In all my years of involvement in the arts, I've always been told to continuously train and practice. However, there were times I was unable to physically train and practice. I did the best I could to stay physically fit, but did not practice my art. Sometimes this was by choice, and other times it was due to surgery, or injury. When I did make it back on to the training floor I felt a little better at execution of my art, than before. I've often thought it was due to the "vacation" from training and practicing. Also, I think I didn't place any expectations on myself, because I knew I had NOT been training and practicing. hat are your experiences and thoughts? Thank you.