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Old 06-14-2013, 07:24 AM   #21
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For those who feel anxious when taking time off, just de-load instead.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:31 AM   #22
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At the most I take a full week off a quarter because I'm burned out or not feeling well. I use to be OCD about making sure I got my sets in..But after that week is over I come back refreshed, refocused and sometimes lift even heavier before the break.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #23
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Re: How often do you take an extended break from the gym? How often should you?

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For those who feel anxious when taking time off, just de-load instead.
Please define de-loading...
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http://www.tonygentilcore.com/blog/t...should-use-it/

I personally deload one cycle of workout split every 8ish weeks, depending how I feel. Complete time off has only come from surgeries, treatments, or injuries, which I've had all three a bunch in the past few years (none of which have come from lifting).
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Yup... A de-load is pretty much when you just cut back on volume and / or load from your regular workout routine instead of taking time completely off.
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Turns out i shared the same theory. Although mine are no longer a full week like they used to be, every once in a while I'll take off about 4 days and dedicate them to stretching and yoga and minimal to no resistance training.
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Turns out i shared the same theory. Although mine are no longer a full week like they used to be, every once in a while I'll take off about 4 days and dedicate them to stretching and yoga and minimal to no resistance training.
those are usually referred to as "active recovery" days, very beneficial as well
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How often do you take an extended break from the gym? How often should you?

I haven't had a solid workout that I've been happy with in a month in a half. Finished finals yesterday, so hopefully the stress is lifted and I can get back into it.


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i think that maybe i could use a deload week; been running on fumes lately
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How often do you take an extended break from the gym? How often should you?

Took 2 days off cuz I wrecked my back squatting Tuesday... Went in today being super careful and super strict. Actually turned out to be one of my better workouts in a few months. Sometimes using moderate weight or "de loading" can mean progress. Although, you'll only catch me doing that **** when I'm injured haha


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