Ideal Resting Periods

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    njftw New Member

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    Guys, fill me in on ideal resting periods as far as "off days". My off day still consist of some form of cardio, I find it hard to take a day off and not do anything except go to work and come home.

    If I am doing a simple routine, how should I plan my off days?

    Sample Routine:

    Day 1: Chest/Tri
    Day 2: Legs
    Day 3: Shoulders/Traps
    Day 4: Back/Bi

    1,2,3,4,R,R,1,2,3,4,R,R

    1,2,R,3,R,4,1,R,2,R,3,4

    1,R,2,R,3,R,4,R,1,R,2,R

    **R = Rest Day**

    How many days of rest are crucial throughout the week to not over train? Are 2 days of rest in a week the same no matter when they are taken? How does the body work in that sense?
     
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    2,1,R,4,3,R,R
     
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    That's more along the lines of what I was trying to come up my, my little brain wasn't wanting to do it :o

    I just want something a little more concrete than what I've been doing.
     
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    I do 1,R,4,R,3,2,R. Works for me because I like to have a day of rest between workouts, especially with upperbody exercises. And yea, i'm a monday chest regular and i love it
     
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    looks strikingly familiar :eek3:
     
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    I basically do,

    1, R, 4, R, 2, R, R, 1...
     
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    No shoulders?
     
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    BoypussY game over.

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    you must be a cs/engineering/math major.
     
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    jeez you are a faggot
     
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    BoypussY game over.

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    watch your tongue nerd.
     
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    1,2,3,4,5,6,R
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    no R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Unbolded = :ugh:

    Bold = :mamoru:
     
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