Are rest weeks legit or just a meme? Posted on February 19, 2023 by Anonymous Are rest weeks legit or just a meme?
idk that much but 7 full days of rest shouldnt be needed if you didnt hurt yourself
Yes they are necessary for CNS repair. Take a week holiday and enjoy your life
>Yes they are necessary for CNS repair
absolute DYEL take, neurotransmitters and neurons are replenished by the time you finish your workout.
If you have diet, rest, stress, and routine absolutely optimized (thing off-season Hollywood star) rest days are not needed. Taking them is just to compensate for the fact that most of us can't have all the details dialed in
Rest weeks are cringe and gay
If you are feeling really worn down do a deload week where you do your normal routine but at like 50-60% of your normal weight. And that is only if you’re worn down because of weeks to months of intense training to the point you’re losing strengty, not just sore from your last workouts
For standard strength sports this is absolutely correct.
But fuck me, when I did selection my body was fucking destroyed. I’ve pissed myself twice as an adult. Once after hill selection and once after a 2 week exercise. Slept for 20 hours solid in my own piss after being thrashed up and down Brecon for a week.
I needed a week of rest then. Don’t care about the science. I needed it.
deload week is the week I get work around the house done that I'd be too beat to do otherwise
Be honest OP, are you actually pushing yourself hard enough to justify taking a rest week?
Cardio weeks are legit
Get some blood vessel gains and next time lifting feels different
Definitely legit but usually if you 'need' one it's because you're not deloading properly. That being said, there are several powerlifting programs that suggest you avoid lifting in the week before your event during your 'peaking' phase. It definitely has its place
Legit, deload weeks are the actual meme you are wasting time making 0 progress
Every time I've take a rest week I come back stronger
no. If you start straining muscles or you're stalling despite sleeping and eating well, its time to slow the fuck down. Tryhard moron gays will tell you just to push through, but that's how you snap shit or strain shit.
>t. forced to take time off because I strained a hammy and it would've been better to just schedule a deload week every 4-8 weeks.
Deloads are retarded. Either exercise, or rest. Don't try to do this weird hybrid of both. Deloads just mean you get no gains AND no proper rest.
i take 5 days or rest between lifting sessions
>his split doesn't incorporate rest years
>its only 2023
>3 years into my rest decade
>not doing rest generations
My future sons would have to lift heavy as fuark after inheriting my well-rested genes
Yeah, you come back stronger
You do need it, but you don't need to do nothing. In fact, I would never ever advocate being sedentary for rest days or periods. It's just a deload period, and it can mean lifting at 50% of your typical intensity and volume. It helps your CNS reset and repair, and you will feel a hell of a lot stronger and better when you return to normal intensity.
dont take one, life always eventually gets in the way for me (and for most) so you can just have an unplanned deload or "rest week". dont waste your time
That only counts for vacations, mate.