I'm going away on vacation for 2-3 weeks. I won't be able to train during this time after the 3rd wave of my current cycle.
Would I be negatively affected if I take 2-3 weeks completely off from training?
Before going off to vacation, I will have completed 10 consecutive training cycles. The loading has caught up with me, and I'm very close to missing reps. I'm thinking taking 2 weeks off would be awesome, and when I return, I can reset my training maxes back a couple of cycles.
Thread: 5/3/1 - 2-week Deload?
07-03-2012, 08:40 AM #1
5/3/1 - 2-week Deload?"I lift things up and put them down"
07-03-2012, 09:38 AM #2
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07-03-2012, 12:26 PM #3
When I went to Italy for 2 weeks while doing 5/3/1, I made sure to do some body weight exercises as I couldn't find any gyms. Pullup/chinups if you can find a bar to hang from, dips using 2 chairs (put your feet on one chair and your hands on another), single leg squats....
This kept me where I was in 5/3/1 so I could continue. I did make sure that my first week on vacation was the deload week. I had to run 2 cycles without a deload week in between to do this.