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    how many take a week off from lifting?

    wats up guys just was wondering how many of you take a whole week off from lifting say after 8-12 weeks....

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    yep, I always grow the most in that week

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    wats ur diet like in the week off pretty much the same?

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    I Take A Week Off In The Middle Of A Cycle To Rest And Recoupe From The Heavy Workouts

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    Keep Up The Calories And Don't Miss A Shot

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    I usually take a week off every once in a while. Generally it's not by choice, I travel a lot so things get screwed up on their own and when that happens I don't get too worked up about it. I just say to myself I needed a break anyways.

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    yea tru...i read sumwhere its good to take a week off like every 2 months or so..

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    yeah i do occasionally when I lose the spark to lift. But its good for me cause when i come back, im a lifting maniac again.... Plus its probably good for your muscles to take some extra time off every now and then

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    yup, i read ppl said they come back stronger...

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    Well its probably more of a mental thing from being away from something you love to do, but hey, whatever works

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    it is good to take a 3 or 4 day break every 4-5 weeks. Generally if i take off more time, even if i feel run down, i start to get very ansy and hyper if i don't have my workout. (kind of a really bad feeling)

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    anyone else

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    I always take a week off -sometimes 2- after about 10-12 weeks of workouts.

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    yup. best thing you can do as well.It gives your body time to fully recoupe, 100%

    Ya cant keep tearing, tearing, tearing, without giving the body a good rest every now and again.

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    thanks guys

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    ill move workouts back 3 or 4 days sometimes to give myself a little more rest..but like above..not really by choice they will just get messed up

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    Yeah i always take a week off since i too travel alot. Its crazy but it seems when i get back to gym after that week, i feel stronger and look more defined.

    Weird.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by D9S0M
    wats up guys just was wondering how many of you take a whole week off from lifting say after 8-12 weeks....

    It all depends on if you can stick with your goals. You might get off track and then you might come up with some exuses all the time to not work out.
    Besides, after taking a whole week off chances are you will feel sore as hell when you start again.

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    yea,i am SORE as hell

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    I just took a week off afer 4 weeks on w/test c and EQ, I had gained 5 pounds, gained another 5 during my week off, with the way most people on here work out, you never really get enough rest for your muscle to fully recover, deep down I mean, you heal most of the fibers but no the deep ones, the week off gives your body the chance to heal those fibers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRAMANIS
    I Take A Week Off In The Middle Of A Cycle To Rest And Recoupe From The Heavy Workouts

    Thats odd?Why take a week off when your on cycle and your recovery is much faster?I would lift as much as possible while on, and leave the resting when im off and need it so i dont overtrain.

    And oh yeah, I Like your avatar pic.

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    if i took off two weeks after a 12week cycle would that be to long?

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    all you people who see mad gains from taking a week off i encourage you to try the routine im on. I work one day on and one day off, i do cardio on the off days and pretty much the on days to lol but i take cardio off on legs day n the day after.

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    My week off usually ends up being the whole summer. For me. the whole week off becomes a new bad habit.

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    I take the week off - down about 20 liters of Coke, Buy me a couple dozen Little Debbie's for quick energy and then load up a bunch of butter and syrup on pancakes each day for breakfast.
    By weeks end I got my body fat up to about 28% and I'm feelin HUGE!

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    My routine is seems typical. I take a full week off every 2-3 months.

    Have to let those muscles rest up

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    is taking two weeks of going to hurt me?

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    What do you eat during that week off? i wouldnt figure you'd want to change much...but are there any modifications???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffsz28
    is taking two weeks of going to hurt me?
    When i go 2 weeks off, i come back weaker. howeverm, i think its mostly nuerological efficiency loss, not muscle loss. nothing you cant get back in a week

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    Always worked for me.....religous about it actually.

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