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    How Long your Break should be???

    I have always heard when your traing year round you should take and extened break every now and then..What is a good example of how often and for how long you should take ??? My bud trains year round and every 6 months he take 2 weeks off and does nothing..is this ok..also how long is too long before you will lose muscle definition and size???

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    2 weeks is fine. If you go on vacations and such that is always a perfect time to take breaks.

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    I don't like breaks. I took about 3-4 days off after my first meet because I was extremely sore and my workouts would not have been productive. I don't think anyone would need more than 3-4 days.
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    IMO 1-2 weeks should be OK.
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    i usually see good gains after a 1 or 2 week break.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    I just want to know why you guys take 2 week breaks?? Only time I could see is if things are so hectic in your personal lives for a period like that and then even so, depending on your priorities, you could probably squeeze in a few sessions. I just can't see myself training regularly and then having a planned week or 2 off. I'd feel like the laziest piece of crap.


    Regular 1-2 week offs without sickness or major stress/personal issues is just a cop out.
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    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
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    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    I think it's important to take 2 weeks off sometimes, when you can't progress anymore. When you'll train again you'll be deconditioned to exercice's stress and perhaps make gains.
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    Latty that's all psychological bollox. Your body is smarter then your brain when it comes to what your body needs....remember that. If you aren't having any problem progressing, though, then there isn't a reason to break. You could try taking advantage of the beneficial effects of muscle memory if you were feeling experimentative, which would be a 4-6 weeks break...perhaps longer.

    But for general neural regulation....1-2 weeks is good.

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    i think 1 week is best, never done 2 weeks to tell the truth. but i think that would be pushing it a bit over the limit..

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