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What Do You Do on Your Off Days?


#1

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


#2

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.


#3

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.


#4

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


#5

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.


#6

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

[/quote]

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


#7

I slip into a coma.


#8

Foam rolling!


#9

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!


#10

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


#11

[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?


#12

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.


#13

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


#14

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


#15

[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?


#16

[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…


#17

[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.


#18

[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!


#19

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

if nothing else smoke a joint and watch porn


#20

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.