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2007/06/16 00:01:08 (permalink)
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Planning a 1 week rest from weights

I'm currently on a cut and am pleased with my progress so far.

I've heared that a 1 week rest from weight training now and again (not often) can be beneficial as it allows your body to fully recover.

However as i'm on a cut (and have 6 weeks till my holiday) would you agree on me doing this or not.

I'm planning to keep my diet the same with no PWO protocols and do just low intensity cv.
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    1ManRiot
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/16 00:02:19 (permalink)
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    Yes they are very beneficial.

    How often do you train now?

    How long since you last had a break in training?

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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/16 13:58:30 (permalink)
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    I train 4 times a week with weights, and 4 times a week cv.

    I havn't had a break since December.
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/16 14:01:46 (permalink)
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    Then yeah I'd go and have a good break for sure, especially if you train to failure a lot.

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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/16 14:05:25 (permalink)
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    Ok, week after next then.

    Thanks
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/16 14:12:25 (permalink)
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    yes mate i think from time to tme taking a BIT of time off can help your body to fully recover and in the long run is beneficial.
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 08:41:38 (permalink)
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    yeah I realise taking a break is highly recommended but I don't know if I'm on my own here but I find it hard to take a week training, Gekk I know!!

    What do u guys think about a semi-active recovery, for example no weights but still include 2-3 cardio/stretching sessions?
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 09:25:55 (permalink)
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    I'd say definitely have a break. I have done this before and I find it not only very refreshing for the body, but also for the mind. Go back to it with renewed vigour
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 13:42:12 (permalink)
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    Personally id let my holiday be the rest, if your cutting for a holiday it seems a bad idea to take a rest here.

    Alternatively, keep up cardio to 7x a week and drop weights for one week.

    Id want to be trying to keep all the muscle i had, whilst keeping output high - Holiday is a time of rest./

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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 14:52:03 (permalink)
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    Personally id let my holiday be the rest, if your cutting for a holiday it seems a bad idea to take a rest here.

    Alternatively, keep up cardio to 7x a week and drop weights for one week.

    Id want to be trying to keep all the muscle i had, whilst keeping output high - Holiday is a time of rest./


    Good point, thats why I originally posted the question.

    Had it been when I was bulking then I wouldn't think twice about taking a rest.
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 14:54:48 (permalink)
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    your body will not change much from a week off running the same diet (without PWO)

    just leave things

    any longer and changes can be made but TBH a week is not worth worrying about

    spend the week learning new things instead of worrying about food
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 15:39:04 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the info guys.
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 17:12:43 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: danchubbz

    yeah I realise taking a break is highly recommended but I don't know if I'm on my own here but I find it hard to take a week training, Gekk I know!!

    What do u guys think about a semi-active recovery, for example no weights but still include 2-3 cardio/stretching sessions?

    I'm exactly the same mate, I'm trying to have a week off next week but I know I won't. Keep up the stretching, gentle cardio can't hurt if its purely for a 'fix' and enjoy your sleep!

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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 17:20:25 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: 1ManRiot

    ORIGINAL: danchubbz

    yeah I realise taking a break is highly recommended but I don't know if I'm on my own here but I find it hard to take a week training, Gekk I know!!

    What do u guys think about a semi-active recovery, for example no weights but still include 2-3 cardio/stretching sessions?

    I'm exactly the same mate, I'm trying to have a week off next week but I know I won't. Keep up the stretching, gentle cardio can't hurt if its purely for a 'fix' and enjoy your sleep!


    I take a week off about every 12 weeks. I have only started to do this over the past 2 years and only wish I had done so from when I began training. It rest does your body the world of good (it also allows any minor injuries time to heal) plus mentally you return to training with increased enthusiasm. Another pleasing bonus of a week off is that you actually look better as your muscles have 'filled out' with the extra rest.
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 17:32:48 (permalink)
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    The thing about using my holiday as my week off is that u can't really have a healthy week off so to speak cause if I'm on a summer hol like most people I'm sure it consists of eating and drinking too much and staying out late so it's not really suited for your body to recover.
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    RE: Planning a 1 week rest from weights 2007/06/17 21:45:57 (permalink)
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    I have a few breaks throughout the year.. they normally align themselfs with my holidays, mainly at Xmas and then for summer hols. The also whenever I go away throughout the year this seems to do me fine!

    BURRR!!!
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