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    Just a brainstorm...should we rest on not after a cycle...?

    Hi guys, just wondering what is your opinion...
    Let`s say you do a cycle...12 weeks, doesn`t really mather what...
    After that you start your PCT, you do it but ofcourse you have around 1 week (if your lucky just that) when your strenght goes a little down, your aggresion as well, to say it in the plain words, you`re not really "in the mood" even if you are pushing yourself psichological...
    My question is...you trained for 12+2/3 weeks, not necesarly alot harder but maybe a little more often considering the recovery time of the muscle decreases when on AAS...isn`t it this the perfect time to take that 1 week off?
    Give the muscle time to recover after the 14-15 weeks of training, not stressing them out especially when your hormons are recovering and your test levels are not optimal yet, plus after a week of break you`ll feel a little better and more motivated (maybe with a little encreased strenght that would compesate the crash of it after the cycle)...
    So...your opinions?

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    During pct I usually cut training to 3 days EW and focus on the compound movements during training

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    I always keep training the same amount of time. Overtraining is a myth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chx beach 79
    I always keep training the same amount of time. Overtraining is a myth!
    If you have some data that supports overtraining is a myth I would love to read it?

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    Ronnie Coleman's famous words. If your diet is right you can't overtrain...

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    I usually slow things down a bit out of concern for tendons and ligaments. I usually push it pretty hard for me when on....

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    Hi Dan!

    Over training is subjective to the individual's needs. You need to be aware of what's happening with your body and respond accordingly. Once you find the rythm of your body's breakdown and it's speed of recovery you can answer your own question.

    As a general rule I plan a deload every 4th week, cycle or not. I'm a fan of Wendler's 531 program and that's his recommendation.

    Some guys have a recovery ability that is so incredible they might believe overtraining is a myth even... Or maybe their training is not very demanding... Could be that too I suppose.

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    The muscle gained during a cycle still needs time to mature. Its still new to your frame. You need to continue to give the body a reason why it needs to hold onto it. Continue training heavy (safely) and consuming enough calories to maintain this new muscle.

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    Great info guys and thank you for the time to respond...
    Wasn`t really reffering in the beggining to overtraining even tough i belive you still need 1 week off from time to time, it`s like having a mini-vacation even if you love your job, breaking the psychological routine of day-by-day gym....but yeah, everyone thinks and feels different...

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    The Ultimate Warrior talked about overtraining before and said people who worry about it are pu$sies (to paraphrase). What he meant was get out there and train instead of finding a reason not to. Your body will tell you when it needs rest. So just be listening to it.
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    I cut back on total sets and focus on maintaining strength and a bit of cardio as well to stay lean.

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