Weight lifting breaks MUST occur to give your body extra recovery time.
Your body can't take the beating for months at a time without an extended break.
Usually, a weight lifting program should have planned breaks after 6 to 15 weeks.
For example, after completing 3 tough workouts a week for 10 weeks, a weight lifting program recommends you take a break from lifting weights for 7-10 days.
In this example, this is a good weight lifting program that recognizes that the body cannot take the pounding for greater than 10 weeks.
Breaks from weight lifting will ensure that you can continue building muscle even with lighter weights after you come off an extended break from lifting.
If you've been lifting weights for a while, you'll know that it's sometimes very hard to get any stronger on certain exercises. Well, weight lifting breaks can help you to start back at a lower weight and then blow right past your previous best several weeks later.
This works every time! Most people have NEVER tried this. If you haven't, you're going to be surprised at the results.
You Need To Learn More About Your Body
Actually… you MUST learn more about your body to make amazing progress.
And yes, it takes a decent amount of time to learn your body.
If your weight lifting program doesn't recognize that your body needs an extended break at some point in time, you will either need to get a new program such as one of ours or you'll need to add in your own planned breaks.
You can plan a break any time you want, but the most important factor in taking a break is you and how well you can judge your body's needs.
You must know your body, and you must take a weightlifting break earlier than a planned break if needed. For example, I learned that I usually needed a break after around 7 weeks on the workout programs I have used in the past even though the plan says to take a break after 8 weeks.
I don't have to worry about that any more as I ONLY use the WLC System now.
The WLC System, gives you the flexibility in one of the final weeks to make that decision, provides you with guidelines to help you make the decision, and tapers your workload down so that overtraining never sets in…
The WLC System Is Designed To Help You Last Longer…
Now that I use the WLC System I can last much longer on each weight lifting cycle without overtraining. The WLC System is designed to keep overtraining away.
WLC provides more time for progression and more results. Continuous progression over the weeks, months, and years leads to real results that other programs can't compare to…
The WLC System uses planned breaks on purpose so that your body becomes unaccustomed to the weight loads you were using before you took the weight lifting break. This deconditioning of your body will allow your muscles to become unaccustomed to large loads of weight.
When you go back to lifting weights again after your weightlifting break, your muscles will grow with a smaller amount of weight. They will grow because you are applying a load that they are not accustomed to.
You'll eventually lift more than you've ever lifted before for each and every rep range on WLC. And along with these strength gains, you'll build muscle too!!!
Playing “Catch Up” With Muscle Recovery Weeks…
With some of the WLC weight lifting programs, your muscle mass gets to catch back up in the first week of each rep range due to the decreased load in weight.
They must work harder though because of the increase in volume from 1 set to 2 sets. So, your muscles are given a break in the amount of weight that must be lifted, but the total work done is going to be greater.
When they finally get used to the increased work and decreased weight load, we hit them hard with heavier weights than ever before, but we decrease the total amount of work. The true growth begins when we start increasing the weight.
Every major muscle group throughout your body never becomes accustomed to the patterns on WLC and will never catch up until you go on your weight lifting break. You will build muscle throughout the WLC System based workouts because your muscles never become accustomed to the work and load.
Length Of Weight Lifting Breaks
Usually weight lifting breaks last anywhere from around a week to two weeks. The more cumulative fatigue on your body, the longer the planned break must be in order for your body to fully recover.
If you go too long without a break while working your body hard, you will overtrain and your body will end up shutting down on you if you continue to overtrain. If you go this far, you will need an even longer break than 14 days. You'll have no choice but to take a break.
You will learn your body after a few cycles if you are a beginner. Most intermediate to advanced weight lifters know when to take a weightlifting break. You will learn. And it may be the hard way.
I learned the hard way, but the WLC System will help you learn your body much better than other programs that simply push you to your limit each and every workout. If you've used other weight lifting programs before, you'll be absolutely amazed at the progress you'll make on the WLC System.
Weight lifting breaks on the WLC System take place during the WLC rest period.
Breaks from weight training last anywhere from 9 to 14 days.
You MUST take a break from weightlifting before starting any of our programs. You will get maximum results by taking a break before starting the WLC System.
You can prepare to execute the system perfectly while you take the required weight lifting break.