how often do you "take a week off"?

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..from training that is.

This is all considering the "general consensus" (atleast I think it is) that taking a week (or two) is good for you and helps decrease the likelyhood of overtraining.

Anyways, I take a week off every few months.
 
really, I've come to not plan taking a week off. once every six to eight weeks I can't make it to the gym for the week, so I take it then.
 
Same here, like Urban said something usually happens. Luckily I have all I need weightlifting wise in my garage so I can at least lift if I can't make it to bjj/kickboxing. But if I get sick or overloaded from school, work, or just general stress I'll take a little time off.
 
whenever i get injured or depressed. in general, i feel like shit if i do zero exercise for a whole week, so i try to work out atleast once even if it means not working all the usual bodyparts or whatever. i got my kit at home, so travelling to the gymn doesn't affect me.
 
I don't plan for it because it happens on its own often enough, either from working, or from school, getting injured, or other life stuff that seems to happen a lot.
 
Whenever I can't find anybody who's holding and I get junk sick as hell.
 
Never. I miss session due to sickness, work or forcing social occations, but since those times are already non-recovery-time I dont consider it time off for rest.

Sometimes I chill for a weekend or even 3 days, but then my wife forces me to train, cause I get too edgy when not training.
 
like jarfi, rarely. i start spazzing if i dont train, and its no fun. i take lighter load weeks frequently though, about once a month.
 
After 2-3 months, I have to take a week off or shit starts to brek down, lol.
 
I take them more often than I should, but when I was following a set in stone training regimen I would plan for a weekly break every 5 or 6 months
 
I take a week off when my schedule gets hecktic and I know training would be pointless. About once every 3 months.
 
adren@line said:
..from training that is.

This is all considering the "general consensus" (atleast I think it is) that taking a week (or two) is good for you and helps decrease the likelyhood of overtraining.

Anyways, I take a week off every few months.


If you train right: never.
 
i dont really take a week off or anything because i have a busy schedule as it is with college work and stuff, so i dont always have time to train as much as i would like to
 
i plan on doing it once in a while, but i dont. what i end up doing is going to the gym a couple times and doing something like a three set circuit with three different exercises. i dont think it is necessary to do nothing for a week
 

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