back to back OFF days
- 12-22-2009, 09:26 AM
back to back OFF days
I normally only have one off day during the week. So whats the best thing to do? I'm planning to take 2 days off of training when I'm on vacation. I'm reaching my destination around 2am Friday. (I'll workout Thursday morning) Is it better to take a nap Thursday night before I get on the road around 11:30p then get up around 9-10am Friday and workout. Then have Saturday and Sunday off, Monday gym
Or: Friday off, Saturday workout, Sunday off,Monday gym
Do you get better recovery with 2 back to back off days?
- 12-22-2009, 09:32 AM
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- 12-22-2009, 11:37 AM
12-22-2009, 12:13 PM
Don't worry about it. Have fun on your vacation.
A couple of days off isn't going to cause you to shrink up.
12-22-2009, 12:38 PM
12-22-2009, 05:10 PM
12-22-2009, 05:56 PM
curious to know as well, I don't think I take enough rest either
12-25-2009, 08:57 AM
Everyone is different but back to back days is fine. On/off is fine to just find the amount of rest that works for you. The average non steriod guy probably needs about 2-3 days off a week for optimum muscle building.
12-25-2009, 10:56 AM
Pick up a training textbook.
I highly suggest the newest edition of the NSCA training manual. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 3rd edition.
Read, absorb, and be happy.
12-25-2009, 11:34 AM
lol I've always taken 2 back to back days off then 5 days on... by friday I'm drained though, physically and mentally.
Bench - 355
Squat - 405
Deadlift - 600
12-27-2009, 08:33 PM
the longer i have trained the ore i have realized the more rest the better
there have been times where i had to work out a week, then week off, then work out, then week off and had great growth over these periods
two days off a week is a must for most people
you could probably work out each muscle once a month and get results... people get a little too crazy thinking they need to train everyday. i would say enjoy your vacation and take the whole time off
12-28-2009, 11:04 AM
01-04-2010, 08:25 PM
ive tried everything and only lifting 3 days a week has given me amazing gains. my workout partner goes on my off days to get ahead and wonders why my strength has been skyrocketing and his isnt
01-05-2010, 02:21 AM
01-06-2010, 08:24 AM
as long as youre getting 9-10 hours of sleep you should be fine. just because your muscles are sore doesn't mean they haven't recovered already
01-06-2010, 09:58 AM
01-06-2010, 10:52 AM
Usually if you are still sore you are still not fully recovered......
Check out this link on DOMS, this may help you out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_soreness
01-06-2010, 02:38 PM
i do deadlifts 3 times every 2 weeks(1 heavy set of 15 reps)... the first month i dont think my back was ever NOT sore but i was getting stronger every workout, on the other hand sometimes when im sore and i work out, the soreness will completely go away and i will feel like i never worked out
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01-06-2010, 07:25 PM
i believe you have a period of 72 hours that you can wait to train a muscle again. wheather sore or not if you wait longer than 72 hours atrophy begins so i would train before that period of time. Any longer and you'll most likely be undertraining and still won't be getting to results you desire as fast. your going to have to take your nutrition, lifting technique and program into account as well. now thats just what i believe, only you know if you're ready to lift again or not.
01-08-2010, 11:15 AM
01-08-2010, 03:18 PM
Actually now i'm 5'10 160. A year ago I was 5'9 135.
01-08-2010, 03:30 PM
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