thing I can do is conplete rest for an entire week.

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    I think its very beneficial to take a full week off from training every 12-16 weeks. People tend to forget rest is not your enemy. This is where we make our gains and recover and grow.
    I’m not arguing the benefit for normally healthy people to take time off. And I’m certainly not saying go all-out all the tine. However, in my case with severe osteoarthritis, nerve damage, and scoliosis, I’ve found over the years that the absolute WORST thing I could do is not resistance train for an entire week. Each and every time I have tried that approach it has ended in disaster. Two consecutive days is my upper limit and even that is too much.
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    1 week is nothing, take 2 months off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyday View Post
    Not what I’m saying at all, COG. For my own body I have found the worst thing I can do is conplete rest for an entire week.



    I’m not arguing the benefit for normally healthy people to take time off. And I’m certainly not saying go all-out all the tine. However, in my case with severe osteoarthritis, nerve damage, and scoliosis, I’ve found over the years that the absolute WORST thing I could do is not resistance train for an entire week. Each and every time I have tried that approach it has ended in disaster. Two consecutive days is my upper limit and even that is too much.

    You know your body best so you have to do what works for you. A week off here and there does wonders for me, but any longer and I start losing progress.

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