2 weeks off?
- 12-17-2007, 11:25 AM
- 12-19-2007, 09:52 AM
i'd say so, if I take more than a week off I need to start from beginning of my program D:
- 01-14-2008, 08:12 PM
No its not too much time, sometimes its healthy in fact. Your muslce will have memory and youll see that it might take only a week or so to get back to where you were...thank god for muscle memory. Sometimes when you take in all sorts of supplements and have a crazy diet its good to take a few weeks off and let your body naturalize as far as cholesterol and other ill effects of bulking. But dont sweat 2 weeks.
01-14-2008, 08:18 PM
2 weeks is nothing, it'll do you some good
01-15-2008, 04:38 PM
Ive read it takes 9 days for muscle to start showing diminishing effects
01-15-2008, 10:14 PM
01-16-2008, 09:26 PM
I take 2 weeks off every few months to give my body a break...heard it's benefitial once in a while but also for me adds variation
01-16-2008, 09:32 PM
01-17-2008, 12:18 PM
Another important aspect of taking some time off is the mental side. We all say that we are motivated for the gym but we also become complacent and lose that hard core drive after a while of straight lifting...take a few weeks off...enjoy yourself and come back with a vengence..
01-17-2008, 03:45 PM
Either change the routine or up the weight, i do the same exercises but jus switch the order of them every week, seems to always work pretty well
01-17-2008, 04:07 PM
Thanks for the responses...
01-17-2008, 04:12 PM
2 weeks is nuttin'. If your muscle is "mature", meaning you've had it for awhile it can withstand a month or even 2 months off without losing too much.
If you are like me, you will go batty in that 2 months, but 2 weeks is good for you IMO. You give your CNS some time to recoup from the onslaught of daily life and hard training.
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