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13 Jan 2014 11:23 #133042 by steamboat28
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I've very, very often heard (from exercise gurus to scientists) that it's important to give yourself a day off from any serious muscle-building workout. One of my best friends disagrees with this wholeheartedly, calls me a pansy, and continues to shred himself 5 days a week (and then wonder why he's always sore), but I tend to believe it.

Now, I'm trying (key word) to get back into a M-W-F schedule because I'm mostly disgusted with the way I feel, but I have no conception at all what to do with my off-days. Originally, I'd planned for T-Th to be a t'ai chi day, because it's very low-impact and does a lot for my health and sense of well-being, but honestly it works better as an every-day thing. My motivation is tied to scheduling, so if I don't do /something/ with that same block of time where I'd normally work out, I'll get lazy and quit because of the lack of consistency.

Ideas?
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13 Jan 2014 11:28 - 13 Jan 2014 11:28 #133043 by Alexandre Orion
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Yes --

On those days don't do something that you 'think you should' for your well-being'. Just live ... just be.

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Be a philosopher ; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
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13 Jan 2014 11:40 #133044 by Jestor
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Stretching...

Like Pilates or something where you are stretching the muscles...

I like the off days too... EVERYTHING in moderation...

Alexandre's idea isn't bad either... lol...

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13 Jan 2014 11:52 #133045 by steamboat28
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It doesn't even have to be anything strenuous. It just needs to be something I can do every day for the same amount of time, so that my brain is convinced that particular time slot is /always/ full except on weekends.

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13 Jan 2014 12:48 #133055 by Naya
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What about Yoga or something?

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