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.
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?
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)
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!
5'11" - 200 lbs.
BP - 190x5
DL - 250x5
SQ - 230x5
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Last edited by smitch250; 04-04-2007 at 01:09 PM.
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.