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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?

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    Rest Week

    Sup guys, Just one qiuck question. HOw oftern is it recommended to take a rest week. I have a sore wrist so i was thinking this would be a perfect time to take a rest week. Advice.

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    I just took one last week and it felt great! Ive been at it since January 1st.
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    So did you lose any strength, or did you come back stronger because of the rest. also how often should you do this?

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    I'm taking one as we speak right now. Didn't lose any strength from it.

    As to how often, just whenever I felt I needed it, but i'd hold out for a more scientific answer for that (if there is one)

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    How often you take a rest week depends on a lot of factors (experience, sport, day job, work capacity, etc).

    But a common protocol is to reduce volume/intensity every 4th week and take a full rest week every 12th week.
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    I'm still quite a newb. If I've been on WBB1 for 4 weeks (4th week is this week), what would be the most effective way of reducing volume/intensity? Is there a specific percentage that most use as a guideline? Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theJamAbides View Post
    what would be the most effective way of reducing volume/intensity? Is there a specific percentage that most use as a guideline? Thanks in advance!
    by taking acouple sets out of your workout and by not taking every set to failure.

    i do that every 6 weeks and take a week off whenever i feel burntout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JERNIGAN78 View Post
    I have a sore wrist so i was thinking this would be a perfect time to take a rest week. Advice.
    Sounds good to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by smitch250 View Post
    take a week off whenever i feel burntout.
    Same here.

    I don't schedule breaks in my training, but I do take them semi-regularly. Between minor injuries, lots of school work and general wear and tear, it usually works out well.
    A week of will not make you lose strength - in fact you'll probably come back stronger. I essentially took the last two weeks off (minor shoulder injury, back in gym for one session, then upper back was shot to ****) and I set a squat PR my second workout back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERNIGAN78 View Post
    So did you lose any strength, or did you come back stronger because of the rest. also how often should you do this?
    I came back stronger. I break around every 3 months.
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