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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:10 pm 
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Hi everyone.

Due to a snowboarding accident last Saturday, i've had to take almost a week off from lifting. Now I was wondering if this is a bad thing?

I've read in some articles that they say it is good to take a break every now and then, is this true?

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Anthony


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:31 pm 
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Yes, a week off, especially after an injury, is a good thing. periodically taking a few days off after 4-8 weeks is fine, no problem, may even be beneficial.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:36 pm 
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Great! That was the answer I was looking for ;)

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Anthony


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Some of the best workouts and biggest gains have come after a short layoff. Also, I read an article not too long ago that most people don't have a significant strength reduction until 6 weeks of not working out.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:09 pm 
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taking time off from time to time is great, a week, a few days and in some cases a month or so .....although you dont have to go to extremes for an excuse to get it off.....( joking ). It re sets the mind as well as the body , giving you a fresh out look and time to revamp your routine if need be.

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