is it a good idea to take a break from lifting every once in a while, i think ive decided i want to take a week off and recoop, is this a good idea or not? ive heard that it helps regain strength?
Yup. Feel free to do so whenever you feel the need to take a break from weightlifting.
I usually take about 2 weeks off in between routines (Usually every 3 months).
Seems to recharge me.
It's nice to take a week off from training to relax and let your CNS recover. You might actually come back stronger than if you didn't (hence why powerlifters take a week off before a meet)
dont forget to eat! that is keep your calories pointed toward your goal.
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I would suggest some sort of active recovery by doing some sort of physical activity. Like tennis or basketball or hiking. Or even just going for a brisk walk or two.
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hey im not hijacking this thread but when you take a week off and your on a cut, do you still eat a calorie deficit on the week off? a week is hardly any time to lose any sort of muscle mass right?
^I would just eat at maintenance.
As for the OP, taking a break once in a while of a week can be great for muscle recovery. Stay active though, play some ball and/or swim. You'll feel good to be back in the gym after time off.