That was a very interesting advice. Thanks man. So you mean 2 weeks off is not the end of the world? I usually train 4 days a week and when I come back to the gym after a week-end off or 3-4 days. I feel like I have stopped training for few weeks. No doubt there’s a mental thing around it too.
BTW, I am a fairly experienced lifter (6 serious years of training) So, I always feel I have to push myself harder and harder to gain more and at least maintain my shape.
Thats why 2 weeks off will look very long for me.
So I will add sets and weight to my current program and try to reach failure on few sets during the last week. This way I will need at least some time off to recover…
If you have time just train twice as hard and take the 2 weeks off. It will be hard to take that time off but if your workouts are hard enough you will not get weaker.
The biggest lost from a 2 week lay off is endurance both cardio and muscular, however, strength can increase a TON after a 2 week layoff. Body will also get ripped and more musclular despite the added calories. ( This is all provided you had a few weeks of heavy sessions).
If your just a gym rat fine, but if your serious about your gains and performance look up over and supra compensation articles and plan it around your 2 week layoff.[/quote]