Lately my gains have been slowing a little. I was thinking of taking the rest of the week of. My shoulders are still sore from last week. Will I still make gains this week? I have been going 5 days a week for the last 9 weeks I think.
Listen to your body. you will do nothing but good by taking a week or two off if you have been training hard for a while. i like to take a week off every 10-12 weeks. you will not lose anything and most likely you will come back stronger by the 3rd week back. recovery is way more important than most people think.
5 days a week is alot depending on volume.....Ect.
i have found that 3-4 days a week is more than enough, but do what works for you.