how often do you guys take a 1 week break?

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  1. Joser

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    just curious
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    every 3-6 months
     
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    usually every training cycle which is about 8-10 weeks for me
     
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    till something of me fails
     
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    Zika My avatar is still NOT me

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    When I get sick or go on vacation, other than that why would you?
     
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    lilox Live fast, Die old

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    At the moment I am running my programme like this, I have been out of the gym for nearly 2 years

    1) 4weeks on gym introducing myself to lifting again, not very heavy weights and a very simple routine,
    2) 1 week off - ( i use it to review progress and rest my muscles)
    3) 4 weeks on with same simple routine but heavy weights
    4) 1 week off, have a rest and let things settle down and work on a new routine
    5) 12 weeks on hitting it hard as I can
    6) 1 week off to review
    7) repeat 5-6

    I like to have a week off to lose any pump I may have gained at the gym, let my body settle down, and see where I am at, it also rests my mind and gives me a break from routine and the smell of the gym. whilst aching muscles is one of my favorite feelings, it is nice to have a few days feeling no little aches in at least one muscle group :big grin:

    when im at the gym I go 4-5 times a week depending on if i am doing some cardio, i look as my week off as a treat and I always come back to the gym refreshed and feeling stronger.
     
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    every week
     
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    you live in SLO? :eek3: where do you work out?
     
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    Every 3-4 months.
     
  13. Snowman

    Snowman I know the Benzes. OT Supporter

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    6-8 weeks.
     
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    I'll be taking off 8 days when I go to Daytona over labor day
     
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    every couple months...not planned it just happens...usually a good thing to do though
     
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    wet cardboard gerald never saw it coming

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    :rofl: beat me to it.
     
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    Everytime I get bored with training. Then I know its time. So usually ever 4 - 5 months.
     
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    I have a break coming up next week. This week will be my last week of cutting. Next week I will maintain my diet with no exercise, then the week after I will move into bulking.
     
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    lately almost every week. :(
     
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    I had my wisdom teeth out just now, doctor said no lifting til next tuesday when my next checkup is. This is my one week break I guess.
     
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