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Vacation: To Tain or Not to Tain

when i go on vacation, my workouts tend to be … half ass. at best. I’m thinking that instead of attempting to train while away, I could increase my intensity and volume the week prior such that I could use a week off anyway. Do you see any glaring issues with this strategy?

That’s what I have always done with my hockey players. Every year they have a 1 week vacation and we precede that week by a stress week where volume is about 50-100% higher at a similar intensity level. With that strategy you will surcompensate instead of detraining during your vacation week.

[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
That’s what I have always done with my hockey players. Every year they have a 1 week vacation and we precede that week by a stress week where volume is about 50-100% higher at a similar intensity level. With that strategy you will surcompensate instead of detraining during your vacation week.[/quote]

I tried that this last week - taking some time off starting tomorrow.

But stinkin’ Plazma/Indigo-3G/MAG-10 is making me want to workout more…

I actually hit a 2RM PR in SGHP’s today.

Now, taking 5 days off and still wanting the gym…

:frowning:

right on. i’m going to do just that from here on out in lieu of farting around in an ill equipped facility.

tain? really? how the hell did i miss that twice?

maybe i have the rare bone disease:

if you take your girl with u on vacation, it will be real hard to try to train anyway.