Breaks from lifting

Why is it that I always come back stronger after a week or two off from lifting?

Anytime I take a break after lifting consistently for months I put more reps up of the same weight I was using

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How many times a week do you train and for how long? You probably do too much volume

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      3 x week for probably hour and half, huge focus on intensity

      You grow while you rest.

      I take rest days

      You're probably over training.

      Doubt it

      CNS recovery you get from a deload. It's why anyone that lifts seriously has a deload week every 4-6 weeks.

      Makes sense

      being natty your body will take longer to recover, which is key to growing. that's why steroids are so popular especially in sports. to boost recovery.

      I get enough sleep and take rest days

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I take rest days
        Yeah, everyone does. A couple days isn't enough to recover 100% Like others have stated, deload works.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          4 out of 7 days a week seems like pretty good rest to me

          >spends an hour and a half at the gym
          >doubt it
          Lmfao

          That doesn’t seem particularly crazy to me? How long do you go for?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I go about 3-4x a week, but my workouts take like 30 mins.

            Are you including cardio in your gym time?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Nope, just weightlifting

              But I do light cardio and speed bag work on my rest days

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I spend 30 minutes just benching

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              what's your routine and what're your lifts

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Well, alright, what are your lifts at?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >spends an hour and a half at the gym
        >doubt it
        Lmfao

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What is deload

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Same happens to me. I guess the usual recommended 2-3 day recovery time is not enough. Now I don't even follow a program, I just wait until the aches are gone and lift again (Usually 1-1.5 weeks later).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Post lifts and body.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You grow while you rest.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're probably over training.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    CNS recovery you get from a deload. It's why anyone that lifts seriously has a deload week every 4-6 weeks.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    being natty your body will take longer to recover, which is key to growing. that's why steroids are so popular especially in sports. to boost recovery.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I feel the same. I even feel that I look better during that week of rest despite not having a pump.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because exercising creates fitness and fatigue. Fatigues masks your fitness. When your fatigue drops away without any loss of fitness, more fitness may be revealed than was before fatigue reduced.

    It's like, why do I look more muscular after a cut? Should I be bulking to get muscle? Well yes, but bulking also brings you body fat. When the fat is stripped away, more muscle is revealed than was visible at the end of your bulk.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you need more rest days in your routine. your routine is making you heal injuries, not getting stronger, in the long term. you are doing something suboptimal.

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