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im hurt, time for a break

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Supplements' started by citrixmeta, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. citrixmeta

    citrixmeta Well-Known Member

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    hey all,

    i hit the gym tonight and my body was really off.

    i wasnt lifting anywhere near what i used too, i have sharp pains on my right chest and my left bicep/forearm.

    i think its time to give my body a well deserved break.. im thinking of laying off the weights for at least 1 week or even 2 weeks.

    instead of lifting, i will be doing 30mins of cardio, 3 times a week.

    the question i have is.. how should this affect my diet?

    im currently taking in 2000-2200 cals a day. 40/40/20

    my pre workout meal is usualy a cup of rice/ 1 large chicken breast.

    should i reduce the cabs? lay off the rice?

    any tip would help, thanks everyone.
     
  2. Hort

    Hort Well-Known Member

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    Cutting, maintaining or bulking?

    I'd generally keep your diet the same unless bulking- I might be tempted to lower the calories if so. I gain fat easily so I'd wanna watch that.
     
  3. citrixmeta

    citrixmeta Well-Known Member

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    oh im sorry, good questions.

    im currently in a cutting phase.
     
  4. kmfisher

    kmfisher Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I'd say if its only a week, just leave it. Let your body use those extra calories for healing.

    How long since your last break? I normally take one every 7 - 8 weeks at the latest.

    Edit: Can't believe my spelling error!
     
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  5. citrixmeta

    citrixmeta Well-Known Member

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    oh i usualy take a break every 2 months..

    i took a break last week.
     
  6. citrixmeta

    citrixmeta Well-Known Member

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    well after 1 week break from weights (did cardio everyday), i decided to curl a light dumbell. i still felt that pain in my left arm.

    looks like i will take another week off to heal properly.

    are there any suppliments i could take to increase the healing process?
     
  7. lostmind

    lostmind Well-Known Member

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    glutamine is supposed to help muscle repair.
     

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