so its been like 2 months, since i lifted

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  1. supacilious

    supacilious master of ceremonies

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    lol...

    I just got lazy for the first time ever...i lifted every week for a year and a half and recently i just stopped...

    the crazy thing is that when i lifted again last week...i was stronger than i ever was before in most of my lifts...

    i think sometimes you just need to take a break if you are really killing yourself in the gym like i was...
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  2. Got Life?

    Got Life? Resident Megalomaniac

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    were you doing anything at all during the 2 months off?
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  3. LiveFromThe781

    LiveFromThe781 Don Of The Den

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    thats pretty disapointing news actually
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  4. XxLiLBuRnAxX

    XxLiLBuRnAxX Prolly smarter than you

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    well aren't you supposed to take like at least a month off a year?
    Plus Ive been in that situation before too. I took damn near 3 months off and just dicked off last year and when I went back in the gym I was still pressing damn near the same weight. My bench went to hell but I could still squat about the same....I couldnt curl nearly as much tho...

    I guess the lack of training effects certain parts of the body more than others...
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  5. LiveFromThe781

    LiveFromThe781 Don Of The Den

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    i would never suggest taking time off unless it was absolutely dire.

    most ive done in terms of time off is when i lifted in the 12-20 rep ranges for a couple weeks.

    personally, i just cant go that long without training. if i miss a day i start feeling smaller. i could never take off a month, let alone 3 willingly.
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  6. XxLiLBuRnAxX

    XxLiLBuRnAxX Prolly smarter than you

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    i hated doing it too but i would imagine it being good for you....I usually take a week off every few months..letting your entire body fully recover for a change would be good for you i would think..
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  7. Got Life?

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    i switch up between building and I do consistent cuts...the only way i've found it to work in dropping weight and retaining most of my muscle...ultimately I want to be around 255-265 range, so i'm always doing something or other...I find it pretty effective though...I'm dropping about 4-5 lbs a month and retaining pretty much all of my muscle...strength is definitely there.
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  8. LiveFromThe781

    LiveFromThe781 Don Of The Den

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    id fall apart, id drop 10 lbs in a month easily and itd all be muscle. besides im in the best natural growing years right now, why would i waste even a month.
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  9. Got Life?

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    it's definitely different from person to person.
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  10. Steve Schade

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    Time off is a good thing. It's good to take some time off from time to time. Almost every pro and trainer will say the exact same thing.

    2 months is pushing it a lot though, 3 weeks max.
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  11. Ben Official

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    yeah i think time off is great, but i wouldn't take over 2 weeks. 1 weeks is good, 2 is good once every long while, 2 months is probably never good
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  12. LiveFromThe781

    LiveFromThe781 Don Of The Den

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    ive never heard a pro reccomend time off. i think you should play the intensity by feel if youre doing compounds 5 days a week or other intense training. but ive never heard anyone reccomend, oh just take some time off.
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  13. Steve Schade

    Steve Schade Bears>you

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    Yeah, they do. Everyone does.
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  14. Ben Official

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    yeah a week off here or there does the body good
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  15. openmindsent

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    yeah a break is good...I did that same exact thing. Lifted for over a year without breaks, then just stopped. You'll be able to gain back your lost muscle mass pretty easily, and like you said, it's not rare to actually be stronger.
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  16. rocker314

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    keep up with those muscles.
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