- 02-05-2013, 06:57 PM
- 02-05-2013, 07:15 PM
Everyone is different. I run usually 3-4 months and take a week off. Sometimes less, sometimes more. Technically speaking, if your supps are on point, you wouldn't have to but I feel it gives me a re charge mentally. Just came off taking my 7 days off.... Stuck to my same diet/supplement regimen and when I hit chest yesterday, literally every lift I hit was a PR. More weight and more reps. It's like a job and people/ your body, need a break once in awhile.
02-05-2013, 07:20 PM
i use to deload but do take off a whole week every few months
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02-05-2013, 07:21 PM
I don't schedule a week off. I'll schedule deloads but not a full off week. Life will interrupt at some point a few times a year and that will be my off week
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02-05-2013, 07:32 PM
I'm usually pretty tight with my schedule other than that. If a given routine calls for a deload I'll do it but typically I have to be sick or have some other circumstance pop up to miss out.
02-05-2013, 08:13 PM
02-05-2013, 11:57 PM
A week completely off may make it awkward to get back into a routine but I doubt there are any conditioning changes if diet remains stable. Fatigue goes away faster than fitness fades esp. strength. I use de-load weeks, 1 week for an easier training block up to 12 days for a harder block. I'm still in the gym on a simlar schedule but at much less weight and half the sets. I re-start at less that previous loads and build back over about 2 weeks
02-07-2013, 12:50 AM
Its called supercompensation. You provide a stimulus which is exercise, remove the stimulus and next time stimulus is presented you have better adaptation.
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02-07-2013, 12:04 PM
1 week off every 3months....if i'm in the middle of soemthing, i'll push it to about 5 months, not only is it beneficial to your body and at least for me its better for my focus/motivation
it's also a good time to catch up on things around the house that you've been putting off and things like that
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02-08-2013, 05:12 PM
I can't remember the last time I had a week off. I've many deloads/underloads in there, but I don't think I've taken a week off since 2010.
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02-11-2013, 02:23 PM
Re: Off weeks
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02-11-2013, 02:55 PM
I take a week off when "i"start to feel weaker,more fatigued and lose motovation,try to just delaod but my addiction(self-control)ruins it for me.
So i train super hard/intense start getting any of symptoms/feelings as above cut cardio,push though alittle more then cut it off.
I overtrain to much to push to far anymore,plus im getting older and wiser to know when to shut it down before i actually shut down.
11-18-2014, 03:55 AM
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