"If you need a week off from the gym take it. Every 8-10 weeks I take a complete week off and usually I don't do cardio. If I did a growth scheme workout last then I'll probably do light cardio the week I take off. But taking a complete week off is necessary if you train hard. It is a mental and physical break that everyone needs."
well, I am on about a MONTH of an "off day/week" because of the bicycle accident, I don't want to lose muscle mass, but at the same time I dont want to gain unnecessary fat.
I'm going to be trying to do a "low carb" thing, but its interesting. the lower carb the lower calories and I dont want to go TOO low.
people who have taken weeks off due to injuries, what did you do different?
finding a balance is always a challenge, here is an awesome website i found:http://www.examiner.com/running-in-nati ... ng-runners
"It's also important to note that during injury your body needs energy from food to heal. In fact, your calorie needs and resting metabolic rate increases during injury because your body knows it must turn its attention to helping you heal."
also, what are some awesome protein sources WITHOUT added carbs or fat?