Hi guys, I have a question here.
First of all, let me say that I am dieting for about 16-17 weeks, while I had several periods of higher caloric intake and even few “binge” days (over 10k calories), my cutting is going very well. I dropped from around 20% to around 7% right now, and i have striations all over my body,six pack,veinz and stuff.
Training was very hard all the time and now after all these weeks of dieting and hard training without some major rests (I had several two consecutive days off, but not many).
Now I am 3 weeks and some days out of a photoshoot, but I feel really tired and I am thinking of having 3-4-5 days of full rest (only walking cardio), while I still manage to keep my diet in spot.
My question is - what effect will this full rest have on my body and physique (knowing that i am very tired and I find intense training hard already)? Will this rest have positive effect on me, or will it set me back?
I have photoshoot at the very begining of September and I want to be around 4-5% bodyfat, “dry” and tanned. I am currently at around 80kg, 7% BF, natural.
So,should I take the rest and will it help me shred those last pounds in the next 3 weeks, giving me energy and motivation or should I continue to train hard, even thought i feel exhausted and tired ?
I am thinking of some “active” rest, you know, low intensity cardio and some bodyweight training for several days, to throw away those heavy weights. Opinions,advices?