Re: Research Question of the Week - Should we take time off?
I agree with Dan, I'm a fan of time off instead of tapering. I do, however, agree with Venom that is vastly depends on the athlete. I, for one, have to take time off occasionally for various reasons (school, work, lack of sleep, visiting gf or friends). However, I'm not a professional athlete so I think I can get away with it, whereas if it was my job, I think it would be a different story. Whenever I take time off I return to the gym with a hungry mentality, and am capable of having much more intense workouts.
People ask me how I got so big....my reply: The first three letters of the alphabet.
You can train hard or you can train long, but you can't do both. And it just so happens that it takes hard training to build big muscles" - Mike Mentzer