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Old 07-17-2005, 07:17 PM   #1
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Every once in a while something will come up and I will have to skip a day of lifting. My question is when these days come up and I miss my day of lifting should I make up for it the next day? or just leave it alone?

For instance Wednesday I lift legs if I were to miss that day I would usually lift legs and shoulders on Thursday.
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Usually when I miss a day, I drop it and continue on with the plan. I don't believe in makeup days. I do this because if I start allowing myself to make days up, it's an excuse to take more time off from the gym.

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Old 07-17-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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Yeah, if you push things back, it just fucks everything else up. Then you wind up working out on a rest day, and wind up doing, like, 7 days in a row. Been there done that.

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Yeah, if you push things back, it just fucks everything else up. Then you wind up working out on a rest day, and wind up doing, like, 7 days in a row. Been there done that.
Is working out 7 days in a row a terribly bad thing? Thats what I do. A different group every day and I don't work the same group on back to back days.
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I know people who work out every single day and seem to manage just fine, but most people take one day off a week to relax. This helps your body recooperate and prevents you from feeling worn down, giving you more energy in the gym so you can hit those heavy pounds. For instance, I relax on Sunday and have my problem area (chest) on Monday so I can focus on this area. I know that if I didn't rest the day before, my chest workout wouldn't be as good.

Personally I don't take a day completely off however. On the weekend I don't lift but do cardio, which still keeps me active but gives my body a rest from lifting. Its all a matter of what your comfortable with, but I think one day of rest is a week is good for the body;
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Your body just needs time to recuporate everything 1 or 2 days rest a week is good for your body.
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I think taking a day off every now and again is good for the CNS. And I plan on taking a week off once a quarter (once every 8-12 weeks), to really heal up.
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personally I cant hit the gym that much. I fall into overtraining way to easy for that. 3 to 4 times max for lifting is what i would suggest. But if you can grow hittin it hard more then that then god bless ya, or god bless the 'supps' your using

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if i miss a day i dont make it up. i also do a plan much like what sleazy mentioned, take sunday off, but i still do cardio. i also like to do what bradG mentioned but as weird as it may sound its hard to keep me out of the gym for a week, but taking an extended vacation from the gym after youve been training hard for a few months is a good thing
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