The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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Thread: Rest weeks

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    Rest weeks

    Is it a good idea to build rest weeks in to your program? Say, cut back your workout by 50% (either by cutting sets or days off) every 4 weeks or so to give yourself a mental and physical break. There's no denying it, but training can sometimes get on a man's nerves.

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    Re: Rest weeks

    Originally posted by DogLips

    . There's no denying it, but training can sometimes get on a man's nerves.


    ROFL Thats called being lazy.
    I don't think off WEEKS is a good Idea. A couple off days (scheduled) thru-out the week is needed for some.
    It takes determination and self dicipline to look past that getting on your nerves part.

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    i would say 'getting lazy' for a few weeks wouldnt be a good thing. but if you're doing something along the lines of HST, sometimes a break is needed every couple months, at least for me. it's called strategic deconditioning and can help your body recover and grow.
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    i have a light week every 4 weeks.

    well light as being 3 to 4 reps shy of faluire and normal work load. I find this helps me more than not having this gap.
    however i have never tried saying having a 8 week gap to see if i can get better results this way.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    "i have a light week every 4 weeks."
    Same here, though I can't control it.



    Some BB stuff I've read suggests taking a week off every 6 months. But personally I couldn't do it that long.

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    i just do a week at christmas
    kind of ties in with gym being closed and drinking a lot.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Originally posted by body
    kind of ties in with gym being closed and drinking a lot. [/B]
    LOL! Is there a correlation here?

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    It can be very benefical to take a week off every once in a while.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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