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“…and, I’m spent!”; taking two weeks off from training.

Monday, September 27, 2010 by  
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I was not feeling like myself on Saturday – grumpy, tired, lazy and almost like I was coming down with a cold or something. I had a good night of sleep Saturday night, and yesterday morning I woke up feeling pretty good. As the day wore on, however, I could tell I was still not 100%. Actually, not even 60% – better than Saturday, but still “off”. Same deal this morning. Even though for the past 2 or 3 weeks I know I’ve needed a break from training, I’ve pressed on so that I could take the week off while I’m on vacation next week. I’m starting to wonder if that was the right thing to do. I’ve always been a staunch believer that you have to listen to your body, but this time around I’ve ignored it. Well, not entirely: I did modify my workouts, but I don’t think it was enough. I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to take 2 weeks off from lifting. I’ll still do cardio and remain very active, but no iron for two weeks. When I come back after my vacation I’m going to hit it hard. In fact, I’m still considering an all-out bulking phase (and, of course, the obligatory mountain man beard). We’ll see…

I’m sure when I return to the weight room in two weeks I’ll have lost a bit of strength, but I’m not concerned with that. I know that I’ll quickly regain any strength I’ve lost. What’s more important to me is that when I come back I’ll be recharged and eager to lift again. I’ve not been enjoying my training lately, and I hate that feeling! I think a couple weeks off is going to make a world of difference.

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