bulksters: how often do you take a break from lifting?

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  1. black jesus

    black jesus OT Supporter

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    and should I do cardio when I take whatever duration off that you suggest? I've been going strong since august.
     
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    I think I have heard to deload after 6-8 weeks...not sure
     
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    wow, I am nowhere near where I need to be for that long of a break.
     
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    I thought you were asking "when" just take a week off.
     
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    I am. I talked to some guys last night who suggested 6 weeks off twice per year or more. I want a few more opinions.
     
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    I only take a week off right before and after a meet. No one needs 6-8 weeks off unless they are injured or in the hospital.
     
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    6-8 weeks off?


    fuck that


    I'll deload every 6 weeks or so, but rarely any actual off time.
     
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    i take a week off every 3 months
     
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