I wasn’t planning on taking this much time off, but it just happened this way. I graduated college May 3rd, and just did quick, hard workouts, no more than 15-20 minutes, 3 days a week for 2 weeks. I didn’t lose any strength, but I was never sore. That whole time, I was starting to pack for my move. Then I went on a cruise. I did some cardio and very light lifting that week. Then I had to pack hardcore for my move. Then I moved, and now I’m settled in, so I’m going to start back up. I know it sounds as if I am making excuses, but I really wanted the time off.
Goldberg - I agree that doing things to prevent injury and keep you training is good, but taking some time off every now and then is a good thing. It allows you to fully heal and recuperate/rejuvenate your nervous system as well. Usually, I take only a week off every few months, but that week has 2-3 light lifting sessions for muscle memory. I think it’s a good thing. I just hit a new PR in the bench, and I felt like I was constantly sore during that training period. I think it’s good to take some time off.
Honestly man, I don’t know how to do ART or any of that stuff. I massage my sore parts, but sometimes that is kinda hard i.e. hamstrings and ass after a hard squat session.
I hope to improve on all my lifts after I start back to it. But then again, I’m starting my rotations for graduate school, so that is going to be stressful and hard on me.
Anybody else have a hard time training while in graduate school for anything besides PT or non-training oriented schooling?