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Diablo0125 08-06-2005 06:37 AM

Taking a break
I recently took a week break from working out due to vacation and currently have a 5 day split. Heh i tried to workout but it was so damn hot haha. Anyway i was wondering if i would regress at all since really no exercise was done the whole week. Im not one to take breaks from my routine thats why i seem paranoid about it.

Darkhorse 08-06-2005 06:47 AM

No. To actually lose muscle mass it's more like 2 weeks (I think). One week will decondition your muscles, which will account for some strength loss. Other than that, a week off does two things for you:

1. Saps some conditioning away from your muscles so when you return to lifting, you'll be a little sore, but you'll stand to gain a little more since your body's rested.
2. Joints are healed.

Diablo0125 08-08-2005 06:27 PM

Well that doesnt' seem so bad...i did notice some loss in strength but barely any...still lifting high lol thanks

verbatimreturned 08-09-2005 07:04 AM

i take a week off after training hard for a few months. i think its good for everything to take a rest

WantingMuscle7 08-09-2005 08:00 AM

When we moved I lost access to most of my weights for two weeks I came back alot weaker.

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