I’ve been training pretty hard for about 7 months now, and have only taken 2 full weeks off. The first was at the end of november and was due to an extremely bad cold. So I was not the least bit surprised that I returned to the gym a little weaker and with less endurance than I had before taking a week off.
This time my gym closed for a week for repairs, luckily I had been planning to take the following week off so it wasn’t that upsetting. Yesterday was my first day back and my normal leg routine just completely wiped me out. My strength only seemed a little reduced but endurance was down quite a bit. Today I can already tell that by tonight i’ll have a major case of DOMS, not looking forward to sitting down for my next shit.
Is this fairly normal after a week off? I thought i’d come back stronger than before. Is it just that your bodies ability to recover gets a boast so I should see increased gains over the next few weeks, even if I declined slightly over the week off?