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Taking The Week Off

I deffinately need a week off. I’ve been training non stop for many months. I’m currently 6’4" 215 at about 18% BF (give or take), would it be beneficial to do sprints etc during this week off or will that tax my nervous system.

I think I’m overtrained and my body needs to recover, would hate to do cardio if it’s going to inhibit that.

I would limit to active and static stretching, and walking for cardio.

Dan “that’s why they call it a week OFF” McVicker

[quote]Dan McVicker wrote:
I would limit to active and static stretching, and walking for cardio.
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Yep. Good advice here. If you were a twig I’d say hit up some buffets…but since you’re not I say stay clean and do a ton of walking (an hour every day). Nothing taxing, but you can’t afford to be inactive.

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“that’s why they call it a week OFF” [/quote]
Yeah. You’ll feel better immediately.

Depending on several factors you don’t have to take the week completely off.

Hitting the gym 1-2 times during the week with a reduction in volume, intensity and duration, can help keep strength gains as well as provide some active recovery.

That is situation dependent though.