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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by California Jack, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. California Jack

    California Jack Millennium Member

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    that I need a week off. I just finished my last DL workout before I attempt a new 1 rm. It was supposed to be a taper, but I had a hard time with the last set... 295x6 360x4 405x4. Last week i did 295x6 360x4 395x4 430x4 and 405x4. Today's 405x4 felt a lot heavier than last week's. I have all the other tell tale signs including a cold.

    Maybe my erector cramps were some sort of symptom too.

    So, I'm taking a week off of the weights and having 4 or 5 days of light cardio. Next Sat I'll pull a PR.

    Thanks for reading,
    Jack
     
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  2. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi Knicker Knotter

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    Sometimes you need to rest in order to tackle that next challenge. Rock on.
     

  3. California Jack

    California Jack Millennium Member

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    I hope you enjoy your week off!
     
  5. BCR

    BCR BIGASS!!!!

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    A little break can lead to a lot of progress.

    Sounds like a smart move.
     
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    I'm just finishing up a week off (per doc's orders). I've still dropped a couple pounds. Friggin voodoo doll is still getting worked though.

    My plan was to work out here and walk the neighborhood, but it's been chilly and I wanted some rest. I'm going to start going to the gym probably tomorrow and just being really careful hygiene-wise.
     
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    Well planned break + healing = success!

    Dan
     
  8. NoGo

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    CJ- Are you pulling once weekly, or more often?

    What about accessory stuff, like RDL's and goodmornings? Same day or on different day?
     
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    Good plan, CJ. Enjoy your week.
     
  10. Small Tony

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    Completely agree Jack taking time off like a week does a body good especially if you are coming down with a cold. It is surprising that you can actually gain strength by taking a week off.
     
  11. BCR

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    Its also surprising that you can GAIN strength with a cold.

    It doesn't work for everyone, and I don't mean crank out a routine when you have the flu.

    But I for one have been stronger in the past when I am a little sick.