Making gains requires a combination of proper approach and unbeatable desire to explode your muscles every time in the gym.
The only consistency in training is the key to future success. It won't be a big deal if you miss one workout or one set. But only if you give it all to the way you move on, so the result will be corresponding.
When you stop training muscles inevitably lose their ability to keep up the rhythm you've had. Moreover, you can lose all your gains.
On the other hand, constant training even in small quantities 365 days a year has only a view of the right approach.
Training regimen has to shock muscles which in its turn will cause muscle hypertrophy. The same approach to muscle growing leads to adaptation, so you become resistant to the training stimulus.
It isn't a reason to stop going to the gym after every two weeks of heavy lifting. You have just to give your muscles, joints and endocrine system their deserved layoff.
The strategic layoff every fifth week of hard pumping for the endocrine system is the best you can offer to your body. The possibility of overtraining which occurs after a month of constant training is harmful primary for your endocrine system, which gives you so important muscle growing hormones.
According to the science weight training consistently causes dramatically reduction of the anabolic window following a workout.
Muscle&Fitness offer another approvement of this theory: "Research conducted at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences showed that a 10-day break from training was able to “reset” some important anabolic signalling proteins that had become unresponsive to training."
In addition, Baylor University recently published data proving that both strength and lean mass are retained in trained subjects during a 14-day break from working out.
It goes out that not only breaks causes the loss of size and strength, working out more than your body allows you to may even lead to greater harm not only for your overall look but also to damage your inner system not saying about the central nervous system.
Just plan strategic layoffs so you'll be able to save time, keep your health and restore energy for future hights.