I may be wrong but from what I understand you can do your normal non-DC training program or take the time off. I dont know as far as the stretching also. I probably shouldnt had posted this....im no help.
During the cruise a lot of guys take a full week off. The second week, lift without rest pausing and not to failure. I like to tryout different exercises or you can do it like Drinkyboy. Just take it easy on your joints and nervous system.
I am confused about the DC routine i realize that Dante has it set up on intensemuscle as MWF but from what i got out of the Cycles for pennies on his training regiment he makes it a 4 day split...
I set up the program like this
DAY THREE OFF
DAY FOUR-REPEAT CHEST DAY ONE AND SEQUENCE BUT WITH TOTAL DIFFERENT EXERCISES
DAY FIVE-REPEAT DAY TWO AND SEQUENCE WITH TOTAL DIFFERENT EXERCISES
DAY SIX OFF
DAY SEVEN-REPEAT DAY ONE AND SEQUENCE WITH TOTAL DIFFERENT EXERCISES THAN DAY ONE AND FOUR
DAY EIGHT --REPEAT DAY TWO AND SEQUENCE WITH TOTAL DIFFERENT EXERCISES THEN DAY TWO AND FIVE
Stay with me here--Your only doing one exercise per muscle group per day. Your doing your first favorite exercise for chest on day one--your doing your second favorite exercise for chest on day four and your third exercise for chest on day seven. Your doing the same exercises you would be doing anyway in a weeks time and training chest 3 times in that week(or nine days) with minimal sets so you can recover. You cannot do a 3-5 exercise chest workout and recover to train chest again 3 days later. Absolutely impossible!! You can come in and do 2-3 warmup sets up to your heaviest set and then do one working set (rest paused) all out balls to the wall on that exercise --recover and grow and be ready again 3 days later.
I am confused because if you use the MWF approach you would only work that muscle group 2 times in a week and he SPECIFICALLY states 3 times a week in the post above...
So basically it would look somthing like this:
Monday - A1
Sat - OFF
Currently have my split set up to those guidlines except i take the weekends off...