Deloading

Eat More, Lift Less, Recover Better

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Video below. 370×6 and left 3-4 reps in the tank. During this cycle of strength training (while maintaining my weight) I’ve significantly reduced volume and switched from working out 5 times per week to 4.

The most overlooked variable in all of strength training I believe is adequate recovery. Proper sleep, adequate intake, and proper training volume to avoid accumulating unnecessary fatigue.

Less than 3 weeks ago after a long cutting diet and super high volume training block these 345 sumo ...

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The Art of NOT Working Out…

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So the headline is a little misleading…on purpose. There is really no benefit to never working out.

However, a planned deload or step back can often be a very necessary and beneficial aspect of training. Do not misinterpret as an excuse to lay around and do nothing for a week. After 8, 12, 16 week programs, a week long deload is often prescribed. In the most simple of explanations, a deload is basically a week of active recovery.

During a deload week, ...

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