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What should I keep in mind while giving up exercising for performance?

If you are an athlete who is coming into the off season, or considering taking a break from your respective sport, you may want to keep in mind that the body typically starts to decondition after 2 weeks of inactivity. You can maintain some of your fitness by getting in one or two workouts per week, but completely ceasing activity will lead to a much faster rate of deconditioning.

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