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Thread: Go ahead with a scheduled deload if you're making great progress anyway?

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    Go ahead with a scheduled deload if you're making great progress anyway?

    I deload every 8 weeks. My next scheduled deload week starts Monday.

    However in the last couple of weeks I've really started to break through some barriers. Weight is going up, lifts are going up, I feel strong.

    Deload anyway, or put it off for a few weeks?

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    If you are still hiting PR's and you dont feel over worked I wouldnt deload just yet.

    Once you stop makeing weekly progress deload.
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    Yeah go another two weeks and see if your still seeing progress. My deload weeks usually happen just by chance. It's my bodies way to say "hey, muscles need a break".
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    I usually don't schedule deloads, I just base it on when I feel like I need one

    that being said, if you're seeing improvements and feel good about it, then put off the deload for a bit
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    hmm...new to this stuff, anyone care to explain what a deload is? I appreciate it.

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    basically taking a week off or doing a week of light and or low volume work to give your CNS a break (esp if you've been doing heavy weights and/or high volume).
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    gotcha. I appreciate it, man.

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    My vote is to deload anyway. It is almost always better to err on the side of too much rest than not enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    My vote is to deload anyway. It is almost always better to err on the side of too much rest than not enough.
    Yeah, maybe the regulated rest is largely responsible for the continued gains.

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