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    sonofagun is offline Associate Member
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    time off (completely)

    I am a complete workout addict. Of course I take scheduled time off during my workout regimen... 2 days on 1 day off etc.. but right now I am out of state visiting a friend and I wont be able to workout for 5 days straight. Is this actually a good thing? Will my body benefit from this much rest? Im still taking my AAS, but it is very hard for me to miss so many days in a row. Any input would be appreciated.

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    Enjoy the time w/ your friend. Don't worry about not working out for five days. It is highly unlikely a detraining effect will occur. If so, for the people who work each muscle group once a week (seven days), they would never see progress because they would detrain in between sessions. You're fine. Don't worry about it~

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    Thanks bud, I needed to hear that, because Im actually stressed out by the fact I cant workout and its ruining my vacation. Am I a Fu**in freak or what?!

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    No, I was the same way. Then realized a few days off "once in a while" is not going to slow your progress. It is when this few days off turns into a frequent habit, then. .

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    I agree. I usually take 3-5 days off when I switch routines, so once every 3 months or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossroadS
    I agree. I usually take 3-5 days off when I switch routines, so once every 3 months or so.
    Yeah, use it as an unloading period.

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    Agree, 5 days rest is oki-doki in fact,good

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    I occasionally take a week or two off, in which time I GROWWWWWW!

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    OK, but how is your performance in the gym when you go back? Do you feel weaker? And if so, do you get your strength back easily?

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    least a week.. maybe 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofagun
    OK, but how is your performance in the gym when you go back? Do you feel weaker? And if so, do you get your strength back easily?
    i usually feel fresh and eager...you know, kinda like hittin some poontang after you haven't had any in a week, or whatever your case may be

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    Day after tomorrow.... I cant wait... Im gonna hit hard man... the weights that is

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