I have not planed a recovery week yet. I am planning on taking a break on 9th week after my stage 3 is over that is on a Monday.
I normally take a break every 4- 6 weeks. I will do cardo in place of my ST M&F , W I do stretching only, the other two days I will run and cycle.
My husband messed up and forgot to do his recovery week and well... his body did it for him. Last week a week after he was suppose to do a recovery week his back, legs and body stopped. He felt light headed and had such a difficult time that he couldn't finish his session lifting.
When I come back from a rest week it is always different.
Sometimes I am much stronger sometimes I fell like ...crap, i can't believe I lifted that.
I think you are correct to continue jogging and walking.
The only tip I would suggest is you do 1 or 2 "intense" cardo workouts. You will be surprised what your body can do after lifting! AND REST! Really rest. Get a message and take a relaxing bath with your wife=)
I am proud of your dedication!
Edited by: RAINRUN at: 3/31/2009 (16:54)
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