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    I've decided that this time I'm going to find a gym so as not to have to start back afresh. So, I've located a good gym with everything needed to continue lifting. As I'm on holiday I don't particularly want to end each session like I do at home as we will be doing some longer walks/sightseeing/driving.

    I intend to strip back my routine to keep it within an hour and do 2/3 session a week over the two weeks. I was thinking of a heavy singles, doubles, triples on squat, Bench, DL and Press with some back off sets of doubles/triples for 5/6 sets, but eliminate accessory dumbbell work, rows, Lat pulls, dips, leg press. Any thoughts ?

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    Do you have a specific question or do you just want our general impression of your plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewLewis View Post
    Do you have a specific question or do you just want our general impression of your plan?
    The specific question would be asking what you think I should ?; this being what I think I should do and asking for a critique of that. Either, or, any help appreciated.

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    Two weeks rest, if you have been training hard for a long period of time, might be beneficial

    I doubt you will lose much if anything.

    I occasionally go on hunting trips etc for that long and it never harms my training.

    Iím not a competitor I just train to be able to do the things I want to do when not in my weight room.

    I would go enjoy your vacation and not worry about it, those weights will be waiting for you when you get back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman View Post
    Two weeks rest, if you have been training hard for a long period of time, might be beneficial

    I doubt you will lose much if anything.

    I occasionally go on hunting trips etc for that long and it never harms my training.

    I’m not a competitor I just train to be able to do the things I want to do when not in my weight room.

    I would go enjoy your vacation and not worry about it, those weights will be waiting for you when you get back home.
    That's what I did previously, took me much longer than I thought to get back to where I was.....then there's the DOMs Maybe younger lifters, or older, but more long time lifters can get away with it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman View Post
    Iím not a competitor I just train to be able to do the things I want to do when not in my weight room.
    I was a coach at the gym own by a multiple IPF world masters bench press champion. We had a few good national and international competitors as well. Off season they all quit lifting for at least a month. No lifting at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobman View Post
    I would go enjoy your vacation and not worry about it, those weights will be waiting for you when you get back home.
    10/10.

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    Frankly, any lifting you can do over vacation is a win.

    What's your non-vacation program, and how long have you been doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewLewis View Post
    Frankly, any lifting you can do over vacation is a win.

    What's your non-vacation program, and how long have you been doing it?
    4 days a week at the moment for the last 12 weeks on a recomp diet, I have another 4 weeks of that before changing it up.

    Mon: barbell bench heavy and volume dynamic, DB bench, Machine rows, LTE
    Tues: Squats heavy and volume dynamic, pause squats, leg press
    Thurs:Press heavy and volume dynamic, DB seated press, Lat pulls, assisted dips
    Fri: light Squats, DL Heavy and dynamic volume, RDLs

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    Vacation lifting?

    Backsquat
    3x5 @ whatever you feel like.

    Bench press
    3x5 @ whatever youíre feel like

    Deadlift
    1x5 @ whatever youíre feel like

    40 minutes in and out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nockian View Post
    4 days a week at the moment for the last 12 weeks on a recomp diet, I have another 4 weeks of that before changing it up.

    Mon: barbell bench heavy and volume dynamic, DB bench, Machine rows, LTE
    Tues: Squats heavy and volume dynamic, pause squats, leg press
    Thurs:Press heavy and volume dynamic, DB seated press, Lat pulls, assisted dips
    Fri: light Squats, DL Heavy and dynamic volume, RDLs
    I would just continue on with my main program.

    You can just do two heavy but low volume sessions as a modified deload if you really can't do the program you've been doing because of time.

    Day 1: Squat Heavyx3x2, Bench Heavyx3x2

    Day 2: Deadlift Heavyx3, Press Heavyx3x2

    Heavy shouldn't be a 3RM.

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