Taking a break from the gym

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  1. AznRyda

    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    How often do you guys just take a break from the gym?

    Lately I've been feeling like shit, so I think I am just going to take a week off and eat slightly more (about maintenance). My body feels like it is going to shit on itself, but I can't tell the difference between overtraining and just being a pussy little bitch. :o
     
  2. D-GUy

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    like every 6 months I usually take off, which falls around some sort of vacation time.
     
  3. Drewski

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    every 2-3 months usually, dpeending on how I feel
     
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    justdepends on my body. i've taken the past 8 days off. well for one because i had no money but i figured it'd be good because of my forearm feeling like shit, so i figured i'd rest it. but i'd say every 2 - 3 months as well for me.
     
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  6. AznRyda

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    Sounds good. I figured intense dieting + too much time in the gym for the past 4 months = me feeling like shit.
     
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    don't forget to take a week off your diet every 2 months give or take to give your body a break
     
  8. AznRyda

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    yup yup. every 4-6 weeks for me. I was planning on dieting until may 15th then just bulking for 5-6 months, but my diet break might be coming a little earlier.

    plus, my weight is getting so low, my maintenance calories is like :ugh2: The motivation of being able to eat more while maintaining is reason enough to bulk. :o
     
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    I usually figure if I have 2 shitty days in a row, it's time to take a day off.
     
  10. dank

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    i take a week off every 6 weeks or so...
     
  11. Ceaze

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    i take every other month off
     
  12. D-GUy

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    :werd:x11ty

    eating normal feels great again, just getting used to eating more is annoying the first week or so.
     
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    dank fuck yeah

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  14. AznRyda

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    Whats so funny?



    Also, i feel fan-fucking-tastic today.
     
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    i havent taken a break sense I started a year and a half ago.
     
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    The only time i take off from the gym...is off-days
     
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    Usually after 2 differnet workout routines. So 1 week off every 10 - 12 weeks or so.
     
  18. Damn it Bobby

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    half weeks off (4-5 days) every 2-3 weeks
     
  19. Kibi

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    I need to start going to the gym......
     
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    im taking a week off but because i've been sick :(
     
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    wow and i feel bad taking a week off to study for finals :o
     
  22. devilangel

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    every once in a while, it is good to completely take off entire week. that is if you have been training on a regular basis for a good 3 months basis..

    you really need to make your body rest from training in order to perform better and not over train your body.

    in my opinion, you are over training if you work out 7 times/day, more than 2 hrs/day. everyone needs to take at least one day off a week. and any workout that goes over 3 hrs is overkill. unless of course you are an athelete and training for any event.

    its not how much time you spend at the gym, its HOW you spend it.. all about the quality!

    enjoy your break and recharge! and when you go back, get ready for another intense round!
     
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  23. Ceaze

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    I have to agree with that 100% =x
     
  24. devilangel

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    :eek3: shit.. hahahha i meant to say 6times/week :slap: <--- me hhaah
     
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