Rest Week

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  1. theaznfunk

    theaznfunk B-boy fanatic

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    Do you guys schedule rest weeks in? After how many weeks of lifting do you schedule it? I work out 3 times/wk heavy, full body workouts (MWF, rest days no lifting but maybe some cardio/b-ball). Since I've been lifting for like 6-7 wks straight now should I be due for a rest week? How do I know when I need one? My friend says he just keeps lifting until one day he gets sick and takes a break... :dunno:
     
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    alwayz OT F+N lurker crew

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    i usually take a week off after 8 weeks or so, all depends on if i feel im still making good progress or feeling burnt out
     
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    it normally kicks off for me whenever i go on a trip, like vegas or camping - this is usually every 3 months. but then my diet and sleep goes to shit, so it's not a very effective rest.
     
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    i dont schedule it, it just happens. my last rest week was due to wrist sprain.
     
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    2 weeks and ill have 1 week off :bowdown:
     
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    I cut the tip of my finger off, so I'm taking this week off. I've had a ton of crazy shit going on in my life, and I have not appreciated time in the gym like I should and did before the stress.

    I'm going crazy right now, desperately wanting to lift.
     
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    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    I have a minor injury so 2 weeks off. Pretty much only do it if i feel like dogshit or am injured.
     
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    i smell pussy in this thread. thats all

    i rest on the weekend. that should be more than enough for anyone. if i take more than 3 days off, i start losing focus and my first day back lifting goes to shit.
     
  9. theaznfunk

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    Arrite sounds good. I've been feeling meh lately but I think I can lift for a few more weeks til I go on vacation for a week in mid august. I won't have access to weights then so I guess that can be my rest time.
     
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    Jay My shit don't stink

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    after 8th or 10th week
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    When I start feeling like shit and I feel that my body is worn down...even then I just do a "light" week instead of not working out at all.
     
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    i don't schedule it cause not being a top level lifter, I don't think its necessary. That being said if I've been going at it for a couple of months and have a hella busy week cause of work, life etc, I'll take the week off. I also try to schedule my cycles around vacations.
     
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