Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Quebec and Vermont
A couple weeks can reduce your performance, but a rest of a few days every so often can actually improve it. I do pretty intense exercise almost daily, but I have a semi-annual physical fitness test on Saturday. Starting today, I'm not lifting a muscle. I know from my own experience that after three days of recovery and carb loading, preceded by years of training, I'm gonna tear that test to pieces.
As far as gaining weight, don't worry so much about a few days. The only thing that's gonna mess you up is if you allow a short period of inactivity to become a long lasting habit.
"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine." Bruce Lee.
"On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)