Thread: taking a break
07-21-2003, 02:25 PM #1Junior Member
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taking a break
Just a question does anyone normally take a break(3 or 4 days) from working out after having a REALLY heavy week of lifting? really heavy weight(3to 6rep) leaves my joints feeling useless and it takes that time to recoup. Also this F**kin test has got me f**king like a jackrabbit and it is starting to effect my strength. What do you guys do?
07-21-2003, 02:29 PM #2
Sometimes a break from the gym works wonders for me. My energy is a lot better after a week away, whether it be by choice or circumstance, Ive been away for that amount of time, and I always feel better when coming back.
07-21-2003, 02:34 PM #3
i always take time off like that. i dont train a body part until the previous one i worked out is no longer sore, on a cycle or not. i think that lifting is just the stimulus, and adequate recovery is necessary for maximum muscle growth.
07-21-2003, 02:57 PM #4
I don't like to do it, but sometimes it is unavoidable. Like you, I have joints that sometimes act up - especially my left shoulder. Usually I just take some Alleve (sp?) an hour before lifting and then some more before bed. On those occasions when even that doesn't cut it, I just skip the workout. Its always better to be well rested (including those over-stressed joints) than to risk further injury. And of course, when I do get back to the weight room, I always use strict form. I usually find that after the disappointment of not getting my workout in, that I am much better the next time that particular day comes around.
07-21-2003, 03:11 PM #5Originally Posted by sin
07-21-2003, 03:50 PM #6Originally Posted by Money Boss Hustla
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