View Full Version : Resetting your CNS?

06-27-2006, 10:57 PM
I was alking to a powerlifter on another forum and he said about 2-3 weeks every year he'll do lighter weights and unusual exercises to reset his CNS. One thing he was doing was DB bench press w/ 50lbs on one hand and 70lbs in the other and then switching. Does anyone do anything like this here? He's a pretty strong guy and always has video to back up his claims, at 265-270 he benches 705.

06-27-2006, 10:58 PM
Crap, just noticed I posted this in the wrong place.:mad: :mad:

06-28-2006, 06:26 AM
It's good to deload on a regular basis. Whether or not you use uneven/odd lifts is up to you, but there's nothing wrong with it.

06-28-2006, 09:12 PM
how to deload? Maybe..Rest 1-2 weeks and then start off with light weights for sets of 12 reps and gradually work down to 4-6 reps again? ... or maybe 1-5 reps.

EDIT: Check it out:


06-28-2006, 10:20 PM
I've always liked Jim Wendler's stuff. Always clear and insightful.

As far as the original post, (not to be nitpicky but) I don't understand the "resetting the CNS" business exactly, as far as using unilateral exercises, etc. I think it's a good idea, but I wouldn't necessarily call it "CNS resetting". There was a pretty old PLUSA video with Jay Schroeder (1997?) advocating using one-arm DB bench press as a bench press variant.