The Quick And Easy Guide To Deload Weeks
I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of deload weeks.
They’re just not all that exciting, but very helpful for long term progress.
When you’ve been training hard for weeks on end, sometimes your body will get tired for longer than normal, so that’s where deloads come in.
Here’s my quick and easy guide to making them work for you.
Step 1: Leave your ego at the door. You’re not going to be hitting any PRs so prepare yourself for shorter and easier workouts. This week is all about recovery.
Step 2: Only do one working set for each exercise. Stop each set 2-3 reps before failure or if you notice any instability. Every rep should be super clean and controlled.
Step 3: Get out of the gym as soon as you’re done and avoid temptation to do extra work. Again, this is going to be an easy week so it’s okay.
And that’s really it.
The key to getting the most out of deload weeks is to follow them properly.
Even though they might not be super exciting, just getting some quality reps in feels pretty good.
Once your week is done, you might be surprised as to how well you do the next week.
It’s also important to have a long term mindset and have patience with the gym.
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