feeling bad about a day off... OCD?

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    Oct 21, 2010 6:25 PM GMT
    Hey, I have been woking out hard 6 days a week for 7-8 weeks now, recently I have stepped up my routine weight wise and cardio wise with interval training; along with lawn care that I do on the side. This week I did 3 days (Mon, Tue, Wed, after one day off:, I'm feeling that I might need a day off to rest and rebuild, except in my ocd mind, I'm feeling guilty about it and feel that it will slow my progress. Part of me knows this is irrational but I would feel much better If someone else validated this for me...(Get the impression that I need validation)??? lolicon_redface.gif
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    Oct 21, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    Listen mate: rest is as important as lifting.

    You need to believe that. I normally train HARD 5 days a week and I need to take a week off every 3 months or I get too tired, start to get injured etc etc.

    Everyone has different their own limits, but YOU MUST REST.

    REST.

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    Oct 21, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
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    Nutrition, exercise, and rest are the three components of good health.
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    Oct 22, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    I have this same problem too, if I don't get to the gym 6 days a week I feel sick with myself. I get so focused on progress for progress's sake that I forget there are other aspects to muscle building then spending hours in the gym. Like those before me said, if you feel like you need a rest, then you probably do.
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    Oct 22, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    I get the same way. You've admitted that you have OCD, so exposure therapy is the only way you will get over it. If you really want to feel better in the future. I suggest taking the whole fucking week off. Don't even think about it. This week off will do absolutely nothing to hurt your progress. Let me repeat that, absolutely nothing to hurt your progress. What are trying to become Mr Olympia. Please. Going to gym is not just about getting big, but being healthy. Remember health is all we have in life, so give yourself some credit that you are working out. 95 percent of the population workout at McDonalds.

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    Oct 22, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    wooo fuck yeah!

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    Oct 22, 2010 8:26 AM GMT
    KardioKing saidwooo fuck yeah!

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    Oct 22, 2010 8:34 AM GMT
    Gotta have rest otherwise your body will hate you and it won't preform as well as it should be.

    Ease up a bit and rest, eat right and workout properly. You'll be a Superman in no time.
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    Oct 22, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
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    KardioKing saidwooo fuck yeah!

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    Oct 22, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    A rest day is to your body what a cheat day is to your mind. It will keep you balanced, happy, healthy and sane.
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    Oct 22, 2010 12:45 PM GMT

    My problem on days off is that I have to force myself to eat. It's tempting to believe that since I'm not working out I shouldn't have to eat as much. Not true, though. It's a mental hurdle that I have to get over.

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    Oct 22, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    DJdorchester said
    My problem on days off is that I have to force myself to eat. It's tempting to believe that since I'm not working out I shouldn't have to eat as much. Not true, though. It's a mental hurdle that I have to get over.



    Easy: just tell yourself that everything you eat on your day off turns directly into muscle icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 22, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    KardioKing saidwooo fuck yeah!

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    Oct 22, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
    Talk about OCD! You guys are nearly as compulsive about rest!

    The secret is to get to know your body and let it speak to you.

    And who says it has to be 5 hours of maximum bench presses or nothing.

    What's wrong with a "rest day" that includes a good leisurely stretch routine, perhaps a few non-weight sit ups, or an hour or so of slow paced cycling? And is getting a massage such an evil thing?

    I've had travel induced rest days and by the end of the day by body is craving motion much in the same way it once craved coq au vin or ice cream. I had to do something although a full routine was out of the question.

    A recent lay off due to minor surgery, now that was tough. I couldn't even stretch. But I did relearn the joys (and limitations) of a brisk walk.
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    Oct 23, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
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    lol thats funny
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    Oct 23, 2010 6:05 PM GMT
    Tazo995 said
    Lostboy said
    KardioKing saidwooo fuck yeah!

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    Don´t you unprettyfy yourself... (not that you could)



    I like that word, "unprettyfy"


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    Oct 25, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    Lostboy said
    Tazo995 said
    Lostboy said
    KardioKing saidwooo fuck yeah!

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    Don´t you unprettyfy yourself... (not that you could)



    I like that word, "unprettyfy"


    Sadly it´s not a real word icon_sad.gif



    It is now icon_biggrin.gif

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    Oct 25, 2010 8:45 AM GMT
    Lostboy said
    KardioKing saidwooo fuck yeah!

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    Don´t you unprettyfy yourself... (not that you could)


    Un-prettify??? I like it
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:46 AM GMT
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    Oct 25, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    amar_m said
    Lostboy said
    KardioKing saidwooo fuck yeah!

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    Don´t you unprettyfy yourself... (not that you could)


    Un-prettify??? I like it


    It means the same, basically, as uglyfy
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 26, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    Certainly agree with some of whats been said above.

    Rest is a component of your excercise plan. You always need to include it
    and do so without any sort of resistance. Since I'm rebuilding from my recent illness, I've found it very important to rest, recover, then move ahead.
    If you don't, you are putting your fitness in jeopardy.