Re: Research Question of the Week - Should we take time off?
The way I see it, shorter period of working out (lets just call it a "blast" because I'm so used to it). The shorter the blast is, I'd taper and go in to the gym for 10 days to 14 days lift light weights (the explanation I have in the other thread that Venom asked for). If I go for a longer period of time, 10 weeks and I have to cut my blast then, I would take 7-10 days OFF lifting, if I feel its really needed. I'll still do my cardio and follow the diet as I planned to do as per lifting.
Once again, it all depends how strong the symptoms of over training are for me.
Stick to the basics.