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#1 Old 05-02-2012, 12:11 PM
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I run for about 45 minutes everyday. However, the next four days I will be on a school trip, and I won't be able to go running. I'm worried that if I'm not running those four days, I'll gain weight/lose fitness. Is this too short of a time span to worry about weight gain? Should I reduce my food intake during those four days?
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#2 Old 05-02-2012, 12:16 PM
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Nah don't stress to much bro unless you are planning for like a serious competition or something then just enjoy your school trip and i have no doubt you will be active in the day anyway, so me personaly i wouldn't worry to much just enjoy your trip and have a laugh with your mates
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No worries. I personally would be restless with no activity for four days. Maybe play a game or something. Foosball!
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#4 Old 05-02-2012, 12:50 PM
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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.

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No! I myself am going to be taking a break from running soon in
order to overcome an injury. Breaks can be very good for the body.

I think you should also incorporate some rest days into your running
schedule regularly. Your body needs time to recover. It's very bad in
the long run to push your body hard every day.
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No worries. I personally would be restless with no activity for four days. Maybe play a game or something. Foosball!

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I'm definitely going to be restless. We'll be walking around and such, but there's going to be no time for me to slip off to the hotel gym or anything--I couldn't even do it at night, because we have to stay in our rooms. But we're going to have a pretty jam-packed schedule, with no time for recreational activities.
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worrying about gaining weight over that short period of time could be seen as bordering on getting obsessive about it.

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Nah don't stress to much bro unless you are planning for like a serious competition or something then just enjoy your school trip and i have no doubt you will be active in the day anyway, so me personaly i wouldn't worry to much just enjoy your trip and have a laugh with your mates

yeah. its only 4 days.

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It will most likely actually do you good.
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#9 Old 05-02-2012, 06:34 PM
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Why would it do me good to be inactive rather than following my regular routine?
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body needs rest, gets acclimated to repetitive exercise.
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I tend to forget I need to give my body a rest because I workout 7 days a week and I don't want my body to get burned out
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#12 Old 06-20-2014, 04:23 PM
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A break should be good for you.
It'll give those little aches and pains time to heal up, and your body will accumulate some good nutrition for your next push.
I try to schedule breaks in my routine to prevent burnout.
If you get restless, do what's called "active recovery".
Go for walks, or a relaxing bike ride, or some other low-intensity activity.
Try to make it fun.
You have the rest of your life to workout. You won't lose a step by taking a few days off from your routine.
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I stopped lifting for a week due to sickness, when I got back into it, I broke a personal record. Weight gain won't be a problem either.

You'll be fine.
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Do not be anxious too much, four days is a very short time of break and also you are not stationery when you go to a school trip. There are many outdoor activities or even indoor activities you may want to participate to keep your body working. Do not stress yourself and enjoy life and have some break.
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You guys, this thread is two years old. Pretty sure the school trip has passed. :P
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#16 Old 07-10-2014, 11:27 PM
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You guys, this thread is two years old. Pretty sure the school trip has passed. :P
Schools plan ahead these days.... it could still be a month or so away
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Schools plan ahead these days.... it could still be a month or so away
Or there could be other persons who were looking for the same question and they just found it ,like i did ! :P
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Or there could be other persons who were looking for the same question and they just found it ,like i did !
That's why I never mind threads being bumped--sometimes over a decade old! But people have similar questions.
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You will be fine, don't worry

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Nothing much will change in 4 days, enjoy your break, you can go back on track when you are back

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