Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by TheBoyWonder, Aug 27, 2009.
like every month or two to let your body rest/repair itself?
how does it work for you?
not really 'scheduled' in the sense that, say ill take the 3rd week of september off and hit it hard until then. its more, i start having insomnia kind of often, sleep in easily till noon+, less motivation to hit the gym, etc. and ill just take week or so off.
I try to schedule a week off every 6 months or so. I usually feel pretty refreshed when I come back. Too bad I'm usually too reluctant to take that week off when it comes up.
when i feel burnt out i take time from the gym
i feel guilty when i take my scheduled days off....
I usually dont feel the need to
Depends. I try and take a deload every three or six weeks. Usually if gains stall or I am just gettin really tired, I deload at the end of my three week training cycle. If I am okay, go through another and deload after the sixth week for sure. I had problems in the past with burnout and fatigue.
Deload week once per month as per 5/3/1
i do a light week or take off completely every 4-7 weeks
dont know much about deload, but assuming just going w/ lighter weight?
a deload is basically a week where you give your body a break before trying to make it adapt again. usually you still train but at a much lower intensity, nothing too hard, taxing or to failure
I take two full weeks off every 6 weeks. During this time I just eat a lot and recover.
how long you been doing this? why 2 weeks?
doing it every 6 weeks seems a little excessive
I just took 2 weeks off and going back yesterday sucked dick
Taking two weeks off now... Back in the gym Monday. Kind of scared.
i generally take 2-3 weeks off a year. i know i need it when i have intense, focused workouts, eat well, but my lifts start going down. feels great to get a rest and go back at it refreshed. the key is to eat as much as possible during your week off, or you'll lose too much weight. i feel like i damn near lost 20 lbs the last time i took a week off.
I'm gonna start doing it every three weeks. Three weeks of lifting, two weeks of eating.
Not since I started, 4x per week solid.
1-2 rest days are good enough for me. I start getting gymsick after that.
I take breaks when I'm dead.
I'm feeling a little overtrained though, so for the next few months I'm going to switch my schedule up to:
Week 1: Bench
Week 2: Squat
Week 3: Dead
Week 4: Military Press
followed by a 1 month deload. This will give me a 4 training sessions per month followed by a needed deload period. I'm looking forward to it.
he hasn't been...
the point he is making is that 90+% of people never lift hard enough to need a deload
i usually take about 22.5 hours off per day.
i try to get a week off every 3 months. it's usually not planned, but if I know there is a vacation coming up, I'll slot it in somewhere.