I've read in a couple of places that it is periodically good for your body to take appx. 1 week off from training to allow your body a good long recovery span. I've got a 4 day camping trip planned this fall, during which I will have no access to any weights, equipment, etc. I was thinking this would be a good time to schedule a breather, however, I'd like some thoughts from others out there who have done this. Did you experience any significant strength/size losses - or was it actually beneficial to take a break? I'll be eating like a horse for the entirety of the trip, so lack of calories/nutrition won't be a concern.
Thanks for any thoughts.