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Old 05-11-2009, 04:42 PM   #4
Brian Lawyer
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Join Date: Nov 2008
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This is a good question, I have wondered before myself. Here is my opinion. While you can count it as a backoff week, I don't think you would get the same benefits as a regular back off week. What I mean is for a regular back off week, you normally hit the end of a heavy cycle, do some light/moderate work, to let your joints, tendons, muscles, etc. recover and then start your next cycle fresh.

On the other hand, if you take a week off, from say flu or a bad cold, chances are you aren't starting your next week off "fresh". More likely than not you may have even backslid a little.
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