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Thread: is it possable to rest to long? (days)

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    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Miami, FL

    is it possable to rest to long? (days)

    my question is can u OVER rest? like get weaker or ... better way of puttin it is be stronger sooner then lose it because i over rested? like waitin 7 days till u hit chest again ? i normally give myself a week but i had to hit chest again sooner (5 days) cause i went wit my friend and i did more when just 5 days ago 50lbs less seemed so heavy. and the week before i was still at the same weight (225) but today 275 seemed much easier . i mean i could understand if i did 225 the first week, then 245 the next week and today tried 275 and got it but i jumped 50lbs when i KNOW 5 days ago i couldnt have done 275...

    can anyone explain to me if theres a such thing as over rest within days?


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    Tiny and Mighty
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    I'm in the same predicament you are (sp?)

    I've been actually overtraining my chest and seeing improvements (like 4 times a week). But everyone else says to do one muscle group a week. I'm going to give it a shot

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    Bad Monkey! Nights's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    cowtown, alberta
    Not within that short of period a time there isn't (7 days). Many things could have changed though, so who knows. Do you normally work out with a partner? Sometimes who your with can drastically change how much you can lift (mental). With a spotter I don't know, I couldn't push near my max. Was afraid that if I went too close to failure that they'd not know what to really do.. so I short-shifted myself a lot. Was suprised at how much more strength I had when I got someone I knew and trusted working out with me.

    Also, time of day, amount of sleep, diet.. endless things. In 5 days you should be healed well enough (though your jump says it's more then just enough rest), but in 7 days you aren't going to start losing strength.

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    Senior Member
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    Jan 2003
    Well, don't these weird powerlifter dudes train 3-4 times a week, same bodyparts? But they lift heavy weights. It's not ideal for building muscle, though.
    "And if that doesnt work, bend her over, tear off the stretchpants, and go wild on the little slut. When you're done, drop her like a missed rep. When she's regained her senses, complain that she was making too much noise. She will then realize the error of her ways, and give you her number." - Budiak

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