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    I've recently started lifting, literally 2 days ago.
    On Tuesday I lifted and I had 1 rest day and lifted again today.
    My next lifting session will be on Sunday as I am aiming to lift only 3 times a week, since I have tendonitis (for 8 months - nearly fully recovered)

    I also know you have to have rest days to recover your muscles, but I just can't mentally get over the fact that I have to have rest days, especially when it feels so good when you lift and you feel as if you're getting bigger from that "pumpage". You know what I mean if you lift.

    So can you give me advice on how to mentally prepare on rest days and why I should rest.
    Any shock therapy or general sympathetic advice like the benefits of it etc would help
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    (Original post by kumon)
    I've recently started lifting, literally 2 days ago.
    On Tuesday I lifted and I had 1 rest day and lifted again today.
    My next lifting session will be on Sunday as I am aiming to lift only 3 times a week, since I have tendonitis (for 8 months - nearly fully recovered)

    I also know you have to have rest days to recover your muscles, but I just can't mentally get over the fact that I have to have rest days, especially when it feels so good when you lift and you feel as if you're getting bigger from that "pumpage". You know what I mean if you lift.

    So can you give me advice on how to mentally prepare on rest days and why I should rest.
    Any shock therapy or general sympathetic advice like the benefits of it etc would help
    wat

    you just rest

    and look forward to the next session
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    wat

    you just rest

    and look forward to the next session
    Yeah but how do you mentally get over the fact that you have to rest, I mean I love the pumpage feeling. Please read my post again or at least the last line and give me advice
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    (Original post by kumon)
    Yeah but how do you mentally get over the fact that you have to rest, I mean I love the pumpage feeling. Please read my post again or at least the last line and give me advice
    i have no advice except for, look forward to your next workout where you'll get that feeling
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    Yeah, odd problem. Never occurs to me to not want a rest day because I have other things I need/want to do with my time.

    If you want you could look into more active rest. You could still do some mobility work on rest days. I have a mate who keeps some of his high volume stuff (like face pulls done with bands) and non-strength extras like curls for rest days. Few people are training hard enough to need to fully rest on rest days but you'd also be stupid to be proper training every day. You could also do form work with a light weight, if you are noob then just the bar is fine.
 
 
 
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