Depends some on how long you have been training, and if you are training properly.
A good general rule would be every 4th wk have an ‘easy week’, lower volume and intensity, and then every 3 months have an entire week off instead of the easy week.
If you are a relative newbie I might say every 8th or so have an easy wk, and then add a couple more months until you would take the week off completely.
I had good results with a beginner just doing easy wks every 4th without an entire rest wk as well, so that’s another option you could try.
Of course, if you’re doing a wavering intensity from week to week workout, this would change.
Well, i’m not a beginner in the never pushed myself physically sense, I’ve been in the army for a couple years now. but i am a beginner to squats and deadlifts.
I’ve been going pretty much non stop since the beginning of sep. and i haven’t failed to make progress on a single workout yet. I don’t really feel like my progress is slowing down either, if anything i’m learning to push harder and i’ve been putting weight on faster lately.
So i’ve just read so much about off weeks, and i don’t know if i’m supposed to take one or not, cuz i don’t feel i need one yet.
thanks for any advice you give