the last time I've taken a week off from lifting was in june, and I really didn't wanna take one off now but this seems to be the perfect week to do it. My gym will be closed christas eve and christmas day, my upper back/lower neck area is extremely sore for some reason (almost like a stiff neck but worse), and to top it off I'm sick (fever symptoms and achey all over). Its gonna kill me taking a week off especially since I've been making some decent gains in the last 3-4 weeks.
My main question is how much being sick will impact my week off. I know you need to give your body a week to rest every once in a while, but will being sick during the rest week somehow make it a less beneficial rest period? And do you suggest taking a week off in the near future when I'm healthy? Thanks.