Taking a week Off

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  1. TheDude

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    I usually end up taking around a week off every 3-4 months or so. Dont really plan it, time off usually occurs bc i go on vacation, get sick, or something like that.

    Do you take a break? If so, how do you guys feel when you get back into the gym the following week? Notice strength decrease, maybe even increase? I usually feel weaker the first week, second week i am about back to where i was before the break, Then back to making some progress.
     
  2. Plan B

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    I haven't taken any breaks since I got seroius again :dunno:

    It's only been 9 months though.
     
  3. TZ

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    when i take a week off i come back stronger
     
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    I'm like you OP, I normally take a week off due to vacation on a business trip without the ability to work out.
     
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    I allow myself a 1 week/year off.
     
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    I thought it was pretty much a given that serious lifters take a week off every 3-4 months? My body needs that week off...
     
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    I'm in the middle of about 10 days off due to a funeral I had to travel to and a wedding this weekend. I decided just to fuck it and take some time off. Hopefully everything is good when I get back to it on Monday.
     
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    My lease ran out at my old apt so dealing with all the mayhem that is moving and the holiday, today is the 1st day I lifted in about 10-11 days, felt great to be back in the gym. Def, when in doubt, take time off.
     
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    i just take days off if i feel like shit on that day.
     
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    :werd: I feel like a failure
     
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    Its been a shitty week off from the gym. I really feel out of routine this time around. Diet kinda went a little haywire.
     
  13. el Dano

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    i've been off for two months...
    first i screwed up my tricep tendon, then had a 300 lb man in a wheel chair roll over my foot and break it (hurt so bad), and then i moved and i need to find a new gym.

    i've lost about 20 lbs and im sad since i know it was muscle :(
     
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    IF you are still making consistant progress, why take time off? I go balls to the wall until something goes awry, back off sligthly, then do it again. I never actually take time off, just reduce volume/workload when I feel it's necessary.

    I have never actually come back stronger from time off. I always misgrove lifts making me able to handle less weight.
     
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    example of something going awry?
     
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    I just got back from a week off.

    Well, I lifted one day right smack in the middle, but that was it.

    Lots of rest, lots of eating, first day back PR in incline DB bench and second day back PR on some shoulder work.

    I have no idea if its related to rest, or letting muscles rebuild for a few extra days, but its nice to come back strong.
     
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