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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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