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    Deloading Between Workouts?

    Basically my plans are to do all wbb routines from 1 onwards. I'll do eachfor 8 weeks then move onto the next routine. my question is:
    should I do a week of light weights between changing routine? Because obviously these workouts require high %rm, heavy training.
    Finally is 8 weeks a good amount of time for a workout or should I stick with it longer? thanks

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    Your question begs the question, does it not?
    Stick with one routine as long as you can.
    For with this mean you'll get strong as you ought
    By not wavering and sticking to one plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    Your question begs the question, does it not?
    What do you mean by this?

    So just do the same routine until you feel it isn't as effective?! It's just I hear that it's beneficial to keep shocking the body with changes?
    And as For the deloading.. Should you let up for a week? Would that benefit joints, recovery etc?

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    Don't change a program that's working just for the sake of change. If something is working keep going with it until the gains slow down or stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppy View Post
    I hear that it's beneficial to keep shocking the body with changes??
    "Shock it" with extra weight on the bar every time you workout. Your body will surely adapt if you do the same thing every week, that's why you always make sure you use more weight or complete extra reps. And don't stop using something that is working just because a calendar tells you your 8 weeks is up, your calendar doesn't know squat about weight lifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppy View Post
    And as For the deloading.. Should you let up for a week? Would that benefit joints, recovery etc?
    you should take a week off/ deload once every 10-12 weeks regardless of whether you are changing routines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodyguard View Post
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