Doubt about rest/days off

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    Doubt about rest/days off

    Hello everyone, this is my first post.

    I'm Paulo, I'm 35 and I live in Portugal. I enjoy calisthenics and I like to exercise at home. While searching for new exercises I found Darebee by chance and noticed how it had so many bodyweight workout plans and programs. After reading through it and learning how it works I decided to start the Foundation program as a starter, as the site suggests. Let's see if I can be disciplined enough to go all the way and continue with other programs afterwards.

    Today I'm going to day 7 and I'm combining Foundation with my own sets of the typical push-ups, crunches, squats and lunges, that I was already doing before. But I'm unsure about the topic of rest, I still haven't figured out how it works. I see that the program is 30 days and it shows no rest days. Are all programs made to be done consecutively, everyday? For example, after day 3 I felt my body really tired and decided I needed a day off to recharge (even though I find the exercises relatively easy and I'm doing Level III sets, maybe because of the initial impact of the exercises that I'm not used to do, I felt really tired after day 3).

    So my question is: ideally are we really supposed to do it 30 consecutive days or can we do days off or "active resting" days here and there when we feel we need to? I think I didn't understand that part very well yet.

    Thanks.

    #2
    Ideally it is supposed to be done in 30 days, as there are active rest days built in.

    That said, exercise has to be done on your terms, so if you need a rest day then take it.

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      #3
      Hello, and welcome!
      I didn't do the Foundation program specifically, but I just took a day off when I felt I needed one while doing the Athena's Playbook program, and then tried to do two days in one the day after. It worked for me

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        #4
        Welcome to the Hive King Manchucho
        What CaptainCanuck said.
        I never did and still don't do Saturdays and have not felt any negative side-effects
        Cannot claim the 'I am on a streak!..' badge though.

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          #5
          Thank you CaptainCanuck, Hail-Seitan and Andi64 for your advice.
          I agree with you. After all I think it's a matter of our personal organisation and what our body tells us, as long as we are consistent.
          Cheers

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