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Old 02-21-2009, 14:53   #1
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I just realized....

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,
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Old 02-21-2009, 14:59   #2
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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 weeks. 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 week Sat I'll pull a PR.

Thanks for reading,
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Old 02-21-2009, 15:35   #3
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Old 02-21-2009, 17:18   #4
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I hope you enjoy your week off!
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A little break can lead to a lot of progress.

Sounds like a smart move.
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Old 02-22-2009, 00:33   #6
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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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Old 02-22-2009, 07:30   #7
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Well planned break + healing = success!

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:28   #8
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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.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:20   #10
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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

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.
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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.
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.
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