Okay, so I use a college gym for lifting.
I’m mid-bulk, all my lifts are currently improving. Everything going great. I’m lifting five days a week. I have an upper-day, a lower-day and an “arm+exe.” day. It’s been working well.
Anyways, Spring Break is coming up, and the gym will be closed for two weeks, so I’m asking for advice. This is my first half-way serious bulk, and it’s been about three months since I’ve had any real time off (I have two off days a week).
Use this as a mini-cut/conditioning period: two weeks eating under-maintenance, focusing on mobility, and general conditioning, doing what I can with the 50ilb dump-bells I have at home.
Use this as a purely recovery time, cut back slightly on calories, but stay at or above maintenance, but don’t do any more cardio/HIT type work than normal.
Suck it up, and pay to use one of the crappy commercial gyms in the area, and keep steaming ahead as normal.
Option two seems like the least fun, and seems like it’s probably over-kill, on the other hand you read about people getting some major growth from taking some time off and eating. Option one sounds nice, but is two weeks really long enough to put a dent in some of the not-muscle weight I’ve added. And three involves spending money, and dealing with working around a new group of people all fighting for the one squat rack (whaaa).