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Rest Weeks?


#1

I've searched this topic here and couldnt find a clear information on it and was wanting to know how many you guys engage in rest weeks?

I havent took one in about 4 months id say and was wanting to know if one pretty soon would be beneficial for my body. Instead of rest week could i just have a real easy week would that reap the same benefits.

Please help me out on any info youwould like to share on this topic. thanks

Serd


#2

Go read "Back off and Grow!" by Jack Reape.


#3

If you feel you need a break I definitely recommend you take a back-off week instead of just not going to the gym. I ususally decrease volume to around 60-70% on my back-off weeks (just what I feel works for me). I took a complete week off last week due to spring break and I'm sore as shit now after my first two workouts.