Whenever I go on vacation, the dilemma in my head is, should I try to work out there? Or just take a break from everything and resume when I get back.
The worry is that a break would cause some backward progress in strength, depending on how long the break is.
I do know that I have hit PR's on first days back at the gym after about 2 weeks of no lifting, which is awesome. But if I had waited longer, would it have been different?
I'm wondering if there is a scientifically found time period that the body can generally maintain strength levels for, after which there is a performance hit.
I'm mainly talking about this in a strength/powerlifting context, but I guess any info on the same idea with regard to general fitness (i.e. endurance/stamina, coordination) would be nice.