View Single Post
Old 04-28-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
Jon Brody
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 73
Default Can you count a "sick week" as a "deload/back off week"?

So, I'm in the midst of what would be my 3rd, standard workweek -- yet, it's looking more and more that I'll be lucky to just break a sweat throughout this week b/c of illness.

Question: assuming I hardly tax my body in the gym this week, and just rest/relax/recover, could I essentially consider this week as something equivolent to a "back off" week (which I would have been doing next week, normally)? And, assuming a speedy recovery I simply treat next week as a fresh cycle and go for another 3 standard weeks, to then be followed by a "deload/back off" week?

Curious as to how you treat and count periods where you're doing nothing but resting due to some illness, and then foraying back into the grind.
Jon Brody is offline   Reply With Quote