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When to take a rest week from working out

Typically, I recommend that people take a few days off from exercising every six to eight weeks, assuming you work out at a good intensity and are consistent. This gives both your mind and body a chance to recover and adapt to the previous weeks of training.
  • Fatigue.
  • Loss of motivation to train.
  • Prolonged soreness.

When should I take a week off from the gym?

Many seasoned exercisers and athletes regularly schedule a week off every eight to 12 weeks. There's no hard and fast rule about how many rest days to take or when to take them. The key is to listen to your body, for signs of overtraining, and to your mind, for signs of boredom or exhaustion.