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Old 03-19-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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3 months of training 1 week of rest?

I recently have heard from an exercise physiologist that you should train, weights, cardio, etc for 3 months then give your body a full week break to recover and then start up again with a new weight routine to shake things up. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

 
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Old 03-19-2005, 06:55 PM   #2
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Re: 3 months of training 1 week of rest?

anyone know?

 
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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Re: 3 months of training 1 week of rest?

I never go a full week, 5 days max (unless i get a particularly nasty strain of sick that has me floored for longer than that). It's a way to keep the body from adapting (plateau), and allowing for some solid recovery time so the muscles can do all the repairs they need. Often after the break you actually become stronger and have renewed "vigor" in the gym. It's a good plan.
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:01 AM   #4
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Re: 3 months of training 1 week of rest?

Thanks naxis, I thought a full 7 days was a bit much, I may try it soon before the summer so I can get back to it for April, May, June.

 
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