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What Do You Do on Your Off Days?

I have been training pretty hard for the past 2 weeks and i had a shit squat day yesterday due partly to tiredness so i have taken today off when i normally would be training. but i normally train today.

Im bored out my nut.

On my other off days, there usually off days because im at uni all day or i have work so i have something to entertain me… but today i have nothing.

Ive been practicing the snatch for a bout 2 hours with a broom stick… but i dont think that counts as working out.

Scott

The same thing happened to me 2 weeks ago. I just couldn’t get through my squats, so I took not only a day off, I took off 3! Came back feeling well-rested.

Sometimes it’s best to work out as often as you feel up for it, while taking days off when your body tells you to - and not just sticking with the rigid schedule.

On my off days I find myself thinking about yesterday’s workout, its effect on me, and what I’ll do better next time.

I smoke a joint and watch porn.

When I’m not doing that, I review all my numbers and plan what I’m doing next.

I have a major meet coming up in 1 month and I recently had two terrible squat days and was developing an injury due to non-activating glutes. I’ve taken 4 days off completely and 8 days off squatting. During that time I’ve focused on stretching my quads and hips and doing a shit ton of glute activation exercises.

It was very hard for me to take the time off but at this point I can’t afford to tough it out like I normally would.

I’ll kick back and relax … maybe read a book or work out my diet a little … plan meals for the next week or two … That’s what I do in my free time … try to fill it with something productive in one way or the other

Or smoke a joint and watch porn

reading the Atomic Dog book

sorting out the possibility of me repeating 2nd year at uni

doing a bit of uni work

working on my snatch form

now im about to go buy lots of frozen fruit for breakfast smoothies.

its turned out to be quite a productive day in the end.

[quote]ouroboro_s wrote:
I smoke a joint and watch porn.

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Don’t think anyone’s going to beat that one!

I slip into a coma.

Foam rolling!

I started the Destroying Fat program a couple weeks ago, and I’m simply relieved to have scheduled off days. I always felt guilty about taking my own off days when I was just winging it before.

As to what I actually do… most of the time I’m just trying to stay away from the peanut butter jar. A bowl full of peanut butter is not beneficial for Destroying Fat!

Get things done around the house that I don’t have time for on training days (cook, clean, laundry,etc).

[quote]ouroboro_s wrote:
I smoke a joint and watch porn.[/quote]

Reefer Horniness?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azf320JDdqU&feature=related

Need I remind you what happened last time?

Videogames. Lots and lots of videogames.

And, yes, sometimes (er… NOT today…) I’ll even just sit around watching movies all day with my laptop sitting on my, um, lap. ALL day.

Do what i do on my workout days except not work out.

Maybe go to the grocery story, but I usually study all day… and Jelq

[quote]Drizzt wrote:
Maybe go to the grocery story, but I usually study all day… and Jelq[/quote]

How’s that working out for ya?

[quote]Drizzt wrote:
Maybe go to the grocery story[/quote]

Once upon a time there was a carton of eggs and a box of condoms…

[quote]lostinthought wrote:
Drizzt wrote:
Maybe go to the grocery story, but I usually study all day… and Jelq

How’s that working out for ya? [/quote]

Great! Seen some sweet gains so far.

[quote]Drizzt wrote:
lostinthought wrote:
Drizzt wrote:
Maybe go to the grocery story, but I usually study all day… and Jelq

How’s that working out for ya?

Great! Seen some sweet gains so far.[/quote]

I’m starting today then!

i’ll buy food, hang with friends, or watch a movie.

if nothing else smoke a joint and watch porn

if i dont have work, school or the gym i pretty much do absolutely nothing.

like yesterday we had a snow day and obviously i dont work on days i have school and it happened to be an off day so i just watched a bunch of Lee Haney videos, Markus Ruhl going grocery shopping, i jerked off twice and went to deposit a check, buy shaving clippers and a steak and cheese sub, which was cold when i got home - terrible waste.