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Bye Day

Working out four to five times per week over six to eight weeks amounts to about 40 workouts. Sometimes I find that pace–combined with everything else I have to do–to be exhausting. So, from time to time, I grant myself a bit of a reprieve by allowing one pass or bye day per six to eight-week series. A good workout routine should be about six to eight weeks, followed by a few days off. (According to what I’ve read, this is also a good time to change up what you’re doing in the gym.) I said “a few off days,” but I’ll take as much as a week. So, I cash in a bye day when I’m too busy or too tired to make it to the gym. My workouts are either cardio or sessions of weights. So, on a week with a bye day, I do at least a day or two of lifting and cardio each and attempt at an alternative workout (e.g., a trip to the climbing gym or a long mountain …