View Full Version : The Importance Of Taking A Day Off From Training.


Mr. Violence
12-06-2004, 04:54 PM
There is a saying " The more the merrier" ...Some fighters think that by training 24/7 this will give them an edge over the competition. This is not so. I myself used to train and found that there is a period where you can over train and burn out. Some fighters I knew would train seven days a week and then wonder why they hit a rut. When I was training I found that if I wanted to go die hard I would train six days a week and then have that at least 1 day that I did absolutely Nothing but veg out in front of the TV and become a couch potato. You'll find this one day off routine will work wonders on your energy. Because after the day off you will feel revitalised and not pooped out. Looking at another fighting Sport Jui Jitsu, legendary Martial Artist Royce Gracie has said that he used to do the seven day a week training....but then found out the importance of taking at least one day off to do Nothing. try it out.

elveiel
12-06-2004, 05:06 PM
When i'm in full flow i dont take a day off, but i do very light training a couple of times a week for a rest. I just work on my technique, defence and head movement etc so i dont burn out!! Its very important you dont over train.

roXy graziano
12-06-2004, 05:10 PM
there are advantages and disadvanages, that's why I have my own lil system.

I used to work out 7 days a week, because I knew if I took that day off it would be harder for me to keep going, my motivation would drop.

I came up with this system where I'd take a day off from each set workout. For example, on Saturday I wouldn't do cardio and MOnday I wouldn't do any weightlifting, etc. It worked out quite well because in all reality I was gettin a whole day off so I got the rest but I'd never loose any motivation because I was working out 7 days a week see?

Raekwon
12-06-2004, 05:44 PM
there are advantages and disadvanages, that's why I have my own lil system.

I used to work out 7 days a week, because I knew if I took that day off it would be harder for me to keep going, my motivation would drop.

I came up with this system where I'd take a day off from each set workout. For example, on Saturday I wouldn't do cardio and MOnday I wouldn't do any weightlifting, etc. It worked out quite well because in all reality I was gettin a whole day off so I got the rest but I'd never loose any motivation because I was working out 7 days a week see?

i like that idea, i might take that into consideration, i fear that i will lose motivation, but workin like that would be a lot better!! :cool:

boxer2k5
12-06-2004, 08:49 PM
ive been working out 7 days a week

but its not high intense everyday

5 days in the gym working with my trainers
high intense(no other choice)

and i run everyday at home

so my day is like this

run 630-7am
go to work 8am

go to the gym 530-8pm
mon-fri

sat
light weight training and run for an hour

sun
3 miles at the track or on my tredmill

only reason why im burning out because im droppign weight

once i get into my fighting weight im going to rest sat sundays more often but i gave myself a deadlien to hit 160
and i would be better off hitting it sooner than later

Brotherfromthehoods
12-12-2004, 06:54 PM
everyones different,

cms
12-12-2004, 07:15 PM
Man i do need to up my schedule

dino
12-15-2004, 07:35 PM
There is a saying " The more the merrier" ...Some fighters think that by training 24/7 this will give them an edge over the competition. This is not so. I myself used to train and found that there is a period where you can over train and burn out. Some fighters I knew would train seven days a week and then wonder why they hit a rut. When I was training I found that if I wanted to go die hard I would train six days a week and then have that at least 1 day that I did absolutely Nothing but veg out in front of the TV and become a couch potato. You'll find this one day off routine will work wonders on your energy. Because after the day off you will feel revitalised and not pooped out. Looking at another fighting Sport Jui Jitsu, legendary Martial Artist Royce Gracie has said that he used to do the seven day a week training....but then found out the importance of taking at least one day off to do Nothing. try it out.

yea u can defintley over-train

stevenalexander
12-22-2004, 12:42 AM
i use to overtrain alot.the next day i couldnt even hit the speed bag for a matter of 2 rds and normally hit for 5rds same with the heavy bag and mitts.my back/triceps would be really sore but my trainer told me to rest a couple of days and start back training.after i rested seems like everything was back to normal LOL.

andreyd
01-21-2005, 03:41 AM
it depends on a person whether or not..

Hunna
01-21-2005, 04:26 AM
i totally agree with Garziano, when you are not doing a hard session u should be doing light shadowboxing,even infront of TV of something, so u keep ur technique and skills in tact. In rest days, diet is so important,because this what decides how ur muscles repair from training.
the thing 2remember is rest must only be for 3days at max. becos after that u start to lose strength,speed....

Mr. Ryan
01-21-2005, 02:14 PM
I take Sundays off because thats the day my gym is closed. Union City stand up!

Pugnacious_Z
02-17-2005, 02:26 AM
yeah u need rest

Kid Achilles
02-17-2005, 06:52 PM
Depends on the person. Rocky Marciano ran 8-15 miles EVERY day, even on Christmas morning. He also sparred a ridiculous amount of rounds in preparation for every fight. The guy never took a day off and probably spent more of his life in training camp than at home. He had phenomenal stamina and never appeared to be overtrained.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of people don't have Marciano's freakish constitution and their body needs a break every once in awhile. I think taking a day off every week (or at least going light that day) is a smart idea for 99% of the boxers out there.

tino
02-17-2005, 07:35 PM
i m curently taking seven days off.

how you guys manage totrain everyday and work at the same time is beyond my understanding.

i used to do it when i was a student and i was fighting in tons of amateurs fights , but right now the acumulated effect of work and training really would take a tool on my body.

i train 4 times a week , i t s perfect if you just want to be in great shape

Martin (Top Knowledge)
03-15-2005, 10:35 AM
I agree with you mate... A day off training is important. It keeps a fighter fresh.

Tha Greatest
03-15-2005, 11:03 AM
Train at the gym 5 days a week because that's how many days its open, I run 6 days a week, saturdays i do weight training, Sundays rest...
but i realised i shadowbox 24/7 but that's not really a workout

aldridge
03-26-2005, 08:10 PM
It's a good idea to get one day a week rest atleast just to heal up & not to get bored.

Rockin'
03-26-2005, 09:03 PM
People belive that the more they workout, ala 7 days a week, the better they will become and the stronger that their body will become. This is not true.

When you are in hard workouts you are breaking your muscles down. You will notice that you go to the gym and your muscles are so tight it would seem illogical to be able to do anything at all for a long period of time. The one days rest will give your broken down muscles time to heal, replenish and grow. You will come back strong and refreshed the next day at the gym.

On my seventh day of the workout week, I did absolutely nothing. Sometimes I would go for walks but that was it. I didnt want to see a glove and I certainly did not want to see a bag that I was supposed to hit. This seventh day I believe also to be about mental replenishing. To look over the week before and analyse your growth............Rockin'

sparkman0811
06-01-2014, 01:50 AM
People belive that the more they workout, ala 7 days a week, the better they will become and the stronger that their body will become. This is not true.

When you are in hard workouts you are breaking your muscles down. You will notice that you go to the gym and your muscles are so tight it would seem illogical to be able to do anything at all for a long period of time. The one days rest will give your broken down muscles time to heal, replenish and grow. You will come back strong and refreshed the next day at the gym.

On my seventh day of the workout week, I did absolutely nothing. Sometimes I would go for walks but that was it. I didnt want to see a glove and I certainly did not want to see a bag that I was supposed to hit. This seventh day I believe also to be about mental replenishing. To look over the week before and analyse your growth............Rockin'

This is a very good post and has given me some words of encouragement. I was thinking about grinding through tomorrow with my run & boxing, but I don't know. I am pretty beat up right now. I would like to train 7 days per week for the weight loss, but I feel burned out. The thing is, I was considering fasting or eating really light to maintain my weight loss progress, and bypass the usual 1 gallon of water per day.

Chalino Sanchez
06-01-2014, 02:50 AM
good coz ATM i only train 1-2 a week lol

jas
06-01-2014, 06:13 AM
I feel so lethargic on my rest days. My body is in shock mode .

Dabuu
06-01-2014, 07:40 AM
dont take too long of a break though