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Eyeball Chambers
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« on: October 19, 2005, 02:45:18 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005, 03:16:20 PM »

i would still finish out the week. why doint you change up you routine. to shock the muscle to grow. why doint you change you  split to a lower numer of days to get proper recover.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2005, 03:25:26 PM »

you have been training 5 days a week for months
no wonder your gains have stalled
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2005, 03:27:47 PM »

Taking a week off every now and then is a very good idea for consistent gains over time.  It's good to give your mind and body a break from lifting.

And no, you won't shrivel and lose all your gains in a 5-7 day period of time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2005, 09:24:54 PM »

you should also think about lowing the volume and exerises.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005, 02:42:55 AM »

Take the time off bro,if u keep eatring well u might find you go back bigger and stronger after ur week off!!!!

I was looking foreward to starting a new program (switch from current program for 4 weeks) last monday, nut iv cum down with kinda flu bug and have spent most of the week sleeping (missing uni-whoops), i hate taking time off but actually wen i think about it, taking this week off is long overdue and probably the right thing to do before i start a new program.

Im trying to keep diet healthy but im not gonna feel guilty about having a few cheat meals (also missing rugby ,which sucks)

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005, 06:36:19 AM »

Hey,
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.


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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.

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2005, 02:58:17 PM »

I ALWAYS return stronger - revitalized with periodic time (rest) off.

Time when body almost forces like after training crazy hard (typical:-),
too much travel (timezone changes) and funky sleep patterns (hotels).

Sometimes when I train especially hard, I HAVE TO take the next day off.
Legs could be 2 days off . . . except during programs ;-) like now.

Benfun7 - take the rest of week of - SAVE IT for next weeks growth . . .
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